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Car bomb kills at least one in centre of Somali capital

A photo said to be of the scene posted to social media.PHOTO: TWITTER   MOGADISHU (REUTERS) – An explosives-laden car blew up in the centre of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Friday (Aug 4), killing at least one person and injuring another, police said. The vehicle was parked next to a hospital in a busy road that is flanked by several ...

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Uganda mourns 12 peacekeepers killed in Somalia

Shabelle News | August 3, 2017 A plane carrying the bodies of peacekeepers killed in Somalia touched down at Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport on Wednesday as wailing family members mourned their loved ones. Twelve Ugandan peacekeepers were killed and nine others injured by Somali militant group Al-Shabaab on Sunday while on patrol. As a military band played heroic songs, the ...

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Italian parliament approves Libya naval mission

Thursday, August 3, 2017 Italian Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti. Photo: Andreas Solaro/AFP The Italian parliament gave the go-ahead on Wednesday to a naval mission aimed at boosting the Libyan coastguard in its fight against human traffickers and further reducing the number of migrant arrivals on Italy’s coasts. Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti said Italy would provide technical support without infringing on ...

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EU refuses to recognize Venezuela assembly: Mogherini

2 August, 2017 The EU refuses to recognize the new Venezuela assembly that gives President Nicolas Maduro new powers and is “ready to gradually step up” action if the situation deteriorates, diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Wednesday. “The European Union and its member states therefore cannot recognize the Constituent Assembly as they have concerns over its effective representativeness and legitimacy,” ...

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A huge explosion hits cafe in Kismayo, many feared dead

Shabelle News | August 1, 2017 At least five people were reported to have been killed, several others wounded in a huge explosion at a busy tea shop in the southern port town of Kismayo on Tuesday afternoon. Conflicting reports are emerging from the type of the blast, which has ripped through the cafe, popular with local elders, youngsters and ...

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Sushma Swaraj meets Somali foreign minister Yusuf Garaad Omar; discusses piracy, maritime security

World| IANS | Aug, 01 2017 New Delhi: With many ships, including Indian ones, becoming victim of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, India and Somalia on Tuesday discussed piracy and maritime security among a range of issues during a meeting between external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and visiting Somali foreign minister Yusuf Garaad Omar. “The entire gamut of India-Somalia ...

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US imposes sanctions on Venezuelan ‘dictator’ Maduro

SKY NEWS | Monday 31 July 2017 The US has hit Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro with financial sanctions after the election to rewrite the constitution. “Yesterday’s illegitimate elections confirm that Maduro is a dictator who disregards the will of the Venezuelan people,” US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement announcing the action. More follows…

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Constance disco shooting: Two people dead, say police

DW | 30.07.2017 A discotheque shooting in Constance in southwestern Germany has left two people dead, including a guest, say police. The attacker died after a subsequent shootout. Police have ruled out terrorism. Police outside the discotheque Club Grey in Constance Police in Germany’s southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg said the 34-year-old alleged perpetrator of Sunday’s pre-dawn shooting had died of ...

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