Hundreds Dead in South Sudan

    Internally displaced children look at an African Union - United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) peacekeeper standing guard near the vicinity of a UNAMID base near Labado, South Darfur December 9, 2013. According to the UNAMID, due to the armed clashes that broke out in April 2013 between armed movements and the Government of Sudan forces, most of the local residents were relocated to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Nyala, South Darfur, and others to East Sudan. Thousands have also sought refuge in the vicinity of UNAMID's base near Labado. Picture taken December 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS SOCIETY) - RTX16CRO

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    Violence ripped through South Sudan for the second day in a row Tuesday, leaving 400 and 500 people dead and around 800 injured, according to the United Nations, though those numbers have not officially been verified. The government in the capital, Juba, has said it arrested 10 politicians in connection with a failed coup and were searching for the former vice president, who they believe lead the bloody effort. The U.S. has suspended operations at its embassy in South Sudan and is urging citizens to leave the country.

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