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Rebels launch new offensive to retake town of Nasir, their former headquarters, near the Ethiopian border.
Rebels and government forces in South Sudan use children as young as 12 to fight an increasingly brutal civil war.
Ceasefire agreed to by South Sudan government and rebels appears to come into effect ahead of 24-hour deadline.
Government troops and rebels fight in the northern oil town of Bentiu, despite US warnings to impose sanctions.
Troops fight for strategic town of Malakal as regional heads of states meet in Addis Ababa to push for peace.
Both government forces and rebel groups accuse each other of starting clashes, destroying a fragile ceasefire.
Government forces recapture the key town after defeating more than 15,000 rebel fighters, army spokesman says.
Commanders say they are confident rebels will be ejected from Malakal, but UN warns of war crimes on both sides.
At least 200 people on an overloaded ferry drown in the White Nile river trying to flee the fighting.
Government forces say they are moving closer towards retaking the flashpoint town, as ceasefire talks continue.
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Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
 
 
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