Philippines' Duterte mulls imposing martial law nationwide

Duterte acted after security forces yesterday battled dozens of gunmen in Marawi, a city of about 200,000 people. Two soldiers and a policeman were killed and 12 people wounded in Marawi, where Maute fighters took over buildings and set fire to a school, a church and a jail.

Twenty in critical condition after Monday's Manchester bombing

Rudd also said Abedi had been known to security services before the bombing. Britain raised its threat level from terrorism to "critical" after an emergency government meeting late Tuesday amid concerns that the 22-year-old Abedi may have accomplices who are planning another attack.

Donald Trump has audience with Pope Francis

Trump also presented the pope with a small piece of granite from the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C., and a bronze sculpture titled Rising Above , by the American sculptor Geoffrey Smith , representing "hope for a peaceful tomorrow", according to the White House.

Pope Francis, President Trump exchange gifts

Details of their conversation were not released , but Pope Francis has been sharply critical of Mr Trump's campaign pledges to build a wall on the Mexican border and to ban travellers from mainly Muslim countries. Part of Trump's motivation for meeting the pope was to dramatise how the three major religions should rally against the threat from Islamist militants.

Duterte Declares Martial Law In Southern Philippines

He was not bearing arms. Duterte's seeking of weapons from Russian Federation comes as he dials down cooperation with the U.S., the Philippines' former colonial ruler that has for decades been its most important military ally and protector.

3 more arrested in Manchester bombing

France's interior minister said Abedi is believed to have travelled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group. The head teacher, Chris Upton, said her death was "a tremendous shock to all of us". The government said almost 1,000 soldiers were deployed Wednesday instead of police in high-profile sites in London and elsewhere. The Palace of Westminster, which houses the British Parliament in London , was also closed Wednesday to all those without passes, and tours ...