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2 sides in S. Sudan commit to talks

Negotiations, the first, said to be soon; rebels retake key city

Posted: January 1, 2014 at 5:08 a.m.

A displaced boy rests Tuesday on the wheel arch of a water truck while others fill containers from it at a United Nations compound on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan.

Anti-government rebels in South Sudan took control of nearly all of a strategic city Tuesday, as officials announced representatives from the government and the rebels agreed to hold talks for the first time.

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