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article 27 March 2014 World, Malaysia
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48 years on death row: Japanese man finally released

As a Japanese man is released after 48 years on death row - a new report shows that publicly disclosed executions jumped nearly 15 per cent in 2013.

video 27 January 2014 World, Somalia

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Somalia drone attack kills al-Shabaab commander - video

A senior al-Shabaab commander, who was behind several suicide attacks, has been killed in an American missile attack in southern Somalia.

article 06 January 2014 World, Somalia
Khat ban herbal stimulant Kenya Somalia Theresa May
Jamal Osman by Khat producers left high and dry after UK ban

A UK ban on khat - widely used in the Somali community - comes into force in the next few months. But there is anger in Kenya, where thousands of farmers depend on exports of the herbal stimulant.

video 03 January 2014 World, Somalia

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Bandy-ing together on the ice rinks of Sweden - video

Last year, some couldn't skate - but now a group of Somali refugees in Sweden are playing Bandy - a sport similar to ice hockey. They will be the first-ever African team to compete at world level.

article 02 January 2014 World, Somalia
Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for Mogadishu bomb attack
Al-Shabaab claims responsibility for Mogadishu bomb attack

Islamist militants from the al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab group claim responsibility for a bombing attack on a hotel in Somalias capital, Mogadishu, in which 11 people have died.

article 16 December 2013 World, Somalia
Al-Shabaab Somalia Kenya Westgate al-Qaeda
Jamal Osman by Exclusive: inside an al-Shabaab training camp

Among the most feared of al-Qaeda's affiliates, al-Shabaab was behind the Westgate shopping mall attack in Kenya. Jamal Osman attended one of its training camps in the Somali bush.

article 12 November 2013 UK, Somalia
Shamso and Family: a Somali mother's story of UK life
Shamso & Family: a Somali mother's story of UK life

Today sees the publication of a series of cartoon strips depicting the lives of Somalis living in cities across Europe. Shamso & Family is the true story of one Leicester mother and her children.

article 25 October 2013 Somalia
Al-Shabaab jihadist Kenya Westgate
Jamal Osman by Al-Shabaab: using social media to fight the jihad

Last month's terror attack at the Westgate shopping centre in Kenya showed how media-savvy al-Shabaab is. As Jamal Osman writes, the jihadist group's media office is small but determined.

video 18 October 2013 UK, Somalia

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Is Al-Shabaab opening a new terror front in Britain? - video

The latest video from Somali-based terrorists al-Shabaab focuses on the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby. It names several "deluded" Muslims who condemned the killing: the police are offering protection.

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