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France proposes UN resolution backing international force to help oust rebels in Mali’s north

UNITED NATIONS — France has circulated a draft U.N. resolution backing an international military force to assist Mali’s army in ousting Islamic militants who seized the northern half of the country and are turning it into a terrorist hub. The draft, obtained Tuesday by the Associated Press, gives U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 30 days to submit “detailed and actionable…