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KENYA: Tourist killed, wife abducted

A Briton was killed and his wife kidnapped from a beach resort in northern Kenya near the border with lawless Somalia, authorities said Sunday. Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere said the couple arrived at the resort Saturday after visiting the Masai Mara reserve, and were the resort's only guests. Other sources said they were staying at the Kiwayu Safari Village resort, 30 miles north of the island resort of Lamu. Iteere said the door to the couple's dwelling was just a piece of cloth hanging from a rod. He said police believe the husband resisted and was shot, and the attackers took the woman away by boat. A security official said a policeman saw six men carrying the woman away, and didn't shoot out of fear she could be hurt. It was not known whether the attackers came from Somalia, or if they were Kenyans.


MEXICO: 7 of 10 workers found alive

Seven of 10 oil workers missing in the Gulf of Mexico were found alive Sunday after three days at sea. The state oil company, Petroleos Mexicanos, said two bodies were found but have yet to be identified and one worker remains missing. The survivors, four Mexicans, two Americans and a worker from Bangladesh, were found 51 miles off the coast of the gulf state of Campeche. The employees of Houston-based Geokinetics Inc. called for help Thursday afternoon from an enclosed life raft in the middle of Tropical Nate, which weakened to a tropical depression Sunday.


EGYPT: Damage control with Israel

Israel and Egypt were trying to limit the damage in ties after protesters stormed Israel's embassy in Cairo, trashing offices and prompting the evacuation of the staff from Egypt in the worst crisis between the countries since their 1979 peace treaty. The 13-hour rampage deepened Israel's fears that it is growing increasingly isolated amid the Arab world's uprisings and, in particular, that Egypt is turning steadily against it after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, the authoritarian leader who was a close ally.

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