China reopens embassy in Mogadishu after 23 years hiatus - (Xinhua)
China is one of the latest countries to reopen embassy in Somali capital Mogadishu, where several, mostly African and Arab nations, have diplomatic representations. Turkey, Britain, and Norway are among a number of European nations that have sent ambassadors to Mogadishu.
Breaking News: Car explodes near hotel in Somali capital - police
"It is too early to know about casualties," police officer Major Nuur Farah told Reuters. Security forces sealed off the area, on a main thoroughfare running through Mogadishu. Ambulance sirens were heard soon after the blast.
Somalia to halt banned charcoal trade at port recaptured from al Shabaab - (Reuters)
We want to pardon and rehabilitate those who surrender from al Shabaab. We shall eliminate the terrorists from Somalia," the president, referring to an amnesty for al Shabaab members announced early last month after Godane's death.
Somalia's Islamist rebels down but not out after military setbacks (Reuters)
Military strikes that drove al Shabaab rebels from a strategic Somali port this week and killed their leader last month have dealt the group a hefty blow, but it is far too soon to declare victory say Somalis, Western diplomats and military commanders.
Somali imprisoned for 11 months after pleading guilty to theft, reckless driving and breaching bail - (The Malta Independent)
A Somali man today was jailed for 11 months after pleading guilty to stealing a laptop and driving a car recklessly while he was under the influence of alcohol. He also had his €10,000 personal guarantee confiscated by the court.
Somalia's first-ever cash withdrawal machine has been installed in the capital, Mogadishu.
Some people are confused about how the machine works because they have never used one before, reports the BBC's Mohamed Moalimu from the city.