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    Jihadist attacks displace tens of thousands in Mozambique

    Mozambique's government confirmed Tuesday that tens of thousands have been driven from their homes by a wave of jihadist attacks in the restive north, but rejected calls for a state of emergency.But Suaze said the government did not "believe that the conditions for declaring a state of emergency... in Cabo Delgado have yet been created."

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    Global stocks mostly up despite tepid consumer confidence data

    Global equities mostly rose Tuesday despite lackluster consumer confidence data in the United States and Germany, as the tech-linked Nasdaq pushed higher.The Conference Board reported a bigger than expected drop in US consumer confidence in February, as survey participants expressed more concern about the labor market and the American political environment.

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    Two men convicted of murdering Run-DMC member Jam Master Jay

    A US federal jury on Tuesday convicted two men of murdering the famed Run-DMC member Jam Master Jay, a case that had gone unsolved for more than two decades.Jam Master Jay's slaying followed a spate of murders within the rap community in the 1990s, including the shootings of superstars The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. mdo/caw

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    Ex-paramilitary boss back in Colombia after US jail term

    The former boss of a feared Colombian paramilitary group arrived back in the country on Tuesday after serving a 16-year jail term in the United States, and will participate in the country's ongoing peace process with armed groups, migration authorities said.Last year, leftist President Gustavo Petro asked that he be extradited after finishing his sentence so that he could serve as a "peace manager" in the government's negotiations with various armed groups in the South American nation.

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    Bumble to cut about 350 roles, forecasts weak first-quarter revenue

    Shares of the Austin, Texas-based company, which offers dating apps such as Bumble, Badoo, and Fruitz, fell more than 7% in extended trading. The company competes with larger rival Match Group, which is aggressively advertising and marketing to target younger users, at a time sticky inflation and high borrowing costs are affecting non-essential purchases. In 2023, dating app operators remained under pressure, with Match's stock dropping about 12% and Bumble falling about 30% on concerns of slo

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    EU antitrust probes Microsoft's security software practices, Information reports

    Regulators from the European Commission, which serves as the EU's competition watchdog, are examining Microsoft's Entra ID software, previously known as Azure Active Directory, the report said. Alphabet's Google Cloud on Monday ramped up its criticism of Microsoft's cloud computing practices, saying its rival is seeking a monopoly that would harm the development of emerging technologies such as generative artificial intelligence. Microsoft and the European Commission did not immediately respon

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    Gaza ceasefire efforts at heart of Qatar emir's France visit

    Attempts to organise an Israel-Hamas ceasefire to allow the release of hostages held in Gaza dominated the first day of a state visit to France by Qatar's emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.- Hostage hopes - A ceasefire could allow for the release of hostages held by Hamas since its unprecedented attacks on southern Israel on October 7.

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