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Briefs: Mali extremists talk with mediator

Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU — A delegation from an Islamist extremist group controlling northern Mali is in Burkina Faso for talks with that country’s president, Blaise Compaore, who is is trying to mediate a solution to the conflict. Alghabass Ag Intalla, a top official of the radical group Ansare Dine, is the head of the delegation meeting with Compaore, who is representing the Economic Community of West African States. (AP)


Bomb kills official opposing Taliban

ISLAMABAD — A prominent anti-Taliban politician in northwestern Pakistan was killed Saturday in a suicide bombing. Police said the bomber detonated explosives while a vehicle carrying Fateh Khan passed by in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province. Two guards working for Khan and three passers-by also were killed. (New York Times)


Reburial is held for exiled leader

WARSAW— A repeat burial was held Saturday for Poland’s last president-in-exile, whose body was misidentified and buried in the wrong grave after a 2010 plane crash in Russia. A funeral was held for Ryszard Kaczorowski at Warsaw’s Temple of God’s Providence, where he was laid to rest. (AP)