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2006-08-03 10:29:45

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - One of ten suspected Somali pirates captured by the U.S. Navy early this year accused on Thursday the United States of torture at the opening of a trial intended to deter rampant piracy off Somalia's coast. "We were arrested by the U.S. Navy and forced to board the American ship. Inside the ship we were tortured by the Americans who could not understand our language," defendant Hassan Mahamud Mohamed told the court in Kenya's coastal town of Mombasa. He...

2006-08-02 07:24:05

BAIDOA (Reuters) - Somalia's government continued to unravel on Wednesday with the resignation of another four top officials who cited the administration's reluctance to reach out to a rival Islamist movement. The departure of four junior ministers brought to 34 the number of senior officials to have left the Western-backed but virtually powerless government in less than a week. "We have resigned because the prime minister has refused reconciliation to go on between the government...

2006-07-29 13:05:55

By Pascal Fletcher KINSHASA (Reuters) - The United States sent its most explicit warning yet to Horn of Africa foes Eritrea and Ethiopia on Saturday to stay out of the escalating crisis in Somalia where they are believed to be backing rival sides. "There are many foreign elements in Somalia right now," U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer said, citing reports Ethiopia was sending troops to back the interim government and Eritrea arms for rival...

2006-07-29 06:02:43

BAIDOA, Somalia (Reuters) - The killers of a Somali minister had links with foreign terrorism networks seeking to foment chaos in the violence-plagued Horn of Africa nation, Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi said on Saturday. "Abdallah Deerow Isaq was killed by criminals linked to international terrorism," Gedi told reporters of the assassination of the constitution and federalism minister by gunmen outside a mosque after Friday prayers. "It's unfortunate that some countries who we...

2006-07-21 13:19:14

By Sarah Mahoney LEWISTON, Maine (Reuters) - Authorities reassured Muslims on Friday that Maine is safe after the state filed a civil-rights lawsuit against a man accused of rolling a frozen pig's head into a mosque during prayers. Noel Bonem, director of the northeastern state's new office of multicultural affairs, said Maine was working with public safety officials to protect its 6,000 to 8,000 Muslims after the incident in Lewiston, the state's second-largest city. The incident...

2006-06-16 09:58:15

By Andrew Cawthorne MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Thousands of Somalis chanting anti-Western slogans protested in Mogadishu on Friday against parliament voting to allow foreign peacekeepers in the country, a move opposed by the newly powerful Islamist militias. Punching into the air, about 3,000 protesters including children and veiled women marched through trash-lined streets in a protest organized by the Islamic courts, shouting: "We don't want foreign troops." Others waved banners in...

2006-06-14 07:21:33

By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Old typewriters, dusty passports, faded diplomatic pouches, invitations to embassy parties from 1991 and pictures of a man deposed as president 15 years ago -- Mohamed Awil has a lot of stuff to clear out. Not the normal duties of a senior diplomat in the world's most populous nation. But as Somalia's new ambassador to China, Awil also has a tougher job ahead of him -- convincing people his country now has a viable central government, is back on...

2006-06-12 15:16:27

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will host an international meeting on Thursday in New York to discuss Somalia and how to support its interim government after Islamists took over the capital Mogadishu last week. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the United Nations, Sweden, Norway, Britain, Italy and Tanzania had agreed so far to attend the first meeting of the so-called Somalia Contact Group and other countries might join the discussions. We will be "talking...

2006-05-02 11:53:14

By Mohamed Ali Bile MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Somali boy stabbed his father's killer to death on Tuesday in a public execution ordered by an Islamic Court, witnesses said. Omar Hussein, 45, was convicted under sharia law of killing teacher Sheik Osman Moallim two months ago in the capital Mogadishu after a dispute over his son's education. An Islamic court in the Bermuda district of Mogadishu ordered that Moallim's son Mohamed should execute his father's killer in the same...

2006-04-04 20:20:00

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian BURDHUHUNLE, Somalia (Reuters) - Ahmed Abdoulaye's two brothers were killed in an argument over water at a well a few months ago and the 15-year-old Somali was terrified the same fate would befall him. He knows how easy it is to get caught up in a fight in an anarchic country where gunmen roam freely and vital resources are dwindling, leaving millions short of food. That is what happened to his brothers -- accidentally shot in a fight over who should fill their...


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2007-12-21 13:23:50

The Somali Wild Ass (Equus asinus somalicus), is a subspecies of the African Wild Ass. It is found in the Southern Red Sea region of Eritrea, the Afar Region of Ethiopia, and Somalia. The legs of the Somali Wild Ass are horizontally striped with black, resembling those of a zebra. Photo Credit: Robert Lawton

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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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