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UN Urges Probe into Shooting of Sudan Schoolchildren

The United Nations called for a probe into the killing of five schoolchildren at a Sudan rally as protesters piled on pressure on army rulers to transfer power ahead of talks on the country's transition Tuesday.

Protesters accused the feared paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces, headed by powerful General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, of shooting dead the five teenagers at a rally held against shortages of bread and fuel in the city of Al-Obeid on Monday.

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Friday Talks with Sudan Army Rulers Postponed

Sudanese protest leaders told AFP Friday talks with the country's army rulers have been postponed, just days after the two sides signed a power sharing deal.

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What Issues Are at Stake in Next Sudan Talks?

Just days after protest leaders and Sudan's ruling generals agreed a power sharing deal, they are set to meet again on Friday for talks on key remaining issues.

The two sides inked an accord Wednesday to form a joint ruling body tasked with creating a transitional civilian administration that would govern for just over three years -- a key demand of protesters.

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Sudan Political Turmoil Drives Fears of Economic Collapse

Sales have tumbled at Hashem Abul Fadel's shopping centres in Sudan, where he and fellow business owners fear that months of political turmoil could bring on a full-scale economic collapse.

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Sudan Protesters, Army Rulers Ink Power Sharing Deal

Sudan's protesters and ruling generals Wednesday inked a power sharing deal that aims to install a civilian administration, a key demand of demonstrators since president Omar al-Bashir was deposed three months ago.

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Sudan Paramilitaries 'Torture' Civilian to Death, Say Doctors

Sudan's feared paramilitaries have beaten and tortured to death a civilian in a town in war-torn Darfur, a doctors committee linked to the protest movement said Tuesday.

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Sudan's Desert Nomads Untouched by Bashir's Downfall

Not far from Sudan's capital Khartoum, the epicentre of an uprising that toppled autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir, dozens of camel traders are oblivious to the country's biggest political upheaval in decades.

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South Sudan's Machar Says Ready for Talks with Rival Kiir

South Sudan's exiled opposition leader Riek Machar says he is ready to meet his rival President Salva Kiir to talk peace, if certain conditions on his freedom were met.

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Grief-Struck Families of Sudan's Revolution Seek Justice

Amidst mounds of sand capped by hand-written signs naming the dead, Khadom embraces the tomb of her son, one of the more than 200 killed in Sudan's months-long turmoil.

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Sudanese Say US Pressure Was Key to Reaching Transition Deal

The power-sharing agreement reached between Sudan's military and pro-democracy protesters last week came after the United States and its Arab allies applied intense pressure on both sides amid fears a prolonged crisis could tip the country into civil war, activists and officials said.

The agreement, which raised hopes of a democratic transition following the military overthrow of long-ruling autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April, was announced days after the protesters held mass marches through Khartoum and other areas.

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