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Indian prime minister faces pressure during U.S. visit

International | Senators ask Trump to question Modi over India’s banishment of NGOs like Compassion International
by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/26/17, 03:51 pm

INDIA: As Narendra Modi begins a state visit to the United States today, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators are asking President Donald Trump to pressure the prime minister over India’s policy banishing non-governmental organizations like Compassion International from working in his country.

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Al-Shabaab detonates car bomb in Mogadishu

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/20/17, 08:46 am

Al-Shabaab has claimed another terror attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least 15 people. A suicide bomber driving a milk delivery truck detonated his explosives at a government district headquarters. The death toll is expected to rise due to the severe injuries suffered by survivors. Most victims were civilians.

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Al-Shabaab kills 31 in Somali restaurant siege

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/15/17, 08:14 am

Al-Shabaab extremists killed at least 31 people in a nightlong siege at a popular restaurant in Somalia’s capital that ended early Thursday morning. A suicide car bomb on Wednesday evening detonated outside Pizza House and Posh Treats in Mogadishu. Gunmen stormed the Pizza House following the explosion, opening fire on customers and attempting to repel the security forces gathered outside. Witnesses recounted hiding behind tables and curtains to take cover from the bullets. Nearly 40 people sustained injuries from the attack.

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