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Chile miners recover, face celebrity status

Chile's 33 newly rescued miners recovered from their ordeal on Thursday while also pondering the celebrity status they have gained.

World cheers Chile mine rescue

Chilean rescuers hoisted 33 trapped miners to safety on Wednesday as millions watched around the globe.

First of Chile’s 33 trapped miners rescued

The first of Chile's 33 trapped miners were pulled to safety in a capsule barely wider than a man's shoulders early on Wednesday.

Jackie, finish and klaar

An extract from <i>M&G</i> Centre for Investigative Journalism associate partner Adriaan Basson's book on defeated former top cop Jackie Selebi.

Chile to start freeing miners on Tuesday night

Rescuers successfully tested a capsule to hoist Chile's 33 trapped miners to freedom and aim to start evacuating them on Tuesday night.

Light at end of tunnel for Chile miners

Chile's 33 trapped miners and their relatives were counting down the hours on Monday as rescuers worked to finish reinforcing an escape shaft.

Chile rescuers reinforce shaft for miners’ escape

Chilean rescuers on Sunday reinforced an escape shaft to hoist 33 miners to freedom two months after they were trapped deep underground.

Cheers, tears as rescue shaft reaches Chile miners

Chilean rescuers finished drilling an escape shaft on Saturday for 33 miners trapped deep underground after a cave-in over two months ago.

Rescue near for Chile miners trapped for two months

Chilean rescuers were close on Friday to ending the ordeal of 33 miners buried alive for two months deep underground after a cave-in.

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