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By Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations rebuked South Sudan on Monday for failing to pursue justice after grave human rights abuses -- including killings and gang rapes -- were committed during an explosion of violence in the capital Juba in July. Forces loyal to South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar engaged in five days of street battles with anti-aircraft guns, attack helicopters and tanks. The U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and the U.N. Human Rights Office said it documented 217 cases of rape, including gang rape, committed by the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-IO) and other armed groups from July 8 to 25.
The Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to boost U.S. investment by 50 percent to $3.1 billion over five years and may build a new U.S. factory - the latest auto firm to announce fresh investment after threats from President-elect Donald Trump to tax imports. Trump has threatened to slap a 35 percent tax on vehicles imported from Mexico, criticizing foreign automakers from BMW to Toyota Motor Corp for building vehicles in Mexico for the U.S. market.