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Trump digs in on racist tweets: 'Many people agree with me'

Jul. 15, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped...

Palestinians denounce Trump tweets against local hero

Jul. 15, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians on Monday denounced President Donald Trump's attack on U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, accusing him of racism and saying it once again proves his bias against the Palestinian people. Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat and daughter of Palestinian immigrants, was one of four...

Leave the US, Trump tells liberal congresswomen of color

Jul. 14, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said Sunday that four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born...

Islamic extremist attack on Somali hotel leaves 26 dead

Jul. 14, 2019 4:41 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamic extremists blew up the gate of a Somali hotel with a car bomb and took over the building for more than 14 hours, leaving 26 people dead before Somali forces who besieged the hotel overnight killed the attackers. The victims included a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist ....

Slain Canadian-Somali journalist Nalayeh a trailblazer

Jul. 13, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — As bombings and attacks rocked the African nation of Somalia in recent years, Canadian-Somali journalist Hodan Nalayeh found what she believed was a higher calling: Showcasing the hidden beauty of her homeland and its people. On Twitter, she shared posts featuring marine life...

Somalia extremist attack in port city of Kismayo kills 10

Jul. 12, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — At least 10 people, including two journalists, were killed in an extremist attack Friday on a hotel in the port city of Kismayo, a Somali official said. Abdi Ahmed, a local district official, told The Associated Press the death toll may rise as fighting continued inside the Asasey...

Somalia executes 3 over deadly 2017 hotel attack

Jul. 10, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's military says it executed three men convicted of carrying out a deadly attack on a hotel in the capital in 2017. A statement issued by the military said the three were shot dead by a firing squad at a police academy in Mogadishu Wednesday. The men were convicted of...

Somalia cuts diplomatic ties with Guinea over Somaliland

Jul. 4, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's government announced it is cutting diplomatic ties with Guinea, accusing the West African country of violating its sovereignty. The decision came after the president of the breakaway northern territory of Somaliland received a red carpet welcome in Guinea's capital,...

Life sentence for accomplice of Kenya attack that killed 148

Jul. 3, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court on Wednesday sentenced one man to life in jail and two others to 41 years each for being accomplices to the 2015 Garissa University attack in which 148 people were killed. Phone records and handwriting linked the three to the attack in eastern Kenya which killed mostly...

3 guilty in Kenya Garissa University attack that killed 148

Jun. 19, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan court Wednesday found three people guilty of conspiracy to commit a terror attack after phone records and handwriting linked them to the 2015 Garissa University assault that killed 148 people. Mohamed Abdi Abikar, Hassan Aden Hassan and Rashid Charles Mberesero will be...