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30 killed in gold mine collapse in Afghanistan: officials

KUNDUZ: At least 30 people were killed when a gold mine collapsed in northeastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, in the latest tragedy to strike the war-torn country. Another seven were injured in the incident in Kohistan district of Badakhshan province, district governor Mohammad Rustam Raghi told AFP. Villagers had dug a 60-metre (200-feet) deep shaft in a river bed to search for gold. They were inside when the walls fell in. It was not clear why the shaft collapsed, but the provincial governor´s spokesman Nik…

Homeowner finds GOLD MINE in his back garden

BRISBANE: A homeowner got the surprise of a lifetime when he discovered a gold mine in his back garden. Anthony Doolin bought the property, in Brisbane, Australia, over three years ago for $1.35million (£754,000). But it wasn't until he went wandering around his 16.5 hectares of land that he made the startling find. And it turns out the estate, which is just 12 miles from the central business district of Brisbane, is home to a number of other mines. They had remained hidden in the hills since the turn of the…