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QANDALA, Somalia (Reuters) - Soldiers loyal to the U.N.-backed Somali government on Wednesday retook control of a port town from insurgents who had declared allegiance to Islamic State, a Reuters witness at the scene said. Shire Haji Farah, Puntland’s minister for planning, told Reuters in the port town of Qandala, which has been under insurgent control for a month, "we now control Qandala port town. The IS fighters ran away into the hills without fighting." (reporting by Abdiqani Hassan; writing by Katharine Houreld; Editing by Catherine Evans)
DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge could decide whether to end Michigan's presidential recount after the state's second-highest court said the Green Party nominee was ineligible to seek a second look at millions of ballots.
BEIRUT (AP) — Staring a punishing and brutal defeat in the face, several Syrian rebel factions on Wednesday proposed a five-day cease-fire in the eastern part of the city of Aleppo so the wounded, sick and other civilians can be evacuated.