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Somalia

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  • Diane Sawyer To Leave ABC's 'World News' While Stephanopoulos, Muir Take Broader Anchor Roles

    Diane Sawyer will step away from her lead anchor role at ABC's "World News" to tackle a series of enterprise projects while George Stephanopoulos and David Muir will assume her responsibilities, the first as lead anchor on all special reports and breaking...
  • Jihadists in Iraq are destroying lives and themselves

    Jihadists in Iraq are destroying lives and themselves
    The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is scaring the hell out of everyone. It has infested Syria, overrun Iraq, alarmed Iran and convinced U.S. politicians it's the most dangerous terrorist organization ever. But frightening everyone isn't a long-...
  • Rooney Mara Joins Somalia Drama 'A House in the Sky'

    Rooney Mara will produce, and may star in, Annapurna Pictures' abduction drama "A House in the Sky," the story of Amanda Lindhout's 15-month imprisonment. Annapurna has optioned the memoir by co-authors Lindhout and Sara Corbett and will develop the...
  • 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...
  • Woman accused of aiding terrorist group is released pending trial

    SEATTLE A local Somali woman accused of raising money for the terrorist group al-Shabab was released from custody, pending a trial in Virginia, after more than 100 community members packed a Seattle federal courtroom this week in her support. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 48 killed in attack on coastal town in Kenya; Somali group blamed

    48 killed in attack on coastal town in Kenya; Somali group blamed
    At least 48 people were killed Sunday in an attack on a police station and several hotels on Kenya's coast, according to the Abbas Gullet, secretary general for the Kenya Red Cross. David Kimaiyo, Kenya's top police chief, said a group of unknown gunmen...
  • Militants kill dozens in hours-long siege on Kenyan town

    A crowd of people gathered to watch a World Cup soccer match were among the targets of militants during a deadly five-hour siege on a small town on Kenya’s coast. Meshack Kimani said he was watching the game in a video hall in the town of...