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Gunmen kill 15 in Kenya hotel compound attack claimed by Somali Islamists

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people and sending workers diving under desks to escape an attack claimed by Somalia-based Islamist group al Shabaab. Nearly 11 hours after the assault began at Nairobi’s upscale 14 Riverside Drive complex,…
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Iran satellite launch fails after U.S. warning

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Iran’s bid to launch a satellite has failed, Telecoms Minister Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi said on Tuesday, after it ignored U.S. warnings to avoid such activity. Washington warned Tehran this month against undertaking three planned rocket launches that it said would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution because they use ballistic missile technology.…
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Vice President Pence calls Venezuelan opposition leader in show of support

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks after a meeting with President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats about the U.S. government partial shutdown and the president's demand for a border wall in the Situation Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File PhotoWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said…
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Venezuela Congress and U.S. government ratchet up pressure on Maduro

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CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition-run Congress declared President Nicolas Maduro a “usurper” on Tuesday, and the U.S. government indicated its support for an opposition leader, ratcheting up pressure on the socialist president as he embarks on a disputed second term. Juan Guaido, President of the Venezuela's National Assembly, attends a session in Caracas, Venezuela January…
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Wounded victims of militant attack still trapped inside Kenya hotel complex: emergency responder

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A policeman takes position at the scene where explosions and gunshots were heard at the Dusit hotel compound, in Nairobi, Kenya January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Baz RatnerNAIROBI (Reuters) - Multiple wounded victims of a militant attack are still trapped inside an upscale Kenya hotel complex nearly eleven hours after the attack began, an emergency responder told…
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British, American killed in militant attack in Kenya capital: mortuary

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Security forces surround the Dusit hotel compound, where gunmen are holding out, in Nairobi, Kenya January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Baz RatnerNAIROBI (Reuters) - A British man and an American man were among 15 people killed in a militant attack in the Kenya capital, a mortuary worker told Reuters on Wednesday. The bodies were identified based on…