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UN weighs sanctions as DR Congo awaits rebel pullout

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Congolese rebels have made no major moves to withdraw from the key city of Goma, the United Nations has said, issuing a new call for foreign countries to stop meddling in the volatile region. 

Congolese carrying their children and belongings flee from Sake on a road linking Goma and Bukavu on November 23. Congolese rebels have made no major moves to withdraw from the key city of Goma, the United Nations has said, issuing a new call for foreign countries to stop meddling in the volatile region.

The UN Security Council passed a French-drafted resolution Wednesday saying it would consider sanctions against more M23 rebel leaders and "those providing external support", though it did not name any country.

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