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Bradley Welsh murder: Somali cocaine gang ‘linked’ to shooting in Edinburgh’s West End

Photo The Scotsman. A CRACK cocaine gang battling for control of Edinburgh’s drug market may have been involved in the shooting of Bradley Welsh, it is feared. As detectives issued a description of the suspected hitman, police sources said they “cannot rule out” the possibility that violent thugs formerly based in England – who have

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Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

A car burns after petrol bombs were thrown at police in the Creggan area of Londonderry, in Northern Ireland, Thursday, April 18, 2019. (Niall Carson/PA via AP) The dissident republican group, the New IRA, was most likely responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry, police in

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Mother urges federal government to secure release of two Canadian women detained in Somaliland

The mother of one of the two Canadian women detained in Somaliland since January is pleading with the government in Canada to secure their release. Maymona Abdi, 28, and Karima Watts, 23, were arrested by police in January in Hargeisa, the most populous city in Somaliland. They face the prospect of 40 lashes each as

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First picture of TNT worker jailed for life for brutal murder of colleague in Birmingham street

Photo Birmingham Live By Ross McCarthy Bile Siyad died after Abdul Khaya delivered the blow in a street in Birmingham after row over £50 This is the TNT worker who killed a colleague by plunging a knife into his head following a dispute over £50. Bile Siyad collapsed immediately after Abdul Khaya delivered the blow

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Car bomb in Mogadishu kills 4 despite heavy security following Al-Shabaab attacks

Four people were killed and five injured when a car loaded with explosives detonated on a busy road in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police said Wednesday, April 17.“So far we can confirm four dead and five wounded. We offer our condolences to the victims,” Somalia’s deputy police chief Zakia Hussein wrote on Twitter. Abdulkadir Abdirahman Adan,

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Has Anyone Told Donald Trump What He Just Ordered in Somalia?

By Joshua Keating, A Somali soldier holds a machine gun at Sanguuni military base, where an American special operations soldier was killed by a mortar attack on June 8, about 450 kilometers south of Mogadishu, Somalia, on June 13. Mohamed Abdiwahab/Getty Images Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The U.S. is committing itself

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Inside Al-Shabaab kidnap gangs

In November 2008, al-Shabaab commander Mohamed Toora-Toorow, in the company of 24 men, left Somalia at 11pm and walked several kilometres into Kenya. The mission of his unit was to kidnap two Italian nuns: 67-year-old Maria Teresa Olivero and 60-year-old Caterina Giraudo, employed as aid workers in El Wak, a town in Mandera County bordering

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Mogadishu Demonstrators kick off after the death of taxi driver and suspected Al-Shabaab

Mogadishu, Hundreds of demonstrators descended on Mogadishu streets on Saturday to protest the shooting death of the driver and his passenger by a policeman. According to residents, the shooting happened at Bakara intersection. The taxi driver was ferrying a client when the policeman opened fire, killing two of the vehicle’s occupants. Suspected al-Shabaab, The officer

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Uganda sends 1800 soldiers in the new battle group to Al-Shabaab

The Chief of Defense Forces of the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces , Gen David Muhoozi, has flagged off Uganda Battle Group XXVII to Somalia. While addressing the 1,800 troops commanded by Col Kosiya Kuteesa and deputized by Col Rogers Okiror, the counseled the combatants to use the knowledge they have acquired in mission training since

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WikiLeaks’ Assange arrested at Ecuador embassy in London

Photo (AP) Police in London arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy Thursday for failing to surrender to the court in 2012, shortly after the South American nation revoked his asylum. Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno said a tweet that his government withdrew Assange’s status for repeated violations of international conventions. Moreno described it

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