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  • 15 wounded in mosque attack at Philippine police camp
    15 wounded in mosque attack at Philippine police camp

    Fifteen people including 10 police officers were wounded in an attack on a mosque at police camp on a remote Philippine island long plagued by Islamic militancy, officials said on Saturday. Successive blasts targeted the mosque inside Camp Kasim on the island of Jolo early evening Friday -- an initial grenade attack followed by a bomb explosion less than 10 minutes later that was intended to target police who rushed to the scene, local authorities said. "It seems the (first) explosion was set …

  • Philippine economic growth slows to three-year low
    Philippine economic growth slows to three-year low

    Philippine economic growth in the first quarter slowed to a three-year low of 5.2 percent, well below forecasts, due to lethargic government spending and weak exports, officials said Thursday. "While growth in the private sector remains robust, the slower than programmed pace of public spending, particularly the decline in public construction, has slowed down the overall growth of the economy," Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan told reporters. "Exports were the other source of the …

  • US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines
    US affirms 'ironclad' promise to defend Philippines

    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington's pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains "ironclad" and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said. In talks in Hawaii with Voltaire Gazmin, Philippine secretary of national defense, the Pentagon chief "reaffirmed" the strong ties between the two countries and discussed territorial disputes in the contested waters of the South China Sea, where Beijing has been …

  • Where they stand: O'Malley on some issues of 2016 campaign
    Where they stand: O'Malley on some issues of 2016 campaign

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced his candidacy Saturday for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president. Here's a look at where he stands on some issues: …

  • US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline
    US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline

    GENEVA (AP) — A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties against Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections. …

  • Inverness wins Scottish Cup for 1st time

    GLASGOW, England (AP) — Inverness Caledonian Thistle captured the Scottish Cup for the first time on Saturday, beating second-tier Falkirk 2-1 in the final thanks to an 86th-minute winner scored when the team was down to 10 men. …

  • PACIFIC EARTHQUAKE

    Map locates an earthquake in the Pacific off Japan; 1c x 2 inches; 46.5 mm x 50 mm; …

  • Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race
    Former Md. Gov. O'Malley jumps into 2016 Democratic race

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley entered the Democratic presidential race on Saturday in a longshot challenge to Hillary Rodham Clinton for the 2016 nomination, casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street. …

  • Another child dies from Albuquerque cherry picker accident

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old Albuquerque boy has died from the cherry picker accident that killed his father and cousin and injured two other children. …

  • AP Interview: France warns climate change threatens security

    France's influential Environment Minister Segolene Royal says climate change threatens global security — adopting an unusually hawkish stance as she heads to the U.S. to push for a global deal on reducing ... …