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Five U.N. soldiers killed in central Mali attack

BAMAKO Five United Nations peacekeepers were killed and one other seriously injured in an ambush in central Mali on Sunday, the United Nations said.

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UNESCO chief sees threat from cultural destruction 28 May 2016

KABUL The world community has yet to find an adequate response to cultural destruction as shown by the deliberate wrecking of ancient sites in Syria and Mali by Islamist radicals, the head of the UN's cultural organisation said.

French regulator says anomalies detected in EDF reactors 25 May 2016

PARIS Anomalies found in the vessel of a nuclear reactor under construction in Flamanville have also been discovered in other French reactors being operated by utility EDF, but the country's reactors are safe, nuclear regulator ASN said.

Five U.N. Chadian peacekeepers killed by bomb, gunfire in northern Mali 19 May 2016

DAKAR Five United Nations peacekeepers from Chad were killed and three were wounded in northern Mali on Wednesday when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device and unknown gunmen opened fire, the United Nations said in a statement late on Wednesday.

Mali says Islamist militant arms supplier arrested 09 May 2016

BAMAKO Mali's security forces said they arrested a senior member of Islamist militant group Ansar Dine who trafficked weapons for attacks in Mali and over the border in Burkina Faso.

Mali court jails men who beat up former interim president 05 May 2016

BAMAKO A Malian court has sentenced two men to five years in jail for beating up Mali's former interim president, Dioncounda Traore, during the occupation of his palace in May 2012 by protesters demanding he resign, the Justice Minister said on Wednesday.

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Israel opposes French peace drive, wants direct talks with Palestinians 28 Apr 2016

JERUSALEM Israel formally expressed its opposition on Thursday to a French-proposed peace initiative, reaffirming its position that only direct talks with the Palestinians can resolve the decades-old conflict.

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Malian national gets 25 years in prison over murder of U.S. diplomat 26 Apr 2016

NEW YORK A Malian national with ties to militant groups was sentenced to 25 years in a U.S. prison on Tuesday after admitting to having conspired to kill an American diplomat during a 2000 carjacking in Niger, prosecutors said.

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Mali jet crash report urges better training, systems 22 Apr 2016

BAMAKO Investigators into the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali that killed 116 people in 2014 have called for expanded anti-icing protection and better procedures and training after the pilots lost control while trying to avoid a storm.

Mali reports arrest of Islamist suspected of series of attacks 22 Apr 2016

BAMAKO Authorities in Mali said on Friday they had arrested a member of a group linked to al Qaeda that has claimed responsibility for attacks that killed dozens in Mali and neighbouring Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.