EU may send troops into Congo to curb rebel violence
TONGO, Congo - The European Union could send troops to Congo if a fragile cease-fire between rebel fighters and the army fails, the British minister for African affairs said Saturday as rebels forced tens of thousands of people from makeshift refugee camps in the insurgent-held zone.
The French and British foreign ministers arrived in Congo for talks with Congolese and Rwandan officials as pressure mounted for a regional summit to secure an end to the country's worst violence in years.
Outside the regional capital, Goma, rebels were pushing people to leave camps and return home, witnesses and a U.N. official said. They did not say why this was happening and the rebels issued no immediate comment.
Police arrest three in attacks that killed 77
GAUHATI, India - Police arrested three people and are investigating whether local militants received help from other terrorist groups in carrying out coordinated attacks that killed at least 77 people in India's troubled northeast, officials said Saturday.
Two people were taken into custody because their vehicles - a car and a motorcycle - are believed to have been used in two of the 13 blasts that rocked Assam state Thursday, said Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, a state inspector-general of police.
Police also arrested Nazir Ahmed, whose cell phone was allegedly used by a little-known group to send a text message to local television station News Live claiming responsibility for the attacks, Mahanta told The Associated Press.
Pakistan officials: Toll from US strike reaches 29
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - The death toll from suspected U.S. missile strikes on two villages in Pakistan near the Afghan border has risen to 29, Pakistani intelligence officials said Saturday.
The latest reports from informers and agents in the area of Friday's attacks showed that 29 people had died, said two intelligence officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to brief the media on the record.