Somalia's deputy prime minister hurt in deadly suicide bombing (Theguardian)
This is the second attack on a hotel in Mogadishu in less than a month. Last month, three Somali nationals were killed when a suicide car bomber blew himself up at the gate of a hotel housing the advance party of the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who visited the country days later.
Somali shops 'are fronts' - man claims terrorist group is behind some tuck shops - sowetan
Meanwhile, BBC reported that a US bank which handles money transfers between US-based Somalis and their families in East Africa is to close its services due to concerns that the funds are being channelled to Al-Shabaab.
Italy jails Somali trafficker for 30 years for raping migrants - afp
A Somali trafficker who raped and attacked migrants he had led through the desert to Libya to make the perilous crossing to Italy has been sentenced to 30 years in prison by an Italian court, media reported.
FBI Probes Possible Federal Crime in 3 Muslims’ Deaths - VOA-English
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether any federal laws were violated in this week's shooting deaths of three young Muslim-Americans near a college campus in this southern state – an incident family and friends are calling a hate crime.
Friends 'devastated' as Ottawa man shot dead in Fort McMurray - Ottawa Sun
The family of Mustafa Mattan was in Alberta Thursday, burying the 28-year-old man who had been a popular role model to younger members of the Ottawa mosque he attended regularly, says the mosque's president.