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    Sudanese Military Welcomes Talks After Deadly Crackdown

    The death toll has reached 100 after 40 more corpses were discovered in the Nile River Tuesday. They were killed after security forces attacked demonstrators in Khartoum Monday. Sudan’s governing military council has since offered to renew talks with the civilian opposition. But protesters, who in April prompted the military to end the 30-year dictatorship of President Omar al-Bashir, have rejected the offer and vow to remain in the streets. 

    Is there a way to stop the bloodshed? Not in the U.N. Security Council, where Russia and China blocked an effort to condemn the killings, though the U.S., Norway and Britain have condemned the violence.

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