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Former Xstrata CEO under pressure to make new mining deals

LONDON, March 31 - More than a year after he launched his private fund, former Xstrata boss Mick Davis is coming under pressure to build a new mining empire with the $6 billion in capital he has raised.

Guinea finds 3 Ebola cases in the alumina hub of Fria

CONAKRY, March 31 - Guinea has detected at least three new cases of Ebola in the alumina hub of Fria, according to the national coordination of the fight against the disease, as authorities blamed popular resistance for hampering the battle against the virus.

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UPDATE 2-S.Africa seeks court decision on mining black ownership rule

* Industry says impasse can damage investor sentiment (Recasts with industry reaction)

Energy 9:13am EDT

Sri Lankan shares recover from over 8-mth low; political woes weigh

COLOMBO, March 31 - Sri Lankan shares rose on Tuesday, recovering from a more than eight-month closing low hit in the previous session and snapping a six-session losing streak, due to window dressing ahead of the quarter-end, though political uncertainty weighed on sentiment, brokers said.

RPT-FEATURE-Modern treaties smooth development for some Canadian aboriginals

PORT ALBERNI, British Columbia, March 31 - In Sarita Bay, a remote cove on Canada's Vancouver Island, aboriginal-owned land used for decades by loggers is slowly being reimagined as a multibillion-dollar export terminal to ship liquefied natural gas to Asia.

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