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U.S. relaxes limits on Somalia aid as famine looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is working to get more relief into famine-ravaged southern Somalia and is reassuring aid agencies they will not be penalized for programs in regions controlled by al Shabaab rebels, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Somali refugee girls attend Koran classes at the Liban integrated academy at the Ifo refugee camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border, August 2, 2011. (REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya) State Department spokesman Mark Toner said under…