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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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U.S. House passes Hong Kong rights bills, Trump expected to sign

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed two bills to back protesters in Hong Kong and send a warning to China about human rights, with President Donald Trump expected to sign them into law, despite delicate trade talks with Beijing. | Video