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14 Injured in Kenya Discotheque Attack Linked to Shebab Militants

A grenade was thrown into a discotheque in the Kenyan capital Nairobi early Monday injuring 14 people, all Kenyans, in an attack police linked with recent threats made by Somali Shebab insurgents.

"Yes, we are linking the grenade attack to the threats that have been issued by Shebab and that is why I am appealing to city residents to be vigilant and cooperate with our officers," Antony Kibuchi, provincial police chief for Nairobi, said.

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Kirchner Celebrates Re-election Landslide in Argentina

President Cristina Kirchner celebrated a landslide re-election victory in Argentine elections Sunday, giving an emotional speech a year after the death of her husband and political partner.

"I'm the first woman to be re-elected president. I don't want anything more," the center-left politician said to a rowdy crowd in a Buenos Aires hotel, after partial results gave her more than 53 percent.

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Israel Offers Turkey Aid after Destructive Quake

Israel said Sunday it had offered its assistance to Turkey after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the eastern part of the country, despite ongoing tensions between the formerly close allies.

But Turkey had said that for the time being, they would not need it.

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Afghan Interior Minister Escapes Assassination Attempt

A suicide bomber launched Sunday a failed assassination attempt on Afghan Interior Minister Bismullah Khan in Parwan, north of Kabul, a spokesman for the ministry told Agence France Presse.

"I can confirm a failed assassination attempt on the minister, a suicide bomber was involved, no casualties," Siddiq Siddiqui said, giving no further details.

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Up to 1,000 Feared Dead after 7.3 Quake Hits Turkey

An earthquake of 7.3 magnitude rocked eastern Turkey on Sunday, killing more than 70 people, with a seismological institute saying up to 1,000 people could lie dead under the rubble of dozens of collapsed buildings.

Turkey's strongest earthquake in years struck Van, a large eastern city populated mainly by Kurds.

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Karzai: Kabul would Back Pakistan if Attacked by U.S.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that his country would support Pakistan if it was attacked by either the United States or India.

"If America, India or anyone else attacked Pakistan, we will stand by Pakistan," Karzai said in an interview aired by Pakistan private television channel Geo late Saturday.

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Argentine President Looking at Landslide Victory

President Cristina Fernandez could rest easy ahead of Sunday's elections in Argentina, with polls suggesting a landslide victory over six rivals.

Not that she did: An irrepressible multitasker, she campaigned so hard that blood pressure problems repeatedly forced her to cancel events.

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Panetta Seeks to Build Military Relations with Indonesia

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is looking to build military ties with Indonesia but Washington is watchful that Jakarta honors its commitment to reform its armed forces, accused of rampant rights abuses under Suharto, a U.S. official said Sunday.

In a meeting Sunday with his Indonesian counterpart Purnomo Yusgiantoro on the resort island of Bali, Panetta will discuss regional issues and Washington's growing "military relationship" with Jakarta after a decade-long hiatus, the defense official said.

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Washington Warns of 'Imminent' Attack Threat in Kenya

The U.S. embassy in Nairobi warned Americans on Saturday of an "imminent threat" of attacks possibly targeting foreigners, one week after Kenyan forces crossed into Somalia to hunt down Shebab fighters.

The embassy cited "credible information of an imminent threat of terrorist attacks directed at prominent Kenyan facilities and areas where foreigners are known to congregate, such as malls and night clubs."

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Polls Open for Bulgaria's Presidential, Local Election

Polling stations in Bulgaria opened at 6:00 am (0300 GMT) Sunday for the first round of presidential and local elections, with eve-of-ballot polls predicting a win for the ruling right-wing GERB party of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Some 6.9 million Bulgarians in the country and abroad are eligible to elect in a direct majority vote a successor to incumbent Socialist President Georgy Parvanov, stepping down after two five-year terms in office.

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