March 17 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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MOMBASA — Kenyan police on Thursday shot dead a suspected radical youth as they intensified war against terror in the coastal regional.

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Coast regional police boss Francis Wanjohi said the suspect believed to be an Al-Shabaab returnee who was fleeing onslaught from AMISOM forces in southern Somalia was killed by anti terrorism police officers in the coastal city of Mombasa. (Kenya-Al-Shabaab Shooting)
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JERUSALEM — Israeli security forces on Thursday shot and killed two Palestinians who stabbed and wounded an Israeli woman in the West Bank, the Israeli army said.

The two Palestinian assailants attacked the 20-year-old woman shortly after she got off a bus at the Ariel Junction, a settlement in central West Bank, south of Nablus, an Israel Defense Forces spokesperson said in a statement. (Israel-Palestinians-Violence)
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AMMAN — Sixteen Palestinians died late Wednesday when their bus overturned in south Jordan, authorities said Thursday.

More than 30 were injured in the accident, some in critical condition, Jordan’s Civil Defense Department (CDD) said in a statement. (Jordan-Bus Crash)
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OSAKA — Two people were killed and over 20 others injured in a pile-up involving more than 10 vehicles in a tunnel in HigashiHiroshima city in western Japan early on Thursday, local media reported.

The accident occurred at around 7:30 a.m. local time in Hachihommatsu Tunnel of Sanyo Expressway in Higashihiroshima when a rear-end collision between two vehicles happened, local police said, adding that following vehicles collided one after another and several were burnt down. (Japan-Pile-up) Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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