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Five dead, two expats, in shooting at restaurant in Mali capital

At least one masked gunman sprayed bullets in a nightclub popular with foreigners in Mali's capital early on Saturday, killing at least five people including a French person and a Belgian national, officials and witnesses said.

Nine `terrorists` killed near Algeria-Mali border

Algerian armed forces killed nine armed Islamists near the Malian border, the defence ministry said.

Keita joins, three others exit Valencia

Former Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita, 34, has joined La Liga side Valencia until the end of the season, the club confirmed on Thursday.

Twenty-one bodies found in Mali mass grave

Twenty-one bodies were found overnight yesterday in a mass grave near Bamako, believed to be the remains of soldiers close to Mali`s ousted president Amadou Toumani Toure, officials said.

French president says war on terror won in Mali

French President Francois Hollande declared on Thursday that the war on terror had been won in the West African nation of Mali, listing the towns that French and Malian troops liberated from al Qaeda`s local fighters earlier this year.