On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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User: newstrust Topic: Darfur Crisis
Category: Darfur Crisis
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In run-up to election, Trump attempts mediation between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Israel and Sudan 23.10.2020 LA Times: Nation

After avoiding the Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes of the last month, the Trump administration meets with parties to debate solutions.

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Trump set to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list 20.10.2020 BBC: World
The US president says he will act once Sudan pays $335m to "US terror victims and families".
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Omar Bashir: ICC delegation begins talks in Sudan over former leader 17.10.2020 BBC: World
The International Criminal Court accuses ousted President Omar al-Bashir of genocide and war crimes.
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U.N.'s World Food Program is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 9.10.2020 LA Times: Nation

The United Nations' World Food Program has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger across the globe.

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Why Trump wants Sudan to befriend Israel 9.10.2020 BBC: World
With Sudan desperate for sanctions to be lifted, the US and Israel have spotted an opportunity.
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How Sudan's rebel deal offers lifeline for peace 9.9.2020 BBC: World
Promises to end the devastating wars in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile come with a price tag.
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Africa's week in pictures: 28 August-3 September 2020 4.9.2020 BBC: World
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
Mali coup: Thousands take to Bamako streets to celebrate 21.8.2020 BBC: World
President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was forced to resign on Tuesday after being detained by soldiers.
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Sudan to send more troops to Darfur after deadly attacks 27.7.2020 BBC: World
More than 80 people were killed in two attacks in Sudan's restive western region, the UN says.
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Viewpoint from Sudan - where black people are called slaves 26.7.2020 BBC: Front Page
The use of racial slurs in Sudan shows how deeply entrenched racism is there, writes Zeinab Mohammed Salih.
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Sudan mass grave linked to anti-Bashir coup attempt 24.7.2020 BBC: World
The 28 bodies are thought to be army officers involved in a failed coup against Omar al-Bashir in 1990.
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Omar al-Bashir: Sudan's ex-president on trial for 1989 coup 21.7.2020 BBC: World
He is accused of overthrowing a democratically-elected government to assume power.
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River Nile dam: Sudan blasts 'unilateral' move as Ethiopia dam fills 16.7.2020 BBC: World
As talks fail with Ethiopia, Sudan says water levels drop downstream and Egypt demands "clarification".
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River Nile dam: Reservoir filling up, Ethiopia confirms 15.7.2020 BBC: World
Officials confirm satellite images showing water levels rising, amid failed talks with Egypt and Sudan.
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New global extinction target proposed 12.6.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
With species fast disappearing, the world needs a single target for fighting extinction, say experts.
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Coronavirus: World From My Window sheds light on global lockdown 12.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
The story of Hiba, a pharmacist, is one of the many brought together in a global project.
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Coronavirus in Sudan exposes new leaders 25.5.2020 BBC: World
Some medics have refused to work and elderly people have been dying, writes Zeinab Mohammed Salih.
Sudan 'must pay' US East African embassy attack victims 19.5.2020 BBC: World
The US Supreme Court rules in favour of damages over the 1998 bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.
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Pandemic and Oil Crisis Could Make Second Arab Spring Return With a Vengeance 6.5.2020 Truthout.com
Until the region sees grassroots-driven transformation, the Middle East and North Africa will remain in deep ...
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Josepha “Jossy” Eyre, founder of the Women’s Bean Project in Denver, dies of coronavirus 23.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The fire never left Josepha Eyre’s belly. She was a woman of endurance.
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