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Police: Al-Shabab Militants Kill 28 In Kenya Bus
Associated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22:  Police officials say al-Shabab militants from Somalia have hijacked a bus in northern Kenya and killed 28 non-Muslims on board.

The two police officers said Saturday that the bus traveling to the capital Nairobi was hijacked 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Mandera town. The officers say the gunmen singled out non-Muslims and shot them dead.
Indian Lawmaker Arrested In Financial Scam
Associated Press
NEW DELHI, Nov 21 : India´s federal investigative agency says it has arrested an opposition national lawmaker for allegedly stealing funds from a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that collapsed in eastern India.

The scam left hundreds of thousands of investors penniless.
Bomb Kills 2 Soldiers In Northwestern Pakistan
Associated Press
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 21:  A police official says a roadside bomb has struck an army vehicle in northwestern Pakistan, killing two soldiers.

The official, Roohullah Bangash, says the bomb exploded as the army vehicle passed by on a road on the outskirts of the city of Peshawar.
2 Chinese Activists Face Closed-door Hearings
Associated Press
BEIJING, Nov 21: Two closed-door hearings of prominent Chinese activists Friday drew sharp criticism for chilling freedom of expression as Chinese authorities tighten oversight of public speech.

Veteran journalist Gao Yu, 70, went on trial Friday in closed-door proceedings in Beijing on accusations of leaking state secrets. Police and plainclothes agents blocked journalists from accessing the Beijing No. 3 People´s Intermediate Court, but confirmed proceedings were underway.
Kerry To Join Iran Nuclear Talks In Vienna
Associated Press
PARIS, Nov 20: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna later Thursday to join high-level nuclear negotiations with Iran as a deadline for an agreement fast approaches.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Kerry would be going to the Austrian capital from Paris to "check in" on the talks. It was not yet determined how long he would stay in Vienna, leaving open the possibility that he might not remain until Monday´s deadline for a deal. Kerry is to meet with the U.S. negotiating team in Vienna late Thursday before scheduling meetings with other participants.
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