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Two Mali soldiers killed in jihadist attack

Two Malian soldiers died Saturday in a jihadist attack on the southwestern town of Nara, on the Mauritania border, with four Islamist fighters also killed, security sources and witnesses said.

Gunmen attack western Mali town in pre-dawn raid

Gunmen attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring Mauritania before dawn on Saturday, a town resident and a senior military source said.

Frustrated when education bills sidelined: Shashi Tharoor

Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor says it is "frustrating" when crucial bills that shape the country`s education policy are not taken up in Parliament.