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Oswiecim (Poland) (AFP) - 14:41 GMT - Survivors - Elderly Auschwitz survivors sit among world leaders, many wearing swatches of striped blue cloth of the kind used for prison uniforms at the death camp. 14:38 GMT - Dignitaries - Dignitaries at the ceremony include Belgium's King Philip I, French President Francois Hollande, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands. 14:37 GMT - Pope tweets - "Auschwitz cries out with the pain of immense suffering and pleads for a future of respect, peace and encounter among peoples," Pope Francis tweeted.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former U .S. statesmen in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah.
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.