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South Sudan peace talks set to begin

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South Sudan's warring parties were set to begin direct talks Saturday in a bid to end the conflict pushing the world's youngest nation towards civil war as fighting intensified for control of a key oil town. 

South Sudan army (SPLA) soldiers take a break on December 25, 2013 at Bor airport after they re-captured the town from rebels

On Friday the army moved on rebel-held Bor as government and rebel negotiating teams gathered at a luxury hotel in neighbouring Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

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