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The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing

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Woman weds prince she met at nightclub

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Somalia truck bombing toll soars past 300 - it's deadliest single attack ever

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Somalia truck bombing toll over 300 as funerals continue

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Somalia truck bombing toll still rising as funerals begin

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Funerals for Somali attack victims begin as death toll rises to over 300

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The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing
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The Latest: Somalis gather at stadium to protest al-Shabab
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on deadliest attack in Somalia's history (all times local): Thousands of protesters have gathered at a stadium in Somalia's capital in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack killed more than 300. The protesters chanted slogans against the extremist group al-Shabab, which Somalia's government blames for the attack. Mogadishu's mayor urged the crowd to "liberate our country from al-Shabab, so that such tragedies won't happen again   Read More ...
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The Latest: Somalis gather at stadium to protest al-Shabab
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on deadliest attack in Somalia's history (all times local): Thousands of protesters have gathered at a stadium in Somalia's capital in a show of defiance after the country's deadliest attack killed more than 300. The protesters chanted slogans against the extremist group al-Shabab, which Somalia's government blames for the attack. Mogadishu's mayor urged the crowd to "liberate our country from al-Shabab, so that such tragedies won't happen again   Read More ...
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The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing
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Lewiston man says his brother was killed in blast in Somalia
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Maine man says his brother was one of the more than 300 people killed in a bomb blast in Mogadishu, Somalia. Twenty-seven-year-old Iman Osman, of Lewiston, says the explosion was so powerful that debris killed his brother even though he was 1,000 feet away when the truck bomb detonated. He told the Sun Journal that his brother had fled to Kenya, but last year returned to Somalia hoping things would get better after a new government came to power   Read More ...
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The Latest: 2 arrested in connection with Somalia bombing
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Somali police fire bullets to break up protest against weekend bombing
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somali police opened fire to prevent a crowd of protesters demonstrating against last weekend’s deadly bombing from accessing the site of the attack, according to a Reuters witness. The witness heard gunfire shortly after police blocked the demonstrators, who were marching towards the scene of the twin blasts, where more than 300 people were killed. Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by Duncan Miriri; editing by John Stonestreet   Read More ...
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'Please bring my son back': Anguished Somali families mourn
Mogadishu - Anguished families gathered across Somalia's capital on Tuesday as funerals continued for the more than 300 people killed in one of the world's deadliest attacks in years. In a sandy cemetery at one Mogadishu hospital, mourners carried the coffin of a woman killed in Saturday's massive truck bombing. The crowd prayed in low voices under the scorching sun. "God, please bring those who killed both my father and aunt before our eyes or book them to justice," Zakariye Abdirisaq said, wiping his eyes   Read More ...
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Lewiston man says his brother was killed in blast in Somalia
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Hopes fade in desperate search for scores still missing in Somalia’s largest terrorist bombing
MOGADISHU – Anguished families scoured Somalia’s capital Tuesday in search of scores still missing from Saturday’s bomb blast that killed more than 300 people in one of the world’s deadliest attacks in years. Sitting outside a hospital mortuary, Hodan Ali quietly looked for her missing brother by showing people his photo on the screen of her mobile phone. Fifty-year-old taxi driver Abdiqadir Ali was last seen Saturday on his way to a hotel to pick up a client just before the massive explosion on a busy street   Read More ...
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The Latest: UN leader gives condolences over Somalia bombing
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The latest on the deadly explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local): U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has met with Somalia minister Abdullahi Hamud to personally extend his condolences following Saturday's bomb blast that killed more than 300 people in Mogadishu. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric saysthe U.N. chief asked to meet with Hamud on Tuesday following the "horrendous attack," which was one of the world's deadliest in years   Read More ...
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American woman becomes a princess after marrying Ethiopian prince she met in nightclub
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Woman weds prince she met at nightclub
Just like Tasmanian real estate agent Mary Donaldson, Ariana Austin bagged herself a prince after meeting at a bar. The 33-year-old American wed Joel Makonnen, the great-grandson of Ethiopia’s last emperor Haile Selassie, in a lavish ceremony on September 9 in the US. reports Mr Makonnen, known as Prince Yoel, hit on Ms Austin with a cheesy pick-up line at a Washington DC nightclub in December 2005   Read More ...
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Somalia car bombings kill at least 300 people
At least 300 people were confirmed dead after a double car bombing rocked Mogadishu on Saturday, making it the deadliest attack in Somalia’s modern history. The revised death toll followed efforts by rescue workers to recover bodies from the rubble and the deaths of several people who succumbed to their wounds Monday, according to Maj. Ahmed Ibrahim of the police force   Read More ...
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Somali bomb victims: Searching for clues
A Facebook page has been set up to help identify the victims of Somalia's deadliest terror attack in a decade as well as those still missing. A lorry full of explosives destroyed hotels, government offices and restaurants at a busy junction in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least 281 people and injuring another 300. Somali authorities are struggling to identify the dead - leaving relatives helplessly searching for news   Read More ...
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Kenya airlifting Somalia's wounded, sending aid
Nairobi - Kenya's foreign affairs minister says the country will airlift 31 people wounded in Somalia's deadliest attack for specialised treatment. Amina Mohamed also says Kenya is dispatching 11 tons of medicine to help Somali hospitals that have been overwhelmed by the nearly 400 people injured in Saturday's truck bombing in Mogadishu. More than 300 people were killed. Somalia's government has blamed the attack on the al-Shabaab extremist group, which has not commented   Read More ...
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'Please bring my son back': Anguished Somali families mourn
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Somalia blood appeal after Mogadishu truck bombing
Somalia is appealing for blood to treat those wounded in Saturday's huge truck bombing in the capital, Mogadishu, which killed at least 281 people. He said more than 300 people had been injured in Somalia's deadliest terror attack in 10 years, and more bodies were trapped under rubble. Two planes of medial aid - from the US and Qatar - have landed in the capital   Read More ...
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Woman becomes a princess after marrying Ethiopian prince she met in nightclub
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Somalia in desperate need of blood donations after deadliest bombing
Somalia is in desperate need for donated blood to treat survivors of a truck bombing in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday that killed more than 300 people and injured at least 400 others, a minister said. The bombing was one of the worst such attacks in Somalia. Officials said it bore the hallmarks of the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group, but they have not claimed responsibility   Read More ...
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The Latest: Kenya airlifting Somalia's wounded, sending aid
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on deadly explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local): Kenya's foreign affairs minister says the country will airlift 31 people wounded in Somalia's deadliest attack for specialized treatment. Amina Mohamed also says Kenya is dispatching 11 tons of medicine to help Somali hospitals that have been overwhelmed by the nearly 400 people injured in Saturday's truck bombing in Mogadishu   Read More ...
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US military plane lands in Somalia with aid after bombing
Mogadishu - A US military plane landed in Somalia's capital on Tuesday with medical and humanitarian aid supplies after Saturday's massive truck bomb that killed more than 300 people. A spokesperson for the US Africa Command told The Associated Press that the charge d'affaires of the US Mission to Somalia "declared that this disaster meets the criteria to warrant immediate US government assistance" because of the widespread damage   Read More ...
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AMISOM troops donate blood for Somalia truck bomb attack victims
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The Latest: Kenya airlifting Somalia's wounded, sending aid
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on deadly explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local): Kenya's foreign affairs minister says the country will airlift 31 people wounded in Somalia's deadliest attack for specialized treatment. Amina Mohamed also says Kenya is dispatching 11 tons of medicine to help Somali hospitals that have been overwhelmed by the nearly 400 people injured in Saturday's truck bombing in Mogadishu   Read More ...
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The Latest: Kenya airlifting Somalia's wounded, sending aid
Kenya's foreign affairs minister says the country will airlift 31 people wounded in Somalia's deadliest attack for specialized treatment. Amina Mohamed also says Kenya is dispatching 11 tons of medicine to help Somali hospitals that have been overwhelmed by the nearly 400 people injured in Saturday's truck bombing in Mogadishu. More than 300 people were killed. Somalia's government has blamed the attack on the al-Shabab extremist group, which has not commented   Read More ...
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US military plane lands in Somalia with aid after bombing
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A United States military plane landed in Somalia’s capital on Tuesday with medical and humanitarian aid supplies after Saturday’s massive truck bomb that killed more than 300 people. A spokesman for the U.S. Africa Command told The Associated Press that the charge d’affaires of the U.S. Mission to Somalia “declared that this disaster meets the criteria to warrant immediate U   Read More ...
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US military plane lands in Somalia with aid after bombing
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US military plane lands in Somalia with aid after bombing
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Securing Somalia: On Mogadishu terror attack
In the deadliest terrorist attack in Somalia, an explosives-laden truck collided with a fuel tanker in Mogadishu, killing more than 300 people and injuring many more. Mogadishu has seen a number of attacks and suicide bombings on “soft targets”, mostly hotels and restaurants, and military targets orchestrated by the terrorist group al-Shabaab in recent years, but none as horrific as this one   Read More ...
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Minnesota Somalis mourn, pray for those impacted by bombing
Minneapolis - Members of Minnesota's large Somali community said on Monday they are heartbroken and grieving, but searching for ways to help after the weekend bombing in Somalia that killed more than 300 people. The truck bombing in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu on Saturday also left scores missing and nearly 400 people injured. In Minnesota, home to the largest Somali population in the US, many residents said they have relatives who were hurt or killed in the attack   Read More ...
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Somalia calls for blood donations after bombing, Turkey sends doctors
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somalia is in desperate need for donated blood to treat survivors of a truck bombing in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday that killed more than 300 people and injured at least 400 others, a minister said. The bombing was one of the worst such attacks in Somalia. Officials said it bore the hallmarks of the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group, but they have not claimed responsibility   Read More ...
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Somalia calls for blood donations after bombing, Turkey sends doctors
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somalia is in desperate need for donated blood to treat survivors of a truck bombing in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday that killed more than 300 people and injured at least 400 others, a minister said. The bombing was one of the worst such attacks in Somalia. Officials said it bore the hallmarks of the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group, but they have not claimed responsibility   Read More ...
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Korea condemns bombing in Somalia, vows to cooperate in rooting out terrorism
South Korea's foreign ministry on Tuesday strongly condemned the latest bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia, that killed hundreds of innocent people, calling it a "terror" act that can never be tolerated. In a statement issued in the name of its spokesman, the ministry expressed deep condolences to the victims and their heartbroken families and promised to keep working together with the international community to eradicate such terror activities   Read More ...
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Lewiston man’s brother killed in Somalia bombing
LEWISTON — Iman Osman, 27, of Lewiston woke Sunday morning to a phone message with bad news. His brother was killed the night before when a powerful truck bomb exploded in a populated part of Mogadishu, Somalia. The terrorist group al-Shabab is being blamed. “I was shaking. I didn’t know what to say,” Osman said Monday. “I sat on my bed with tears in my eyes   Read More ...
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S. Korea condemns bombing in Somalia, vows to cooperate in rooting out terrorism
SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's foreign ministry on Tuesday strongly condemned the latest bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia, that killed hundreds of innocent people, calling it a "terror" act that can never be tolerated. In a statement issued in the name of its spokesman, the ministry expressed deep condolences to the victims and their heartbroken families and promised to keep working together with the international community to eradicate such terror activities   Read More ...
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Somali community in Ohio condemns deadly truck bombing
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of Ohio's Somali community are condemning a truck bombing in Somalia's capital that killed more than 300 people and injured hundreds more. Somalia's government has blamed the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab, Africa's deadliest Islamic extremist group, which has not commented on the Saturday attack. Horsed Noah (HOR'-sed NOH'-ah) is the outreach director of Somali Islamic Centers of Ohio, a group representing six Somali mosques and religious centers in central Ohio   Read More ...
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Brother-in-law of City Council candidate killed in Somalia bombing
Brother-in-law of City Council candidate killed in Somalia bombing WEBVTT New tonight, a candidate for DesMoines' City Council is suspending his campaign. Abshir Omar wrote in a tweet today,he's suspending his campaign forthree days -- to mourn hisbrother- in-law, who was killed in Somalia. Omar's relative is among at least 302 people who were killedin a truck bombing Saturday.Another 400 people were injured   Read More ...
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Minnesota Somalis mourn, pray for those impacted by bombing
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Members of Minnesota's large Somali community said Monday they are heartbroken and grieving but searching for ways to help after the weekend bombing in Somalia that killed more than 300 people. The truck bombing in Somalia's capital of Mogadishu on Saturday also left scores missing and nearly 400 people injured. In Minnesota, home to the largest Somali population in the U   Read More ...
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