Toure quits in Mali

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The Independent Online
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BAMAKO (AP) - Mali's Prime Minister, Younoussi Toure, appointed in August to head the country's first democratic government, resigned on Friday after rioting earlier in the week by students who attacked the homes of his ministers. The protests began on Monday, with students demanding higher education grants. They quickly escalated into the worst violence since protests ended military rule two years ago. One person was killed and at least 45 were injured.