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US Diplomat Decries Spike in Sexual Assaults in S. Sudan

South Sudan is "poised on the brink of an abyss,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council on Thursday after a new wave of sexual violence in the country. U.N. human rights officials have reported at least 120 rapes in the country over the past three weeks. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that U.N. peacekeepers stood by as women and girls seeking shelter at a U.N. protection-of-civilians site in Juba were raped by government soldiers not far from the...

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