What is Al-Shabaab?

Al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked militant group based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the deadly attack at Kenyan mall on Saturday. Here is a Q and A that looks at this group:

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Naswar: Tainted love

The funny thing is that most people who use it think that Naswar is a safe drug. They are perhaps not aware that the WHO found this smokeless form of tobacco has a minimum of 28 cancer-causing agents. They include compounds such as arsenic and nickel, plus radio-elements such as polonium, uranium, beryllium. Naswar is a mixture of sun-dried, sometimes ...

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War of Indie-Pendence

The younger breed of indie bands is an eccentric lot, painstakingly tiptoeing away from any hints of mass appeal. The word ‘Indie’ comes from ‘independent’. And while such musicians in other parts of the world do manage to make a decent income without the help of major record labels, most of them in Pakistan are shelling out money from their ...

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Venezuela takes on toilet paper hoard

Venezuela takes over a toilet paper plant, with its vice president saying the government won’t “allow hoarding or failures in the production and distribution” of essential goods.

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VIDEO: Miliband vows ‘cost of living’ help

Labour leader Ed Miliband has set out plans to tackle what he calls the UK’s “cost of living crisis” after arriving in Brighton for the party conference.

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Fifty shades of CNG

Developing countries like Argentina are getting rid of their compressed natural gas (CNG) and switching to bio fuels. But Pakistan can’t seem to get enough of it — indeed, we are importing the CNG kits that Argentina is getting rid of. In fact, people here have switched over so rapidly to CNG that today we have the highest number of ...

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Standoff at Kenya mall

Almost 24 hours after gunmen stormed an upscale Nairobi mall, spraying bullets and killing dozens, the terror wasn’t over.

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Theft from OAP leaving bookmaker

Police are hunting thieves who stole money, believed to be thousands of pounds, from an elderly man leaving a bookmakers in Cardiff.

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Police: U.S. priest caught with teen

A Pennsylvania priest has been charged with molesting a teenage boy after police allegedly found him in a car on a college campus with a 15-year-old who was wearing no pants, according to a police criminal complaint filed Friday in Lackawanna County.

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VIDEO: Warning over bogus instructors

Learner drivers are being urged to check that their driving instructors are fully qualified, in order to avoid paying someone who is operating illegally.

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VIDEO: ‘Boring headset’ reveals thoughts

A headset that can give an indicator of whether the wearer is bored by a conversation has been developed by a student at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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Fifteen dead in suicide attack outside Peshawar church

PESHAWAR: Fifteen people were killed and several injured in a suicide attack near Kohati Gate, Peshawar on Sunday, Express News reported. The injured have been transported to a nearby hospital by ambulances and private cars. The incident occurred outside Saint John’s church when the Sunday service came to an end. Police have cordoned off the area. This is a developing story ...

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Venezuela takes on toilet paper hoard

Venezuela takes over a toilet paper plant, with its vice president saying the government won’t “allow hoarding or failures in the production and distribution” of essential goods.

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