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  • Oscar nominations 2014: Cooper, Hill and Abdi for supporting actor

    Oscar nominations 2014: Cooper, Hill and Abdi for supporting actor
    Actors who portrayed men driven by desperation, greed, hate and opportunism received Academy Award nominations for best supporting actor Thursday in an intense spectrum of films that ranged from exposing Wall Street’s financial sins to the battle...
  • Kenya mall attack: Four Somalis charged with aiding deadly assault

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Four Somali men were arraigned in a Kenyan court Monday, charged with aiding the September terrorist attack on the Westgate shopping mall in which at least 67 civilians and members of the security forces died. The men...
  • U.S. 'overreaching' in piracy case against Somali, judge says

    WASHINGTON — When is a pirate not a pirate? A federal court may provide an answer in a trial that opened in Washington this week of a Somali official who helped win release of a hijacked Danish cargo ship and crew for $1.7 million ransom, but...
  • Actors Playing Real-Life People Abound in Awards Films

    True stories have always attracted the attention of Hollywood, but perhaps no year in recent memory has seen so many prominent actors playing real people. From Matthew McConaughey's turn as Ron Woodroof in "Dallas Buyers Club" to Leonardo DiCaprio...
  • Three Somalis sentenced to prison for aiding terrorist group in homeland

    SAN DIEGO — Three Somali immigrants — an imam, a cabdriver and an employee of a money transmitting business — were sentenced Monday to federal prison for aiding a terrorist group in their homeland. Basaaly Saeed Moalin, 36, the...
  • 'Captain Phillips': Tom Hanks on 'skinniest, scariest' co-stars

    When Tom Hanks first encountered his "Captain Phillips" co-stars Barkhad Abdi, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali and Barkhad Abdirahman, he didn't get to shake their hands or exchange pleasantries; instead, he found himself staring down the barrels of their AK-...
  • 'Captain Phillips': For Paul Greengrass, it was personal [video]

    Director and former documentarian Paul Greengrass has consistently demonstrated a knack for fact-based dramas, including "Bloody Sunday," "United 93" and his latest film, "Captain Phillips." The latter film, starring Tom Hanks and based on the real-life...
  • U.S. military investing heavily in Africa

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has begun a burst of spending in Africa, expanding its main base on the continent and investing in air facilities, flight services, telecommunications and electrical upgrades as the U.S. military deepens its footprint in...
  • Two Americans taken hostage by pirates off the coast of Nigeria

    WASHINGTON – Two Americans were taken hostage by pirates who attacked their ship off the coast of Nigeria, a U.S. official said Thursday. The captain and chief engineer of the C-Retriever, a U.S.-flagged oil supply ship, were kidnapped in the...
  • Possible terrorists kill shoppers, reportedly take hostages in Nairobi

    Possible terrorists kill shoppers, reportedly take hostages in Nairobi
    Gunmen opened fire Saturday at an elite shopping mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, killing shoppers and reportedly taking others hostage. Kenyan police called the shootings a terrorist attack, with witnesses reporting that the gunmen targeted non-...
  • Kenya mall attack: Death toll hits 39; reports of Americans injured

    This post has been corrected. See bottom for details. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- At least 39 people were killed and 150 injured Saturday when masked gunmen stormed an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, shooting people and taking...