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ATLANTA (AP) — Two lucky winning tickets were sold in Tuesday's near-record $636 million Mega Millions drawing: one at a tiny newsstand in Atlanta, and the other more than 2,000 miles away in California.
Guinea-Bissau's Interior Minister Antonio Suka Ntchama became the second minister to step down in the tiny West African country amid an investigation into how 74 Syrians boarded a flight to Portugal with fake passports. Foreign Minister Fernando Delfim da Silva stepped down last Friday after the incident earlier this month stoked tensions with former colonial power Portugal. Portugal's Foreign Ministry said a "serious breach of security" at Bissau airport had allowed the asylum seekers to board the plane with "proven false documents". Portuguese carrier TAP has canceled its three weekly flights to Guinea-Bissau until there is a complete re-evaluation of security conditions.
By Andrew Green JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's president said on Wednesday he was ready for dialogue with his rival who he has accused of trying to force him out of power through fighting that has killed up to 500 people and brought the two-year-old nation close to civil war. Clashes that erupted in Juba late on Sunday spread on Wednesday to the flashpoint town of Bor, north of the capital and scene of an ethnic massacre in 1991 that has raised fears of slide back into conflict between clans. President Salva Kiir, a member of the dominant Dinka, has blamed the clashes on his former vice president Riek Machar, a Nuer. Machar told the online Sudan Tribune he was not behind any coup attempt and denied having any role in the fighting, saying Kiir was using clashes that erupted between members of the presidential guard to punish political rivals.