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KENYA: A flood of Somali refugees

Marauding gangs and criminals are attacking Somali famine refugees more frequently as they flee to camps in Kenya, but Kenyan police say they don't have the manpower to stop them. Kenyan officials say they are being overwhelmed by the influx of tens of thousands of refugees. A 30-year-old woman who saw two of her five children die as they trekked through Somalia was raped after reaching what she had hoped would be the safety in Kenya. Kenya now hosts nearly 500,000 Somali refugees, and officials say they can't take many more.

GUATEMALA: Divorce didn't help her

Guatemala's constitutional court rejected an appeal by former first lady Sandra Torres to run for president, ending her last legal option for getting on the ballot ahead of national elections next month. The ruling upholds a Supreme Court decision that barred Torres from running because she had been married to President Alvaro Colom during most of his term. Torres announced her separation from Colom in March, saying she was "the only woman to get a divorce for her country."

NIGERIA: Trial for ex-dictator's aide

Maj. Hamza Al-Mustapha served as the right-hand man of Nigeria's feared and final military dictator, suppressing dissent through fear and once boasting of even having a "license to kill." Now, after nearly 14 years in prison, he's finally facing trial on charges of orchestrating the murder of a political rival's wife, reopening old wounds from an era of terror in Nigeria.

CHILE: Student rioters seek reforms

Violence erupted on the streets of Santiago and other cities Tuesday as tens of thousands of students staged another protest demanding changes in public education. Masked demonstrators burned cars and barricades, looted storefronts and threw furniture at police in the capital. By nightfall, 273 protesters were detained, including 73 in Santiago, and 23 police officers were injured.

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