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Khartoum Accuses S. Sudan of Backing Darfur Rebels

Sudan's military accused Juba of supporting rebels from Darfur after Khartoum's troops clashed with the insurgents in part of the war-torn region near the border between the two countries Sunday.

The army said the Justice and Equality Movement -- one of several groups battling Sudanese forces in Darfur since 2003 -- used South Sudan's Bahr al-Ghazal region as a base to enter neighboring Darfur on Sunday, where the two sides clashed.

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Gunmen Open Fire on Buses Carrying Rap Star Lil Wayne, Crew

Two tour buses carrying rap star Lil Wayne and his entourage came under fire early Sunday in Georgia, according to US media, which said no one was injured in the shooting.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper reported that the shooting by unknown assailants occurred in Cobb County, near Atlanta, around 3:30 am (0730 GMT), after the music star completed a performance at an area night club.

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Israel President Marks Armenian Massacre for First Time

President Reuven Rivlin met Armenian community leaders Sunday on the centenary of the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians, the first time an Israeli head of state has marked the killings.

Israel does not recognize the slaughter of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman forces between 1915 and 1917 as "genocide."

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Guantanamo ex-Inmates Demand Housing, Payment from U.S.

Four former Guantanamo inmates living free in Uruguay since December are demanding financial compensation and housing from the U.S. government for their nearly 13 years in captivity.

Syrian citizens Ali Husein Shaaban (33), Abd al-Hadi Faraj (39 or 40), Ahmed Adnan Ahjam (37) and Abdul Bin Mohammed Bin Abess Ourgy of Tunisia (49) have been protesting in front of the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo since late Friday.

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At Least 26 Killed after Heavy Rains in Pakistan's Peshawar

At least 26 people were killed and more than 180 injured Sunday after a storm struck Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar causing dozens of buildings to collapse, officials said.

Fallen trees, rubble from buildings and mobile phone towers had blocked several main roads, an AFP reporter at the scene said, while flood water from torrential rainfall had reached three feet (one meter) deep in some parts of the city of more than three million people.

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Robbery Saved 9 Greek Climbers from Nepal Quake

Nine Greek climbers who were robbed by a sherpa guide in Kathmandu told Sunday of their lucky escape after heading home from Nepal the day before an earthquake triggered the deadliest disaster in Mount Everest's history.

"We arrived in Kathmandu last week and there we discovered that our sherpa had disappeared with the money we had given him," Nerit Sophoclis Paitis, one of the climbers told Nerit, Greek public television.

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Egypt Hangs Five for Murder and Theft

Authorities in Egypt have hanged five people convicted of murder and theft, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

They were executed in a prison in the southern province of Assyut after the appeals process had been exhausted, a ministry statement said.

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Saudi Military Plane Crash Kills Two

Two Saudi Air Force pilots were killed on Sunday when their training aircraft crashed, the defense ministry announced.

"A training aircraft from the King Faisal Air Academy has had an accident. The aircraft crashed, killing an instructor and a student pilot," the official SPA news agency quoted a ministry spokesman as saying.

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Volcano Ash Causing Misery for Chile, Argentina

Ash from Chile's Calbuco volcano visited more misery on air passengers across South America on Sunday, as towns and cities struggled to clean up from last week's two powerful eruptions.

A sleeping giant for more than 50 years, Calbuco sprang to life in spectacular bursts of ash and lava Wednesday and Thursday, forcing 6,500 people living nearby to evacuate and blanketed southern Chile in suffocating volcanic debris.

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South Africa, Nigeria Trade Barbs over Attacks on Migrants

The South African government reacted angrily Sunday to Nigeria's decision to recall its ambassador from Pretoria over a wave of mob attacks on African migrants that killed at least seven people.

"We are not sure which actions or behavior of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting," the South African foreign ministry said in a statement.

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