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  • Tom Hanks Walks Green Carpet at Tokyo Fest's Opening Night

    The 26th edition of the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival opened Oct. 17 with dozens of stars and celebs from Japan, Asia and elsewhere walking the green carpet (made from recycled materials to symbolizes the fest's eco theme) and greeting hundreds of fans and...
  • Watch the video: Security cameras capture terror of Kenya mall attack

    The gunmen appear calm, almost nonchalant as they saunter through a Kenyan shopping mall firing automatic rifles. Terrified shoppers dive for cover as bullets streak by. Security camera video obtained by CNN from the Westgate mall in Nairobi provides...
  • Indians arrest 35 aboard U.S.-owned vessel reportedly carrying weapons

    NEW DELHI -- Indian police say they arrested 35 people aboard a U.S.-owned ship Friday and charged them with entering India’s waters with a large cache of weapons, in a case that spotlights largely unregulated security contractors operating on the...
  • Norwegian friends, family describe Kenya mall attack suspect

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A Somali-born Norwegian said to be a suspect in a deadly assault on a Kenyan shopping mall was described Friday by former classmates and others who knew him as an observant Muslim who struggled to fit in after his family fled...
  • Suspect in Kenya mall attack said to be a Somali-born Norwegian

    Suspect in Kenya mall attack said to be a Somali-born Norwegian
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Kenyan and Norwegian authorities are investigating the possible involvement of a 23-year-old Somali-born Norwegian in a devastating attack last month on a shopping mall in Kenya, officials said Friday. The Somali terror...
  • Tom Hanks' 'Captain Phillips' to premiere at N.Y. Film Festival

    Tom Hanks' 'Captain Phillips' to premiere at N.Y. Film Festival
    “Captain Phillips,” Paul Greengrass’ fact-based story of the hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship by Somali pirates, will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival. Organizers announced the news Monday, saying the Tom Hanks film...
  • Four killed in Kenyan riots after slaying of Islamic cleric

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Four people were killed and a Christian church was burned in riots in the Kenyan city of Mombasa on Friday that followed the killing of a Muslim cleric the previous night. The Kenya Red Cross Society said seven other people...
  • Why would Somali militants attack a Kenyan shopping mall?

    Why would Somali militants attack a Kenyan shopping mall?
    Shabab, the Al Qaeda-affiliated Somali militant group claiming responsibility for a deadly assault Saturday on an upscale Nairobi shopping mall, has been implicated in a string of attacks in Kenya in recent years. The group has been issuing threats...
  • Four gunmen named in attack on mall in Kenya

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Kenyan security officials Saturday named four of the terrorists who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall two weeks ago and released CCTV footage of four gunmen walking calmly through the mall, talking on cellphones and carrying...
  • Look for tip-offs from UN General Assembly meeting

    PARIS -- You're probably thinking that there are better things to watch than the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly -- like maybe something featuring narcissistic birdbrains or pretentious toddlers. But you can actually get all of the...
  • U.S. forces carry out raids in Somalia and Libya targeting terror suspects

    WASHINGTON -- Navy SEALs carried out a predawn raid Saturday against a suspected Shabab leader in Somalia who is believed to have planned the group's deadly attack last month on a shopping mall in Kenya, two U.S. officials said. Also Saturday, a...
  • U.S. targets Al Qaeda, Shabab leaders in Libya, Somalia

    WASHINGTON — U.S. forces conducted raids in Somalia and Libya on Saturday targeting suspected militant leaders, including one tied to the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in East Africa. In an unusual operation in Tripoli, the Libyan capital,...