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US Urges Calm After New Fighting in South Sudan

The U.S. State Department on Saturday issued an urgent call for calm in South Sudan, after fighting between rival factions in the capital, Juba, killed more than 100 people on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the country's independence. The U.S. statement urges fighters loyal to President Salva Kiir and those backing his rival, current First Vice President Riek Machar, to "disengage and cease fighting." Gunfire first erupted late Thursday, when five soldiers backing...

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