Top of the Morning: Peacekeepers Killed as South Sudan Lurches To Civil War

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Two UN Peacekeepers Killed As South Sudan Lurches Toward Civil War

 Two Indian UN peacekeepers were killed and another was injured when a UN base was overrun by Nuer militants seeking to attack dozens of Dinka civilians taking refuge. Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch detailed a number of abuses by Dinka soldiers against Nuer civilians in Juba over the past three days. Most international aid workers have fled the country. Things are looking very, very bad in South Sudan which is heading toward ethnic conflict. (Reuters

 Uhuru Kenyatta Case Falls Apart; ICC Prosecutor Seeks Adjournment of Trial

Witness tampering was effective. No word yet on how long the postponement will last. “International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda admitted Thursday she no longer had enough evidence to try Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta for crimes against humanity, calling for a delay after witnesses pulled out. Bensouda said she took the “exceptional” decision after a key prosecution witness against Kenyatta said he was no longer willing to testify and another key witness confessed to giving false evidence concerning a “critical event” in the case.” (AFP