By Jack Jeffery & Samy Magdy | Associated Press (free)
The Sudanese army and a rival paramilitary force that have been battling the past four days for control of the country agreed Tuesday to a 24-hour cease-fire, Arab media reports said.
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By Mary Ilyushina | The Washington Post
Russian President Vladimir Putin made a secretive visit to the headquarters of his troops in the partially occupied Kherson region of southern Ukraine where the Russian military in November was forced to retreat from the regional capital despite Putin’s audacious and illegal claim that the territory and its people had been annexed by Russia “forever.”