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October 28, 2017 7:35 PM Manchester City beat West Bromwich Albion, United sink Spurs to stay second as Chelsea win in late game

Manchester City maintained their charge towards the Premier League title with a 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion as Manchester United kept within five points of their neighbours with a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday. Goals from Leroy Sane, Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling moved the leaders on to 28 points - equalling the best return after 10 matches 31

October 22, 2017 4:22 AM Taliban strikes on Afghan bases a ‘show of strength’ against Trump

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Kabul, Afghanistan, Oct 22 – A spate of deadly Taliban attacks targeting Afghan forces this week was a show of strength against Donald Trump’s new strategy, and signalled a push to strike security bases rather than cities, analysts said. In three of the four ambushes since Tuesday, militants used bomb-laden Humvees to blast their 28

October 21, 2017 9:10 AM Somali President to declare war on al-Shabab after deadly truck blast

The US is expected to play a supporting role in the new offensive which President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed will launch on Saturday. Somalia's army spokesman Capt Abdullahi Iman said the offensive involving thousands of troops will try to push al-Shabab fighters out of their strongholds in the Lower Shabelle and Middle Shabelle regions, where many deadly 25

October 21, 2017 8:06 AM Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned

Mogadishu - Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray on Friday at the site of the country's deadliest attack, while the toll rose to 358 and dozens remained missing. Somalia's president will announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabaab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said. The United States is expected to play a supporting 34

October 20, 2017 3:13 PM US drone strike targets al-Shabab after Somalia attack

The US military said on Friday it carried out a drone strike this week against al-Shabab in Somalia, shortly after the extremist group was blamed for the country's deadliest attack. The strike occurred on Monday about 35 miles southwest of the capital, Mogadishu, the US Africa Command told The Associated Press. The US said it was still assessing the results 15

October 18, 2017 11:01 AM Somalia Truck Bomb May Have Been ‘Revenge Attack’ for U.S. Raid That Killed Civilians

The double truck bombing that killed over 300 people in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu may have been carried out as a revenge attack after a U.S.-Somali raid killed 10 civilians. The driver came from Bariire, a small town around 30 miles west of Mogadishu. Both vehicles used in Saturday’s attack set out from the Bariire. U.S. and Somali forces conducted 19

October 18, 2017 8:38 AM Final vote set for France’s new anti-terror law

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Paris, France, Oct 18 – France’s parliament is set to pass a new controversial anti-terror law on Wednesday pushed by President Emmanuel Macron which has been criticised by rights groups. The final vote on the legislation is to be made in the upper house Senate after the lower house National Assembly overwhelmingly approved it last week. The new anti-terror 16

October 17, 2017 1:02 PM International aid to help Somalia after bomb that killed 300

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - International aid is arriving in Somalia in response to Saturday's massive truck bomb that killed more than 300 people. Another nearly 400 people were injured in the deadliest attack in Somalia's history and one of the world's worst attacks in years. Scores remain missing and the death toll could still rise, said officials 21

October 17, 2017 10:30 AM Two Somali-Americans Killed in Mogadishu Bomb as Minnesota Vigil Honors Victims of ‘Somalia’s 9/11’

At least two Somali-Americans were reportedly among the more than 300 people killed in a double truck bombing in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday. Mohamoud Elmi, a Somali-American in his early 30s from Ohio, and Ahmed Abdi Karin Eyow—a 50-year-old father of three from Minnesota—have both been confirmed as killed in the attack, which is thought 11

October 17, 2017 3:17 AM Somalia Blasts Expose Security Failings and Possible Shabab Infiltration

There are also worries about what will happen if those international forces withdraw from Somalia, which could happen as early as next year. The government has come under intense criticism for a conspicuous policing failure that helped enable the truck bombers. “The security was absolutely weak,” said Mohamed Abdirahman Mohamed, a student at Mogadishu 11