Deadly Somalia blast reveals flaws in intelligence efforts 15:18 GMT

NAIROBI/MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The size and methods of the latest truck bombing in Mogadishu show how international and Somali government efforts to stop the killings are failing, partly because intelligence gathering to counter such attacks is so disjointed, security sources say.    Full Article

Kenyan police say 4 people killed during opposition demonstrations in past two weeks 09:32 GMT 

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's police said on Friday that four people had died as result of police intervention during opposition protests in the past two weeks, amid concerns violence will break out in next week's repeat presidential vote.  Full Article  

Matchmaker Merkel seeks awkward three-way embrace 20:49 GMT 

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened what promised to be marathon coalition talks on Friday, hoping to bring three opposing political camps into a stable government despite signs there would be less money to paper over differences.  Full Article  

New York police round up wandering cow in Brooklyn park Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police wrangled a cow on the loose in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities.  Full Article  

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