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The Latest: UN Envoy Calls Somalia Attack ‘Revolting’

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - The Latest on explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Local journalists say one freelance journalist was killed in Saturday's massive bombing in Somalia's capital and several were injured. Voice of America says one of its reporters, Abdulkaidr Mohamed Abdulle, is among the injured. Police and hospital sources say the death toll from the truck bomb in Mogadishu has risen to 189 in what is the single deadliest attack ever in the Horn of ...

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Vampire Scare Triggers Mob Violence, Prompts U.N. To Pull Staff

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LILONGWE (NBC News) — The United Nations has pulled staff out of two districts in southern Malawi where a vampire scare has triggered mob violence in which at least five people have been killed. Belief in witchcraft is widespread in rural Malawi, one of the world's poorest countries, where many aid agencies and NGOs work. A spate of vigilante violence linked to a vampire rumors also erupted in Malawi in 2002. "These districts have severely been affected by the ongoin...

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  • Somalia Truck Bombing Toll Over 300 As Scores Missing

    Somalia Truck Bombing Toll Over 300 As Scores Missing

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:49:00 GMT
    Rescuers work at the explosion site near Safari hotel in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia that leaves a death toll over 300, Photo Date: 10/14/2017 (Xinhua / Faisal Isse/ MGN)Rescuers work at the explosion site near Safari hotel in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia that leaves a death toll over 300, Photo Date: 10/14/2017 (Xinhua / Faisal Isse/ MGN)
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - More than 300 people are dead after the truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores of others remain missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years. As funerals continued, the government said the death toll is expected to rise. Another nearly 400 people are injured, many badly burned, after Saturday's bombing targeted a crowded street in Mogadishu. Somalia's government has blame...
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - More than 300 people are dead after the truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores of others remain missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years. As funerals continued, the government said the death toll is expected to rise. Another nearly 400 people are injured, many badly burned, after Saturday's bombing targeted a crowded street in Mogadishu. Somalia's government has blame...
  • North Korea Vows Harsh Retaliation Against New UN Sanctions

    North Korea Vows Harsh Retaliation Against New UN Sanctions

    Monday, August 7 2017 2:06 PM EDT2017-08-07 18:06:41 GMT

     SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and gain revenge of a "thousand-fold" against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed following its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests. The warning came two days after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions to punish North Korea, including a ban on coal and ot...

     SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and gain revenge of a "thousand-fold" against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed following its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests. The warning came two days after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions to punish North Korea, including a ban on coal and ot...

  • Stocks Crash After Britain's Vote To Quit European Union

    Stocks Crash After Britain's Vote To Quit European Union

    Friday, June 24 2016 5:49 AM EDT2016-06-24 09:49:32 GMT

    Stock markets crashed, oil prices tumbled and the pound fell to a 31-year low on Friday as Britain's unprecedented vote to leave the European Union shocked investors and dragged the region, the world's largest economic bloc, into a new era of uncertainty. Investors rushed to dump European shares as soon as markets opened, following earlier drops in Asia, and Wall Street was set to fall sharply amid concerns about the economic consequences of the vote. The move cou...

    Stock markets crashed, oil prices tumbled and the pound fell to a 31-year low on Friday as Britain's unprecedented vote to leave the European Union shocked investors and dragged the region, the world's largest economic bloc, into a new era of uncertainty. Investors rushed to dump European shares as soon as markets opened, following earlier drops in Asia, and Wall Street was set to fall sharply amid concerns about the economic consequences of the vote. The move cou...

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