Waiting In Darjeeling

Our Pic-of-the-Day today is a candid shot of some locals from Darjeeling waiting for something to happen. What, we don’t know, but the woman above seems to know what’s going on. Click the link or image to see the large version and let us know what you think!

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Bomb misses AU force in Mogadishu, kills woman

Bomb misses AU force in Mogadishu, kills woman MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A roadside bomb apparently targeting a convoy of African Union peacekeepers killed a woman on Sunday in the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses said.

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Somali police seize explosive-laden car in Mogadishu

Somali police seize explosive-laden car in Mogadishu MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somali police seized a car laden with explosives in a busy junction of Mogadishu on Saturday, a sign of the unstable security situation despite the withdrawal of Islamist militants from the capital earlier this month.

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Piracy off west Africa increases sharply

Piracy off west Africa increases sharply Number of incidents in waters of Nigeria and Benin fuel fears region’s pirates could pose similar risk to shipping as Somalia’s Pirate attacks off the coast of west Africa have increased sharply, figures show, raising fears that the region could emulate Somalia as a menace to shipping. Nigeria and Benin have reported 22 piracy … Read More

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Piracy hampers delivery of aid to Somalia | Mark Tran

Piracy hampers delivery of aid to Somalia | Mark Tran Humanitarian aid agencies forced to use costly air delivery or ship food to less convenient ports that lengthen delivery time Piracy is hampering the delivery of food aid to Somalia, forcing relief agencies to use aircraft or less convenient ports that lengthen delivery time, the African Development Bank’s chief economist … Read More

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Jodhpur: The Blue City In Photographs

It’s summertime and no one wants to read a whole bunch of words, so how about we whisk you off to Jodhpur and introduce you to the streets and the people of The Blue City? For your viewing pleasure, some of our best pics from this wonderful city in Rajasthan…

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