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  • ** FILE ** South Sudan President Salva Kiir (center) and Sudan President Omar al-Bashir (right) stand on the podium at the start of independence celebrations in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday, July 9, 2011. (AP Photo/David Azia)

    Officials: Sudan bombs refugee camp in S. Sudan; 12 killed

    Military aircraft from Sudan crossed the new international border with South Sudan and dropped bombs Thursday in and around a camp filled with refugees fleeing violence in the north, officials said. At least 12 people were killed.

  • A crowd of men scream in celebration during the independence ceremony of the Republic of South Sudan in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday July 9, 2011. South Sudan officially became the 193rd country in the world on Saturday, after voting to secede from Sudan in January, 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Burton)

    South Sudan facing population explosion

    Africa's newest nation of South Sudan is only 3 days old, but it already is facing a humanitarian crisis, with about 1,000 people a day crowding into the dusty capital of Juba straining under the population crush.

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