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French troops help Mali retake captured town
Rebels driven out of town of Konna after France launches air strikes to halt advances by fighters.
Last updated: 12 Jan 2013 08:59 GMT
UN urges swift deployment of troops to Mali
Call comes as interim leader Dioncounda Traore appeals for help and as rebels extend their control in country's north.
Last updated: 11 Jan 2013 13:56 GMT
Mali seeks France help against rebel advances
Mali's president pleas for support in countering an offensive by groups who control the north and are heading south.
Last updated: 11 Jan 2013 02:51 GMT
Rebels capture Mali government troops
Twelve government soldiers captured raising fears of rebel advance towards government-held territory in the south.
Last updated: 08 Jan 2013 02:30 GMT
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