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By Adama Diarra and Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO (Reuters) - United Nations peacekeepers in the northern Malian town of Gao killed at least three people on Tuesday when they used live rounds to disperse protesters there, witnesses said, but a U.N. spokesman said only warning shots were fired. Violence erupted as peacekeepers were meeting local leaders angry over a plan to create a buffer zone in the north that would force pro-Bamako militia in the area to disarm while Tuareg separatist rebels to the north would be less affected. A witness at the protest said U.N. troops started shooting after initially using tear gas to try to disperse crowds. "There are already three dead and many injured." U.N. peacekeepers have deployed across northern Mali to try to stabilise the vast region, which was occupied by separatist Tuareg rebels and al Qaeda-linked Islamists in 2012 before a French intervention in 2013.
Oswiecim (Poland) (AFP) - 14:29 GMT - Ceremonies begin - Anniversary ceremonies begin at Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, and the internet video feed of the event has gone live. French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday said the rise of anti-semitic attacks in France, home to Europe's largest Jewish community, was "unbearable".