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Sudan says al-Bashir to visit China; invited to WWII parade

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 Sudan says President Omar al-Bashir will soon travel to China.


   Al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and war crimes. He made headlines in June by cutting short a South Africa visit while judges deliberated on whether he should be arrested.


   Sudan's incoming U.N. ambassador, Omer Dahab Fadl Mohemed, told reporters Wednesday evening that al-Bashir will be in China "in the next few days" for a bilateral visit.


   China has included al-Bashir on its list of invitees to its Sept. 3 parade commemorating the end of World War II.


   China is not a party to the treaty that established the ICC, but it's a permanent member of the Security Council that referred the situation in Sudan's Darfur region to the court in 2005.

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