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Maj. Gen. Scott Miller takes command of Fort Benning

While he is an Infantryman, Miller has spent much of his 31-year career in Special Operations, a group of military personnel who carry out mostly covert operations in hostile or politically sensitive areas.

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Yesterday | AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Somalis Struggle for Justice, Citing Rampant Corruption and Bribes

Mogadishu residents are complaining of rampant corruption at police stations and courts, claiming their cases remain unresolved for months despite having paid bribes requested by officials.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

USA Today

Voices: The heartbreak of veterans' suicides

WASHINGTON In 2007, I wrote a story about a veteran, Justin Bailey, who used prescription drugs to kill himself while staying at a VA facility.

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New Vision

Somalia sacks security chiefs after latest attacks

SOMALIA'S president sacked his security chiefs Wednesday after Islamist Shebab fighters struck the heart of government in an escalating campaign of attacks in the capital and across east Africa.

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Fox News

World's Worst: Jihadist groups across globe vie for terror spotlight

January 2, 2014: Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria carry their weapons during a parade in the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, near the border with Turkey.

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The Economist

Crime in Somalia: Pirates v economists

SHIPS navigating the lawless seas of the Gulf of Aden must keep a constant lookout for Somali pirates.

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AllAfrica.com

Somalia: Diaspora Return a Major Benefit, but Still Dominated By Older Male Elite

The return of the many diaspora Somalis represents a new phase of diaspora engagement with Somalia.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Walta Information Centre

Security Conference held last night in Mogadishu - Wednesday, 09 July 2014 05:10

Security Conference between the council of Ministers, Benaadir Regional Administration and the Defense committee in Parliament was held last night in Mogadishu chaired by H.E Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed.

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Post-gazette.com

World briefs: Holder pushes anti-terror laws

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday implored more European countries to adopt U.S.-style counterterrorism laws and tactics, including undercover stings to prevent potential terrorists from traveling to Syria.

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NWAonline

Gandhi statue gets spot near Churchill

A statue of India's pacifist freedom fighter Mohandas Gandhi will be placed in London's Parliament Square alongside other famous statesmen, including his political adversary Winston Churchill, the British government said Tuesday.

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NewsBlaze

Al-Shabaab Fails In Attack On Somali Presidential Compound in Mogadishu

Although the al-Shabaab attack caused damage, it failed because the military forces stopped the attackers and prevented further harm.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Somali leader fires police, intelligence chiefs

Somali soldiers patrol near the wreckage of a car bomb that was detonated at the main gate of the presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, July, 9, 2014.

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AlertNet

Somali presidential compound attacked, president safe

Journalists take pictures of the wreckage after a suicide car explosion near the Somali parliament building in Mogadishu July 5, 2014.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Troops retake palace after militant attack in Somalia

Somali troops retook the presidential palace in the capital of Mogadishu after militants forced their way in and exchanged heavy gunfire with troops and guards Tuesday, the latest attack underscoring the threat posed by Islamic extremist group al-Shabab in east Africa.

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BBC News

Ukraine army still far from victory

Ukrainian government troops have made significant gains in recent days, pushing pro-Russian rebels out of a string of towns in the east.

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Yahoo!

Shebab launch major attack on Somalia's presidential palace

Somalia's Islamist Shebab rebels carried out a major bomb and armed assault against the country's presidential palace late Tuesday, penetrating the heavily-fortified complex before blowing themselves up.

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National Public Radio

Militants Attack Somalia Presidential Palace

Militants stormed the presidential palace in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, police said, sparking heavy gunfire as government troops and guards tried to repel them.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Militants attack Somalia presidential palace

A jury was set to hear opening statements Tuesday in Jesse Ventura's defamation case against the estate of a slain sniper who had claimed he punched the former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler... A jury was set to hear opening statements Tuesday in Jesse Ventura's defamation case against the estate of a slain sniper who had claimed he ... (more)

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The Miami Herald

Militants attack Somalia presidential palace

A Somali police official says militants have stormed the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, and heavy gunfire is heard inside as government troops and guards try to repel them.

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Poynter Online

Rooney Mara will play journalist held hostage in Somalia; Guardian...

Here's today's MediaWireWorld roundup of journalism news from outside the U.S. Send tips to Kristen Hare: khare@poynter.org 1. Journalist's story goes to Hollywood: Actress Rooney Mara will play Amanda Lindhout, a Canadian journalist who was held captive for more than a year in Somalia in 2008, Jessica King reported for CNN on Monday.

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