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The United Nations Security Council agreed on Wednesday to add just over 2,500 peacekeepers to the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali, which has been hit by a series of deadly attacks and has become the deadliest place to serve for U.N. peacekeepers. The French-drafted resolution, which was approved unanimously by the 15-nation council, said the Mali peacekeeping mission (MINUSMA) should "take all necessary means to carry out its mandate ... (and) to move to a more proactive and robust posture." The increase will bring the force's maximum size to 13,289 military personnel and 1,920 police.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States stood with the people of Turkey after the suicide bombing at Istanbul's main airport. Obama, speaking to reporters during a trip to Canada, said he discussed the U.S. commitment to fight Islamic State militants during a call with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan earlier in the day. (Story refiles to correct spelling of dateline and day of week in first paragraph.) (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
Three missing crew members from the two freight trains that collided head-on in the Texas Panhandle are presumed dead, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Wednesday. Emergency personnel at the scene ...