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Kenya attack: 21 confirmed dead in DusitD2 hotel siege

Kenya attack: 21 confirmed dead in DusitD2 hotel siege

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Media playback is unsupported on your device At least 21 people were killed when Somali militants stormed a luxury hotel compound in Nairobi, Kenya's government has confirmed.Hundreds were forced to flee the bloodshed at the DusitD2 hotel and business complex on Tuesday.Some 28 injured people have been admitted to hospital, and Kenya's Red Cross said 19 are still missing.Somalia-based Islamist group al-Shabab said it was behind the attack, which triggered a 19-hour security operation.President Uhuru Kenyatta said the siege ended with five jihadist attackers "eliminated". Kenya has been a target for al-Shabab since October 2011, when it sent its army into Somalia to fight the jihadist group.The BBC's Andrew Harding, in Nairobi, says cowering groups of civil...
All terrorists 'eliminated' after attack on Nairobi hotel

All terrorists 'eliminated' after attack on Nairobi hotel

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The Islamist terrorists who carried out an attack on a luxury Nairobi hotel have all been "eliminated", the country's president has said. Uhuru Kenyatta said the security operation is now over after an almost 20-hour siege that left at least 14 innocent people dead.Police sources and a mortuary official had previously reported that 15 were killed in the attack in Nairobi's well-to-do Westlands neighbourhood. Image: Kenyan security officers took cover behind a moving vehicle as they searched for attackers A British man and an American woman who both died have not yet been identified.Mr Kenyatta said more than 700 civilians have been led to safety after the attack on the DusitD2 hotel and office complex, which includes bars, restaurants,...
20 children injured in Chinese primary school attack

20 children injured in Chinese primary school attack

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A male attacker injured 20 children Tuesday inside a primary school in China's capital, officials said. Three of the children have serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the Xicheng district government said on its social media account, adding that the attack took place at 11:17 a.m. The suspect was apprehended at the scene and an investigation has been launched, the statement said. All of the injured children are receiving hospital treatment. Authorities did not say what weapon, if any, was used. Police in Xicheng, a major district of Beijing, declined to comment when reached by phone. The primary school, Beijing No. 1 Affiliated Elementary School of Xuanwu Normal School, was founded in 1908. According to the school's website, it has 2,537 students and 199 teaching personnel. Many sc...
German cyber officials defend handling of mass data attack

German cyber officials defend handling of mass data attack

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Germany's cybersecurity authority has defended its handling of a mass data attack on hundreds of politicians, after criticism it did not tell the police about the breach for weeks.The agency says it was not aware of the full extent of a systematic leak of information until Thursday night.Journalists, celebrities and politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, are among those whose personal data was published online.It is unclear who was responsible.The attacks took place throughout December, but did not become public knowledge until Friday.The contacts, private chats and financial details of figures from every political party - except the far-right AfD - were posted on Twitter.The interior ministry says there is no evidence ...
Sean Cox: Liverpool v Roma attack victim's wife on impact of serious assault

Sean Cox: Liverpool v Roma attack victim's wife on impact of serious assault

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Media playback is not supported on this device "Sean went to a match in April and he never came home, that's the reality of it."This is the stark truth Martina Cox is facing, after her husband Sean Cox was attacked before Liverpool's Champions League semi-final against Roma in April, outside Anfield.She says the attack lasted just 17 seconds. But that 17 seconds will have a lifetime effect on her 53-year-old husband, who now cannot talk, walk or sit up unaided. Described as an "absolutely huge supporter" by his wife, Mr Cox had made a last-minute decision to travel to ...