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Congo M23 rebels ‘on the run in Uganda ahead of handover’

Some 800,000 people fled their homes in eastern DR Congo during the 20-month M23 insurgency.

More than 1,500 Congolese ex-rebels have gone on the run in Uganda ahead of their handover to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the group’s leader, Bertrand Bisimwa, has told the BBC. 00    Read More »

Ex-Arsenal striker Thierry Henry announces his retirement


(BBC) – Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from football after a trophy-laden 20-year career. 00    Read More »

Google faces $18 million fine for web privacy violations: Dutch watchdog


(Reuters) – Google (GOOGL.O) could be fined up 15 million euros ($18.6 million) if it does not stop violating the privacy of Internet users in the Netherlands, the Dutch data protection agency said on Monday. 00    Read More »

U.S. factory production accelerates in sign of economy’s strength

Robotic arms spot welds on the chassis of a Ford Transit Van under assembly at the Ford Claycomo Assembly Plant in Claycomo

(Reuters) – U.S. manufacturing output recorded its largest increase in nine months in November as production expanded across the board, pointing to underlying strength in the economy. 00    Read More »

Australia commandos end Sydney cafe siege

Australian commandos have stormed a cafe in Sydney, ending a 16-hour siege by a gunman identified as an Iranian refugee who took dozens of hostages. 00    Read More »