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Hillary Clinton Urges Compromise Between Sudan-South Sudan

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on the two Sudans to settle the disputes that have brought them close to war, as she briefly visited the South Sudanese capital, Juba. Mrs Clinton is the highest-ranking US official to visit South Sudan since it gained independence last July. A UN deadline for the nations to resolve disputes over their ...

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North Korea Requests Emergency Flood Aid From United Nations

North Korea requested emergency supplies, including food, as it tries to recover from last month’s torrential rains and flooding, the United Nations said. The North Korean government “requested that the UN release its pre-positioned emergency stocks, including food and fuel” after more than 100 people died and 100,000 lost their homes, Martin Nesirky, spokesman for Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, said ...

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Clinton urges Sudan, South Sudan reconciliation

MATTHEW LEE Associated Press= JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is visiting the world’s newest country, South Sudan, to press its leaders and their counterparts in the north to resolve festering differences that threaten to re-ignite civil war. Clinton arrived Friday in South Sudan’s capital of Juba for a brief visit to congratulate the ...

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Lil Wayne taking a break from rap — to skateboard

Lil Wayne is issuing new music this month — another entry in his “Dedication” mixtape series — but after that, fans shouldn’t hold their breath for more from the Young Money leader. In an interview with DJ Drama on on Wednesday, Weezy expressed feeling a bit burnt out from rap and was looking to tackle another challenge. “Being me, I ...

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  Kofi Annan Resigns As U.N. Envoy To Syria

Posted: August 2, 2012 Kofi Annan has resigned as the U.N. Envoy to Syria after peace efforts in the region have failed. Annan stated that he has resigned as the U.N. and Arab League joint special envoy, after “increasing militarization on the ground” and “the clear lack of unity” in the U.N. Security Council. Annan spoke with the U.N. Secretary-General ...

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Philippine flood death toll climbs to 23

Rescuers deployed rubber boats while doctors fanned across cramped evacuation centers in the Philippines as the death toll from five days of flooding reached 23 yesterday, officials said. Large farming towns north of the capital, Manila, as well as heavily populated coastal areas remained under waist deep floods, with television footage showing residents wading in muddy waters as they tried ...

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Panetta in Amman: US, Jordan discuss ‘post-Assad’ Syria

US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta and Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Thursday discussed the question of a political transition in “a post-Bashar al-Assad Syria,” Pentagon spokesman George Little said. “They talked not only about how to deal with the current crisis that is being fuelled by the intolerable acts of the regime, but also the prospects for political transition ...

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UN ultimatum to the two Sudans produces no results

A UN ultimatum to the leaders of Sudan and South Sudan has failed to produce the desired results. Not even the threat of sanctions could bring the two neighbors to a peace agreement. Once again history repeated itself as Sudan and South Sudan frantically tried to reach an agreement before the ultimatum set by the UN Security Council expired on ...

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