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Nairobi Mall Attack: Civilians Remain Hostages; Dozens Dead

A standoff that began with a shocking attack at a Kenyan mall Saturday is in its second day, with civilians held hostage by gunmen in the upscale shopping center. The authorities say they have isolated the attackers. Red Cross officials report 68 deaths and at least 200 wounded.
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Somali President Tries To Pull Country Out Of Emergency

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says Somalia needs international help to move into recovery and then toward development. During his year in office, Mohamud has lead an effort to drive out the extremist group al-Shabab, which has terrorized cities and towns across the country.
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The Last Tweets From An American Jihadist In Somalia

Omar Hammami was a bright Alabama kid who turned into a self-described terrorist in Somalia. In the months preceding Hammami's sudden death, journalist J.M. Berger struck up a conversation with him on Twitter.
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Standoff, Gunfire Continue At Nairobi Mall

Gunmen and hostages remain inside a Kenyan shopping mall 24 hours after a shooting that left at least 39 dead and more than 150 wounded.
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Historic Thaw Possible In U.S., Iran Relations

Iran's new president wrote in a Washington Post op-ed that he wants to move "beyond impasses." Host Rachel Martin talks to Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council about the apparent warming relations between the U.S. and Iran.
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Bo Xilai's Life Sentence Reveals China's Leadership Problem

A court found former top Chinese official Bo Xilai guilty of corruption after one of the highest-profile political trials of recent years. Media coverage of the earlier court hearings transfixed audiences with details of murder, a love triangle, and lavish official life styles.
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An Introduction To What's New And What's Next

The online magazine Ozy launched Monday, offering readers a streamlined site with original reporting and a look at trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson talks about his vision for the site.
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Attack In Nairobi Turns Mall Into A Battlefield

Gunmen attacked an upscale Mall in Nairobi Saturday, killing at least 30, according to the Red Cross. Kenyan forces have been fighting the gunmen who remain in the mall.
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The U.S. Has More Guns, But Russia Has More Murders

A prominent Russian lawmaker mocked the U.S. during the mass shooting in Washington this week. But statistics show that Russia has more killings each year than the U.S. despite a much smaller population.
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North Korea Cancels Plans For Cross-Border Family Reunions

A chance for families in South and North Korea to meet long-lost relatives has been put off, as North Korea canceled reunions that were to take place in the coming week. A South Korean official called the decision "inhumane" Saturday.

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