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    S.Africa frees miners after murder charges shelved

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    South African authorities have released some of the miners previously charged with murdering their colleagues shot dead by police.

    The charges, brought under an apartheid-era law, were dropped yesterday following a national outcry.

    Some 270 miners were originally detained more than two weeks ago during a wildcat strike at Lonmin's Marikana platinum mine.

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