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  • The United Nations says more than 100 people are feared dead after a rare tropical cyclone hit northern Somalia.
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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that a pair of U.S. military raids against militants in north Africa sends the message that terrorists "can run but they can't hide."
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libya, somalia, terrorism, national/world
  • Action News Online
  • In a stealthy seaside assault in Somalia and in a raid in Libya's capital, U.S. special forces on Saturday struck out against Islamic extremists who have carried out terrorist attacks in East Africa, snatching a Libyan al-Qaida leader allegedly involved in the bombings of U.S. embassies 15 years ago but aborting a mission to capture a terrorist suspect linked to last month's Nairobi shopping mall attack after a fierce firefight.
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  • 6abc.com Science and Technology coverage
  • Video games are the new rage in Somalia, a first-world entertainment option for teenage boys that was prohibited when ultraconservative al-Shabab militants controlled the capital.
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somalia, science/technology
  • 50 Cent
  • Rapper 50 Cent is teaming up with the World Food Program to see firsthand the effects of hunger in Somalia and Kenya.
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  • Action News
  • The families of an American woman and a Danish man rescued by U.S. Navy SEALs from their Somali captors say they are grateful for all the efforts made to rescue the two.
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somalia, kidnapping, national/world
  • Action News
  • The Navy SEAL operation that freed two Western hostages in Somalia is representative of the Obama administration's pledge to build a smaller, more agile military force that can carry out surgical counterterrorist strikes to cripple an enemy.
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somalia, national/world
  • Jessica Buchanan
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  • Jessica Buchanan
  • One of the two aid workers rescued by Navy SEALS in Somalia is a graduate of a small religious college in Chester County.
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  • Jessica Buchanan
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  • Jessica Buchanan
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  • Jessica Buchanan
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  • The same U.S. Navy SEAL unit that killed Osama bin Laden parachuted into Somalia under cover of darkness early Wednesday and crept up to an outdoor camp where an American woman and Danish man were being held hostage.
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rescue, kidnapping, somalia, national/world
  • Action News
  • A band of pirates tortured the crew of a German tanker off the coast of Somalia to extract a higher ransom payment and to find information about the ship's fuel reserves, according to a federal court filing.
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somalia, virginia, pirates, national/world
  • Somalia
  • More than 40 Americans have been recruited and radicalized by al-Qaida-linked terrorists in Somalia.
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washington, d.c., somalia, terrorism, national/world
  • Doctors say a cholera outbreak in Somalia's war-ravaged capital has killed more than 20 people.
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somalia, national/world
  • The head of a private security company says his guards retook a yacht from Somali pirates after the Dutch couple on board locked themselves in a safe room.
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somalia, pirates, national/world
  • A U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday it was possible that 15 pirates detained after the killing of four American yacht enthusiasts could be sent to the United States to face trial.
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  • In this June 11, 2005 photo provided by Joe Grande to AP, Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle are seen on a yacht in Bodega Bay, Calif.
  • Four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates off East Africa were shot and killed by their captors Tuesday.
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pirates, somalia, national/world
  • A warship is shadowing a yacht with four Americans on board that was hijacked by Somali pirates, a pirate said Sunday, as the vessel was reported to be moving closer to the Somali coast.
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pirates, somalia, national/world
  • A suicide bomber and gunmen stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people.
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somalia, bombing, national/world
  • U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
  • The government announced Thursday that it has charged 14 people as participants in "a deadly pipeline" to Somalia that routed money and fighters from the United States to the terrorist group al-Shabab.
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somalia, washington, d.c., terrorism, national/world
  • Action News
  • Security forces from Somalia's semiautonomous Puntland region stormed a hijacked cargo vessel early Thursday and outgunned the pirates holding it after they fatally shot the ship's Pakistani captain, authorities said.
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somalia, pirates, national/world
  • Russia Somalia Pirates Tanker Freed
  • Russian special forces rappelled onto a disabled oil tanker taken over by Somali pirates and freed 23 Russian sailors early Thursday, the commander of the EU Naval Force said. Ten pirates were arrested and one was killed.
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russia, somalia, pirates, national/world
  • Piracy
  • The small gang of Somali pirates fired on an approaching ship, hoping their midnight attack would bring them millions in ransom. The ragtag bandits, though, had taken on far more than they could handle: a U.S. warship.
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military, pirates, somalia, national/world
  • Somalia
  • The U.N. food agency says it is stopping aid distribution to about 1 million people in southern Somalia.
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