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Turkey opens its largest military academy in Somalia

September 30 2017 16:57:00   MOGADISHU – Anadolu Agency Turkey on Sept. 30 opened its largest overseas military training academy in Somali capital Mogadishu. The academy was inaugurated by Turkey’s Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akar and Somali Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire in a ceremony held at the training facility. Senior Somali officials, Turkish and foreign diplomats attended the ...

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Suicide blast outside Shiite mosque in Kabul; 6 dead

Four people have been killed and 20 others wounded in a blast outside a Shiite mosque in Kabul. Reported by: Agencies, Kabul [Updated:29 Sep 2017, 7:15 PM IST]   File photo. Afghan security forces outside a blast site. Photo:AP   A suicide bombing has been reported from the Afghan capital Kabul, leaving at least 6 dead and many wounded. A spokesperson ...

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More than 60 feared dead after boat carrying Rohingya sinks

IRISH TIMES | September 29, 2017 Refugees from Myanmar were in sight of land when vessel shipwrecked, says official   A Rohingya Muslim refugee mourns beside the body of his child near Inani beach in Cox’s Bazar district. File photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images   More than 60 people are feared dead following the shipwreck of a boat carrying Rohingya Muslims ...

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General: 30 Killed in Shabab Attack on Somali Military Base

VOA | September 29, 2017   FILE – Hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area 18 km south of Mogadishu, Somalia, Feb. 17, 2017.   By Mohamed Olad   At least 30 people were killed Friday when al-Shabab militants stormed an army base, Somali government officials said. The militants attacked the base in the ...

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Seven killed by car bomb explosion in Mogadishu: police

Reuters Staff | SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 / 4:26 PM / UPDATED 40 MINUTES AGO   MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Seven people were killed when a car bomb exploded near a bus stop in a district of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Thursday, police said. It was not yet clear who had carried out the bombing. The Islamist group al Shabaab has frequently ...

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Child dies as migrant boat sinks off Greece

AFP | Published — Thursday 28 September 2017   Migrants whose boat stalled at sea while crossing from Turkey to Greece swim to the shore of the island of Lesbos. (AP)   ATHENS: A nine-year-old girl died on Thursday and 25 other people were rescued after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the coast of Greece, the Greek coast guard ...

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EU to resettle 50,000 refugees from North Africa

The Telegraph | 27 SEPTEMBER 2017   Two migrants look out from the deck of the Spanish NGO ProActiva Open Arms vessel as they wait to reach the Italian coast a day after being rescued off the Libyan coast on the Mediterranean Sea   By James Rothwell, brussels Peter Foster, europe editor 27 SEPTEMBER 2017 • 5:38PM The European Union ...

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Sweden arrests man over arson attack on mosque

27 September, 2017   Fire fighters battle a fire, that police have characterised as arson, set to a mosque during the night in Orebro, Sweden on September 26, 2017. (TT News Agency/Kicki Nilsson via Reuters)   STOCKHOLM: Swedish police on Tuesday arrested a man suspected of an arson attack that damaged a mosque overnight in the city of Orebro, the ...

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