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Duterte to extremists: No talks even if you kill hostages

THE military on Sunday declared a four-hour "humanitarian ceasefire" in Marawi City to allow relief distribution, rescue trapped civilians, and reach out to those in need. Authorities lifted the civilian death toll from 20 to 38 on Sunday - but said all those deaths were caused by militants. But David said there were 40 foreign ISIS fighters among those who seized parts of Marawi , eight of whom have been killed by government forces.



Bale 'happy' at Madrid amid Man United links

Ronaldo scored twice on Saturday when Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in the final, becoming the first team to win back-to-back titles in the Champions League era. "I've signed a long-term contract at Madrid", Bale said. The numbers don't lie. Ronaldo's double gave him 42 Real goals this season, spearheading the Spanish giants' first LaLiga and European Cup double since 1957-58.



Arab nations cut ties with Qatar, saying it backs terror

The Arab countries say the Gulf nation adopts policies that aim to "destabilise the region" and are "threatening Arab national security", in violation of worldwide obligations and agreements under the Gulf Cooperation Council. It was unclear how it would play with the military base."You have a shift in the balance of power in the Gulf now because of the new presidency: Trump is strongly opposed to political Islam and Iran", said Jean-Marc Rickli, head of global risk and resilience at the ...


Trump's climate doubts ignore USA military consensus on risks

Trump's climate doubts ignore USA military consensus on risks

Indeed: The U.S. government takes the problem so unseriously, and values the lives of those at risk so little, that it will try desperately to undermine the already far-too-modest climate actions that the Obama administration set in motion.



Qatar regrets Gulf countries decision to cut diplomatic ties

In a retaliation to diplomatic isolation by leading Arab states, Qatar Airways announced on Monday that it has suspended all flights to Saudi Arabia with immediate effect. This is not the first time that members of the Saudi-led bloc halted diplomatic ties with Qatar , a gas-rich Persian Gulf nation that is home to the largest USA military base in the region and is slated to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup .



Islamic State claims responsibility for London terror attack

A similar attack in March on Westminster bridge, carried out by 52-year-old Briton Khaled Massood, killed four people and injured more than 50. He also publicly supported Mr Khan's "strong leadership" following the atrocity, contrary to the US President who criticised Mr Khan for telling Londoners there was "no reason to be alarmed".