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Taiwan Protesters Pelt US Mission with Fish

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Fishermen in Taiwan have pelted the de facto U..S. embassy in Taipei with dead fish, to protest the death of a Taiwanese fishing captain killed last month in a crossfire between the U.S. Navy and Somali pirates. The protesters, members of the Taiwan Fishermen’s Rights Association, demanded a public apology from the United States for […]

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AU: Strategic Districts Re-Captured in Mogadishu

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The African Union says it is making progress against militants for control of Somalia’s capital. Officials said Saturday African Union and pro-government troops had recaptured strategic districts in Mogadishu from al-Shabab insurgents. Al-Shabab is trying to overthrow the United Nations-backed government and set up a strict Islamic state. The al-Qaida-linked group has controlled much of […]

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Fighting in Somali Capital Kills 17

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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New clashes in Somalia’s capital have killed at least 17 people, as pro-government troops continue to battle militants for control of a popular commercial site. Somali government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers are trying to take Mogadishu’s Bakara market from al-Shabab insurgents. Medical officials say heavy fighting between the two sides Thursday has also […]

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WHO Says Child Injuries Reach New High in Somalia Fighting

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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The World Health Organization says increased fighting in Somalia’s capital has pushed the number of child casualties to a new high. The group says children under the age of 5 suffered nearly half of the weapons-related injuries in Mogadishu last month. That number is up from 3 percent in April. The WHO says the main […]

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