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Kenyan security chiefs must testify in Nairobi mall attack

NAIROBI, Kenya — Amid reports that there were unheeded warnings of a terrorist attack on Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall, turf wars between police and army units and friendly fire fatalities, a Kenyan parliamentary committee has summoned security chiefs to explain what went wrong.<p>The security …

Al-Shabab Shifts Focus From Territory To Terrorism

Al-Shabab has been around for years as a militia group fighting for territory in Somalia.<p>When al-Shabab militants, dressed in casual clothes, turned up in a ritzy shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, last weekend and gunned down men, women and children, the group shifted from an insurgent movement to a …

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Crossroads Kenya rejects terrorists' bid to sow strife between communities

On most mornings on the street adjoining the Westgate mall, the scene of the ghastly attack in Nairobi last week, one would encounter dozens of hawkers peddling wares to passing motorists.<p>Among the pet rabbits, exotic dogs and boutique furniture was a stall stocked full with the sky-blue jersey of …

New massive earthquake rocks southwest Pakistan

A major earthquake rocked Pakistan's southwest Saturday, sending people running into the street in panic just days after another quake in the same region killed 359 people, officials said.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey said on its website that a 6.8 magnitude quake was felt in Pakistan's southwestern …