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31 militants killed in besieged Philippine city

They said six soldiers perished in Thursday's fighting. The city has been wracked by violence since Tuesday night when militants swept through the city. The Philippines had until this year denied it was home to groups with Islamic State ties. That is in addition to the five soldiers and two police officers killed when the fighting started on Tuesday.


1 killed, dozens injured in caste violence in northern India

1 killed, dozens injured in caste violence in northern India

R. Ambedkar, as per sources. He said it would have been better if those "shedding tears" over the Saharanpur caste clashes had got themselves associated with the immunisation campaign, in an apparent reference to Mayawati . According to the said report, Mayawati's brother was in contact with the chief of the Bhim Army, Chandrasekhar, via a third party. The state government also announced to give compensation of Rs.



Trump Slams NATO Leaders for Not Spending Enough on Defense

Bemused, the suited men and women turn to look at Trump to see if he has something to say. The U.S., which has by far the largest military budget in the world, spends well more than that - 3.6 percent of GDP a year ago, for instance, according to The Economist .


Ex-SKorean President Park arrives for start of bribery trial

Ex-SKorean President Park arrives for start of bribery trial

A lottery last week for 68 public seats available for the trial drew more than 500 people, a lot of them young people in their 20s and 30s. December 9, 2016: Park is impeached by the liberal-controlled parliament over allegations that she extorted money from big companies, took bribes from some of them and committed other wrongdoing, all in collaboration with her longtime friend of 40 years, Choi Soon-sil.



Macron 'wins battle of the alphas' in handshake with Donald Trump

The phenomenon that is Donald Trump's handshakes. has returned. Trump, on the other hand, appeared to weaken. Trump, on his first overseas trip as USA president, on Thursday met with European Council President Donald Tusk and Juncker, before holding a lunch meeting with Macron .


Oil prices tank as OPEC deal on output cuts disappoints traders

Oil prices tank as OPEC deal on output cuts disappoints traders

More than 400 oil rigs are now working USA shale fields - an increase of more than 120 percent compared with a year ago - and United States producers are poised to expand further, even if prices only edge moderately upwards as a result of the OPEC cuts.