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Darfur talks deadline extended

A senior U.S. official said he would continue negotiations on a peace plan for Sudan’s Darfur region on Wednesday, indicating a Tuesday deadline for an agreement would slip. “I will be here tomorrow (Wednesday), beyond that I don’t know,” U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick told reporters on Tuesday evening. The government of Sudan has accepted an 85-page draft settlement but three Darfur rebel factions refuse to sign, saying they are unhappy with the proposals on security, power-sharing and wealth-sharing. Full Story

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