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Mali declares 10-day state of emergency

Mali's government on Monday declared a 10-day state of emergency from midnight after what security sources say follows a series of threats from unnamed jihadist groups. An Islamist insurgency simmering in the West African coun

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Rocket attack on UN base in Mali kills 3

Unknown attackers fired rockets at a United Nations peacekeeping base in northern Mali on Saturday, killing three people inside, the UN said, in the latest sign that the West African country's Islamist insurgency is intensifying.

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Mali arrests 2 suspects linked to Bamako hotel attack

Mali authorities arrested two people on Thursday suspected of links to an attack on a luxury hotel in the capital that killed 20 people, the security ministry said.   At least two armed men launched a dawn raid o

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US issues global travel alert over terrorist threats

Citing "increased terrorist threats" from militant groups in various regions of the world, the US State Department issued a global travel alert on Monday following deadly militant attacks in France and Mali. As millions

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27 dead after Islamists seize hotel in Mali

Around 27 people were reported dead on Friday after Malian commandos stormed a hotel seized by Islamist gunmen to rescue 170 people, many of them foreigners, trapped in the building. The jihadist group Al Mourabitoun, allied to al

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Commandos storm luxury Mali hotel attacked by Islamists

Malian commandos stormed a luxury hotel in Bamako on Friday after Islamist gunmen took 170 people including many foreigners hostage in the capital of the former French colony, which has been battling rebels allied to Al Qaeda for several years

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80 hostages freed as special forces storm Mali hotel

Eighty hostages held by Islamist gunmen have been freed from a luxury hotel in Mali's capital as government special forces moved floor by floor to clear the building, Mali's state broadcaster and a security source.  

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Mali attack weighing on airline stocks: traders

Shares in easyJet and Ryanair fell one to three per cent on Friday, underperforming the European travel and leisure index, with traders citing an attack on a luxury hotel in Mali and broker downgrades as reasons for the weakness.

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Mali attack weighing on airline stocks: traders

Shares in easyJet and Ryanair fell one to three per cent on Friday, underperforming the European travel and leisure index, with traders citing an attack on a luxury hotel in Mali and broker downgrades as reasons for the weakness.

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Islamist gunmen attack luxury hotel in Mali's Bamako

Islamist gunmen stormed a luxury hotel packed with foreigners in Mali's capital Bamako on Friday, taking 170 hostages in a former French colony that has been battling rebels allied to Al Qaeda for several years.  

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