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Philippines' Duterte jokes about rape amid concern over martial law abuses

However, BG Padilla did not reveal any further details on the supposed Singaporean fighters, or their roles in the Maute group. In a sign that the long-standing problem of militancy in the south could be expanding, Solicitor General Jose Calida said foreigners were fighting alongside the gunmen in Marawi , including Indonesians and Malaysians.


Donald Trump believes EU27 more united after Brexit vote, Donald Tusk says

Donald Trump believes EU27 more united after Brexit vote, Donald Tusk says

Only five members now meet the target: Britain, Estonia, debt-laden Greece, Poland and the United States, which spends more on defense than all the other allies combined. But optics aside, Trump failed to publicly endorse NATO's founding mutual defense guarantee and instead castigated the allies for failing to pay their way.


North Korea official: We can hit China with nuclear-tipped missile

North Korea official: We can hit China with nuclear-tipped missile

Kim Young-woo, the chairman of the National Assembly's National Defense Committee, said that another unidentified object flying at a different speed appeared near Paju on Tuesday morning. The border incident came two days after Pyongyang fired a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan. The United States, Britain and France have been pushing for a new U.N.



Missing Indian mountaineer dies after climbing Mt Everest

The guide was sick but had managed to drag himself to the camp at South Col, Sherpa said, later adding that the guide had frostbite and was receiving oxygen. As of 2016, an estimated 280 climbers have died while ascending or descending the mountain. Slovak mountaineer Vladimir Strba reportedly also died Sunday .


Constitutional Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry

Constitutional Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry

The landmark decision declared this limited definition of marriage unconstitutional and gave parliament two years to amend existing laws, or pass new legislation to include same-sex marriage. "We feel that this is a huge success for the LGBT and marriage equality movement in Taiwan", said Wayne Lin, an activist who runs an LGBT hotline on the island.



Philippines Forces Hit IS-Linked Militants as Civilians Flee, Wave Flags

MARAWI , Philippines (AP) - Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers fought to wrest control of a southern city from gunmen linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. Duterte told soldiers in Iligan, a city near Marawi , that he had long feared that "contamination by ISIS" loomed in the country's future, using the acronym for the Islamic State group.