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WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts warn that Northeast Asia could see a dangerous growth in stocks of weapons-usable plutonium — and U.S. lawmakers say Obama administration policies could be making matters worse.
A woman stabbed a Jewish man in a new knife attack in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday before being shot and seriously wounded by her victim, Israeli police said. There was no immediate word on the identity of the assailant but police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the 35-year-old victim was armed and managed to draw his gun when she stabbed him in the back. It came just days after two Israelis were killed in a knife and gun attack in the Old City that prompted a temporary ban on Palestinians other than residents, business owners and schoolchildren entering the district.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir's plans to replace the country's 10 states with 28 new states is a source of serious concern, the United States, Britain and Norway said in a joint statement on Tuesday. Kiir’s presidential order has already been denounced by rebels, who say the move violates a peace agreement to end nearly two years of fighting that stipulates rebel leader Riek Machar must be consulted on major government issues. "This announcement directly contradicts the government of South Sudan's commitment to implement the peace agreement it signed on Aug. 26," the troika said.