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February 11, 1992 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two rangers in Kenya's most important game reserve went on trial Monday for allegedly raping and murdering a British tourist in 1988, a case that has already dealt a severe blow to the country's worldwide reputation as a tourist haven. Jonah Magiroi and Peter Kippeen face death by hanging if convicted of killing Julie Ward, who was 28 when she drove her jeep into a muddy gully in a remote corner of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, the country's most popular tourist spot.
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October 4, 1993 | Associated Press
A human rights group has accused Kenya of failing to protect Somali women refugees from rape. The government has shown "an appalling lack of concern for the plight of Somali refugees," the New York-based Africa Watch said in a report released Sunday. Victims of rape and sexual assault in and around Kenya's refugee camps ranged from 4-year-old girls to 50-year-old women, the report said. Most victims were also robbed, beaten, knifed or shot, it said.
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July 23, 1991 | From Reuters
Police officers said Monday they have arrested 39 boys in connection with the deaths of 19 girls and the rape of dozens of others at a coeducational boarding school last week. "The investigations are at a very active level. We are yet to decide which of the 39 pupils to charge, or what crimes to charge them for," Police Commissioner Philip Kilonzo said. Police said they believe they have arrested all the boys connected with the July 13 attack at St.
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July 2, 1992 | Associated Press
Five men armed with machetes attacked and raped a British woman and an American woman in the third assault on foreigners in a month, reports said Wednesday. The rapes occurred Sunday as the women were walking their dogs along a horse trail on the city's outskirts, according to a report in the Daily Nation. The women also were robbed.
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October 4, 1993 | Associated Press
A human rights group has accused Kenya of failing to protect Somali women refugees from rape. The government has shown "an appalling lack of concern for the plight of Somali refugees," the New York-based Africa Watch said in a report released Sunday. Victims of rape and sexual assault in and around Kenya's refugee camps ranged from 4-year-old girls to 50-year-old women, the report said. Most victims were also robbed, beaten, knifed or shot, it said.
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July 2, 1992 | Associated Press
Five men armed with machetes attacked and raped a British woman and an American woman in the third assault on foreigners in a month, reports said Wednesday. The rapes occurred Sunday as the women were walking their dogs along a horse trail on the city's outskirts, according to a report in the Daily Nation. The women also were robbed.
WORLD
September 10, 2013 | By Sergei L. Loiko, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
MOSCOW -- Syria confirmed Tuesday that it has accepted a Russian plan to allow its chemical weapons to be placed under international control and eventually dismantled. The Syrian agreement is based on the understanding that the plan could prevent a U.S. military strike, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said. “We agreed with the Russian initiative, proceeding from the understanding that it must cut the ground from under the feet of the U.S. aggression against our country,” Moallem said during a meeting with the speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament, Sergei Naryshkin.
WORLD
September 10, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON -- President Obama and his French and British counterparts have agreed to work with Russia and China to "run to ground" a new proposal to put Syrian chemical weapons under international control, a senior administration official said Tuesday. In separate morning phone calls between Obama and French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron, the leaders agreed to explore the viability of the new proposal floated by Russian officials on Monday. An advisor to Obama said the administration is interested in the idea of a diplomatic solution under which the Syrian government would turn over all chemical weapons in order to avert U.S. military strikes.
WORLD
September 10, 2013 | By Laura King and Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO -- Ratcheting up the pressure on followers of the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian authorities in effect have banned tens of thousands of unlicensed clerics from delivering mosque sermons. The ban appears to be aimed at neutralizing imams, or preachers, who have been speaking out -- even if only in allegorical fashion -- against the July 3 coup that deposed Mohamed Morsi , the country's democratically elected Islamist president. Such sermons sometimes take place in unlicensed mosques or small community prayer rooms known as zawiyas . About 55,000 so-called freelance clerics will be affected, said Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa , whose heads the state Ministry of Endowments, which regulates some religious assets and issued the ruling.
WORLD
September 10, 2013 | By Henry Chu
LONDON - The European Union added its collective voice Tuesday to the growing chorus expressing support of a diplomatic push to have Syria surrender its chemical weapons as a way to forestall a U.S.-led military strike. Catherine Ashton, the EU's top diplomat, said she welcomed the Russian-backed proposal to put Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons under the control of international inspectors and out of reach of both President Bashar Assad's security forces and the rebels, including Islamic militants, who are trying to topple him. “This now needs to be fully worked up as quickly as possible, including the details of its implications in terms of safe storage, verification and destruction” of the arsenal, Ashton said in a statement.
NEWS
February 11, 1992 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two rangers in Kenya's most important game reserve went on trial Monday for allegedly raping and murdering a British tourist in 1988, a case that has already dealt a severe blow to the country's worldwide reputation as a tourist haven. Jonah Magiroi and Peter Kippeen face death by hanging if convicted of killing Julie Ward, who was 28 when she drove her jeep into a muddy gully in a remote corner of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, the country's most popular tourist spot.
NEWS
July 23, 1991 | From Reuters
Police officers said Monday they have arrested 39 boys in connection with the deaths of 19 girls and the rape of dozens of others at a coeducational boarding school last week. "The investigations are at a very active level. We are yet to decide which of the 39 pupils to charge, or what crimes to charge them for," Police Commissioner Philip Kilonzo said. Police said they believe they have arrested all the boys connected with the July 13 attack at St.
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