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  • First witness testifies in Hague trial of Kenya's deputy president

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — An anonymous Kenyan woman made history Tuesday as the first witness to testify against a sitting government leader at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. The woman, known simply as Witness 536, testified for...
  • Russia says no proof Syria's government carried out chemical attack

    MOSCOW -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that a report by United Nations weapons inspectors provided no proof that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces were responsible for a chemical attack last month. Lavrov’s...
  • Brazil postpones state visit to U.S. over Snowden spying leaks

    Brazil postpones state visit to U.S. over Snowden spying leaks
    WASHINGTON -- A state visit to the U.S. by the president of Brazil was put on hold Tuesday in the latest diplomatic fallout from leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about U.S. spying tactics. Documents leaked by Snowden...
  • In Tanzania, a couple joins the animals' great migration

    In Tanzania, a couple joins the animals' great migration
    ARUSHA, Tanzania -- Fire was the last thing my husband, Steve, and I expected on our trip to Tanzania for a 12-day safari. Yet here we were in our Land Cruiser, bouncing along rutted dirt roads through walls of fire. Our hosts reassuringly explained...
  • Kenya mall attack: Death toll hits 39; reports of Americans injured

    Kenya mall attack: Death toll hits 39; reports of Americans injured
    This post has been corrected. See bottom for details. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- At least 39 people were killed and 150 injured Saturday when masked gunmen stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, shooting people and taking...
  • Upscale Kenyan mall becomes terrifying battle zone in deadly attack

    Upscale Kenyan mall becomes terrifying battle zone in deadly attack
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Cafes were humming with a weekend lunch crowd. Visitors were anticipating a competition for child chefs. Suddenly, Nairobi's Westgate Mall erupted in gunfire and explosions, sending people scurrying for safety,...
  • 'Major engagement' reported with militants at Kenya shopping mall

    NAIROBI, Kenya -- Kenya’s security forces were reported to be closing in on Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen holding hostages in an upscale shopping mall late Sunday, as a major explosion rocked the building around nightfall. Earlier Sunday, Israeli...
  • Many hostages said to be rescued in Kenya shopping mall attack

    Many hostages said to be rescued in Kenya shopping mall attack
    NAIROBI -- Kenyan security forces have rescued most of the hostages held by militants in a Nairobi shopping mall after a terror attack, a military official said late Sunday. The Kenyan military spokesman said on Twitter that by 11 p.m., "Most of the...
  • Kenya mall attack: Al Shabab claims responsibility; up to 30 killed

    Kenya mall attack: Al Shabab claims responsibility; up to 30 killed
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group Al Shabab claimed responsibility on Twitter on Saturday for an attack on a Nairobi, Kenya, shopping mall that killed at least 11 people and as many as 30, according to conflicting...
  • San Diego woman among those wounded in Kenya attack

    San Diego woman among those wounded in Kenya attack
    A 26-year-old woman from San Diego was among those wounded in the terrorist attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Elaine Dang, a graduate of Torrey Pines High School and UC Berkeley, was with co-workers when gunfire broke out at the Westgate...
  • Nairobi mall shooting leaves at least 11 dead amid conflicting reports

    Nairobi mall shooting leaves at least 11 dead amid conflicting reports
    JOHANNESBURG -- At least 11 people were killed Saturday after masked gunmen attacked an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. The gunmen reportedly took others hostage in what police described as a terrorist attack, with witnesses...
  • Kenya shopping mall massacre: Gunfire erupts again at dawn Monday

    NAIROBI, Kenya -- Heavy gunfire broke out again at dawn Monday at the Nairobi shopping mall where an attack by Somali militants Saturday killed at least 68 people. The Kenyan military said late Sunday that it had rescued most of the hostages inside...