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Several dead as al-Shabab storms Somali border town

Monday, September11, 2017   Al-Shabab said 24 Somali soldiers were killed in the raid, but a Somali military official put the figure at around 10 dead soldiers [File: Hamza Mohamed/Al Jazeera]   Armed group attack Bula Hawo on the Kenya-Somalia border claiming they killed dozens of soldiers. Heavy fighting erupted on Monday in the Somali border town of Balad Hawo ...

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Worshippers stabbed after knifeman bursts into Birmingham church

10 SEPTEMBER 2017 By Press Association   The New Jerusalem Apostolic Church in Rocky Lane, Birmingham CREDIT: AARON CHOWN/PA   A preacher and two members of the congregation were injured in a stabbing at a church in Birmingham after they were attacked by a man with a knife. Minister Kevin Hutchinson told the Birmingham Mail that about 150 people were ...

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Prosecutor links suspect arrested last week near Paris to ISIS

SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 / 6:06 PM / UPDATED 3 HOURS AGO   Paris prosecutor Francois Molins speaks during a press conference at the palais de justice in Paris, on Sept. 10, 2017. BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/GETTY IMAGES   Reuters Staff   PARIS (Reuters) – A French prosecutor said on Sunday that a man arrested last week after a police raid on a ...

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3 Killed on Suicide Attack in Central Somalia

VOA | September 10, 2017 – Last Updated: 12:03 PM   FILE – Security forces attend to the scene following a car bomb attack in Beledweyne, Somalia, Nov. 19, 2013. A new attack killed at least three people, wounded at least 13 others in Beledweyne, Sept. 10, 2017.   By Harun Maruf   At least three people were killed and ...

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African Union commends Nigerian police officers for securing elections in Somalia

September 10, 2017   Mogadishu – The African Union has honoured a contingent of Nigerian police officers for its role in securing peace in Somalia. The officers who have completed their tour of duty were awarded medals and certificates at a ceremony held in Mogadishu on Friday. Speaking at the function on Friday AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) Police ...

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Floods kill at least five as storms thrash Italy

AFP | Published — Sunday 10 September 2017   Cars that were taken with by floods sit in a ground floor in Livorno, Italy, on September 10, 2017. According to reports, five people were found dead in a flooded basement after abundant rain. (EPA/ALESSIO NOVI)   ROME: At least five people have died in violent rainstorms sweeping across Italy on ...

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UPDATED: Egyptian police kill 9 suspected terrorists in shootout during raid in Cairo’s Agouza, 5 officers wounded

Ahram Online , Sunday 10 Sep 2017   File Photo: Members of the police special forces in Cairo, Egypt, August 7, 2016 (Photo: Reuters)   Nine alleged terrorists have been killed in an exchange of gunfire with police in central Cairo’s Agouza district, an interior ministry official told state-run news agency MENA on Sunday. Five policemen were also injured during ...

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Gas and oil key in East African integration

 09.09.2017   By DW (Deutsche Welle) Gas-rich Tanzania hosts a two-day congress aimed at bringing together policymakers and experts in the oil and gas industry. But the country needs to pick its strategic partners carefully, says analyst Anaclet Rwegayura.   For ages, Tanzania’s rich underground wealth was unknown. That has kept it safe for the present generation, which needs it to ...

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Saudi Arabia suspends dialogue after Qatar outreach

September 9, 2017   Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani (2nd from left), talking to an unidentified man during the inauguration of the new Hamad Port in Doha on Sept 5, 2017.PHOTO: AFP   RIYADH (AFP) – Saudi Arabia on Saturday (Sept 9) suspended any dialogue with Qatar, accusing it of distorting facts soon after a phone call between ...

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German woman on trial in Turkey over failed coup: media

AFP | Published — Saturday 9 September 2017   An elderly woman speaks with policemen in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, in this September 3, 2017 photo. (AFP)   BERLIN: A 49-year-old German woman is standing trial in a Turkish court accused of having links to the alleged mastermind of last year’s failed coup, German media reported Friday. The accused, ...

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