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A historic defeat in the U.K.

International | Will the nation’s separation from the EU become ‘Brextinct’ or a ‘hard Brexit’?
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/16/19, 11:51 am

BRITAIN: A debate is underway in Parliament ahead of a no-confidence vote for Prime Minister Theresa May’s government, after the House of Commons voted Tuesday to reject the plan for the country’s exit from the European Union.

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At least 14 dead in Kenyan hotel attack

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/16/19, 11:19 am

Kenyan security forces have killed the gunmen who carried out a deadly attack Tuesday in which 14 people died, including one American, at a hotel complex in Nairobi, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Wednesday. “All the terrorists have been eliminated,” Kenyatta said in a televised address. Authorities evacuated more than 700 people during the attack, which began mid-afternoon. Four armed militants set off car bombs outside a bank and stormed the hotel, followed by a suicide bombing in the lobby, national Police Chief Joseph Boinnet said.

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Al-Shabaab attacks Kenyan capital

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 1/15/19, 11:25 am

The Somalia-based Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an ongoing attack on a hotel complex in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Witnesses said at least four armed men rushed into the complex, which also includes banks and offices. Explosions and the sound of gunfire followed. Responding authorities helped people evacuate the building as ambulances and firefighters arrived. Police spokesman Charles Owino said security forces deployed the anti-terrorism unit.

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