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Mogadishu car bomb toll rises to 358

The death toll from last Saturday's huge truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 358, the information minister says. Some 56 people are also still missing, Abdirahman...

At least 72 killed in Afghan mosque attacks

Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said. One bomber walked into a Shia Muslim mosque in the capital Kabul as people were praying on Friday night and detonated an explosive, one of the worshippers there, Mahmood Shah Husaini, said. At least 39 people died in the blast...

Incoming New Zealand govt to cut migration

Temporary workers and foreign students previously drawn to New Zealand on the promise of gaining residency will start leaving en masse, migration agents say, as the incoming coalition government promises to cut record migration, reports Reuters. The tie-up between the traditionally centre-left Labour Party and nationalist New Zealand First represents an abrupt shift in the formerly open door policy that...

Brazil police detain 108 in anti-paedophilia raid

Police in Brazil say they have arrested 108 people in the biggest operation ever against paedophiles in Latin America. Suspects were arrested in 24 states and the capital, Brasilia. Justice Minister Torquato Jardim said those detained were part of a ring that shared pornographic images of children through computers and mobile phones. The operation comes...

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Mogadishu car bomb toll rises to 358

The death toll from last Saturday's huge truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu has risen to 358, the information minister says. Some 56 people are also still missing, Abdirahman Osman says. Officials have blamed the Islamist al-Shabab group, allied to al-Qaeda. But the group has not said it was behind the attack. The truck exploded at a busy junction,...

Kenya election official resigning before new vote

A Kenyan electoral commissioner has announced her resignation and says the presidential vote just eight days away cannot credibly proceed as planned. Roselyne Akombe spoke Wednesday from New York but it was not clear if she had fled there. She says the electoral commissioners need to be brave and speak up because the new presidential elections scheduled on Oct. 26...