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South Sudan rebel chief promises talks to end war

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South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar on Tuesday promised to attend peace talks to end a brutal civil war in the world's newest nation as the US unveiled its first sanctions in response to the "unthinkable violence". 

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) talks with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (R) in Juba on May 6, 2014

Washington's sanctions targeted one military leader from each side in the nearly five-month conflict that has continued to rage in defiance of international pressure and despite dire warnings of genocide and famine.

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