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Somalia Names New PM, Announces Plan for National Elections

Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has appointed a new prime minister hours after brokering an agreement with regional leaders for elections next year that abandons a promised one-person, one-vote model.

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Suspected Car Bomb Explodes near Somalia Parliament

A suspected car bomb exploded close to a checkpoint near Somalia's parliament in the capital Mogadishu on Wednesday, witnesses and a security official said.

A plume of thick black smoke was seen over the city and witnesses said a number of vehicles were on fire.

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Death Toll in Somalia Bombing Climbs to 81

The death toll from a massive car bomb in the Somali capital has risen to 81, a government spokesman said Monday, as rescue workers pursued their search for the missing.

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Six Countries Block UN Sanctions against Somalia's Al-Shabaab

Six UN Security Council members on Wednesday blocked a move to include Somali jihadist group Al-Shabaab on a list of organizations such as Al-Qaeda that are under international sanctions, diplomatic sources said.

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At Least Five Dead in Somalia Car Bomb Attack

At least five people were killed and several wounded when a car bomb was detonated Monday outside a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, a security officer and witnesses said.

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26 Killed in Deadly Somalia Hotel Siege

At least 26 people, including several foreigners, were killed and 56 injured in a suicide bomb and gun attack claimed by Al-Shabaab militants on a popular hotel in southern Somalia, a top regional official said Saturday. 

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15 Killed as Somalia Bomb Hits Restaurant at Lunchtime

At least 15 people died when a bomb exploded on a busy street and ripped into a nearby restaurant in Somalia's capital on Thursday, medics said.

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At Least 11 Wounded in Somalia Al-Shabaab Claimed Attack

At least 11 people were wounded when gunmen set off explosions and stormed government ministries in Somalia's capital Saturday in an attack claimed by the Al-Shabaab Islamist group, police said.

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Nine Killed in Somali Market Car Bombing

At least nine people were killed and several wounded when a car loaded with explosives blew up near a mall in a busy market in the Somali capital on Monday, police said.

"The blast occurred close to Mogadishu mall and it has caused death and destruction. Nine civilians were confirmed dead and several others are wounded," police officer Ahmed Moalin Ali said.

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Somalia Blasts Kill Seven near Presidential Palace

Seven people were killed Saturday in a double car bomb attack claimed by the jihadist Shabaab group near the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu, police said.

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