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Philippine troops battle Islamist militants in city

Abdullah was a leader of the Abu Sayyaf group and brought with him hundreds of fighters. While Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte did say North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "might just go insane one moment" during his recent phone call with Donald Trump , the latter revealed something far more serious.



Taiwan Takes Big Step Towards Legalizing Gay Marriage

But supporters have a potential cheerleader in President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan's first female leader, who is on record supporting same-sex marriage. Those bills have stalled in recent months, after protests against gay marriage swelled.


Manchester bomber a 'mule'? 3 more arrested

Manchester bomber a 'mule'? 3 more arrested

Now, he is the administrative manager of the Central Security force in Tripoli. The senior Western official tells NPR that Salman Abedi had returned from a trip to Libya in the past several days. Theresa May, Britain's prime minister, chaired a meeting on Wednesday of her emergency security cabinet group to talk about intelligence reports on Abedi and concerns that he might have had outside support.


North Korea accuses South of machine-gunning birds in Demilitarized Zone

North Korea accuses South of machine-gunning birds in Demilitarized Zone

North Korea has defied all calls to rein in its nuclear and missile programs, even from China , its lone major ally, saying the weapons are needed for legitimate self-defense. He said Japan is talking to the U.S., South Korea, and close neighbors Russian Federation and China to make sure pressure on the North is continued "and even strengthened so that North Korea will change its policy".


China reportedly installs rocket launchers on disputed South China Sea island

China reportedly installs rocket launchers on disputed South China Sea island

Thursday's declaration follows an April ASEAN leaders' meeting that notably excluded any reference to China's assertive behavior in the South China Sea , including its construction of seven artificial islands in the Spratly group. Christopher Roberts, Associate Professor at the Australian Defence Force Academy campus of the University of New South Wales said he believes any agreement between China and ASEAN will be "code-of-conduct lite".