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KINSHASA (Reuters) - At least 30 people including one U.N. peacekeeper were killed in clashes pitting the army and U.N. troops against Ugandan Islamist rebels in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources said on Monday. The violence on Sunday underlines persistent instability in an area where local activists say at least 500 civilians have been killed since October 2014, most in overnight raids by rebels carried out with machetes and hatchets. (Reporting By Aaron Ross; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)
By Bruce Wallace PARIS (Reuters) - World leaders will launch an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back the earth's rising temperatures, urging each other to find common cause in two weeks of bargaining meant to steer the global economy away from dependence on fossil fuels. After decades of struggling negotiations marked by the failure of a previous summit in Copenhagen six years ago, some form of landmark agreement appears all but assured by mid-December. Warnings from climate scientists, demands from activists and exhortations from religious leaders like Pope Francis, coupled with major advances in cleaner energy sources like solar power, have all added to pressure to cut the carbon emissions held responsible for warming the planet.