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France begins a key stage of its military withdrawal from Mali, four months after sending troops to push Islamist rebels out of the north.
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Militant leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar masterminded the two suicide bombs in Niger on Thursday which killed 20 people, a Mauritanian news agency reports.
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Mali's Football Federation threaten to report national team coach Patrice Carteron to Fifa for breach of contract. BBC Sport
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