“Horse DNA found in beef bolognese sauce has forced the British supermarket chain Asda to withdraw products from its shelves.”

"The vast majority of the priceless ancient books and manuscripts held in a Timbuktu centre have been saved by archivists and librarians who smuggled them before Islamists torched the library last week, a curator said."

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/429547/20130130/timbuktu-s-manuscripts-saved-archivists-locals-islamists.htm

French and Malian forces are advancing in the last Islamist stronghold of Kidal after recapturing key towns of Timbuktu and Gao in the landlocked west African nation. 

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/429344/20130130/france-mali-intervention-kidal-gao-timbuktu-islamist.htm

"French and Malian forces are likely to focus on Kidal, the last Islamist rebel stronghold, after seizing the key Malian city of Timbuktu."

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/428878/20130129/france-mali-operation-kidal-timbuktu-tuareg-alqaida.htm