Friday's global agenda: Sudans search for peace


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Al Jazeera asks if U.S. weapons are to blame for the unusually high degree of birth defects in Fallujah, Iraq.

Prime Minister Hishan Qandil of Egypt unveiled a 35-member cabinet that includes representatives of many of the country's rival political forces – including top general Hussein Tantawi as minister of defense. [The Wall Street Journal]

Britain vowed to step up “practical but non-lethal support” for rebels in Syria after Annan's decision to step down as peace envoy. [The Telegraph]

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