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Police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in Kenya bus

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.
Two police officers said that the bus traveling to the capital Nairobi with 60 passengers was hijacked 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the town Mandera near Kenya's border with Somalia. The officers insisted on anonymity out of fear of reprisals because of an order from Kenya's police chief that officers should not speak to the media.

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Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) - Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests erupted four years ago, but a boycott called by the country's opposition threatens to overshadow the poll.
A collection of opposition groups including al-Wefaq, the country's most organized and popular Shiite group, is urging supporters to stay away from the polls. Al-Wefaq accuses the government of not taking seriously enough reform efforts and improving reconciliation between supporters of

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Analysis: Obama holds upper hand on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment.
With the public favoring changes in the current immigration system, the Republicans' best short-term response

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Influx of cheap Peruvian quinoa riles Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - International demand for quinoa continues to boom, and that's fueling an increasingly bitter commercial feud between Bolivia and Peru, the two main producers of the Andean "superfood."
The fight pits hardscrabble, traditional organic growers mostly in Bolivia's semi-arid highlands against upstart Peruvian agribusinesses concentrated on the Pacific coast that include heavy pesticide users. Peru is about to overtake Bolivia as the top exporter, worrying Bolivians about their ability to compete.

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Islamic State group's drive for Kobani is blunted

BEIRUT (AP) - More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged Syrian Kurdish town, but the drive has been blunted.
Helped by more than 270 airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition, the border town's unwavering Kurdish defenders are gaining momentum - a potentially bruising reversal for the extremists who only a few weeks ago appeared to be unstoppable.

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