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U.N. finds mass grave in South Sudan as fighting spreads
U.N. finds mass grave in South Sudan as fighting spreads

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The United Nations said Tuesday that its staffers have found a mass grave in South Sudan, one of at least three reported as fighting, often based on ethnicity, has spread rapidly to half the country's 10 states. "Mass extrajudicial killings, the targeting of individuals on the basis of their ethnicity and arbitrary detentions have been documented in recent days," U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said in a statement. The U.N. Security Council was set to vote Tuesday on a proposal to increase its peacekeeping force in South Sudan by 5,000, adding to just over 7,000 uniformed personnel. U.N. staff on Monday counted 14 bodies...

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