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MOGADISHU Troy Apke Youth Jersey , March 30 (Xinhua) -- At least four people including two Turkish workers were shot dead and six others wounded Wednesday evening in a drive by shooting in Hodan district in Mogadishu.

Hodan district commissioner Ahmed Salad told journalists unknown assailants opened fire at the Turkish workers near the Turkish embassy in Mogadishu.

"The armed men who were driving in a small car opened fire at the Turkish workers, killing them instantly. Two Somali nationals were also killed during the shooting. Four Turkish workers and two Somalis were wounded," said the commissioner.

Witnesses told Xinhua armed men shot and wounded a number of people in the evening attack.

"We heard gunfire and suddenly there were people lying on the ground," said a witness Abdinoor Ahmed.

Gunmen who are believed to be Al-Qaida linked Al-Shabaab group have carried out similar attacks in the recent past in Mogadishu.

Security official who declined to be quoted told Xinhua that gunmen in a small car opened fire on the officials and killed them on the spot.

The attackers escaped from the scene after the attack, but security forces are examining the crime scene as manhunt was underway to arrest those behind it.

The latest incident came after the militant group has suffered heavy losses in the north and central Somalia in the past week due to a major onslaught from the security officers in those regions.

BERLIN, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- After more than a year of negotiations, the German industrial group Thyssenkrupp on Wednesday agreed on the merger of its European steel division with its Indian competitor Tata. However, Thyssenkrupp's works council has announced its plans to enact strong resistance against the merger.

The final agreement is to be signed in 2018, Thyssenkrupp announced Wednesday at its headquarters in Essen. The companies will cut 2,000 jobs each and save up to 600 million euros (720 million U.S. dollars).

The new company will be based in the Netherlands. Thyssenkrupp and Tata intend to hold 50 percent of the shares each. After the merger, the company will employ approximately 48,000 workers, of which 27,000 come from Thyssenkrupp.

The merger still has to be approved by the supervisory board of the German company.

The works council and the metalworker's union IG Metall resisted the plan against the backdrop of the potential threat of massive cuts in locations and employees.

The employee representatives have called for protests on Friday with 5,000 steel workers expected to attend. In addition, employee representatives announced they would unanimously vote against a merger with the Indian competitor in the event of a vote in the supervisory board. Such a voting would be a novelty in the company's history.

Thyssenkrupp steel division's works council criticized the merger plans.

"The board has put all eggs in one basket against all warnings. This does not mean that we approve," the head of the works council of the steel division Guenter Back told dpa on Wednesday, adding that a merger would in the end result in "significantly more" jobs to cut.

Thyssenkrupp Group CEO Heinrich Hiesinger emphasized the need for further consolidation in the past in light of global overcapacity. Even without such a merger, cuts in staff and locations would be necessary, he had argued.

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MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin could meet British singer Elton John when he visits Russia in May if room can be found in the two men's schedules, the Kremlin said on Monday.

Putin telephoned Elton John in September to say he would be ready to meet for a chat after the entertainer requested a meeting to discuss his concerns about gay rights in Russia.

""When they spoke by telephone several months ago, they agreed ... they will meet during Elton John's stay in Moscow,"" Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a teleconference with journalists.

""Such a meeting cannot be excluded, if there are precise dates of his (John's) stay here and if the president's working schedule allows it,"" he said without elaborating.

John, 69, is set to give a concert in a high-end Moscow shopping and entertainment centre on May 30 as part of his world tour.

Before going to Moscow, he is expected to give a concert at an ice palace in St. Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city and Putin's birthplace.

Western states and human rights activists have criticised Russia for its treatment of gay people, and John has previously spoken out against a 2013 law banning the dissemination of ""gay propaganda"" among young people. Putin has said he is not prejudiced against gay people.

Russian online booking sites are selling tickets for John's concert in Moscow at prices reaching 88,000 roubles (US$1,287) per seat.


NANJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- A peace assembly was held Tuesday in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of Japan's unconditional surrender in World War II.

Representatives from countries such as China, Japan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Jordan attended the assembly in the Nanjing Massacre Victim's Memorial Hall, mourning the 300,000 people who died in the massacre in the name of world peace.

On Dec. 13, 1937, Japanese troops began six weeks of destruction, pillage, rape and slaughter in Nanjing. More than 300,000 Chinese, inclu. Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap NCAA Jerseys From China Cheap MLB Jerseys From China Cheap Soccer Hats Free Shipping Cheap NHL Shirts Free Shipping Cheap NBA Shirts Free Shipping Cheap MLB Hoodies Free Shipping Wholesale Soccer Shirts Wholesale NFL Hoodies Wholesale NFL Hats
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