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Sudanese President al-Bashir escapes South Africa

Al-Bashir has flown the coop. The Sudanese president was spotted leaving a South African military base in a jet on Monday morning, despite a court order to keep him in the country. A Sudanese official confirmed that he's en route to Khartoum, Sudan's capital. Facing two arrest warrants over the conflict in Darfur, al-Bashir is the only head of state wanted on genocide charges by the International Criminal Court. His flight from South Africa is seen as a major blow to the ICC, which has struggled with enforcement. You can read more at The New York Times.