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Al-Shabab bombs UN van in Somalia, 4 workers killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Islamic extremists set off a bomb in a U.N. van in normally tranquil northern Somalia on Monday, killing at least seven people...Al-Shabab, which is battling to convert Somalia into a hard-line Islamic state, claimed...
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'Off the charts': 133k Somalia famine child deaths

...unfolding disaster made south-central Somalia the most dangerous place in the world...first in-depth study of famine deaths in Somalia in 2011 was released Thursday, and it...5 million people in south-central Somalia. That compares to 65,000 under-5...
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Mobile team to tackle complaints about unfair no-fly listings

...Somali residents. More than 22 young men have left the state over the last decade to join the terrorist group al-Shabab in Somalia, and in recent years about a dozen Minnesotans have left to join jihadist groups in Syria.U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said...
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Migrant crisis: Everyone wants to be Syrian

...EU borders since January. Two-thirds of the latest European arrivals are believed to be from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Eritrea - countries considered by international aid groups to be "refugee producing states," due to ongoing war or records...
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Somali police say 10 die in attack on education office

MOGADISHU, Somalia - An assault by gunmen on the offices of Somali's education ministry on Tuesday left to study in Turkey.Al-Shabab often accuses the ministry of westernizing Somalia's education system.
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Outside editorial: It's time to stabilize Somalia

...collapse of its government 16 years ago, Somalia has been sliding into an abyss. Now community must help stabilize Somalia's transitional government. The government...its feet and establish its rule all over Somalia. Even though the ultimate responsibility...
The scourge of Somalia

...broke down. Pirates plying the seas off Somalia have been a scourge of international shipping...the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia. Solutions to that country's piracy...isn't working, and U.S. policy toward Somalia could stand another look. Tempting as...
Street battles in Somali capital amid famine help

MOGADISHU, Somalia - African Union troops fought house-to-house...side and territory held by al-Shabab, Somalia's dominant militant group. At least...on an ambulance jet bound for Kenya. Somalia's famine is unfolding in the middle...
6 charged with trying to join Islamic State

...than 22 young Somali men have also traveled from Minnesota to Somalia to join the militant group al-Shabab, which is also listed...An FBI affidavit says Guled Omar had also tried to go to Somalia in 2012 to join al-Shabab.Three of these newest defendants...
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FBI warned of gunman prior to Texas attack

...five years later following a terrorism-related investigation stemming from what prosecutors said were his plans to travel to Somalia to fight alongside militants there. He was sentenced to three years of probation for lying to a federal agent.The FBI continued...
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