Mali shooting
Mali

BAMAKO — The Mali special forces started to storm the luxury Radisson Blu hotel on Friday after unidentified gunmen took 170 people hostage in the hotel located in the Malian capital Bamako.

Mali shooting
Mali

Local media reported earlier at least 80 hostages have been freed, but the hotel later said in a statement on its website that 124 guests and 13 staff were still trapped. (Mali-Attack)
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ANKARA — Turkey on Friday summoned the Russian ambassador in Ankara to protest against Russian airstrikes on Turkmen villages in northern Syria, close to the Turkish border. (Turkey-Russia-Bombing)
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MOSCOW — The Russian parliament Friday decided to tighten security measures and criminal punishment for terrorists and their supporters to protect civilians from terrorist attacks. (Russia-Parliament-Measures)
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ADEN, Yemen — Gunmen of the Yemen-based al-Qaida branch attacked army checkpoints in Yemen’s southeastern province of Hadramout on Friday morning, killing about 15 soldiers, a military official told Xinhua. (Yemen-Gunmen-Attacks)
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NEW DELHI — All Indians trapped inside a Mali hotel had been evacuated by a joint team of UN, Mali and French soldiers on Friday, according to local TV Times Now. (India-Mali-Evacuation)
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PARIS — French President Francois Hollande called on French expatriates to be vigilant in “sensitive” countries, especially in Mali where a terrorist assault at a luxury hotel packed with foreigners left at least three dead. (France-President-Expatriates) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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