UK to deploy aircraft to aid French military ops in Mali

Britain will deploy its transport aircraft to aid French military operations against Islamist rebels in Mali, as escalation of hostilities claimed more than 120 lives in troubled West African country.

Mali official says Islamists driven from Konna

Islamist militants have been driven out of Konna, a city extremists captured earlier this week, as French forces have launched military operations in north Mali, a Mali military official said.