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Bombs kill at least 17 people in Somali capital Mogadishu

Two car bombs killed at least 17 people in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, police said, two weeks after a huge truck bomb killed hundreds of civilians in the city.

Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attacks on Saturday. A suicide car bomb was rammed into a hotel, Nasahablod Two, about 600m from the presidential palace, and then armed militants stormed the building, police said.

A few minutes later, a car bomb exploded near the former parliament house nearby.

Fighting continued to rage inside the hotel after the blast, and police said the death toll was likely to rise.

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NBA: Thunder rattled after mysterious flight damage

Spooked Oklahoma City Thunder players took to Twitter after a plane carrying them to Chicago suffered mysterious damage mid-flight.

Dramatic images posted by Thunder players on social media showed the nose of their jet travelling from Minnesota caved in.

Several players demanded an explanation for the damage.

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Actress Annabella Sciorra accuses Harvey Weinstein of rape

Actress Annabella Sciorra has accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, detailing to The New Yorker Magazine her harrowing encounter with the now-disgraced movie mogul.

She joins dozens of women who have already levelled allegations of sexual abuse against the 65-year-old Weinstein.

Sciorra - who received an Emmy nomination for her role in the acclaimed television series The Sopranos - said in the early 1990s Weinstein forced his way into her apartment and violently raped her.

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Formula One: Vettel on pole position in Mexico, Hamilton third

Sebastian Vettel put Ferrari on pole position for the Mexican Grand Prix , with title favourite Lewis Hamilton third on the grid and poised for a fourth world championship.

The pole was the 50th of Vettel’s Formula One career but he knows the title outcome is out of his hands.

Hamilton has a 66-point lead over the German, a four-times champion, and the Mercedes driver has only to finish fifth to become Britain’s first quadruple title holder with two races to spare.

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Football: Man City surge on, Man United on their tail with Spurs win

Manchester City maintained their charge towards the Premier League title with a 3-2 win at West Bromwich Albion as Manchester United kept within five points of their neighbours with a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

Goals from Leroy Sane, Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling moved the leaders on to 28 points – equalling the best return after 10 matches of a Premier League season – as irresistible City took their campaign’s tally of league goals to a remarkable 35.

Earlier, Jose Mourinho received the response he had demanded from his United side following their humbling defeat at Huddersfield Town as an 81st-minute goal from substitute Anthony Martial preserved their perfect home record.

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