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Somalia

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  • A rationality shutdown

    In an agony of stupidity, the government shuts down. Only some of it shuts down, of course. The part that stays open is the part that's at war. "Those of you in uniform will remain on your normal duty status," the president said. "The threats to our...
  • Shabab's brutal warlord sent a message with Kenya mall attack

     Shabab's brutal warlord sent a message with Kenya mall attack
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The Somali warlord who claims responsibility for last month's shopping mall attack in Kenya is a man so ruthless and ambitious that even hardened militants fear him. According to some Islamist fighters in Somalia,...
  • 'Gravity' won't come down. Netflix and cable becoming friends?

    'Gravity' won't come down. Netflix and cable becoming friends?
    After the coffee. Before wondering why I'm not off today. The Skinny: Tough day for my teams Sunday as the Redskins and Tigers took it on the chin. Hopefully the Dodgers lineup will at least wake up Monday night. Also, no "Walking Dead" or "Good Wife"...
  • How 'Captain Phillips' Shows Modern Piracy in All Its Complexity

    With all due respect to Johnny Depp and Errol Flynn, piracy is a lot more complicated than Hollywood makes it look. How refreshing, therefore, that Paul Greengrass and company go out of their way to provide valuable context while also avoiding reductive...
  • Tom Hanks Walks Green Carpet at Tokyo Fest's Opening Night

    The 26th edition of the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival opened Oct. 17 with dozens of stars and celebs from Japan, Asia and elsewhere walking the green carpet (made from recycled materials to symbolizes the fest's eco theme) and greeting hundreds of fans and...
  • Indians arrest 35 aboard U.S.-owned vessel reportedly carrying weapons

    NEW DELHI -- Indian police say they arrested 35 people aboard a U.S.-owned ship Friday and charged them with entering India’s waters with a large cache of weapons, in a case that spotlights largely unregulated security contractors operating on the...
  • 'Extreme abuses' drive Doctors Without Borders out of Somalia

    'Extreme abuses' drive Doctors Without Borders out of Somalia
    One of the few relief organizations to tough out more than two decades of civil war, famine and chaos, Doctors Without Borders announced Wednesday that it is closing all operations in Somalia because of "extreme abuses" by armed factions and government...
  • Elizabeth Strout on 'The Burgess Boys'

    Elizabeth Strout on 'The Burgess Boys'
    In 2009, Elizabeth Strout won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for “Olive Kitteridge,” a novel told in sublime stories about the life of an imperious but nuanced Maine schoolteacher. In her new novel, “The Burgess Boys,” Strout...
  • Review: "The Burgess Boys" by Elizabeth Strout

    No one has ever really talked about the accident. Not Jim, the oldest of the Burgess kids, or either of the twins — sweet Bob and tense, stoic Susan. Not even their mother, who raised them after that freak accident, which took her young husband's...
  • Tom Hanks' 'Captain Phillips' to premiere at N.Y. Film Festival

    Tom Hanks' 'Captain Phillips' to premiere at N.Y. Film Festival
    “Captain Phillips,” Paul Greengrass’ fact-based story of the hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship by Somali pirates, will have its world premiere at the New York Film Festival. Organizers announced the news Monday, saying the Tom Hanks film...
  • Film Review: 'Captain Phillips'

    Four years after it made headlines, the harrowing ordeal of commercial shipping captain Richard Phillips gets the bigscreen treatment care of verite specialist Paul Greengrass in "Captain Phillips." The result is a kinetic docudrama that always...