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In this photo provided by the Presidential Communications Operations Office, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, center, prays beside Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, left, and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, right, before the start of a special cabinet meeting in Davao city, Mindanao, southern Philippines, Thursday, May 25, 2017. Duterte declared 60 days of martial law on Tuesday across the southern third of the nation, an area that includes Marawi but extends well beyond it. ISIS-linked militants launched a violent siege in Marawi that sent thousands of people fleeing for their lives and raised fears of extremists gaining traction in the country. (Presidential Communications Operations Office via AP)
Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine cityPhilippine troops have launched "precision attacks" to clear extremists linked to the Islamic State group from a city that has been under siege since a raid that failed to capture one of Asia's most-wanted militants
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Residents evacuate to safety after a Muslim militant siege in Marawi city, southern Philippines, Thursday, May 25, 2017. Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into the southern Philippine city Thursday to try to restore control after ISIS-linked militants launched a violent siege that sent thousands of people fleeing for their lives and raised fears of extremists gaining traction in the country. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
The Latest: 31 militants killed in besieged Philippine cityPhilippine army generals say 31 Islamic State group-linked extremists have been killed in two days of fighting in a southern city that has been under siege since one of Asia's most-wanted militants evaded capture and dozens of rebels came to his aid
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Official: At least 13 soldiers killed in south AfghanistanAn Afghan official says at least 13 soldiers have been killed and eight others wounded in fighting with Taliban insurgents
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Philippine military says 31 Islamic State group-linked militants have been killed in besieged southern cityPhilippine military says 31 Islamic State group-linked militants have been killed in besieged southern city
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Officials doubt reported discovery of 4 bodies on EverestNepalese officials have cast doubt on the reported discovery of four bodies at the highest camp on Mount Everest, saying no climbers have been reported missing
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Image of Asia: Residents flee militant siege in PhilippinesImage of Asia: A woman sits in a crowded mini-truck as residents flee a Muslim militant siege in Marawi city in the southern Philippines
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Members of the police bomb squad take a break as they inspect the site of an explosion in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacksIndonesia's president has ordered a thorough investigation of the network behind two suicide bombings that targeted police in the capital and killed three police officers
The Associated Press10 hours ago
A man walks past and another rides a bicycle in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, May 25, 2017. Shares in Asia are higher after an overnight advance on Wall Street spurred by the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Oil prices down sharply ahead of OPEC announcementOil prices were extremely volatile but trading sharply lower Thursday ahead of an expected announcement from the OPEC oil cartel
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Taiwan holds war games simulating Chinese island attackTaiwan's military is holding annual war games in which its defense forces repel a simulated Chinese assault on an outlying island
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - This May 11, 2015, file photo, shows land reclamation of Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands by China in the South China Sea. China is protesting a U.S. Navy patrol that brought a guided missile destroyer near a group of manmade islands including Mischief Reef in the South China Sea that are controlled by Beijing. (Ritchie B. Tongo/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Beijing protests US Navy patrol through South China SeaChina is protesting a U.S. Navy patrol that brought a guided missile destroyer near a group of man-made islands in the South China Sea that are controlled by Beijing
The Associated Press12 hours ago
China and Pakistan working to free abducted ChineseA Chinese government spokesman says the country is working with Pakistani authorities to rescue a Chinese couple that was abducted Wednesday in southwest Pakistan
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Foreigners detained in Japan stage hunger strike to stayDozens of foreigners seeking permission to stay in Japan have staged a hunger strike while in detention, highlighting what human rights advocates say is shoddy treatment of foreigners
The Associated Press14 hours ago
IMF approves loan to Mongolia to finance reformsThe International Monetary Fund has approved a $434 million loan to Mongolia to finance reforms meant to revive economic growth and reduce reliance on mineral exports
The Associated Press14 hours ago
DNA tests identify missing S. Korean girl from ferry sinkingSouth Korean officials say DNA tests on bones found in ferry wreckage recently raised from the sea has identified a girl missing since the 2014 sinking that killed 304 people
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Sri Lankan president discusses asylum seekers in AustraliaSri Lanka's president has met with the Australian prime minister with fighting people-smuggling high on the agenda
The Associated Press18 hours ago
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