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Mali hotel terrorist attack in progress – 138 hostages (pics+vid)

Gunmen entered this morning the Radisson hotel of the Rezidor Hotel Group in Bamako, Mali’s capital holding 170 people hostage.

According to The Wall Street Journal, a Mali military spokesman said three people had been killed in the attack, but did not elaborate on the specific circumstances or their identities.

Troika member caught in an elevator, literally! (pics+video)

A member of the Troika’s entourage got stuck in an elevator in Athens when he left the building of the State’s General Accounting division Tuesday! According to reports, just after 2 pm while talks between the Troika and Greek officials were in progress, a Belgian technocrat, along with a female colleague took the elevator, but got stuck between the first and second floors.

21 Egyptians killed by ISIS (warning: graphic photos + video)

The Islamic State released a video on Sunday that showed the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians in Libya. Hours after the release, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned that his country would respond to the deaths.

The five-minute video showing the deaths has been confirmed as authentic. It appeared on the Twitter feed of a pro-Islamic State website.