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  • Eighty hostages freed as special forces storm Mali hotel

    BAMAKO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Eighty hostages held by Islamist gunmen have been freed from a luxury hotel in Mali's capital as government special forces moved floor by floor to clear the building, Mali's state broadcaster and a security source.

    "The attackers are still inside. We're hearing gunfire from time to time," said a witness outside the Radisson Blu hotel.
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Netanyahu's main election rival, Gantz, says it appears prime minister lost

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in a battle for political survival after exit polls following Tuesday's election showed the race too close to call and the Israeli leader's decade-long grip on power weakened.