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  • A Congolese soldier at the last Congolese army check point in Munigi where fighting between the M23 and the Congolese army has been taking place in the past days near Goma, Congo, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012.

    A rebel group seized the strategic, provincial capital of Goma in eastern Congo, in a development that threatens to spark a new, regional war.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 3:30 AM EST
  •  Sudan has launched a massive vaccination campaign to immunize 2.4 million people against an outbreak of yellow fever in the restive region of Darfur.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 2:30 AM EST
  • This June 7, 2012 file photo shows U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice listening during a news conference at the UN.

    Answers could explain why President Barack Obama and top aides, including U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, mis-identified the attack for days afterward.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 2:00 AM EST
  • Israeli security forces search for a rocket thought to have been fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip, in Jerusalem, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.

    "We are sending a short and simple message: There is no security for any Zionist on any single inch of Palestine," said a Hamas spokesman.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 11:30 PM EST
  • Most African countries lag in achieving the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals; progress in health, nutrition and sanitation less than hoped.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 11:00 PM EST
  • U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said late Thursday that there is reason to be pessimistic about the development goals since progress has been slow.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 12, 2012, 10:30 PM EST