At least 24 civilians have been killed and 22 others injured in the southern Somali town of Marka after troops from the African Union opened fire on unarmed residents, local residents and a health worker have told Al Jazeera.
Poll: Trump surges to big lead in GOP presidential race
Businessman Donald Trump surged into the lead for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, with almost twice the support of his closest rival, just as he ignited a new controversy after making disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain’s Vietnam War service, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Somalia, AU troops close in on rebel-held Bardhere town
Columns of Somali and AU troops began a major offensive to retake the rebel-held strategic town of Bardhere while fighters from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabab group militants have dug trenches around the town, raising the stakes in an all-out fight that may create serious humanitarian crisis.