France and the Congo Republic deployed soldiers in the Central African Republic before a United Nations Security Council meeting that will decide on how to stabilize the country eight months after a coup.
Gold output in Australia, the world’s second-biggest producer, expanded for a second quarter in the period ended September because of higher ore grades, according to mining consultant Surbiton Associates Pty.
Tin production is rising in Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern province of Maniema, according to an industry group that introduced a program for tracing the source of metal mined in the war-torn country.
France is considering tripling its forces in Central African Republic as the country faces the risk of “massive implosion” that threatens other countries in the region, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.
Twitter Inc., the microblogging service that lets more than 140 million users send short messages on everything from the mundane to the life-altering, tipped off the U.S. Geological Survey to the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that hit near the coast of the Philippines today.