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Somalia

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  • 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...
  • Kenyan president blames 'local political networks' for deadly attacks

    When President Uhuru Kenyatta blamed "local political networks" on Tuesday for extremist attacks on several coastal villages, Kenyans were left wondering whom to believe: their president or the Somali terrorist group that claimed responsibility. The...
  • Suicide bomber on tricycle taxi detonates explosives at World Cup viewing in Nigeria

    Witnesses have reported that a suicide bomber on a tricycle taxi triggered an explosion that blasted a World Cup viewing center in northeast Nigeria, killing several people. Hospital workers said the death toll likely will rise with 15 people critically...
  • Obama at West Point [Editorial]

    Obama at West Point  [Editorial]
    Republicans in Congress lost no time in condemning President Obama's commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point last week as further proof of his weakness and vacillation in confronting America's foes. But in fact, Mr. Obama's talk...
  • 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...
  • Chuck Hagel defends Bowe Bergdahl swap in testimony before House panel

    Chuck Hagel defends Bowe Bergdahl swap in testimony before House panel
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday defended the swapping of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners, insisting that the exchange was the "last, best chance" to get him back and did not violate a long-standing U.S. policy against...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Shabab claims responsibility for Kenyan attack that killed dozens

     Shabab claims responsibility for Kenyan attack that killed dozens
    The  Shabab on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack the day before that killed at least 48 people, marking the first time the militant group from Somalia had launched an assault of this scale on a town in neighboring Kenya. Witnesses reported...