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Threats of violence kept away many more.

Lonmin initially ordered miners to return to work by Friday, then, after the shootings, changed the deadline to Monday, spokeswoman Sue Vey said.

Strikers said they were not sure what to do about the ultimatum. The company has not responded to their demands for the monthly minimum wage to be increased from $688 to $1,560.


Swimmer finishes Day 2
 of bid to reach Florida

HAVANA — Veteran U.S. athlete Diana Nyad pushed Sunday into the second day of a 103-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, fighting fatigue and jellyfish stings in a bid to be the first to make the crossing without a shark cage.

After 24 hours in the water, the 62-year-old swimmer was about a third of the way across the Florida Straits and the 50-member crew accompanying her said she was “very comfortable and confident.”

Ms. Nyad was swimming steadily at 50 strokes per minute despite painful jellyfish stings on her lips, forehead, hands and neck, the team said in updates to fans via social media.

“Today is more like swimming. I don’t know what you would call last night … probably surviving,” Ms. Nyad said, according to a blog run by her support crew.

The athlete and author took to the water in Havana on Saturday and aims to make land at the Florida Keys on Tuesday after about 60 hours in the water.


Helicopter crash 
kills 32 on official trip

KHARTOUM — A Sudanese helicopter carrying a government delegation crashed in a mountainous southern region on Sunday, killing all 32 people on board including a Cabinet minister, a former presidential adviser, two generals and a TV crew.

The delegation was traveling aboard a chartered helicopter to the volatile South Kordofan state to attend prayers on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

The helicopter went down “due to harsh weather conditions” near Talodi, a small town about 406 miles southwest of the capital, Khartoum, state-run news agency SUNA said.

A Sudanese official said the aircraft slammed into a mountain just before it was to land in Talodi, as seasonal heavy rains in the region left the pilots with “zero visibility.”

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