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allAfrica.com: Somalia: Civilians Killed in Fresh Mogadishu Clashes (Page 1 of 1)

allAfrica.com: Somalia: Civilians Killed in Fresh Mogadishu Clashes (Page 1 of 1): "At least 8 people were killed and more than 17 others injured in Heavy fighting between Somali government forces and insurgents in south and northern Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses said.

The clashes broke out late on Saturday, when the two sides exchanged heavy mortar fire, which killed at least 6 civilians in the districts of Bondhere, Karan, Yaqshid, Hodon and Abdiaziz.

According to eyewitnesses, heavily armed insurgents carried out attacks on government bases in the districts."

China executes 9 suspects over July ethnic riots | Antiwar Newswire

China executes 9 suspects over July ethnic riots | Antiwar Newswire: "The official China News Service reported that the nine were executed after a final review of the verdicts by the Supreme People's Court as required by law, but gave no specific date or other details. Earlier reports had identified those condemned as eight Uighurs and one Han.

The timing of the executions was not especially fast for China, which puts more people to death than any other country. Politically sensitive cases are often decided in weeks, especially when they involve major unrest."

Al Jazeera English - Focus - Guantanamo conditions 'deteriorate'

Al Jazeera English - Focus - Guantanamo conditions 'deteriorate': "He remembers the excitement among his fellow prisoners at the prospect of an Obama presidency. 'Everyone was very hopeful; people were saying he was going to change things, that he would close the prison,' Gharani, who was released in June, says.

'Even the guards were telling us that if he won, things would improve for us.'

They were to be disappointed. A year after Obama's election win, Al Jazeera has learnt that despite the new president's pledge to close the prison and improve the conditions of detainees held by the US military, prisoners believe that their treatment has deteriorated on his watch.

Authorities at the prison deny mistreating the inmates, but interviews with former detainees, letters from current prisoners and sworn testimony from independent medical experts who have visited the prison have painted a disturbing picture of psychological and physical abuse very much…