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  • Radisson Blu says 136 still in Mali hotel following attack 

    BAMAKO, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Some 124 guests and 12 employees remained inside the Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital on Friday hours after suspected Islamist gunmen attacked the building and took 170 people hostage, the company said in a statement.

    "Our highest concern is the safety of all our guests and employees in the hotel. We are in constant contact with the authorities there and will share further information with you when we have it," a statement on the hotel's website said.
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Australia defends its handling of French submarine deal

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia defended its scrapping of a deal for French submarines on Sunday, saying the government had raised concerns to Paris for months, as a new deal with the United States and Britain continued to fuel a multinational diplomatic crisis.