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Obama, in Kenya, urges repeal of anti-gay laws

NAIROBI, Kenya — Exuberant Kenyans greeted President Barack Obama on Saturday like a long-lost son, but signs of the gulf between the American president and his father’s homeland were on display when he confronted the Kenyan government about gay rights.

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4 journalists missing in Syria raise new questions

IRBIL, Iraq — The disappearance in Syria of four freelance journalists — three Spanish and one Japanese — over the last month is raising new fears that the Islamic State or other radical groups have resumed kidnapping foreigners months after the last high-profile murder of journalist hostages.

1 Turkish soldier dead in clash with Islamic State

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish soldiers and Islamic State fighters exchanged fire near the southern Turkey town of Kilis on Thursday, the first time the two sides have battled one another since the Islamic State group seized much of the Syrian side of the long Turkey-Syria border last year.