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UN Presses for Urgent Peacekeeping Reinforcements in S. Sudan

The United Nations says it hopes to put peacekeeping reinforcements in South Sudan within 48 hours, as government forces battled rebels Thursday for control of the Upper Nile town of Malakal.U.N. envoy Hilde Johnson, speaking in the capital, Juba, stressed the need for "unprecedented speed" to boost U.N. presence. She said more than 50,000 civilians already have sought refuge at U.N. bases since fighting erupted last week.Johnson spoke as African mediators held emergency talks in...

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