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Refuse crisis in Palermo


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Refuse crisis in Palermo

A week long strike by refuse collectors has left the Sicilian capital of Palermo struggling under a growing mountain of rubbish. Workers took industrial action after their private sector employers filed for bankruptcy. With the littered streets becoming a threat to public health the city council has freed up funds to pay wages in the short term.

Malian rebels restrict their gains to the north

Mali

Malian rebels restrict their gains to the north