BAMAKO (Reuters) - Three U.N. peacekeepers were killed on Friday and 30 others were wounded when a U.N. base in the northern Mali town of Kidal was attacked, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Mali representative of the U.N. secretary general, said in a statement. The attack by Islamist militants involved mortar and machine gun fire, a spokesman for a separatist group in northern Mali said earlier. (Reporting by Adama Diarra; Writing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - International judges rule on Friday on the admissibility of witness testimony against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, a decision that could trigger the collapse of another major case before the International Criminal Court. If Ruto and his co-accused, broadcaster Joshua arap Sang, succeed in having witnesses' withdrawn testimony struck from court records, it will probably deal a death blow to the court's highest-profile case. Prosecutors at the court, whose similar case against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta collapsed last year, say six of their key witnesses were bribed or threatened into withdrawing their testimony.