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  • Kenya mall attack: AlShabaab claims it is still holding hostages September 24, 2013

    The terrorist group that attacked a Nairobi mall and killed at least 60 people says it is still holding hostages alive inside and that its fighters are "still holding their ground." The Twitter messages posted on Tuesday by the alQaedalinked rebel group alShabaab came after Kenyan government assurances of success in...
  • Kenya mall attack: Bangalore man Sudarshan B Nagaraj among those killed September 24, 2013

    Nairobi: One more Indian was killed during the Nairobi mall siege taking the total toll of Indians killed during the hostage crisis to three. The terror siege at the Westgate mall in Kenya's Nairobi continues for the fourth day now. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin confirmed that Bangaloreresident Sudarshan...
  • Kenya mall attack: Indianorigin radio presenter among those killed September 24, 2013

    Abuja: Ruhila AdatiaSood, a popular media personality of Indianorigin, was among 69 people killed when Islamist militants besieged a swanky mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Ruhila was in the rooftop car park of Westgate mall as part of a team hosting a cooking competition for small children at the...
  • Kenya says all hostages freed in Nairobi mall siege, at least 62 dead September 24, 2013

    Kenya said its security forces had taken control of the Nairobi shopping mall where Islamist fighters killed at least 62 people, and that police were doing a final sweep of shops early Tuesday after the last of the hostages had been rescued. There was an eerie silence outside the mall after...
  • Kenya mall attack: 62 dead, Red Cross officials say 65 still missing September 24, 2013

    Nairobi: The terror siege at the Westgate mall in Kenya's Nairobi continues for the fourth day now. At least 62 people have been killed including two Indians and ten people of Indian origin. Kenyan forces say three of the Al Shabaab terrorists are also dead. The Army claims it is...
  • Several Americans among terrorists who attacked Nairobi mall: Kenya official September 24, 2013

    Kenya's foreign minister says "two or three Americans" and "one Brit" were among those who attacked a Nairobi shopping mall. More than 60 people have been killed in the assault on the upscale mall, which has lasted for three days. The foreign minister, Amina Mohamed, said in an interview with PBS'...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 23, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Nairobi to Peshawar: Is this the new chilling face of 26/11 like global terror? September 23, 2013

    The terror attack in Nairobi is still on with ten people still being held as hostage. 69 people have died so far in the attack and the fear of an increase in the death tolls persists while at least 60 died in Pakistan after two suicide bombers on Sunday morning...
  • News 360: 2 Indians among 69 people killed in Kenya mall attack September 23, 2013

    The terror attack in Nairobi is still on with ten hostages still being held as hostage. The 2 Indians among 69 people have died so far in the attack and the fear of an increase in the death toll persists. ...
  • Final assault at Nairobi mall, death toll rises to 69 September 23, 2013

    Kenyan security forces on Monday stepped up their onslaught against the Al Qaedaallied Al Shabaab gunmen to end a siege of Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi and free hostages held by the gunmen who on Saturday stormed into the popular mall frequented by wealthy Kenyans and expatriates in Nairobi. The final...
  • Indian shot in Kenya mall for failing to answer query on Islam September 23, 2013

    Abuja: An Indian man was shot when he failed to answer a question on Islam asked by Somalian militants who were holding hostages after killing 68 people at an upmarket mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The heavily armed gunmen belonging to Al Qaedalinked Somali militant group Al Shabaab, reports...
  • Nairobi mall siege to end soon: Kenyan military September 23, 2013

    Nairobi: The terror attack in Nairobi is still on with ten hostages still being held as hostage. 69 people have died so far in the attack and the fear of an increase in the death toll persists. A CCTV footage of the attack that has been recovered from inside the...
  • Kenya mall attack: Death toll reaches 68, fresh gunfire heard September 23, 2013

    Nairobi: Reports of fresh fresh gunfire came from inside the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, where siege continues for the third day. This came even as military authorities say the siege is close to an end. At least 68 people have been killed including two Indians and more than 175...
  • Kenya mall attack: Officials say siege may end soon, death toll 68 September 23, 2013

    Nairobi: More than 24 hours after the Al Shabaab terrorists stormed Nairobi's Westgate mall and fired at civilians, military authorities say the siege is close to an end. At least 68 people have been killed including two Indians and more than 175 injured. Hour on hour, casualties of the Nairobi...
  • Kenya mall attack: 59 killed, 30 people still in hostage September 22, 2013

    Nairobi: A day after the Nairobi attack took place, 30 people are still in hostage inside the Nairobi shopping mall where gunmen had killed at least 59 people on Saturday and injured 200 others. The casualties of the mall attack poured into hospitals hour on hour. The Kenyan Police are...
  • Indian victims of Kenya mall attack named by official sources September 22, 2013

    Two Indian families came in the line of gunfire by Islamist militants in an upscale mall in Nairobi, with two Indians, including an eight yearold boy, among the 59 fatalities. Four Indians were among the 200 injured in the hail of bullets fired inside the popular Westgate shopping mall on Saturday,...
  • Manmohan Singh condemns Nairobi terror attack September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday condemned the terror attack in Kenya's capital Nairobi and called for a global effort to control violence. In a condolence letter to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Manmohan Singh said, "A concerted global effort is required to control such mindless violence." The prime minister directed the...
  • 59 dead, 175 injured in mall attack, says Kenya's Cabinet secretary September 22, 2013

    Kenya's interior Cabinet secretary says at least 59 people were killed and 175 wounded in the attack by al-Qaeda-linked terrorists at an upscale mall in Nairobi. Joseph Lenku said on Sunday that about 1,000 people have been rescued so far from the Westgate mall. The gunmen remain inside with hostages nearly 24...
  • Nairobi mall attack: Natarajan family requests for privacy September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Two Indians were among 43 killed in an attack on an upmarket shopping mall in Kenya's national capital on Saturday, raising concern and drawing global condemnation. The two Indians have been identified as 40-year-old IT professional Sridhar Natarajan and an eight-year-old child Paramshu Jain. Natarajan family said, "This is...
  • Nairobi attack a new form of war: Narendra Modi September 22, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister condoled the attack in Nairobi in which two Indians among 39 people were killed. He said, "We condole those who lost their lives. I am sure the Kenyan government will uproot the elements who committed this." He also said the attack at a mall in Nairobi on...
  • Kenya mall attack: 39 people killed, 150 injured September 22, 2013

    A fierce shootout erupted between police and terrorists who opened fire at a crowded mall in Nairobi in Kenya. ...
  • Two Indians among 43 killed in Kenya mall attack September 22, 2013

    Nairobi: Two Indians were amongst 43 killed in an attack on an upmarket shopping mall in Kenya's national capital on Saturday, raising concern and drawing global condemnation. The two Indians have been identified as 40-year-old IT professional Sridhar Natarajan and an eight-year-old child Paramshu Jain. Around 150 people have been injured...
  • 39 killed in Kenya mall attack claimed by militants September 22, 2013

    As many as 39 people were killed in an attack on an upmarket shopping mall in Kenya's national capital on Saturday, raising concern and drawing global condemnation. A security operation to rescue people from the popular mall, frequented by wealthy Kenyans and foreigners, was still underway till last report, Xinhua reported. Kenyan...
  • Gunmen kill 20, injure 50 at a mall in Kenya September 21, 2013

    At least 20 people were killed and 50 wounded when gunmen opened fire in a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, according to the Kenyan Red Cross. Shoppers were still being held hostage on the third floor of the building while police have taken control of the first and...
  • Ezekiel Kemboi wins men's steeplechase at World Championships August 15, 2013

    Moscow: Ezekiel Kemboi won his third straight world championship title Thursday in the men's steeplechase, finishing just ahead of Kenyan teammate Conseslus Kipruto. Kemboi, who has also won two Olympic titles, won the race in 8 minutes, 6.01 seconds. Kipruto took silver in 8:06.37 and Mahiedine Mekhissi of France, a twotime...
  • Fire closes Kenya's international airport in Nairobi August 7, 2013

    Nairobi: A fire engulfed Kenya's main airport on Wednesday, choking a vital travel and trade gateway to east Africa, witnesses and officials said. Firefighters struggled to contain the blaze at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, the region's busiest, that started early in the morning in the immigration section of the...
  • Tough to retain marathon title, says Edna Kiplagat July 26, 2013

    Iten: Kenya's Edna Kiplagat said successfully defending her marathon title at next month's world championships in Moscow will be more difficult than her maiden win because as the holder she is the woman to beat. "Defending is hard," Kiplagat told Reuters in an interview at Iten, a small village in...
  • Kenya's Silas Kiplagat eyes World Championships gold July 21, 2013

    Nairobi: Kenya failed to win the men's 1,500 metres gold medal at the London Games, but 2011 World Championships runnerup Silas Kiplagat is ready to make amends at the Moscow Worlds next month. Kiplagat only finished fourth at London, reports Xinhua. "It was disappointing for me and everyone, but I tried...
  • Defending 800m champion Rudisha to miss World meet July 16, 2013

    Nairobi: World 800m Champion David Rudisha will not recover in time to defend his title at the Moscow edition next month. The Olympic champion wrote to Athletics Kenya on Monday ending any doubts about his chances of defending his title, reports Xinhua. "I regret that I will not be able to...
  • Olympic champion Kemboi beaten at Kenyan trials July 13, 2013

    Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champion Ezekiel Kemboi was beaten by teenager Conseslus Kipruto at the Kenyan trials for the world athletics championships on Saturday but still made the team for Moscow next month. Teenager Kipruto, who won gold medals at the 2011 world youth championships in Lille, France, and the world...