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    Leaders tell DR Congo rebels to 'stop war'

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    Regional leaders have called on Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group M23 to end hostilities and leave a key eastern town they seized in a rampant advance that has sparked fears of a wider conflict.

    The meeting of east African heads of state went forward without a key player - Rwandan President Paul Kagame, whose country the United Nations accuses of backing the rebels - and wrapped up after less than an hour.

    Al Jazeera's correspondents report.