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The Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, remains in chaos with reports of a remaining conflict in process and a cleanup that may turn up yet more victims.

As one morgue in Nairobi said it was preparing for up to 160 new corpses, an intelligence source told the Guardian there was evidence that the number of bodies buried under rubble could be in the hundreds, adding that at least one attacker was still engaged in conflict with security forces inside the mall, five days after the shopping centre was stormed on a busy Saturday morning.

An interview was conducted by al Jazeera of spokesman military leader Sheikh Abulaziz Abu Muscab of the Al-Shabab group that took over a Nigerian mall.

AJ: Al-Shabab claims to work to protect Muslims and Somalis in particular. Some of the people killed in this attack suggests otherwise.

SA: History supports our claim. We are the only ones protecting Somalis and Somalia. We are the only group fighting Somalia’s historic enemies. We are the only one who can say “no” to Somalis’ enemies.

On the loss of lives, there were Kenyan soldiers firing back at our fighters. There was an exchange of gunfire. There is no evidence it was our bullets that killed them.

Charges of piracy are being filed against Greenpeace for its investigation of Russian oil drilling in the Barents Sea, that country announced.

The Arctic Sunrise was stormed by agents from the Federal Security Service – Russia’s chief successor to the Soviet-era KGB – during a dramatic helicopter operation last Thursday.

The group says the Russian action was illegal because the Arctic Sunrise was in international waters at the time of the raid.

The earthquake that struck Pakistan left its own monument in the form of an island off the coast.

The 7.7-magnitude quake struck on Tuesday afternoon at a depth of 20km (13 miles) north-east of Awaran.

People gathered on the beach to see the new island, which is reported to be about 200m (656ft) long, 100m wide and 20m high.

Never.Give.Up.

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Ruth Calvo

Ruth Calvo

I've blogged at The Seminal for about two years, was at cabdrollery for around three. I live in N.TX., worked for Sen.Yarborough of TX after graduation from Wellesley, went on to receive award in playwriting, served on MD Arts Council after award, then managed a few campaigns in MD and served as assistant to a member of the MD House for several years, have worked in legal offices and written for magazines, now am retired but addicted to politics, and join gladly in promoting liberals and liberal policies.

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