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The United Nations warned of spreading violence in South Sudan, as fierce fighting in the world's youngest nation prompted the US to evacuate Americans and other foreigners. There were fears in the international community that the poor and unstable nation, which became independent from Sudan in 2011, could slide back into civil war. South Sudan's Red Cross reported at least 19 civilians killed in new clashes between rival army factions that have now spread outside the capital Juba, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky told journalists in New York on Wednesday. South Sudan President Salva Kiir has blamed the bloodshed on an attempted coup bid by his arch-rival, former vice president Riek Machar.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor ventured into the tense relationship between the U.S. and India on Wednesday, defending the arrest and strip-search of an Indian diplomat held on visa charges and saying she was treated very well, even given coffee and offered food while detained.