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- Copper reserves at China's Sicomines in Congo less than hoped
KINSHASA (Reuters) - Copper reserves at a mine owned by Sicomines, a miner at the centre of a $6 billion resources for infrastructure deal between China and Democratic Republic of Congo, have fallen more than 30 percent short of expectations, a senior Congolese official said. Congo agreed in 2008 to cede mining rights to Sicomines, a joint venture between China's Sinohydro, the China Railway Group Ltd and Congolese miner Gecamines, in exchange for the building of roads, schools, railways, hospitals and dams. ...
- 5.7-magnitude earthquake shakes Northern Calif
GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A magnitude 5.7 earthquake was widely felt as it rattled Northern California Thursday night, breaking dishes and shaking mirrors off walls. But authorities said there were no immediate reports of injury or serious damage.