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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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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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Pakistan 'Mini-Cyclone' Death Toll Rises to 44

A severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a "mini-cyclone", has killed 44 people and injured more than 200, officials said Monday, raising their previous death toll.

Intense rain and strong winds buffeted the city of Peshawar and adjacent districts late Sunday, felling trees, causing dozens of roofs and walls to collapse and blocking many roads.

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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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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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Funeral Planned for U.S. Black Man Hurt in Police Custody

Violent protests in Baltimore yielded to calm Sunday, as mourners readied a funeral wake for Freddie Gray, an African American man who died of injuries sustained while in police custody.

Gray, 25, who died one week ago after his spine was nearly severed following his arrest, was to be buried Monday in his hometown of Baltimore, less than an hour from the US capital Washington.

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Cameron Turns Up the Passion on UK Election Trail

British Prime Minister David Cameron hit back Sunday at critics who claim his re-election campaign lacks passion, insisting he has the will to win a knife-edge poll on May 7.

A shirtsleeved Cameron joked that those looking for excitement should "go to Greece," which risks a default and possible exit from the euro, during an animated stump speech in southwest England.

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Turkey Detains 350 Migrants En Route to Europe

The Turkish coastguard has rounded up 350 mainly Syrian migrants in an operation against a ship planning to take them to Europe, the official Anatolia news agency said Sunday.

Coastguard personnel overnight Saturday to Sunday raided the  Mongolian-flagged "Ole" vessel after a tip-off that migrants were being carried on board.  

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