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Somalis carry away a man injured after a car bomb was detonated in Mogadishu, Somalia Saturday, Oct 28, 2017.  A suicide car bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia’s capital on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than 11, while gunfire could be heard inside, police said. A second blast was heard in the area minutes later. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh) AAS104Associated Press

23 dead, more than 30 wounded in Mogadishu hotel attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A suicide truck bomb exploded outside a popular hotel in Somalia's capital on Saturday, killing at least 23 people and wounding more than 30, and gunfire continued as security forces pursued other attackers inside the building, police said. Two more blasts were heard, one when an attacker deton …

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Catalonia's ousted leader calls for peaceful defiance of Spain

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Little-known aide helps shape Trump's tax plan

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    Hurricanes

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    National

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    Nation

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    National

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    National

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