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French president in Mali visit

There was a hero's welcome for France's President Hollande when he arrived in Timbuktu. He was visiting the desert city in Mali, after its recapture from Islamic extremists.

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UK increases support for Mali mission

The UK is to offer "extended support" to the regional effort in Mali, the Government has confirmed.

Forty troops will take part in an EU training mission in the country and 200 others will train other West African forces.

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