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February 19. 2013 3:35PM
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KHAYEGA, Kenya
Kenyans bullish for Obama

If the U.S. presidential election were to be determined by a bull fight in Kenya then President Barack Obama would defeat Mitt Romney.


On Saturday villagers from western Kenya town of Khayega held a bull fighting contest between a 900 pound black bull they named Obama and a black and white 1,000 pound bull they named Mitt Romney. Both are cattle breeds indigenous to Kenya.


Despite being smaller in size, Obama was the overwhelming favorite having won six of his last fights and he did not disappoint. After close to half an hour the bulls were separated and Obama was declared winner. Happy villagers burst onto the streets in song and dance rejoicing the victory, some carrying placards reading Obama top most! while others reading Romney Can't!


ELKHART, Ind.
Alleged accomplice freed

A northern Indiana woman sentenced to 55 years in prison for allegedly helping kill a 94-year-old woman is now free after crucial fingerprint evidence in her trial was found to be inaccurate.


Lana Canen, 53, was released Friday from the Elkhart County Jail, where she had been transferred from a southern Indiana prison.


WSBT-TV and WNDU-TV report that a county judge authorized Canen's release after prosecutors dismissed her 2005 murder conviction in Helen Sailor's 2002 slaying. A police detective who had identified a fingerprint found at Sailor's apartment as Canen's admitted that his results were wrong.


Canen had been in prison for eight years.


Canen and co-defendant Andrew Royer were both sentenced to 55 years in prison for Sailor's death on Thanksgiving Day 2002.


PHOENIX
Agents were in contact

A new report into a shooting that left a U.S. Border Patrol agent dead says three agents responding to an alarm were apparently in radio contact as they approached from opposite directions before opening fire on each other in the Arizona desert.


A sheriff's report released Friday says it was a clear night and the agents were on patrol separately when the call came in at about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 2 that an underground sensor aimed at detecting smugglers and illegal immigrants had been tripped.


Agent Nicholas Ivie, 30, approached on foot from the north. The two other agents walked in from the south when Ivie apparently opened fire, eliciting a deadly barrage of return fire from his colleagues.


Ivie was killed. Another agent was wounded. The third wasn't injured.


JERUSALEM
Peres: Abbas ‘courageous'

Israel's president Shimon Peres on Saturday welcomed as courageous a strong public show of willingness by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to make concessions on a core issue in peace talks — that of Palestinian refugees.


Abbas told Israeli channel 2 TV on Friday that he does not want to live in his birthplace Safed, a city in northern Israel.


His words drew anger from some Palestinians because they were viewed as relinquishing a long held Palestinian aspiration for the return of those who fled their homes during the fighting.




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