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  • 70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive
    70 years on, survivors keep memory of Battle of Manila alive

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Seventy years have not dulled the memories of survivors of the monthlong Battle of Manila. The mass killings by Japanese forces, the loved ones lost and the desperation are etched in their minds, as is the elation when American forces finally rescued them in the closing months of World War II. …

  • Toll in Philippine clashes with Islamists rises to 26
    Toll in Philippine clashes with Islamists rises to 26

    A military assault on Islamic militants in the southern Philippines entered its fifth day on Saturday, with the toll rising to 24 guerrillas and two soldiers dead, officials said. Ten Abu Sayyaf militants were killed in a two-hour clash on Friday after the army pounded their jungle lair on Jolo island with artillery and helicopter gunships, said Colonel Alan Arrojado, who is leading the assault. Battles were raging in the mountainous and thickly forested villages of Patikul town, an area …

  • France's Hollande visits typhoon-hit Philippine town
    France's Hollande visits typhoon-hit Philippine town

    French President Francois Hollande met survivors of one of the world's strongest typhoons in a remote Philippine coastal town on Friday, seeking to sound a global alarm on climate change ahead of a crucial UN summit. Hollande is on a two-day trip to the Southeast Asian archipelago, regarded as a frontline state in the struggle against global warming, as part of his campaign to build diplomatic momentum ahead of the Paris summit in December. The French president is determined to broker an …

  • Wisconsin's Walker adjusts to rigor of presidential politics
    Wisconsin's Walker adjusts to rigor of presidential politics

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Scott Walker may have won three elections in the past four years, but he's still finding his way in presidential politics. …

  • Hyundai recalls 263,000 cars due to power-steering problem

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering. …

  • Florida police chief fired for arrest in prostitution sting

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida police chief has been arrested for allegedly soliciting a prostitute. …

  • Nepal police fire teargas at charter protesters
    Nepal police fire teargas at charter protesters

    Nepalese police on Saturday fired teargas and water cannon at thousands of opposition supporters who converged on the capital to protest controversial plans to vote on a disputed new national constitution. As anger mounts over the planned vote, protesters threw bricks and stones in brief clashes with security forces who responded with about 20 rounds of teargas, police and an AFP reporter on the scene said. "We estimate that around 35,000 people are participating in today's rally," Kathmandu …

  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday
    Zimbabwe's Mugabe celebrates 91st birthday

    VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe (AP) — President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe marked his 91st birthday by speaking for more than an hour on his feet Saturday, delivering a characteristically defiant speech in which he threatened to take over land and animal sanctuaries still in the hands of whites. …

  • Activists say al-Qaida fighters overrun Syrian rebel bases

    BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and local residents say intense clashes between a Western-backed rebel group and al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate have killed at least 20 fighters on the outskirts of the northern city of Aleppo. …

  • China's central bank cuts rates again to boost economy
    China's central bank cuts rates again to boost economy

    BEIJING (AP) — China's central bank cut interest rates for the second time in three months on Saturday, adding to signs that the country's leaders are worried the economic slowdown is deepening too sharply. …