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Somalia

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  • A failing state across the Mediterranean from Europe

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Wednesday, Aug. 6: "No one in Libya can win. Enough is enough. I have lost hope in Libyans." That is the verdict of Mahmoud Okok, a civil engineer in his thirties, who is fleeing his...
  • Tension rises in Kenya as 29 are killed in attacks on coastal towns

    Kenya's deputy president on Sunday gave police and security officials 48 hours to hunt down extremists who killed 29 people in separate attacks on two Kenyan towns near the eastern coast before melting into the bush. William Ruto visited the scenes of...
  • Shabab militants storm Somalia presidential compound

    Shabab militants storm Somalia presidential compound
    Al Qaeda-linked militants attacked the Somali presidential compound in Mogadishu on Tuesday, forcing their way inside, but President Hassan Sheik Mohamud was not there at the time. The Shabab fighters detonated a car bomb near the entrance to the...
  • In Kenya, Somalis at refugee camp languish with limited options

     In Kenya, Somalis at refugee camp languish with limited options
    At night he dreams of the sea. As a young man, Noor Hassan Shanglo spent years working on cargo ships that carried apples and oranges from South Africa to ports across Europe and the Middle East. He fell in love with the blue waves and the bright...
  • Race-by-race results from Preakness Day

    Race-by-race results from Preakness Day
    Race 1: Jockey Julian Pimentel rode Magic Cash to victory in the first of 12 races on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Phlash Phelps took second and Relentless Ride finished in third in the 1 1/6-mile race. The winner finished in 1 minute, 44.98 seconds....
  • Kenya town attacked during World Cup screening, 50 killed

    Kenya town attacked during World Cup screening, 50 killed
    Somali-linked Islamists have killed at least 50 people in a Kenyan coastal town, executing men in front of their families and killing others who had gathered to watch World Cup soccer on television. The al Shabaab group said on Monday that its commandos...
  • Islamist rebels in Somalia kill three as Ramadan starts

    Islamist rebels in Somalia kill three as Ramadan starts
    Islamist rebels shot dead three members of Somalia's security forces in the capital Sunday, police and witnesses said, on the first day of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month when insurgents had warned they would stage attacks. The government and...
  • Unos 200.000 niños somalíes podrían morir por desnutrición, según la ONU

    Unos 200.000 niños somalíes podrían morir por desnutrición, según la ONU
    Unos 200.000 niños menores de 5 años podrían morir por desnutrición severa en Somalia hacia finales de año a menos que Naciones Unidas reciba fondos de emergencia para evitarlo, dijeron el martes responsables de la ONU. Sólo 15 millones de dólares de...
  • Feds: Man falsely claimed to be SEAL, defrauded local charity

    Feds: Man falsely claimed to be SEAL, defrauded local charity
    A man was indicted Tuesday for fraud on charges that he ripped off a Crystal Lake charity by posing as a Navy SEAL who could rescue aid workers kidnapped in Somalia, authorities said. William Burley, 34, of Yucaipa, Calif., was indicted by a grand...
  • Ten dead, dozens wounded in Kenya attack as British tourists flee

    Ten dead, dozens wounded in Kenya attack as British tourists flee
    Ten people died Friday when two explosions shattered a Nairobi market, even as hundreds of British tourists were evacuating the country because of warnings of an increased terror threat. Kenya's National Disaster Operation Center said 76 people were...
  • Pictures in the News | May 28, 2014

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins again at UC Santa Barbara, where about 20,000 people attended a memorial Tuesday at the university's Harder Stadium for victims of last week's rampage. "We are grieving together today as a family," UC President...