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  • A soldier from the M23 rebel group looks on as thousands of Congolese people listen during an M23 rally, in Goma, eastern Congo, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Thousands of Congolese soldiers and policemen defected to the M23 rebels Wednesday, as rebel leaders vowed to take control of all Congo, including the capital Kinshasa. The rebels organized a rally at Goma's Stadium of Volcanoes after seizing control of the strategic city in eastern Congo Tuesday.

    The highly anticipated report says the Rwandan military is commanding and supporting the rebel force that overtook a major city in eastern Congo this week.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 7:00 AM EST
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  • In this Nov. 19, 2012, photo, President Barack Obama "douses eleven flames" as he tours the Shwedagon Pagoda with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Yangon, Myanmar.

    President Thein Sein's agreement to allow more scrutiny by U.N. inspectors suggests a willingness to go beyond reforms that have improved relations with Washington.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 5:30 AM EST
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  • A damaged residential building is seen after it was hit by a rocket fired by militants from the Gaza Strip, in the Israeli central city of Rishon Lezion, near Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.

    The U.S. secretary of state will try to wring an elusive truce deal from Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers after earlier efforts to end more than a week of fighting broke down amid a furious spasm of violence.
     

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 5:30 AM EST
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  • Council demanded rebels withdraw from Goma, disarm and disband, and insisted on the restoration of the crumbling Congolese government's authority in the troubled East.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 5:30 AM EST
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  • A damaged residential building is seen after it was hit by a rocket fired by militants from the Gaza Strip, in the Israeli central city of Rishon Lezion, near Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012.

    After a day of furious diplomatic efforts involving the U.S. secretary of state, U.N. chief and Egypt's president, a deal remained elusive and fighting raged on both sides of the border.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 4:00 AM EST
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