Somalia's president to announce 'state of war' against Al-Shabab

Somalia's president to announce 'state of war' against Al-Shabab

The United States is expected to play a supporting role in the new offensive that President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is to announce on Saturday.

North Korea's nuclear test site could be suffering from 'tired mountain syndrome'

October 20
North Korea's nuclear test site could be suffering from 'tired mountain syndrome'
Chinese scientists have already warned that further nuclear tests could cause the mountain to collapse and release the radiation from the blast.

France's Macron: Trump pushes EU closer together

October 20
France's Macron: Trump pushes EU closer together
French President Emmanuel Macron says the uncertainty about U.S. President Donald Trump's foreign policies has made European countries closer.
World
October 20
Morning smog envelops the skyline in Mumbai, India, Friday, Oct. 20, 2...

Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger

Study links it to 9 million premature deaths in 2015.
World
October 20

U.S. military probing if 'unapproved mission' was part of Niger deaths

Conflicting accounts by U.S. and Nigerien soldiers raise questions about how four Americans died.
World
October 20

Questions and answers about the attack in Niger

There’s a lot we still don’t know about what happened in Niger and why four American soldiers died there. These facts have emerged:   Q:…
Local
October 20
Dahir Salad Hassan hugged his daughter Amina Salad as his other daughter, Faduma Salad, right, and his wife, Hakima Huriye, said goodbye before he left for Somalia to help with relief efforts.

Somali-Minnesotans rush to help bomb victims in Mogadishu

They're joining with a growing number of Minnesota Somalis who have returned to the country of their roots.
East Metro
October 20
Gerard Murphy shared a hug with his friend Kathy Kehrberg who he donat...

Long-distance kidney donation links Minnesotan, New Zealanders

"I feel blessed," recipient says of the extraordinary gift. "You don't owe us a thing," donor says.
Nation
October 20
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, walk outside McCain’s office on Capitol Hill in Washington on Friday.

Fight against terror will grow in Africa, Mattis tells senators

The defense secretary said the military would be changing how it decides when to use ground troops and when troops should be deployed in more of an advisory role after the deadly ambush in Niger.
Nation
October 20

More Afghan troops training in the U.S. go AWOL

WASHINGTON – Afghan troops traveling to the U.S. for training are going absent without leave at double the previous rate, raising security concerns in…
Nation
October 20

Mexico sides with Texas cities in sanctuary fight

Lawyers for the Mexican government argue that a Texas Senate bill creates unnecessary tension in relations between Mexico and the U.S.
World
October 20

Butter shortage in France amid global demand for pastries

Blame the croissant.
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October 20

Birds might be evolving longer beaks to eat from bird feeders, study says

British ones have slightly longer beaks, scientists say, and the reason might be British humans' embrace of bird feeders.
World
October 20

Kenya's police say 4 killed in opposition demonstrations

Four people have been killed in opposition demonstrations this month as Kenya's fresh presidential election approaches next week, national police said Friday, as concerns rose about violence around the vote.
World
October 20

5 villagers die in clash with police at Myanmar jade mine

State media say police in northern Myanmar have opened fire on hundreds of villagers who tried to enter a jade mine, killing at least five and injuring 20 others. Five policemen were also reportedly hurt.
World
October 20

EU leaders struggle to break through Brexit talks impasse

Leaders of Britain and the 27 other European Union members agreed Friday that much remains to be done in Brexit talks amid deep divisions about the terms of their breakup, particularly on how much London should pay in the divorce.
World
October 20

94 deaths from plague in Madagascar, UN health agency says

The Africa emergencies chief for the U.N. health agency says an unusually large plague outbreak in Madagascar has taken 94 lives.
World
October 20

Lithuania goes online with files local spies wrote for KGB

Cold War-era espionage files that were handwritten by Lithuanians who spied for the Soviet Union are being made available online thanks to a state-funded research institute.
World
October 20

Shell Nigeria lifts force majeure on Bonny Light exports

Royal Dutch Shell's Nigeria subsidiary says it has lifted the force majeure imposed on Bonny Light crude oil exports a month ago.
World
October 20

The Latest: German business supports EU stance on Brexit

The Latest on the Brexit talks between European Union leaders (all times local):
World
October 20

Russia hands over fighter jets to Serbia

Russia has formally handed over six MiG-29 fighter jets to Serbia, part of an arms delivery that could worsen tensions in the war-weary Balkans.
World
October 20

Report: Police informant may have incited Berlin attacker

German media report that the Tunisian man who carried out a deadly truck attack in Berlin last year may have been incited by a police informant.
World
October 20
In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 photo, Abulrahem Abdrabo, whose son was...

$50,000 payments help grieving Gaza families end blood feuds

As the rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas move to reconcile, families of loved ones killed in Gaza's civil war a decade ago are also learning to get along.