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U.N. Must Battle 'Cold Logic Of Mass Graves,' Obama Says

Nations will disagree about when and how to stop tyrants from committing mass murder, the president told the U.N. General Assembly. But he made the case that the international community must do more to prevent atrocities. Obama also used his address to say the U.S. is encouraged by signs of moderation from Iran.
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Dozens Killed By Strong Quake In Southwestern Pakistan

The 7.7-magnitude temblor struck the southern part of the country. Although there are reports of deaths, it could be several days before the full extent of any damage and destruction is known.
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UPDATED: Obama And Iranian President Rouhani Will Not Meet

White House officials said they offered to have an "encounter" on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, but the Iranians said it was "too complicated" at this point. The leaders of Iran and the United States haven't met since before the 1979 Iranian Revolution.
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Siege Over, Kenya Has 'Defeated The Monster Of Terrorism'

Four days after terrorists attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta told his nation that the crisis has ended. He said at least 61 civilians, 6 security officers and 5 terrorists had been killed. More bodies, though, might still be in the building.
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Double Yolks Found In 6 Consecutive Eggs

In England, a man went to the store and bought a package of six eggs. He cracked the first one open, and found a double yolk. Then he cracked open the second. Two yolks in that one as well. It turns out all six eggs were like that. The chances of that happening:about one in a trillion.
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Volkswagen To End VW Van Production

Sao Paulo, Brazil, is the last place where the iconic vehicle is manufactured. Production is scheduled to stop at the end of the year. In Brazil, many the vans are turned into food trucks or school buses.
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Obama To Appear Before U.N. General Assembly

President Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning. He's expected to talk about the need to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons, and the potential for progress on Iran's nuclear program — among other topics.
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Update On Kenya Mall Attack

The bloody siege at an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, has entered its fourth day. Authorities there are trying to wrap up their standoff with al-Shabab, a group allied with al-Qaida. At least 62 people have been killed.
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Al-Shabab Primer

In a conversation with Bronwyn Burton of the Atlantic Council, Steve Inskeep gets a history of al-Shabab, the Islamist militant group that's claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on a Nairobi mall. She says the attack was aimed more at the West than Kenyans.
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Iran's President Rouhani To Address U.N. For 1st Time

Iran's new president makes his U.N. debut on Tuesday, and Hassan Rouhani's charm offensive appears to be paying off. His foreign minister will be meeting his counterparts from the U.N. Security Council later this week. The possibility of a thaw in the standoff over Iran's nuclear program is just one of the surprising elements to this year's U.N. General Assembly. The other is the possibility of diplomatic progress on Syria.

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