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1. Brittney Griner: Russia frees US basketball star in swap with arms dealer Bout
- The US and Russia have exchanged jailed US basketball star Brittney Griner for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, held in an American prison for 12 years.
- President Joe Biden said Griner was safe and on a plane home from the UAE.
- Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport in February for possessing cannabis oil and last month sent to a penal colony.

2. Wirecard trial of executives opens in German fraud scandal
- The former head of disgraced German payment company Wirecard has gone on trial accused of involvement in the biggest fraud case in German history.
- Markus Braun presided over its meteoric rise from modest beginnings to one of Germany's big banking beasts.
- Financiers and politicians were dazzled by Wirecard's success until its equally spectacular collapse into ignominy.

3. DR Congo conflict: M23 rebels executed over 130 civilians
- A UN investigation has found that at least 131 civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo died in a November attack by the M23 rebel group.
- The massacre took place in 2 villages in the Rutshuru district of the eastern North Kivu province.
- M23 denied the massacre, blaming "stray bullets" for just 8 deaths.

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