In this Monday, April 26, 2010 file photo, then Vice President Riek Machar, left, and President of South Sudan Salva Kiir, centre, arrive for a press conference in Juba, South Sudan. (AP Photo/Pete Muller, File)
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South Sudan's warring rivals failed to strike a full peace deal Monday despite the threat of international sanctions, but the government will return to finalize an agreement within 15 days, the chief mediator said.Top party official Pagan Amum and rebel chief Riek Machar signed a deal, but mediators said Amum was not representing the government.Details of the deal between Amum and the rebels were not immediately known.The ceremony Monday ended 10 days of talks mediated by the regional eight-nation bloc IGAD, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, as well as the United Nations, African Union, China and the "troika" of Britain, Norway and the United States.
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