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2000 trapped as fighting rages in Philippine city

There have been Muslim separatists in the region for decades, but recently groups have been aligning with ISIS . Most of the city's 200,000 residents have fled because of the fighting, but the 2,000 remain trapped in areas controlled by the militants, according to Mr Zia Alonto Adiong, spokesman for the provincial crisis management committee.



UN Security Council discusses North Korea's latest missile test at emergency meeting

South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In speaks during a press conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 10, 2017. South Korean administration was ready to understand China's concerns in protecting its legitimate interests; and to make active efforts to solve the issue concerning the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile system.


Sabzar Bhat killing: Kashmir tense, situation under control

Sabzar Bhat killing: Kashmir tense, situation under control

Army chief said, further adding that tackling stone pelters is a challenging task for the forces. "The police and security forces used maximum restraint while dealing with the situation at these places and miscreants were chased away". One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured as massive anti-India protests and clashes followed the killings across Kashmir on Saturday. JKLF leader Mohammad Yasin Malik, who had managed to reach Tral yesterday despite the curbs to offer condolences ...



Navy parachutist dies during demonstration over Hudson River

The skydiver, a member of the Navy SEALs commando unit that operates under the Naval Special Warfare Command, was pronounced dead at the Jersey City Medical Center, Rear Admiral Jack Scorby told a news conference outside the hospital. It is typically accompanied by public demonstrations such as this coordinated parachute jump by the Navy Leap Frogs . Witnesses saw the person falling in the sky with a parachute on.


Rouhani Wins Iran's Presidential Election with 57 Percent of Votes

Rouhani Wins Iran's Presidential Election with 57 Percent of Votes

In what many had predicted was going to be a closely contested election, Rouhanni won 57 percent of the vote, nearly 20 points more than the 38 percent his main challenger, hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi, received . Mostafa Aqa-Mirsalim, another presidential candidate, stood 3rd with 1.16 percent of the ballots after winning 478,215 votes. At a summit meeting this weekend in Saudi Arabia between President Trump and leaders of predominantly Muslim countries, Iran was pointedly not invited.



TPP trade deal members agree to seek way forward without US

A statement from the group said this would address "concern about protectionism" and maintaining open markets. Fears of protectionism have grown under the Trump presidency, and the gathering in Hanoi has done nothing to quell them. U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer said APEC helps create a consensus on fair global trade, which is also a goal that the United States wants to promote.