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Kenya attack death toll rises to 21; siege over

Kenyan security forces have killed all five attackers who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel complex, taking at least 21 lives and causing hundreds to flee, according to authorities. At least 50 people believed to have been in the compound remained unaccounted for on Wednesday, the Kenya Red Cross said, raising[…]

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Gunmen storm Nairobi hotel complex

Gunmen have stormed an upscale hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital, setting off loud blasts and sending people fleeing for their lives following a coordinated assault claimed by the Somalia-based al-Shabab armed group. More than 16 hours after the attack began at Nairobi’s Dusit hotel complex, which also[…]

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Security tight for Kenyatta inauguration

Security has been stepped up in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, ahead of the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term in office. More than 20 heads of state or senior ministers are expected to attend. Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, who boycotted a re-run of the presidential poll, has[…]

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Statements begin in 1998 embassy bombings trial

Opening statements are likely in the trial of a man charged in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. Khaled al-Fawwaz is being tried alone after one co-defendant pleaded guilty and another died this month. The attacks in Kenya and Tanzania killed 224 people, including a dozen Americans. Al-Fawwaz[…]

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