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Ban Ki-Moon: 'UN should not intervene in Mali'

23 January 2013 Last updated at 07:17 GMT

The United Nations Secretary General has said the organisation should not provide direct support for the ongoing military campaign against Islamist rebels in Mali.

Ban Ki-Moon warned that involvement might put UN staff across the region at risk of reprisals.

Meanwhile French-backed government forces have reported further successes in the country.

Bill Hayton reports.