Himalayan Times

Lonmin set for talks amid increasing strikes in SAfrica

Striking platinum mineworkers gather for a report back on negotiations at Lonmin's Marikana mine in South Africa's North West Province.

Gold silver shops shut down in Nepal capital after another murder

Nepal Gold and Silver Entrepreneurs’ Association has called for the closure of all shops selling and buying gold and silvers in the capital on Sunday. Gold and silver entrepreneurs took the decision to this effect in a bid to protest against the murder of a 25-year-old jewellery craftsman Jujubhai Bajracharya by an unidentified gang.

Sex trade flourishes as Mongolia enjoys mining success

Pimps man the park across from the historic Ulan Bator Hotel, popular with foreigners. They are keeping an eye on their employees -- about 20 women working in Mongolia's quickly expanding sex trade. Image by Tomascastelazo