Sunday, September 29, 2013


Nigeria attack: Suspected Islamist gunmen target college   BBC - September 29, 2013
A number of students are feared dead after suspected Islamist gunmen struck a college in north-eastern Nigeria. The students were shot dead as they slept in their dormitory at the College of Agriculture in Yobe state.

Kenyan intelligence warned of Al-Shabaab threat before mall attack   CNN - September 29, 2013
A number of Kenya's Cabinet members and defense officials were warned about the possibility that the terror group Al-Shabaab was planning to carry out a Westgate-style attack a year before gunman stormed the Nairobi mall, according to several police and intelligence sources.

Quitting for Obamacare: Trapped workers may seek relief in new health exchanges   NBC - September 29, 2013
Joseph and Claudia Schulz, a husband-and-wife real estate team in Phoenix, wanted to form their own business for years but were daunted by the prospect of giving up employer-provided health insurance. But now they plan to sign up for the new health exchanges offered under the Affordable Care Act and move ahead with their dream.

Defiant House delays Obamacare; government shutdown looms   CNN - September 29, 2013
In a move that makes a government shutdown very likely, House Republicans approved a spending plan early Sunday morning that would delay Obamacare for a year and repeal its tax on medical devices.

  Pakistan explosion: Dozens killed in Peshawar market   BBC - September 29, 2013
An explosion has ripped through a market in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, leaving at least 33 dead and dozens wounded, officials say.

Mumbai building collapse rescue ends with 60 dead   BBC - September 29, 2013
The rescue operation at a four-storey building that collapsed on Friday in the Indian city of Mumbai has been called off, with the final death toll put at 60.

Olympic flame lit ahead of Sochi Winter Games   BBC - September 29, 2013
A torch-lighting ceremony has been held in Greece to mark the official launch of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Berlin marathon: Wilson Kipsang sets new world record   BBC - September 29, 2013
Kenyan Wilson Kipsang has broken the marathon world record by 15 seconds as he claimed the Berlin title on Sunday. The 31-year-old clocked a time of two hours three minutes 23 seconds to better the previous mark set by compatriot Patrick Makau two years ago.