Kenya president says attackers behind hotel attack killed

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said all the gunmen behind Nairobi hotel complex attack have been killed and the 19-hour hostage crisis is over. In a national television address, Kenyatta said on Wednesday 14 civilians died in the attack claimed by the al-Shabab armed group. The president said more than 700 civilians were evacuated from the complex.…

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Alleged leader of Chinese consulate attack in Pakistan killed

A Pakistani separatist leader wanted over an attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi in November has been killed along with five others in a suicide blast in Afghanistan, his group has confirmed. Aslam Baloch, a top commander of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) – one of the various armed groups fighting in Pakistan’s restive…

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‘If He’s Hiding, I Will Find Him.’ One Man’s Hunt for the Militants Who Killed His Father

It was dark when Ahmad Sawadi buried his father, the body still clad in the bloodied robe shot through by militants only hours earlier. Mr. Sawadi’s family and friends had risked their lives driving to the cemetery in eastern Syria. Artillery and gunfire between Islamic State fighters and Syria regime forces sounded dangerously close. Standing…

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Chicago braces for verdict in trial of cop who killed black teen

Chicago, Illinois – A jury in Chicago began its deliberation on Thursday in one of the most closely-watched murder trials in recent memory in a city riven by racial divides, gun violence and police brutality. Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer, shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times on the night of October 20,…

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Who Killed Toys ‘R’ Us? Hint: It Wasn’t Only Amazon

When Toys “R” Us sought bankruptcy protection last September, there was good reason to believe the iconic retailer would work through its problems and emerge a leaner but viable company. Its suppliers were confident enough they continued to fill its shelves with toys. On March 15, however, to the surprise of most people involved, the…

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‘Like twins’: Gaza mourns teenage boys killed in Israeli air raid

Umm Luay zooms in on a photograph on her mobile phone and kisses the screen, again and again. In the photo, her son, Luay Kaheel, is seen smiling alongside his friend, Amir al-Nimra. The two teenagers, 16 and 15 respectively, died on Saturday minutes after an Israeli air raid hit the rooftop of a building in Gaza…

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Two Agree to Plea Deals in Oakland Concert Fire That Killed 36, Lawyer Says

OAKLAND, Calif.—A tentative plea deal has been reached for two defendants in connection with a Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 partygoers at an unlicensed concert in 2016, lawyers said on Friday. Attorneys for Derick Almena and Max Harris expect the two men to formally agree to plea deals on Tuesday. Tyler Smith and…

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