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Death toll from twin bomb blasts in Mogadishu rises to 276

The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country’s information minister said on Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll was expected to rise.
 

276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia’s history

MOGADISHU, Somalia — The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed 276 people with and injured about 300 others, the country’s information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll was expected to rise.

Iraqi forces start advancing toward Kurdish-held Kirkuk

BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces began moving at midnight on Sunday (Oct 15) towards oil fields and an important air base held by Kurdish forces near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraqi and Kurdish officials said. The object of the advance was taking control of the K1 airbase, west of Kirkuk, Lieutenant Colonel....

Deadline nears for Catalan leader to clarify independence stance

MADRID: Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has until 10:00 a.m. local (0800 GMT) on Monday to clarify whether he is calling for the region's independence from Spain, with Madrid threatening a return to direct rule if his stance remains ambiguous. The wealthy region's threat to break away following a....

British PM in Brussels Monday to meet EU chief Juncker: Source

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels on Monday to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, ahead of a decisive EU summit this week, a Downing Street source said on Sunday (Oct 15). May will be joined by her Brexit Minister David Davis for the dinner....

Macron urges the French to value success, rejects 'president of rich' tag

PARIS: Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said he was a president of all French, dismissing opponents' criticisms that his policies favour the rich while urging his countrymen to adopt a more positive attitude towards success. In his first months in power, Macron has defied street protests to loosen France's....

New Zealand may have to wait until end of week for new govt: PM

WELLINGTON: New Zealand acting Prime Minister Bill English on Monday (Oct 16) said it could take until the end of the week to confirm the country's next government. The country has been in political limbo since Sept. 23 when neither the National Party, which has led the government since 2008, or the....

Iraqi forces start advancing toward Kurdish-held Kirkuk: Iraqi and Kurdish officials

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces began moving at midnight on Sunday toward oil fields and an important air base held by Kurdish forces near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraqi and Kurdish officials said. The object of the advance was taking control of the K1 airbase, west of Kirkuk, Lieutenant....

Deadline nears for Catalan leader to clarify independence stance

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont delivers a speech at the memorial of "Fossar de la Pedrera" (Pedrera mass grave) in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado. MADRID (Reuters) - Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has until 10:00 a.m.

Easing winds give firefighters edge on deadly California conflagration

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Firefighters gained some ground on the deadliest wildfires in California history on Sunday as lower winds and more manpower gave an edge on blazes that have killed at least 40 people and turned whole neighborhoods in the state’s wine country into ash.

JD.com shares are a better deal than Alibaba's: Barron's

) stock and could rise 30 percent or more over the next year, Barron’s said on Sunday. JD.com’s shares have underperformed Alibaba’s since the beginning of August due to misplaced concerns, and JD.com stands to be among the biggest beneficiaries of China’s shopping holiday on Nov. 11, the Barron’s report said.

276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history

By ABDI GULED Associated Press. MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country's information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll was expected to rise.

The Latest: Some Venezuela polling stations stay open late

Voters stand behind security tape outside a polling station as they wait to cast their ballots for regional elections in Caracas, Venezuela, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Elections could tilt a majority of the states’ 23 governorships back into opposition control for the first time in nearly two decades of....

Interior looks at behind-the-scenes land swap to allow road through wilderness refuge

The Interior Department is preparing to set aside a decades-old ban on development in federally protected wilderness areas by pursuing a controversial proposal to build a nearly 12-mile road through a wildlife refuge in Alaska. The project in the Izembek National Wildlife Refuge has long been a....

Nation-World 3 hour ago 12:43 p.m. Death toll from blast in Somalia's capital rises to 231

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA (AP) - The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country's information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll could continue to rise.

2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation

Burgess, who only weighs 25 pounds at age 2, spent 10 months in a neonatal intensive care unit. Dickerson was tested and proved to be the perfect match to give his son a kidney, WGCL-TV writes. "He made it his business to say, 'Once I get out, I'm gonna promise to my son that he can get a kidney," A.

The Latest: Spain minister says 'not too late' for Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Spain's interior minister has called for Catalonia's separatist leader to respect the Spanish Constitution and desist in his push for independence for the northeastern region.

Ontario enviro watchdog, First Nation demand health study after ‘Chemical Valley’ investigation

. WATCH ABOVE: Aamjiwnaang chief wants community concerns heard over industrial spills following Global News investigation There are growing calls for a community health study in Sarnia, Ont., and Aamjiwnaang First Nation following an investigation that revealed major concerns about government....

Traps set for killer crocodile after grandmother's death

Traps are being set in far-north Queensland as the hunt for a crocodile believed to have eaten an elderly grandmother continues. Anne Cameron, 79, was last seen in Port Douglas, in Queensland's tropical far north, near an OzCare Aged Care facility on Tuesday afternoon.

Collins urges Trump to back effort to restore health subsidy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key moderate Republican urged President Donald Trump on Sunday to back a bipartisan Senate effort to shield consumers from rising premiums after his abrupt decision to halt federal payments to insurers. Sen. Susan Collins called the move “disruptive” and an immediate threat to access to health care.

Deflating football: Even in Texas, concern over head injuries hinders growth

He estimates that the KYA had about 900 players in 2011, almost double what it has now. “As I casually talk with parents about it, they’re really nervous,” he added. “That NFL report has been a big factor in letting kids play. That and other celebrities saying, ‘I wouldn’t let my kid play.’ The report Fouts refers to was published this past summer....

Ophelia: Department of Education advises ALL schools in NI to close on Monday

The Department of Education has advised all schools in NI to close on Monday as ex-hurricane Ophelia looms. Tonight the Northern Ireland Executive's Twitter account carried this tweet: "@Education_NI has announced that all schools should close tomorrow (Monday 16 October) as precautionary measure in light of weather warnings.

Breast cancer in men

Whenever one talks about breast cancer, it is presumed to be a woman affected. But it also affects men is a lesser known fact among lay people. In U.K. about 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer as against 50,000 women. This shows that though rare but it does exist. Problem is men are not aware of it.

Rwanda-SA ties: Kigali has the duty to promote its own interests

Editor, RE: “SA should lift travel restrictions on Rwandans” (The New Times, October 5). You have to read and inform yourself on the genesis of the problem, especially in the Rwandan case. That said, the Kenyan government has negotiated a bilateral agreement with South Africa to relax a lot of the....

SPONSORED: Business people pledge their contribution to increase tax paying compliance

Best taxpayers at the provincial level were also recognized for being the best tax compliant businesses at the regional level, the trophies went to the track solution, Governors Camp Rwanda, Centre Bon Conseil, and Amako Paints limited. Best taxpayers in the category of ‘Made-In-Rwanda’ were also....

How can UR balance its mission and financial goals?

To the best of my knowledge, the majority elite Rwandans, including myself, have been trained and groomed by the University of Rwanda (UR) to be resourceful in society. It is the country’s largest and only public institution of higher learning. And we indeed treasure it immensely.

Closing the education gender gap

WASHINGTON, DC Completing primary school in Niger was never a certainty for Aishetu Mahmoudu Hama, given all the obstacles that stood in her way. “It was hard to study,” she recalls. “We sat on the ground sometimes on a mat, sometimes just in the dirt.” But Aishetu persevered, and she is now a 23-year-old university student.

SPONSORED: FH Association Rwanda partners with local leaders to empower residents in Nyagihanga Sector, Gatsibo District

In 1994, FH began working in Rwanda under the Child Wins strategy responding to the serious humanitarian crisis caused by the genocide against the Tutsis. In the immediate years following, FH implemented emergency programs in tracing and unifying children with their families, agriculture....

Hilton shopping for a second hotel in Rwanda official

Global hotel franchise, Hilton Hotel, last week announced its debut into the Rwandan market by adding Ubumwe Grand Hotel to its franchise. Hilton Group will operate the facility under Doubletree brand joining other global brands in the market including Radisson Blu, Park Inn, The Marriott, Serena Hotel and Golden Tulip.

Editorial: Strict regulation key to fixing public transport woes

The State Minister for Transport, Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, has put Rwanda Federation of Transport Cooperative (RFTC) on the spot over harsh working conditions it has subjected its drivers to. One of them is a requirement for each of the drivers of the public buses to ferry a minimum of 800....

Breast cancer: Early detection saves life

A former nurse at King Faisal hospital, Charlotte says that during her professional routine of working with medical doctors that were screening and giving treatment to patients, it, one day in 2014, occurred to her that she should as well go for a medical test. “When I went for screening, I was shocked by the results which were positive.
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