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United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Gunmen killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others when they stormed a UN base in South Sudan, the US envoy to the world body said. Ambassador Samantha Power strongly condemned the "brazen, inhuman attack on unarmed civilians" in the war-ravaged town of Bor. The United Nations had previously said dozens of civilians from a rival tribe had been wounded in the "unprovoked" attack before peacekeepers fought them off. Almost 5,000 civilians are sheltering inside the fortified base of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict splitting the country.
Through his fiery cross-examination of Oscar Pistorius and mauling of expert witnesses, state prosecutor Gerrie Nel has become a global cult hero and a rare poster boy for South Africa's beleaguered public sector. Forensic geologist Doctor Roger Dixon is a clever man, but when he slinked out of the witness box on Thursday after two days of withering cross-examination at the hands of South Africa's favourite "pit bull" prosecutor, he looked a little less smart. "What does a pit bull do? Nel, already well known in South Africa before taking this case, has excelled in Pistorius's murder trial thanks to his sharp eye for detail and his take-no-prisoners approach.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued.