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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Boastful 9/11 Mastermind

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who says he masterminded the worst attacks on U.S. soil "from A to Z," has dedicated his life to plotting against the West.

Mohammed and four co-accused were in court Saturday to be arraigned, clearing the way for a long-delayed, high-profile trial of the men charged with plotting the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Red Cross Says 50 Dead in Kenya Rains Since March

At least 50 people have died as a result of heavy rains lashing Kenya since March, the country's Red Cross said Saturday.

In the latest incident on Friday night, seven people drowned about 20 kilometers southwest of Nairobi as rains swept the capital and its surrounding region, it said.

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9/11 Mastermind, Co-Plotters in Guantanamo Court

The self-confessed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and four co-accused appeared in a Guantanamo Bay court Saturday to be arraigned, all facing the death penalty if convicted.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-defendants -- being seen in public for the first time in three years -- were to be formally charged with planning and executing the September 11, 2001, attacks that killed 2,976 people in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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Russia Names Brother, Sister as Suicide Bombers

A brother and sister were believed to have carried out suicide bombings in Russia's Dagestan that killed at least 13 people and injured more than a hundred, the regional president said Saturday.

"The names of the suicide bombers have been preliminarily established. They are the brother and sister Rizvan and Muslimat Aliyev," Magomedsalam Magomedov told the parliament, according to ITAR-TASS news agency.

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Rival Rallies to Hit Moscow ahead of Putin Inauguration

Vladimir Putin supporters unveiled plans on Saturday to draw more than 50,000 people onto the streets of Moscow in a show of force ahead of the strongman's inauguration to a third presidential term.

Russia's current prime minister will take back the Kremlin seat he already held from 2000-2008 during a swearing-in ceremony on Monday that follows his thumping March 4 election win against only token opposition.

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France Holds Breath ahead of Tight Vote

France held its breath Saturday on the eve of a presidential election that Socialist Francois Hollande was predicted to win despite incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy closing the gap after wooing the far-right.

Political speeches and new opinion polls have been banned since a particularly ferocious campaign ended on Friday night, but the last poll published ahead of the deadline forecast a 52-48 percent win for Hollande.

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Europe Braces for Crunch Greek Election

Not only Greece but also Europe braced Saturday for an election that polls indicate will decimate the two main parties and fail to produce a clear winner, sparking market fears about fresh Eurozone turmoil.

In comments widely quoted by Greek newspapers on the eve of Sunday's vote, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said that if Greece's new government deviated from its commitments the country would have to "bear the consequences."

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Obama 'Ready to Go' with First Campaign Rallies

U.S. President Barack Obama holds his first official reelection rallies Saturday at an unfortunate moment, as signs of the strong economic rebound he hopes to ride to a second term seem to be dimming.

Introduced by popular First Lady Michelle Obama, the president will seek to fire up the vast army of supporters that swept him into the White House four years ago, with "Ready to Go" rallies in swing states Ohio and Virginia.

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Obama Says Time for 'Nation-building' in U.S.

U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday called for renewed focus on "nation-building here at home" after a decade of war in Afghanistan, as he prepared to hit the campaign trail in Ohio and Virginia.

In his weekly address, Obama recapped his trip earlier in the week to Afghanistan, where he signed a strategic partnership agreement with President Hamid Karzai and marked the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden.

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Nepal Flood Leaves Thirteen Dead and Russian Tourists Missing

A river near one of Nepal's most popular Himalayan resorts killed 13 people and left 17 missing -- including three Russian tourists -- when it burst its banks and swept away a village Saturday.

Most of the dead appeared to be locals, said conservationist Bishnu Paudel, who described how terrified people had fled to the hills to escape the sudden deluge.

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