By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The head of the U.N. refugee agency will visit Kenya in early May to discuss plans to repatriate more than 335,800 Somali refugees following a massacre by Somali Islamists at a Kenyan university. Kenya has given the United Nations three months to close Dadaab refugee camp, one of the largest in the world. Kenya has said in the past that al Shabaab militants use the camp as a hideout. "The idea is to have a pledging conference so we will be discussing that when the high commissioner comes," said Raouf Mazou, the U.N. refugee agency's (UNHCR) representative in Kenya.
Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Tuesday for the start of his sentencing trial where an American jury will condemn the 21-year-old to death or life without parole. The federal court room was packed for the first day of the penalty phase, which began with instructions from the judge to the jury, the same 12-member panel that convicted Tsarnaev on April 8. This second phase of the trial begins a day after 27,000 people took part in this year's Boston Marathon, which is still reeling from the memory of the attacks, the deadliest in the United States since 9/11. It also comes as prominent survivors have opposed the death penalty for Tsarnaev, a teenage student at the time, who with his elder brother killed three people and wounded 264 others in the bombings.