What we’re watching Saturday
Grab a cup of coffee and settle in, here’s what PBS NewsHour is watching Saturday.
Grieving relatives attend the funeral ceremony for Kenyan journalist Ruhila Adatia-Sood, who was killed by gunmen in the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi. | Credit: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images
Westgate fallout continues
A week after the attack on civilians and police at Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya’s principal secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Mutea Iringo, told Reuters the country is “at war” with radicalized al-Shabaab militants.
From the Reuters report:
“Every day, we get intelligence and action is taken as per that intelligence and many attacks averted. But the fact that you get the intelligence does not mean something cannot happen,” the senior official added.
“What we are saying is that we are at war, and that every day some young Kenyan is being radicalized by al Shabaab to kill Kenyans,” Iringo said, calling on citizens across the east African nation to be alert and cooperate with authorities.
Diplomatic breakthroughs with Iran?
We continue to monitor international reaction to developments that emerged at the United Nations General Assembly yesterday: a draft resolution to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons and an agreement among the permanent members of the UN security council with Iran to revive negotiations over the country’s nuclear programs.
In case you missed it, watch Margaret Warner’s report from New York.
In weekly address, Obama talks shutdown, health care
In his weekly radio and online address, President Barack Obama called on the American people to “spread the word” about the Affordable Care Act, which he characterized as “one of the most important things we’ve done as a country in decades to strengthen economic security.”
In the Republican response, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington criticized the president for trying to raise the debt ceiling without cutting spending.
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