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UN approves peacekeeping force for Mali

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council unanimously approved a new U.N. peacekeeping force for Mali on Thursday to help restore democracy and stabilize the northern half of the country, which was controlled by Islamist jihadists until a France-led military operation ousted them three months ago. The resolution authorizes the deployment of a U.N. force comprising 11,200 military personnel and...

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