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Rebels in Congo end their bloody rebellion

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Rebels in Congo end their bloody rebellion

The M23 rebel group blamed for killing scores of civilians in eastern Congo over the past year and a half announced Tuesday it was ending its rebellion as an emboldened Congolese military seized the last two hills that had remained under rebel control. While the developments marked a significant success in the Congolese government's fight against armed groups in the east, experts warned that the rebel retreat would not result in an immediate peace in a region ravaged by fighting for nearly two decades.

Elsewhere

Egypt: Ousted President Mohammed Morsi is being held in a sprawling penitentiary that is deep in the desert and far from his former base of power, officials said Tuesday. The move appears aimed at isolating him from other Muslim Brotherhood leaders who are jailed in Cairo and preventing his supporters from staging protests.

Israel: Secretary of State John Kerry began a trip to Israel Tuesday with a visit to Tel Aviv, where he offered reassurances about renewed peace talks ahead of separate meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Bangladesh: One hundred and fifty-two former members of the Bangladesh Rifles, a paramilitary border security unit, were sentenced to death Tuesday by a Dhaka judge in connection with a bloody 2009 mutiny that killed scores of people.

Paramus, N.J.: A gunman who caused widespread panic at a large northern New Jersey mall on Monday night as he walked through the hallways, firing his weapon in the air, shot and killed himself Tuesday morning, authorities said. No customers or employees were injured by the man, identified as Richard Shoop, 20, of Teaneck, N.J.

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