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US, SoKor in joint drills ami

August 23, 2016
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SEOUL. — The United States and South Korea kicked off annual military exercises on Monday, prompting warnings of retaliation from the North, as already-heightened tension on the peninsula has been inflamed by the defection of a Pyongyang diplomat.

Kurdish mount assault to evic

August 23, 2016
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HASAKA, Syria. — The Kurdish YPG militia launched a major assault on Monday to seize the last government-controlled parts of the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka after calling on pro-government militias to surrender, Kurdish forces and residents said.

Libyan forces capture mosque,

August 23, 2016
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TRIPOLI. — Libyan forces renewed their push to oust Islamic State from its former North African stronghold of Sirte on Sunday, saying they had seized the city’s main mosque and a jail run by the militants’ morality police.

North Korea envoy in London d

August 18, 2016
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SEOUL. —North Korea’s deputy ambassador in London has defected with his family, according to media reports, which if confirmed would make it one of the most high-profile defections in recent years from the increasingly isolated country.

82,000 people ordered to evacu

August 18, 2016
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LOS ANGELES. — Authorities in southern California ordered the evacuation of 82,000 people on Tuesday, after a wildfire broke out in a mountain pass to rapidly engulf 15,000 acres (6,070 hectares) of terrain.

Turkey set to free 38,000 for

August 18, 2016
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ISTANBUL. — Turkey will release some 38,000 prisoners under a penal reform announced on Wednesday as the arrests of tens of thousands of people suspected of links to last month’s attempted coup burden overstretched jails.

Thais vote in charter referen

August 08, 2016
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BANGKOK/KHON KAEN, Thailand. — Voters in Thailand headed to the polls on Sunday in a referendum on a new junta-backed constitution that would pave the way for a general election in 2017 but require future elected governments to rule on the military’s terms.

Belgian cops hurt in machete

August 08, 2016
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BRUSSELS. — A machete-wielding man yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is greatest) injured two female police officers before being fatally shot in the Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday, in what the prime minister said appeared to be a terrorist act.

Fire kills 13; birthday cake

August 08, 2016
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ROUEN, France. — A fire swept through a bar in the northern French city of Rouen overnight, killing 13 people and injuring six, after a birthday cake with candles and sparklers fell to the floor and set the carpet ablaze, police said.

NoKor missile launch lands ne

August 04, 2016
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SEOUL. — North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Wednesday that landed in or near Japanese-controlled waters for the first time, the latest in a series of launches by the isolated country in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

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Trillanes to Duterte: Sign waiver of bank secrecy law addressed to BPI

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | February 20,2017
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‘Trillanes did not fall into the trap of Duterte diverting the issue with his personal insults to him.’

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More on the DeLima-Trillanes team

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | February 20, 2017
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‘Sen. Trillanes to President Duterte: “Disclose your bank account deposits!’