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Sudan's president remains defiant


Sudan's president has dismissed an expected warrant for his arrest from the International Criminal Court.

President Omar al-Bashir is accused of war crimes in the troubled region of Darfur.

Addressing cheering crowds at the opening of a new dam, he remained defiant and said they should put his arrest in water and "drink" it.

If charged, he will become the first serving head of state to be indicted by the court.


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