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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 …

  • US officials called 'terrorists' mock Venezuela travel ban
    US officials called 'terrorists' mock Venezuela travel ban

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Conservative U.S. politicians banned from traveling to Venezuela by socialist President Nicolas Maduro are taking the restriction as a badge of honor. …

  • Radicalisation fear forces Danish boy into juvenile home
    Radicalisation fear forces Danish boy into juvenile home

    Danish authorities have forced a 15-year-old Muslim boy into a juvenile home in an unusual move aimed at preventing him being radicalised by his father, a report said on Sunday. Child care authorities in the town of Aarhus feared that the boy's father might persuade him to travel to Syria to fight with Islamic extremists and placed him into care in September, the daily Jyllands-Posten reported. "You cannot force a lone child into care due to a suspicion of radicalisation," the father's lawyer …

  • German city of Bremen scales back security alert
    German city of Bremen scales back security alert

    German authorities Sunday downgraded a security alert in the northern city of Bremen that had led to two temporary arrests and searches of premises that included an Islamic cultural centre. It was Germany's third recent alert after fears of possible extremist attacks led to the cancellation of a January march by the anti-Islam movement PEGIDA in Dresden. …

  • Elegant Vazquez replaces folksy Mujica as Uruguay president
    Elegant Vazquez replaces folksy Mujica as Uruguay president

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — One leftist leader replaced another in Uruguay on Sunday, a change seemingly marked more by style than differences in policy as the elegant Tabare Vazquez took over from the famously casual Jose Mujica, who formally left office in rubber-soled brown shoes. …

  • No clear signs of deal to fund Homeland Security Department
    No clear signs of deal to fund Homeland Security Department

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The next deadline to avoid a Homeland Security Department shutdown is days away, with no clear sign a deal is close at hand. …

  • House Speaker John Boehner: I like my job 'most days'
    House Speaker John Boehner: I like my job 'most days'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — We all have bad days at work. …

  • Coroner: Man in wife's Christmas Eve ax slaying killed self

    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of killing his wife with an ax on Christmas Eve was pronounced dead after a suicide attempt left him brain-dead, authorities said. …