There's been a rare bit of good news in Eastern Congo this month. One of the rebel groups that have terrorized civilians in the mineral rich part of the the Democratic Republic of Congo agreed to end its rebellion. There's still a lot of work to do to disarm the M23 and to keep other rebel movements in check. But this small victory is a boost for U.N. peacekeepers, who are under a new, tougher mandate to protect civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Some experts wonder if this could be a new model for peacekeeping.
Like much of Europe, the French economy is still struggling. But a recent poll showed that more than 70 percent of the French were willing to pay more for goods made at home, and the numbers were supported by a strong turnout at a Made in France fair in Paris.
Harold Jellicoe Percival died late last month in an English nursing home. He was 99. With few relatives, it was feared that no mourners would come to his funeral. But word spread on social media. On this Nov. 11 — Remembrance Day in the U.K. — a crowd gathered to bid him farewell.
Two decades ago, the heir to the throne of England foresaw the potential and value in organic agriculture. The first product Duchy Originals launched was the Oaten Biscuit, and it's still a top seller today.
More than a ton of advanced electronics crashed into Earth's atmosphere Sunday night, when the European GOCE orbiter ended its four-year mission. When it re-entered the atmosphere over the South Atlantic Ocean, most of the 2,425-pound craft disintegrated; about 25 percent did not.
Distraught over the devastation wreaked on his nation by Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines' representative at a global climate change conference said he will fast during the 11-day forum. Yeb Sano links weather catastrophes of recent years to global warming.
The Africana Book Awards are supposed to encourage the publication of accurate, balanced children's literature about Africa. Guest host Celeste Headleee speaks to award winners Karen Leggett Abouraya and Ifeoma Onyefulu.
Under the agreement, Iran will give IAEA inspectors access to the Arak nuclear facility. In other news, a former U.K. prime minister expresses shock at the influence held by the country's privately educated; and a U.N. court rules in favor of Thailand.
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