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Police response to Kenyan mall attack draws criticism

Nairobi, Kenya


Many Kenyans are saying that the national security services bungled the response to a mall attack that killed more than 60 men, women and children. Police officers and soldiers could not communicate with each other — their radios were on different frequencies, Kenyan officials said. Rescuers did not have blueprints for several hours, relying instead on printouts of rough floor plans from the Westgate Mall website — that is, before it crashed after people around the world overloaded the site. Also, some of Kenya's best soldiers needed to be flown in from Somalia.

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Netanyahu slams Iranian president

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel sought to shred the credibility of Iran's new president Tuesday, using his annual speech at the United Nations to cast Hasan Rouhani as a man who could not be trusted and to press the international community to keep up sanctions to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb.


WASHINGTON: The State Department says three Venezuelan diplomats are being expelled in response to a decision by the Venezuelan government to expel three U.S. officials there. The department said it rejected allegations of U.S. government involvement in any conspiracy to destabilize the Venezuelan government.

GOLDEN, COLO.: A teen charged with kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl pleaded guilty Tuesday to all 15 charges against him. Austin Sigg, 18, could be sent to life in prison for the slaying of Jessica Ridgeway.

Times wires

Police response to Kenyan mall attack draws criticism 10/01/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 11:49pm]
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