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Somalia: President Mohamoud invites Italy to invest in Somalia

Claiming that Somalia has recovered sufficiently from years of anarchy, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud has invited Italians to take advantage of Somalia’s unique investment opportunities, Africa Review reported Saturday.

The Somali leader reportedly made the call while on an official visit to Italy where he met with his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella in Rome on Friday and gave an update of Somalia’s “Somalia has vast untapped resources, which can be exploited and could turn Somalia into an economic leader in Africa,” President Mohamoud reportedly said.

Somalia: Al-Shabab kills 50 AMISOM soldiers, mainly from Uganda- Al Jazeera

A spokesman for Al-Shabab fighters has told Al Jazeera that the armed group  have killed "scores" of African Union troops (AMISOM) in an attack south of Somali capital, Mogadishu, Al Jazeera reported Tuesday adding that the assault  in Janaale, early on Tuesday was confirmed by residents, but an exact casualty figure was not immediately available.

China: British-Somali born athlete Mo Farah wins gold in Beijing

Mo Farah has won Britain's first gold at the World Athletics Championships in the 10,000m race on Sunday. 

According to BBC, the Olympic medalist ran to victory in 27 minutes 01.13 seconds at the event in Beijing, China.

Mo's now won four world titles plus two Olympic gold medals. BBC says next up, he will be hoping to grab gold in the 5,000m race too.

Italian forces rescue 4,400 migrants off Libyan coast

Italian forces have rescued 4,400 migrants off the coast of Libya in in just one day after responding to requests for help from more than 20 vessels, Italy's coast guard said Sunday according to VOA. According to reports, Italy has been routinely carrying out similar rescues, bringing hundreds of migrants to its shores, but the scale of Saturday's operation was unusually large.

Norway: Court jails alcohol drinking co-pilot, captain still in custody

A Norwegian court has sentenced to six months in jail,  a Latvian co-pilot who admitted drinking whisky and beer hours before an airBaltic flight from Norway to Crete, BBC reported Tuesday adding that the  38 year old was found to have a blood alcohol level of almost seven times the legal limit.

Thailand: Explosion kills 22 people in Bangkok

Eight foreigners are among some 22 people killed in an explosion late Monday near a popular tourist site in Thailand's capital Bangkok.VOA reported that the blast hit central Bangkok's commercial Ratchaprasong intersection, close to the open-air Erawan Hindu shrine leaving more than 120 wounded.

VOA also reported that the explosion targeted an area that draws tourists and shoppers with five-star hotels and upscale stores. Surveillance cameras caught the moment the bomb went off as cars and motorcycles passed through the busy corner.

U.S: Donald Trump to spend $1 billion on Presidential campaign

According to a CNN report, Republican Presidential aspirant, Donald Trump said Saturday that he's prepared to spend $1 billion on his campaign if necessary.

"It's irrelevant," he reportedly said when asked by CNN's Jeremy Diamond outside the Iowa State Fair on how much he has spent so far on his campaign. "I make $400 million a year, so what difference does it make? What I want to do is make the country great."

Iraq: 13 killed, 52 others wounded by car bomb in Baghdad

At least 13 people were killed and 52 others wounded on Saturday at by a car bomb at a popular auto dealership in a Shi'ite-majority suburb of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said according to VOA.

Reports say the explosion hit the Habibiya neighborhood of Sadr City, the same district where a massive truck bomb ripped through a wholesale vegetable market just two days before, killing 67 people — one of the worst attacks in Baghdad in a decade.

China: Over 100 dead after massive explosions in port of Tianjin

According to the latest official sources, the death toll from massive explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin has risen to 104 including 21 firefighters, state media reported Saturday according to VOA.

Agencies reported that Chinese authorities ordered an immediate mandatory evacuation near the site of the massive fire and explosions that devastated an industrial neighborhood in the northeastern city.