Somalia hotel attack kills 26 and injures at least 40 others

Somalia hotel attack kills 26 and injures at least 40 others

A prominent Canadian-Somali journalist was among those killed.

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Three killed as suicide bomber detonates car bomb in Somalia

Three killed as suicide bomber detonates car bomb in Somalia

The al Shabab group claimed the attack near presidential palace in Mogadishu.

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Multiple deaths in vehicle bomb attack on Somalia restaurant

Multiple deaths in vehicle bomb attack on Somalia restaurant

At least 10 people lost their lives in the country’s capital, Mogadishu, a frequent target for the al Shabab group.

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Death toll in Somalia bombing and clashes rises to 18 with at least 40 injured

Death toll in Somalia bombing and clashes rises to 18 with at least 40 injured

He said the death toll could rise as many of the wounded are still being treated in hospitals.

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Al-Shabab claims killing of Dubai port official in Somalia

Al-Shabab claims killing of Dubai port official in Somalia

The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab extremist group says it killed the manager of a Dubai government-owned port operator in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland.

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20 killed by car bombs in Somali capital

20 killed by car bombs in Somali capital

Three blasts went off in front of a Mogadishu hotel, then a fourth hit as medics attempted to rescue the injured.

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Deadly suicide blast targets district headquarters in Somali capital

Deadly suicide blast targets district headquarters in Somali capital

The compound at Hodan district was severely damaged in the explosion.

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Nine dead in attack on Somali interior ministry

Nine dead in attack on Somali interior ministry

The al-Shabab extremist group, an arm of al Qaida, has claimed responsibility for the attack in Mogadishu.

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Four Ugandan peacekeepers killed in Somalia by al Shabab extremists

Four Ugandan peacekeepers killed in Somalia by al Shabab extremists

Somalia's al Shabab Islamic extremists launched an attack on African Union troops in the country's south, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers, said Ugandan army spokesman Brigadier Richard Karemire.

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Death toll from Mogadishu blast rises to 21

Death toll from Mogadishu blast rises to 21

The death toll from two explosions in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Friday has risen to 21.

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At least 18 killed after twin blasts and gunfire in Somali capital

At least 18 killed after twin blasts and gunfire in Somali capital

At least 18 people have been killed and another 20 were hurt after twin explosions and gunfire rocked Somalia's capital Mogadishu, ambulance officials said.

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Latest: Somalia truck bomb death toll rises to 231

Latest: Somalia truck bomb death toll rises to 231

Latest: The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital rose to 231 with more than 275 injured.

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Suicide bomber targets hotel across from presidential palace in Mogadishu

Suicide bomber targets hotel across from presidential palace in Mogadishu

Gunmen have forced their way into a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, a police official said.

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Militants 'ordered women to watch as they killed men who were watching World Cup'

Militants 'ordered women to watch as they killed men who were watching World Cup'

At least 48 people were killed when dozens of Somali extremists wielding automatic weapons attacked a small Kenyan coastal town for hours, assaulting the police station, setting two hotels on fire, and spraying bullets into the street, officials said today.

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16 killed in Mogadishu courthouse attack

16 killed in Mogadishu courthouse attack

Gunmen today stormed the Somali capital’s main court complex, firing guns and detonating two blasts.

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Man 'stoned to death for having sex with boy'

A man has been stoned to death in Somalia for a homosexual sex act, reports say.

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Somali militants 'will kill French hostage'

Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked militants said today that they will kill a French hostage they have held for more than three years in the wake of a botched rescue operation by the French military.

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Tánaiste announces €3m aid package for Somalia

Tánaiste announces €3m aid package for Somalia

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore announced an additional €3m in life-saving assistance to Somalia during a visit to the capital, Mogadishu today.

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Suicide bomber kills Somali sports chiefs

Two of Somalia’s top sports officials have been killed in a suicide blast at the country’s newly reopened national theatre.

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Summit held on Somalia's future

Summit held on Somalia's future

Nations must help Somalia’s fragile leadership tackle terrorism, piracy and hunger or be prepared to pay the price, British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned at an international conference on the troubled east African nation’s future.

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Cameron appeals for Somalia action

Cameron appeals for Somalia action

The world will “pay a price” if it ignores the plight of Somalia, British Prime Minister David Cameron said today.

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UN: Somalia famine now 'humanitarian emergency'

UN: Somalia famine now 'humanitarian emergency'

The United Nations says Somalia's famine is over, but has warned that continued assistance is needed.

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Somali militants threaten more terror attacks

Somali militants threaten more terror attacks

Al-Qaida-linked militants have threatened more terror attacks that will “increase day by day” after a suicide bomber killed 72 people in Somalia.

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Somalia 'facing a famine disaster'

Somalia 'facing a famine disaster'

Famine spreading through Somalia is killing more than a hundred children each day the UN said today, and warned that hundreds of thousands more may die without urgent help.

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Somalia famine threatens four million people

Somalia famine threatens four million people

Famine has spread into another region of Somalia, leaving four million people in crisis, the United Nations said.

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Black market takes Somali food aid

Black market takes Somali food aid

Thousands of sacks of food aid meant for Somalia’s famine victims have been stolen and are being sold openly, depriving those who have flooded into the country’s capital of urgently needed supplies, an investigation has found.

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Somali troops kill civilians during scramble for food

Somali troops kill civilians during scramble for food

Somali government troops have opened fire on hungry civilians, killing at least seven people, as both groups made a grab for food at a UN distribution site, witnesses said.

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UN in aid plea for Somalia

UN in aid plea for Somalia

The famine in Somalia will grow in size and severity unless the world community responds with more aid, the UN and aid agencies warned today.

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Rains add to famine misery in Somalia

Rains add to famine misery in Somalia

Tens of thousands of famine-stricken Somali refugees were cold and drenched after torrential rains pounded their makeshift structures overnight and today in the capital, leading to appeals for aid.

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World Bank pledges €348m for drought-hit African region

World Bank pledges €348m for drought-hit African region

The World Bank has pledged €348m to aid the drought-stricken Horn of Africa region.

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Australian PM urges developed countries to back African relief

Australian PM urges developed countries to back African relief

The international community is being urged to rally behind the UN relief effort in the Horn of Africa or risk hundreds of thousands of deaths.

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Govt announces €1m in aid for famine-hit Somalia

Govt announces €1m in aid for famine-hit Somalia

The Government has announced a €1m aid package for the humanitarian effort in the Horn of Africa.

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Robinson urges developed countries to 'do more' about famine

Robinson urges developed countries to 'do more' about famine

The UN is warning that more than 800,000 children could die from starvation in the Horn of Africa.

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Fears famine will spread outside Somalia

Fears famine will spread outside Somalia

It is feared the area hit by famine in Somalia will soon expand.

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Militants vow to block aid workers in Somalia

Militants vow to block aid workers in Somalia

Al Qaida-linked militants in Somalia vowed to keep most international aid workers away despite a worsening famine, as the United Nations warned that 800,000 children could die from starvation.

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Militants vow to block aid workers in Somalia

Militants vow to block aid workers in Somalia

An al-Qaida-linked militant group has said it will not allow banned aid organisations to return to southern Somalia, meaning only a handful of agencies will be able to respond to the worsening famine.

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Somalia suffering worst famine in 20 years

Somalia suffering worst famine in 20 years

Tens of thousands of Somalis are feared dead in the world's worst famine in a generation, the United Nations said.

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Militant's death raises Somali peace hopes

Militant's death raises Somali peace hopes

Residents of war-torn Somalia say they hope the death of an al-Qaida mastermind accused of plotting US Embassy bombings 13 years ago will bring peace to Somalia.

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Three die in Somali suicide blast

At least three people died after a suicide bomber attacked an African Union peacekeeping base in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

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Somali insurgents take control of key town

Witnesses in Somalia say al Qaida linked insurgents have taken control of a strategic town from a militia allied to the Somali government.

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'16 killed' in Somalia clashes

Fighting between Somali government troops and police killed 16 people in the capital Mogadishu today, witnesses said.

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Terrorists slaughter Somali hotel guests

Terrorists slaughter Somali hotel guests

A suicide bomber and gunmen killed more than 30 people, including six MPs, in an attack on a hotel near Somalia’s presidential palace today.

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Six politicians among 31 killed in Somali hotel attack

Six politicians among 31 killed in Somali hotel attack

The Somali government says 31 people were killed during an attack by a suicide bomber and gunmen on a Mogadishu hotel today.

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UN braced for mass exodus from Somalia

The UN refugee agency today said it is braced for a mass flight to neighbouring countries by civilians seeking to escape violence in Somalia.

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15 killed in Somali violence

At least 11 civilians and four security officers were today killed in the Somali capital in two separate incidents of violence, an officer and residents said.

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Suicide bomber targets Somali graduation ceremony

Suicide bomber targets Somali graduation ceremony

A suicide bomber dressed as a woman attacked a Somali university graduation ceremony today killing up to 19 people, including three cabinet ministers.

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UN chief rallies support for Somalia government

Somalia’s transitional government successfully rebuffed threats from extremist forces to overthrow it, the UN chief said.

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Two foreigners seized in Somalia

Gunmen stormed into a hotel in the Somali capital this morning and kidnapped two French men who were working for the military, officials said.

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Somali security minister among 20 killed in blast

An explosion that witnesses said was caused by a suicide bomber killed at least 20 people today in western Somalia, including the country’s national security minister, medical and government officials said.

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Suicide bomber kills seven in Somalia

Suicide bomber kills seven in Somalia

Officials said a suicide bomber killed six guards and a civilian at a military base in the Somali capital, an attack that came after two weeks of intense fighting in war-torn Mogadishu.

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Somali capital shaken by clashes

Somali capital shaken by clashes

Heavy shelling and gunfire in Mogadishu have killed three people and wounded about 30 in the battle between government and rebel forces for Somalia’s capital, witnesses said.

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Foreign fighters blamed for Somali clashes

Foreign fighters blamed for Somali clashes

Hundreds of foreigners fighting alongside Somali Islamic rebels have driven this week’s fierce battles against government forces which have killed more than 100 people, the United Nations envoy has said.

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UN chief unsure about peacekeeping force for Somalia

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that "uncertainties" remain about whether a UN peacekeeping force is the right tool to support the new Somalian government's efforts to establish itself and promote national reconciliation.

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Moderate Islamist wins Somali election

Somalia’s parliament elected a moderate Islamist leader as the country’s new president early today, handing over the elusive task of stabilising a country wracked by violence and anarchy for nearly 20 years.

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Greek ship with 20 crew hijacked near Somalia

Armed pirates in speedboats hijacked a Greek chemical tanker with 20 crew members in the Gulf of Aden near Somalia, a maritime official said today.

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Tank ship pirates 'open to a deal'

Tank ship pirates 'open to a deal'

Somali pirates holding a cargo ship full of battle tanks are trying to negotiate for its release after failing in their demand for £10m (€12.7m).

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Islamic militants seize port

Islamic militants say they have seized control of Somalia’s third largest city after three days of fighting that left about 70 people dead and saw thousands flee Kismayo.

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Islamic rebel rejects Somalia peace deal

A leader of Somalia’s ousted Islamic movement rejected a United Nations-brokered peace deal between the government and an opposition alliance, vowing the militants would fight on.

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Somali pirates strike again

A warship was today on its way to a Spanish fishing boat with 26 crew hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia.

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MSF suspends staff presence after Somalia attacks

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has today suspended all international staff presence in Somalia following the killing of three colleagues in what the charity has called "an organised attack".

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