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War-weary Darfuris see grim future with or without UN peacekeepers

Boy looks on as a military convoy of government forces accompanying Special Prosecutor for Crimes in Darfur Mohamed and his team arrives in Tabit village in North Darfur

By Khalid Abdelaziz TABIT, Sudan (Reuters) – Caught in a forgotten war between rebels and government forces and beset by bandits who roam the lawless roads, villagers in Darfur say their lives can scarcely get any worse if Sudan insists on international peacekeepers leaving their region. UNAMID, the joint United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur, was deployed seven years ago to stem violence against civilians during a civil war in which the Sudanese government was accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. …

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Source:: Yahoo

Huge Nicaragua canal: China wins?

When plans were announced to build a giant new transoceanic canal across Nicaragua, the young Hong Kong businessman leading the project acknowledged the widespread skepticism. “We don’t want it to become an international joke,” said Wang Jing, a 40-year-old with no significant engineering experience and a background he described as “very normal.”

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Source:: CNN