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BAMAKO (Reuters) - Mali's security ministry said on Thursday it has arrested two people suspected of links to an attack on a luxury hotel in the capital Bamako that killed 20 people, including many foreigners, last week. "There are two suspects arrested," said Amadou Sangho, spokesman for the ministry. (Reporting by Tiemoko Diallo and Adama Diarra; Writing by Emma Farge; editing by John Stonestreet)
Pressure was growing Thursday for an international inquiry into a catastrophic US strike on an MSF hospital in Afghanistan, after the military detailed "tragic but avoidable" errors but refused to say if there would be an independent investigation. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) slammed American forces for "gross negligence" Wednesday after the US commander in Afghanistan said the October 3 strike on the charity-run hospital in the northern city of Kunduz was "caused primarily by human error". General John Campbell, speaking at NATO headquarters in Kabul Wednesday, blamed in part the fatigue of US troops who had been battling a Taliban offensive in Kunduz for five days, adding that the mistake was "compounded by process and equipment failures".
IAAF president Sebastian Coe bowed to intense pressure and announced Thursday that he had stepped down from his paid role as an ambassador for Nike to focus more on cleaning up world track and field's beleaguered governing body. "It is clear that perception and reality have become horribly mangled," said Coe after an IAAF Council meeting. The situation was "not good for IAAF and not good for Nike".