MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A car bomb went off on Tuesday in Somalia's capital outside the president's residence and partly destroyed hotels nearby, police said. "A suicide car bomb exploded outside the presidential palace. So far two hotels opposite the palace are partially destroyed," Major Mohamed Ali, a police officer, told Reuters by phone. (Reporting by Abdi Sheihk; Writing by George Obulutsa; editing by John Stonestreet)
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A loud explosion was heard in Somalia's capital on Tuesday, and huge clouds of smoke could be seen, accompanied by gunfire, a Reuters witness said. The cause of the blast was yet to be established. Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants have claimed responsibility for several recent explosions in Mogadishu, including a car bomb and gun attack last week at a popular beach restaurant in Mogadishu that killed 10 people. (Reporting by Abdi Sheikh; Writing by George Obulutsa; Editing by Dominic Evans)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Revered as a comedic and storytelling genius by Hollywood's top entertainers, Gene Wilder was a humble man who downplayed his comic gifts, was a serious director and remained deferential to his longtime collaborator, Mel Brooks.