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    UN chief wants sanctions against Mali rebels

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    Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general, has called on UN security council to impose sanctions against fighters who have taken over northern Mali. Ban asked the council on Wednesday to consider financial and travel sanctions against rebels and fighters linked to radical Islamist groups, including several who are allied with al-Qaeda. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports.