Premier Li pledges wider opening of Chinese market
The State Of Emergency Lifted In Sri Lanka
FIR lodged against JNU professor
Gunfire heard at Mali resort area popular with foreigners
19 June 2017, 12:25 | Opal Carroll
An official from the security ministry confirmed earlier that Malian special forces, backed up by United Nations soldiers and troops from a French counter-terrorism force, "have sealed off the area and are in the process of organising operations" against the attackers.
Residents nearby said they heard shots being fired, and smoke could be seen rising from the resort, AFP reported.
"The situation is under control", ministry spokesman Baba Cisse told Reuters by telephone.
The violence came about a week after the U.S. State Department warned of "possible future attacks on Western diplomatic missions, other locations in Bamako that Westerners frequent".
Late past year, the U.S. State Department also warned U.S. citizens against traveling to Mali "because of ongoing terrorist attacks and criminal violence".
In November 2015, at least 20 people died in a siege at the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako.
The U.N. official said those at the resort when the attack began included people affiliated with the French military mission as well as the U.N.
NHL Expansion Draft weighted in giving Vegas competitive team
Don't be surprised to see GM Lou Lamoriello engage in some wheeling and dealing in the days and hours leading up to the draft. Until then, Hextall may be shopping for a veteran goalie either via a trade at the draft or come the July 1 free agency horn.
A tourist resort near the capital of Mali is under attack by gunmen, according to multiple media reports.
This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly.
The former French colony has been battling Islamist extremists with help from French forces and the UN.
Andrea de Georgio, a freelance journalist in Bamako, also quoted officials as saying that at least two people were killed. It has been targeted constantly by jihadists, with dozens of peacekeepers killed.
Malian troops and soldiers from France's Bakhane regional counter-terrorist force were surrounding the site, a resort boasting accommodation in hut-style rooms as well as restaurants and swimming pools.
BJP panel meets Gandhi, Yechury, Advani, but takes no names
CPI national secretary D Raja, who was with Reddy at the meet, said the Left party too did not propose any names during the talks. Sure of its victory, the BJP will also choose its candidate with an aim to break the new found unity in the Opposition.
Parade marking Warriors' title rolls in Oakland
Curry hopped and shouted as he gave high-fives to the crowd after getting off a double-decker bus during the Thursday parade. James teamed up with All-Stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat to win his first championship in 2012.
Tim Hague dies at 33 after being knocked out in boxing match
Close friend and fellow MMA fighter Cody Krahn wrote: "As many of you know Tim suffered a severe knockout in his boxing match". He holds a career MMA record of 21-13 and fought in the heavyweight division of the UFC from 2009 through 2011.
BBC pulls documentary featuring Grenfell Tower victim
There's a fire in my council block. "The sad reality is that this work will take some time, stretching into many, many weeks". God bless your attractive soul. "Khadija was a lovely young woman who had blossomed over the last few years", said Lammy.
Ronaldo attracting the headlines after report he might leave
With a team well balanced by coach Fernando Santos, Portugal outscored opponents 28-4 during that streak, with five clean sheets. The former Stuttgart man scored 21 goals in his first Bundesliga campaign and is one of the top young strikers in the game.
London fire: UK royals honor victims as anger mounts
"I was told that an elderly Irish gentleman was identified with the assistance of his Claddagh ring", Mr Kingston said. The Queen has acknowledged a "very sombre national mood" in a message sent out for her official birthday.