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The United States and the Philippines both list Abu Sayyaf as a terrorist organization for bombings, kidnappings for ransom and beheadings. Some Abu Sayyaf commanders have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. As the government moved to contain the fallout on the lucrative tourism industry, the military said it would repel similar incursions. Officials said the fighting erupted in the village of Ilaya in Inabanga town where civilians reported to the police the presence of Abu Sayyaf ...
  • Russia Vetoes UN Draft Resolution On Syria Gas Attack Probe

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    He said the two sides would also discuss disagreements on Syria and how to end the country's six-year civil war. "The world's two foremost nuke powers can not have this kind of relationship". Russia , Assad's staunchest ally, has insisted the Syrian leader is blameless and that rebels disbursed chemical weapons. The United States' top diplomat is in Moscow meeting with top officials there including President Vladimir Putin.
  • Differing US priorities offered on Syria

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    Lawmakers say President Donald Trump needs to work with Congress on a "long-term" Syria strategy following last week's US missile strike . USA officials said Russian Federation bears responsibility for backing Assad and extending the six-year-old conflict, raising tension between the former Cold War rivals to the highest level since President Donald Trump took office in January.
  • United States envoy Nikki Haley says Syria regime change is 'inevitable'

    United States envoy Nikki Haley says Syria regime change is 'inevitable'

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    WASHINGTON | The United States has concluded that Russian Federation knew ahead of time that Syria would launch a chemical weapons attack last week, a senior USA official says. "We are planning to address the corresponding United Nations structure in The Hague and call on the worldwide community to thoroughly investigate all those reports and take appropriate action based on the results of such a probe", he said.
  • US President Trump dials China's Xi Jinping, discusses North Korea

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    He referred to the deployment Saturday of the U.S. Navy's Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group toward the Korean Peninsula, which was diverted from a trip to Australia. He praised China at a later news conference for sending coal ships back to North Korea under United Nations sanctions and said he thought Xi wanted to help.
  • Syrian allies vow strong response to future U.S. aggression

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    John McCain (R-AZ) said the administration of President Donald Trump was "probably was partially to blame", for the deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria . Tillerson said the United States is hopeful it can help bring parties together to begin the process of hammering out a political solution. He asserted that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons on civilians several times.
  • Aaron Hernandez lawyers intend call 3 witnesses, rest case

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    Bradley said Hernandez shot him in the face while the two were on a 2013 trip to Florida after Bradley mentioned the Boston shooting. Actually, it's been nearly exactly four years since police put Hernandez under arrest after he was suspected of killing Odin Lloyd just a half-mile from Aaron's house, and since then, he's been convicted of first-degree murder for killing Lloyd execution-style and got Massachusetts' mandatory life without parole sentence.
  • US sought to monitor Trump adviser last summer

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    The documentation submitted for the Page order included a detailed accounting of why investigators believe Page was operating as an agent for the Russians and "knowingly engaged in clandestine intelligence activities on behalf of Moscow", according to the Post's summary of its sources' statements.
  • Sean Spicer must be fired

    Sean Spicer must be fired

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    A few hours later, a contrite Spicer appeared on United States television expressing regret for the comments . "Someone as despicable as Hitler, who didn't even sink to the using chemical weapons", said Spicer. "Sean Spicer must be fired, and the President must immediately disavow his spokesman's statements", Pelosi said in a statement. " I've let the president down , and so both personal and professional level, that will go down as not a good day in my history", said Spicer.
  • South African President Jacob Zuma warns against racism resurgence in country

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    Zuma's spokesman Bongani Ngqulunga also said there were posters in Pretoria that depicted black people as baboons. The president was speaking at a wreath laying ceremony commemorating the 24th anniversary of the murder of Chris Hani, who he said was a proponent of a non-racial society - a dream which South Africa had not yet realised, as evidenced by last week's marches.