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  1. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir wipes his eyes at the opening session at the 25th African Union Summit in Johannesburg.

    Sudanese Leader Defies Judge, Leaves South Africa

    If he ignored the International Criminal Court, why would he yield to a Pretoria judge? Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, who was ordered not to leave South Africa by the high court, has fled back to his home country. Bashir was charged by the ICC in 2008 with genocide and crimes against humanity over the Darfur conflict, and the ICC wanted South Africa to take him into custody. A judgment was pending today over whether to arrest the 71-year-old, who was in Johannesburg for an African Union summit.

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