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By Zandi Shabalala JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - More than 1,000 South African workers at a Sibanye Gold mine have ended a two-day sit-in to protest against the deaths of colleagues, a union and company officials said on Wednesday. South Africa's mines are the deepest and among the most dangerous in the world. Sibanye spokesman James Wellsted said the sit-in was a wildcat strike and the company would take disciplinary steps against the mine workers.
By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is considering giving its security forces a freer hand to shoot at young Palestinian stone-throwers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said on Wednesday. Under standing orders, Israeli soldiers facing violent Palestinian protests can open fire with live bullets only in life-threatening situations. Netanyahu was quoted as saying at the session that his government's policy was one of "zero tolerance towards stone-throwing and zero tolerance towards terror".