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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on attack in Nairobi, Kenya

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21 September 2013 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the terrorist attack that took place at a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, which has claimed the lives of many, and left many more injured. At this point, we can confirm that two Canadians have died, including one Canadian diplomat. […]

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30 killed, over 60 wounded in Nairobi mall terror attack

By   /  September 21, 2013  /  All News, EAST AFRICA, Kenya  /  No Comments

NAIROBI: Masked attackers stormed a packed upmarket shopping mall in Nairobi on Saturday, spraying gunfire and killing 30 people and wounding dozens more before holing themselves up in the complex. The gunmen were “pinned down” after hours of painstaking evacuations, with police going shop to shop to secure the Westgate shopping mall, a security source […]

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Funeral bombing, other attacks in Iraq kill 65

By   /  September 21, 2013  /  All News, Iraq, MIDDLE EAST  /  No Comments

Citizens inspect the aftermath of two blasts on a commercial street in central Baghdad in this Sept. 18, 2013, photo. A new wave of bombings killed at least 65 people in Iraq on Saturday, officials said. (AP) SAMEER N. YACOUB | AP Published — Saturday 21 September 2013 BAGHDAD: A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden […]

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Weekly Address: Congress Must Act Now to Pass a Budget and Raise the Debt Ceiling

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BLOG BY Matt Compton Deputy Director of Online Content for the Office of Digital Strategy Matt Compton joined the White House in October of 2011 and currently serves as the Deputy Director of Online Content. Prior to this role, he was the Director of New Media Campaigns for the Democratic National Committee. Earlier, he worked […]

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UN chief ‘following closely and with alarm’ the attack in Nairobi

By   /  September 21, 2013  /  All News  /  No Comments

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 21 September 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta about today’s attack on a shopping centre in the capital city of Nairobi. Mr. Ban “is following closely and with alarm” the developments and is being regularly briefed by his senior advisers, a United Nations […]

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UN envoy condemns “shocking murder” of abducted Israeli soldier

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UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Serry briefs the Security Council. UN Photo/Rick Bajorna 21 September 2013 – The top United Nations official for the Middle East peace process today condemned the abduction and killing of an off-duty Israeli soldier, and emphasized the need for calm on the ground during this […]

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On International Day, UN calls for investment in peace education

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United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) marks the 32nd International Day of Peace with a ceremony at its headquarters in Naquora. UN Photo/UNIFIL 21 September 2013 – Education is vital for building peaceful societies and fostering global citizenship, senior United Nations officials today said marking the International Day of Peace with calls for greater […]

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Election Period in review: September 14-20, 2013

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  Rwanda      (Sep 16, 2013) Preliminary results have been released by the National Election Commission in Rwanda for their parliamentary elections. Elections in Rwanda occur over three days; on the first day 53 members are elected by closed-list proportional representation, while on the second day 3 members are elected indirectly to represent youths and […]

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Happy 54th Independence day to Mali – Independence from France on 22 Sept 1960.

By   /  September 21, 2013  /  All News, INDEPENDENCE DAY, Mali, WESTERN AFRICA  /  No Comments

Mali i/ˈmɑːli/, officially the Republic of Mali (French: République du Mali, French pronunciation: ​[maˈli]), is a landlocked country in West Africa. Mali is bordered by Algeria to the north, Niger to the east, Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire to the south, Guinea to the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania to the west. Its size is just […]

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Happy 106th Independence day to Bulgaria – Independence from the Ottoman Empire on 22 Sept 1908.

By   /  September 21, 2013  /  All News, Bulgaria, EASTERN EUROPE, INDEPENDENCE DAY  /  No Comments

Bulgaria i/bʌlˈɡɛəriə/ (Bulgarian: България, IPA: [bɤ̞ɫˈɡarijɐ]), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Република България, IPA: [rɛ’publika bɤ̞ɫˈɡarijɐ]), is a country located in Southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. With a territory of 110,994 square […]

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