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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.