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Philippines:  President Duterte declares 60 days martial law on Southern Island of Mindanao

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law for 60 days on the island of Mindanao, after clashes between the army and militants linked to so-called Islamic State (IS). Filipino soldiers stand guard outside a government facility following the declaration of Martial Law. Soldiers are seen in Davao after the declaration of martial law in Mindanao [Image copyright: EPA] The ...

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US First Lady tells Pope Francis she feeds her husband pizza during Trump’s visit to the Vatican

Pope Francis and First Lady Melania Trump joked about U.S. President Donald Trump’s culinary habits during a meeting at the Vatican, according to video footage. “What do you give him to eat,” Francis asked Melania in Spanish, via an interpreter, when he shook hands with her after the private audience with Trump. The First Lady replied, “pizza,” drawing laughter from ...

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UK: More terror attacks expected, military deployed as threat rises to highest critical level

The UK terror threat level has been raised to its highest level of critical, meaning further attacks may be imminent, Theresa May has said. The move came after investigators were unable to rule out whether Manchester bombing suspect Salman Abedi acted alone, the prime minister said. Military personnel will now be deployed to protect key sites. Twenty-two people were killed ...

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Russians aggressively interfered in US elections last November – former CIA Director John Brennan

Ex-CIA chief Brennan says Trump-Russia inquiry ‘well-founded’ Former CIA Director John Brennan has said an investigation into possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and the Kremlin is well-founded. He told the House Intelligence Committee he was aware of intelligence showing contact between Russian officials and “US persons involved in the Trump campaign”. Mr Brennan said the Russians “brazenly interfered” in ...

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I am committed to achieve peace between Israel and Palestine – Says Trump during visit to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Mr Trump said he looks forward to working with Israeli and Palestinian leaders for lasting peace US President Donald Trump has said he will “do everything” to help Israelis and Palestinians achieve peace. At talks with Mahmoud Abbas, he spoke of being gratified that the Palestinian leader had committed to taking necessary steps to “fight terrorism”. Israel and the Palestinians ...

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Prime Minister Netanyahu pushed out arm of Israeli Member of Parliament taking selfie with Donald Trump [SEE PHOTOS]

A scandal-plagued Israeli MP stole a selfie with US President Donald Trump on Monday, setting off a flood of online humour and seeming to annoy Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.   Oren Hazan was not supposed to approach Trump during the welcoming ceremony at Tel Aviv airport, but managed to “get in” to the line of dignitaries, a foreign ministry spokesman ...

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UK: 22 killed, 59 injured in terror bomb attack during Manchester music concert of Ariana Grande

At least 22 people people have been killed in a suspected terrorist attack during a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in the northwest English city of Manchester, police said Tuesday.   There was panic as Grande’s audience of youthful fans fled the 21,000-capacity venue late Monday after what eyewitnesses described as an explosion in the foyer area at ...

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Fifth Amendment: Sacked US national security adviser evades senate probe by invoking legal right against self-incrimination

President Donald Trump’s fired national security adviser has refused to hand over files to a Senate panel probing alleged Russian political meddling. Michael Flynn invoked his legal right against self-incrimination, his lawyers told the committee. The Senate Intelligence Committee is investigating possible links between the Trump campaign and Kremlin. Mr Flynn stood down in February after it emerged he lied ...

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2015 Nuclear Deal: Instead of saying thank you, the Iranians are backing terrorists – Trump [PHOTOS]

US President Donald Trump has told Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that Iran will never have nuclear weapons. He suggested the Iranians thought they could “do what they want” since negotiating a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015. Mr Trump arrived in Israel from Saudi Arabia, where he sought to win Arab states’ support for fighting extremism. He has ...

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Haiti Earthquake: 60,000 Haitians in US granted six month extension by Trump administration

The Trump administration has granted a six-month extension to nearly 60,000 Haitians who were offered temporary protection in the US after a devastating earthquake in 2010. The extension will allow them to remain in the US until January 2018. But a DHS official said the agency was encouraging Haitians on the TPS scheme to “get their affairs in order”. Immigration ...

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