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Business Insider ix people have been arrested in two states in connection with a terrorism investigation in Minnesota, where investigators have been tracking youths who have traveled or tried to ...
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 TC Daily Planet inneapolis police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a 17-year-old male who has been charged in the murder of a woman.A warrant has been ...
Ahmed Abbi, an apprentice with the Carpenters Union Local 27, is seen at their training centre in Vaughan, Ont., Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (Photos by Tim Fraser for The Globe and Mail)

The Globe and Mail arlier this spring, Ahmed Abbi, a 27-year-old Weston resident, was at a North York golf club, building lockers. On its face, that modest job may not ...
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VOA An Ohio man accused of plotting to commit terrorism in the U.S. after traveling to Syria for terrorist training has pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Friday. A federal indictment ...
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ABC bdirahman Sheik Mohamud, a U.S. citizen, will be arraigned in Ohio on federal terrorism charges Friday. The Justice Department says Mohamud, 23, trained with Islamic militants in Syria and was instructed ...
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AP COLUMBUS, Ohio   Somalia-born man living in the U.S. traveled to Syria and trained alongside terrorists, then returned with plans to attack a military base or a prison, according to ...
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CNN aying down tracks for their debut album in the recording studio in Los Angeles, Iman Hashi, 25 and her sister Siham, 27 could not be further from their hometown ...
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The Australian  former male model is the latest Australian fighting with Islamic State to be killed in the conflict. His Melbourne-based father, Dada Jama, was informed of the death on ...
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NPR – The St. Cloud Area School District has once again caught the attention of the federal Department of Education over its treatment of Somali-American students. Civil rights officials with the ...
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CBC – The man who died during a police shooting in Vancouver on April 9has been identified as Abdi Gani Mahamud Hirsi, aged 26, from Edmonton, Alberta. The B.C. Coroners Service has ...
Somali migrant Yusuf Omar at t Heidelberg mall. Photo: Luis Enrique Ascui

The Age – When my wife Khadijo and I were expecting a baby daughter 17 months ago, we asked friends in our Somali community to suggest some names. A young, Western-educated ...
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A man claiming to be a Polish prince has challenged Nigel Farage to a duel with swords in “defence of my people in this country”. Brandishing a large sword, Yanek ...
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 TC Daily Planet –  “Somalia was always known as the nation of poets,” Aar Maanta said to the small audience at the West Bank’s People’s Center, during a relaxed Q&A ...
Australian Prime minister Tony Abbott looks during a news conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, last month. Abbott announced Sunday that his government would close a loophole to discourage families from refusing childhood vaccinations (Lukas Coch/EPA/Landov).

NPR – Australia has announced plans to halt welfare payments and childcare rebates to families who refuse to have their children vaccinated — an aggressive move aimed at clamping down on ...
Photos of Vigil in Kenya and Abdi Chireh, a Somali who grew up in Vancouver before moving to Kenya. Photos by Elizabeth McSheffrey

Vancouver Observer – Since the start of Kenya’s war against the Somalia-based terror of Al-Shabaab,Somalis in Kenya – even those who hold Kenyan citizenship – have come under fire for Islamist ...
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TC DAILY PLANET – Somalis are under attack in St. Cloud because of their race (they are Black), their religion (they are Muslims), and their immigration/refugee status (they are perceived to ...
Mounds Park Academy (MPA) senior Munira Khalif has a tough but awesome decision ahead, after being accepted to all eight Ivy League schools.(Photo: Elizabeth Flores, StarTribune )

KARE11 – ST. PAUL, Minn. – If she was a professional baseball player she’d be batting a thousand.Mounds Park Academy (MPA) senior Munira Khalif has a tough but awesome decision ahead, ...
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Star Tribune – The Cedar Cultural Center recently set a challenging goal: get its Somali and non-Somali audiences to mingle.By all accounts, London-based artist Aar Maanta, with his growing mainstream following, ...
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MINNEAPOLIS- CAIR-MN, a branch of America’s largest Muslim advocacy organization, is calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate video where an officer can be heard “threatening” to break ...
Omar Shekhey has a laugh while fielding questions and phone calls at the Somali American Community Center in Clarkston, Ga. Shekhey, who runs the nonprofit group, has been helping Clarkston's refugee community for several years though the center and an after-school program.

Almost 70,000 refugees — victims of war, hardship and persecution — are allowed into the U.S. each year. But settling into their new homes can be a challenge, from learning ...

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