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Terrorists Claim 137 Killed in Kenya Mall Attack When Government Carried Out 'a Demolition'

Terrorists Claim 137 Killed in Kenya Mall Attack When Government Carried Out 'a Demolition'
The terrorist group behind the takeover of a Nairobi mall claimed Wednesday that the Kenyan government assault team carried out "a demolition" of the building, burying 137 hostages in rubble. A government spokesman denied the claim and said Kenyan forces were clearing all rooms, firing as they moved and encountering no one.
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David Rising and Rodney Muhumuza
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Two Million Syrian Children Lack Food, Six People Died of Starvation in Damascus This Week

Two Million Syrian Children Lack Food, Six People Died of Starvation in Damascus This Week
With the world's attention on Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, international aid organizations and opposition groups are warning of widespread food shortages across the country, especially in besieged rebel-held enclaves near the capital. Save the Children said in an appeal released Monday that more than 2 million Syrian children could not obtain enough food, and activists told The Associated Press that six people have died of starvation in the suburbs of Damascus in the past days, including an 18-month old baby.
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Barbara Surk
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Kenyan Mall Shooting: 'Two or Three Americans' Among Attackers Who Killed 60-Plus People

Kenyan Mall Shooting: 'Two or Three Americans' Among Attackers Who Killed 60-Plus People
Two or three Americans and one Briton were among those who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall, Kenya's foreign minister said Monday. More than 60 people have been killed in the assault on the upscale mall, which has lasted for three days. An official for the U.S. State Department said that they had "no definitive evidence of the nationalities" of the attackers.
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Will Lester
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Iran Frees 80 Political Prisoners in Show of Diplomacy Before New President Visits UN

Iran Frees 80 Political Prisoners in Show of Diplomacy Before New President Visits UN
Iran said Monday it had freed 80 prisoners arrested in political crackdowns, offering another potential diplomatic boost for the country's new president and his outreach to the West at this week's U.N. gathering.
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Nasser Karimi
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'The Economy Runs on Our Toil': Record Protests Sweep Bangladesh

'The Economy Runs on Our Toil': Record Protests Sweep Bangladesh
50,000 garment workers demanding higher pay flooded the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh Saturday, and 20,000 shut down dozens of factories by walking off the job, in the largest demonstrations to ever sweep the notoriously dangerous and low-wage Bangladesh garment industry.
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Detente Possible as US, Iran Presidents Schedule Meeting

Detente Possible as US, Iran Presidents Schedule Meeting
The presidents of America and Iran may meet briefly next week for the first time, marking a symbolic but significant step toward easing their countries' tense relationship.
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Car Bombs Kill 20 in Iraq Weeks After Deadliest Month Since 2008

Car Bombs Kill 20 in Iraq Weeks After Deadliest Month Since 2008
A new wave of car bombs rocked commercial streets in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, killing 20 in the latest apparent attack by hard-line Sunni insurgents aiming to undermine confidence in the Shiite-led government. Meanwhile, Sunni leaders in Basra said unknown gunmen had shot dead 17 Sunnis in the Shiite-dominated city over the past two weeks, following threats to retaliate against them for attacks on Shiites in other parts of Iraq.
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Sameer Yacoub
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PR Firm Spins a Rose-Colored Russia

PR Firm Spins a Rose-Colored Russia
PR firm Ketchum has been shilling for the Russian government for years, placing fluff pieces in numerous outlets including CNBC and The Huffington Post.
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Kerry Rejects Assad's 30-Day Timetable

Kerry Rejects Assad's 30-Day Timetable
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is rejecting Syrian President Bashar Assad's suggestion Thursday that he begin submitting data on his chemical weapons arsenal one month after signing an international chemical weapons ban.
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New-Found Aquifers to Bring Water to Parched Kenya

New-Found Aquifers to Bring Water to Parched Kenya
A remote region of Kenya that suffers from frequent droughts may soon be flush with water after the discovery of huge underground aquifers.
Two aquifers have been identified in the Turkana region of Kenya by using satellite exploration technology. Three other aquifers have been detected but need to be confirmed through drilling.
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