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) - 14:22 GMT - British political leader remembers - "It's 70 years since my grandfather died in one of the camps and I marked that about 10 days ago… It’s a Jewish thing, you light a candle and I know this sounds almost unbelievable, but it’s only about six months ago that we discovered the full circumstances of what happened to my grandfather," said the leader of Britain's opposition Labour party Ed Miliband. 14:10 GMT - Younger generation - California resident Celina Biniaz, 83, tells AFP's Mary Sibierski she is optimistic about the future. It starts with hatred, with a lack of understanding," says Biniaz, saved from Auschwitz in 1944 after being recruited by German industrialist Oskar Schindler to work in his factory. 14:01 GMT - Russia spat - A row between Russia and Poland has overshadowed the Auschwitz liberation anniversary, with Moscow accusing Warsaw of trying to "re-write history".
Nine people including at least five foreigners were killed Tuesday in an assault on a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the security services said. The dead included three security guards killed in the initial attack on the Corinthia Hotel, five foreigners shot dead by gunmen and another person taken hostage by the attackers, Issam al-Naass said. The nationalities of the foreigners and the person taken hostage were not immediately known, but Naass said two of the foreigners were women. The 24th floor is normally used by Qatar's mission to Libya but no diplomats or officials were present there during the assault, a security source said.