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Clinton warns Kenya against a repeat of deadly election violence

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki  in Nairobi Saturday.
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki in Nairobi Saturday.(Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

KENYA

Clinton urges peaceful elections

NAIROBI— Looking ahead to Kenya’s election in March, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned leaders not to repeat the violence that plunged the country into chaos after disputed presidential elections five years ago. Clinton said Kenya could be a global model for free elections. (AP)

SOUTH KOREA 170 die in floods across N. Korea

‘SEOUL — North Korea said recent floods have killed nearly 170 people and left 400 missing. The official Korean Central News Agency said that floods displaced about 212,200 people and submerged more than 160,000 acres of farmland between June and July. (AP)

JAPAN

Truman’s grandson at Hiroshima event

TOKYO — A grandson of President Truman, who ordered the atomic bombings of Japan during World War II, was in Hiroshima on Saturday to attend a memorial service for the victims. Clifton Truman Daniel visited Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, laying a wreath for the 140,000 people killed in a Aug. 6, 1945 blast authorized by his grandfather. (AP)

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INDIA

7 killed in flash floods, landslides

LUCKNOW — Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have killed at least seven people in northern India, including three firefighters who were swept away in rescue efforts, an official said . (AP)

MYANMAR

UN official asks rights investigation

YANGON— A United Nations human rights expert called Saturday for an independent investigation into recent bloody sectarian violence in Rakhine state, which he said was one of many human rights challenges facing the country. (AP)