MOGADISHU -- Somali leaders on Monday condemned the twin suicide bomb blasts in the central Somali town of Beledwyene where at least 15 people were killed and 26 others wounded.
In separate statements, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre directed security agencies to step up anti-terrorism measures to ensure security in the country. (Somalia-Suicide bomb)
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UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is deeply concerned about the people in Haiti after the confirmation of new cholera cases in the island nation, a UN spokesman said on Monday.
Over the weekend, two cases of cholera were confirmed and multiple cases were suspected in Port-au-Prince, said Stephane Dujarric, the chief spokesman for Guterres. The United Nations is ready to deploy emergency response teams to support affected communities as soon as safe access is assured and fuel supplies are unblocked. (Haiti-Cholera)
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STOCKHOLM -- Swedish Prosecution Authority said on Monday that an area around the Nord Stream leaks in the Swedish exclusive economic zone of the Baltic Sea has been cordoned off in order to conduct a criminal investigation.
According to a press release from the Swedish Prosecution Authority on Monday, intensive investigations are underway among "several authorities in the matter." (Sweden-Nord Stream-Investigation)