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Sudan withdraws candidacy for UN rights council

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Sudan has withdrawn its candidacy for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council following strong criticism from human rights and pro-democracy groups. Sudan's U.N. Mission said in a letter obtained Friday by The Associated Press that "it is Full version (available to...

Sudan blocks UN force from investigating deaths

CAIRO (AP) - The international peacekeeping force in Sudan's Darfur region said Saturday that its forces were blocked by the military from reaching the destination of an alleged attack that killed 10 people. The hybrid U.N. and African Union peacekeeping force, UNAMID, said in a statement that...