Somali forces end jihadist siege of Mogadishu hotel, 5 dead

The Somali police say that at least five people have been killed in the attack on a Mogadishu hotel by Somalia’s al-Shabab rebels that was ended early Monday by the police force
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Terrorist who stabbed 3 men to death using legal aid to fight police complaint
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Dissidents 'shocked' Saudi heir avoids sanctions over Khashoggi murder
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Archaeologists uncover ancient ceremonial chariot near Pompeii
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Meghan Markle and Harry 'risk being accused of having ideas above their station'
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Republicans test history in vote against pandemic relief
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Arrests after hundreds take part in anti-lockdown protest in Dublin
Protesters clashed with Irish police as they marched through the city centre
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Man dies in ‘hit-and-run’ before another is stabbed on same road
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England collapse under ill-discipline as Wales win Triple Crown
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Exceptionally low tide leaves Venice canals almost empty
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