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Jury set to decide sentence of Somali pirates

A Virginia jury will deliberate the sentence of three Somali pirates convicted in the 2011 shooting deaths of four Americans off the coast of Africa. Full story

Facebook rebuffs UN team request on Somali pirates

United Nations investigators hoped they would get some help from Facebook when they asked to see information on suspected pirates operating in Somalia. Full story

Kenya jails nine Somali pirates for attacking German ship

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - A Kenyan court in the coastal city of Mombasa sentenced nine Somalis on Tuesday to five years in prison each for attempting to hijack the German merchant vessel MV Courier in the Gulf of Aden in March 2009. Full story

A new, dangerous job in Mogadishu: tax collector

The Somali traders in Mogadishu's markets have long faced down Islamist rebels and warlords demanding money. Now they say there is a new predator: the government tax man. Full story

Al Shabaab claim attack on Turkish mission in Somalia, three dead

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A car loaded with explosives rammed into an office housing Turkish embassy staff in the Somali capital, killing three people, witnesses and officials said on Saturday, the latest in a series of blasts claimed by Islamist al Shabaab rebels. Full story

Norway rejects U.N. experts claims on Somalia assistance

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Norway has complained to the U.N. Security Council that accusations by U.N. experts that Oslo's assistance to Somalia was a cover to promote the commercial interests of Norwegian oil companies were "completely unfounded and simply wrong." Full story

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Ethiopian troops quit Somali city, but no full withdrawal planned

Sentencing hearing begins for 3 Somali pirates

US admiral cites rise in piracy in Gulf of Oman

Spanish aid workers kidnapped in Kenya freed in Somalia

Exclusive: Eritrea pays warlord to influence Somalia - U.N. experts

Exclusive: Western oil exploration in Somalia may spark conflict - U.N. report

Exclusive: Kenyan peacekeepers aided illegal Somalia charcoal export - U.N.

Bomber hits peacekeepers in Somalia, 8 civilians dead

Somali journalists oppose the state's media law

Somalia's media revival braves old dangers

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  Home remedy death puts mom in hot water

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  Tracking America’s ‘Dirty Wars’

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Somali would-be immigrants sit on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta patrol boat after arriving at the AFM Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour
Somali would-be immigrants sit on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta patrol boat after arriving at the AFM Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour

Somali would-be immigrants sit on the deck of an Armed Forces of Malta patrol boat after arriving at the AFM Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour late July 27, 2013. One hundred and twelve Somali immigrants were rescued by the AFM from a drifting rubber dinghy 34 naut

Somali would-be immigrants sit on a police bus after arriving at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour
Somali would-be immigrants sit on a police bus after arriving at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour

Somali would-be immigrants sit on a police bus after arriving at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour late July 27, 2013. One hundred and twelve Somali immigrants were rescued by the AFM from a drifting rubber dinghy 34 nautical miles south o

Somali would-be immigrants wait to board a police bus at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour
Somali would-be immigrants wait to board a police bus at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour

Somali would-be immigrants wait to board a police bus at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour late July 27, 2013. One hundred and twelve Somali immigrants were rescued by the AFM from a drifting rubber dinghy 34 nautical miles south of Malta