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French troops free Mali aid workersAn Islamist rebel is pictured on near Timbuktu, in rebel-held northern Mali

French troops in Mali free five aid workers who were kidnapped in the north of the country by suspected Islamist militants in February.

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The tests carried out by a forensic expert for Oscar Pistorius' murder trial are rigorously challenged by the state prosecutor in South Africa.

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