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  • Filipino on US most wanted list killed: rebels, military
    Filipino on US most wanted list killed: rebels, military

    A Filipino on the United States' list of most wanted "terrorists" has been killed in a firefight in the southern Philippines, Muslim rebel leaders and the military said Monday. Abdul Basit Usman was killed in a remote mountainous area while being escorted by members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the nation's biggest rebel group, its vice chairman Ghazali Jaafar said. Security forces had been hunting Usman since he escaped from a January police raid that killed Malaysian …

  • Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat
    Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero. …

  • Disappointed Filipinos cry foul as Pacquiao loses
    Disappointed Filipinos cry foul as Pacquiao loses

    Boxing fans in the Philippines cried foul and groaned in bitter disappointment on Sunday as national hero Manny Pacquiao lost to American rival Floyd Mayweather in the "fight of the century". Filipinos filled gymnasiums, cinemas and bars as the Southeast Asian nation of 100 million people stopped for Pacquiao's battle with Mayweather in Las Vegas, which he lost in a unanimous points decision. A devastated Pacquiao said immediately afterwards that he thought he had won, and many at home agreed …

  • France's Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from own far-right party
    France's Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from own far-right party

    France's far-right National Front (FN) on Monday suspended founder Jean-Marie Le Pen over a string of controversial remarks and amid a deepening feud with his daughter Marine, who now leads the party. A disciplinary meeting of the party executive was called after the 86-year-old repeated comments stating that the Nazi gas chambers were merely "a detail of history" and said he wanted to defend the "white world". A special meeting of FN members will be called within three months to decide …

  • US struggles to counter 'homegrown' terror threat
    US struggles to counter 'homegrown' terror threat

    An attempted attack by two suspected Islamist gunmen in Texas underscores the persistent threat posed by "homegrown" extremists and the difficulties US authorities face in trying to thwart them, experts said Monday. Senior US officials have repeatedly warned of a growing danger from homegrown Islamist extremists, particularly "lone wolves" acting entirely on their own. "It's a challenge for us given how hard it is to stop these people because they're on the Internet, in their homes," FBI …

  • Barcelona v Bayern Munich factfile
    Barcelona v Bayern Munich factfile

    Factfile on Barcelona and Bayern Munich ahead of the Champions League semi-final, first-leg, tie on Wednesday: …

  • Pacquiao could face disciplinary action for shoulder

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao could face disciplinary action from Nevada boxing officials for failing to disclose a shoulder injury before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. …

  • Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack
    Accused Texas gunman well-known to FBI before attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. …

  • Ferguson to pay attorney $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms
    Ferguson to pay attorney $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson is paying an attorney $1,335 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer there last summer, according to a newspaper report. …

  • Family of boy shot by police: Don't delay suit against cops

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Relatives of a 12-year-old boy who was killed by police asked Monday for their lawsuit against two officers to not be delayed and questioned why the criminal investigation remains pending more than five months after the shooting. …