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Sierra Leone Ebola workers dump bodies in streets to protest nonpayment of allowances


Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema have dumped bodies in public in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims.

The workers, who went on strike over the issue, left 15 bodies abandoned at the city's main hospital.

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Unrest erupts in the U.S. after grand jury clears Michael Brown shooter

Violence flared again in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Monday, with gunshots heard and tear gas fired, after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August.

Angry crowds took to the streets around the Ferguson police department after the grand jury determined there was no probable cause to charge officer Darren Wilson with any crime for the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Israel demolishes Palestinian’s home

Jerusalem - Israel began a crackdown in east Jerusalem on Wednesday, a day after an assault by Palestinians on a synagogue killed five people, razing the home of a resident behind an earlier deadly attack.

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Western nations, Iran extend nuclear talks deadline to end of June

The deadline to reach an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme has been extended to the end of June after Vienna talks failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.

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Angry Ivorian troops ordered to end pay protests

Ivory Coast's defence minister, Paul Koffi Koffi, has ordered soldiers to return to barracks after they staged protests in at least two cities.

Soldiers blocked roads in the main city Abidjan and the second city Bouake to demand unpaid allowances.

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Barack Obama enforces US immigration overhaul

Millions of immigrants living illegally in the US will be allowed to apply for work permits under a major shake-up unveiled by President Barack Obama.

They include immigrants living in the US for five years who have children staying legally in the US.

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Church of England paved way for the appointment of female bishops

The Church of England on 17 November 2014 broke the centuries-old tradition by paving the way for the appointment of female bishops.

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UK gets first bus that runs on human excreta


The UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath.

The 40-seat "Bio-Bus" runs on biomethane gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste.

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Iran says nuclear deal 'possible' in last-ditch round


 Iran's foreign minister insisted on Tuesday a nuclear deal remained possible as he arrived for a final round of talks with world powers, with differences still wide just six days before a deadline to strike an agreement.

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