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                                Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestured as he answered questions from reporters at Manila’s international airport on Wednesday. Duterte warned that he’ll be harsh in enforcing martial law in his country’s south as he abruptly left Moscow to deal with a crisis at home sparked by a Muslim extremist siege on a city, where militants burned buildings overnight and are feared to have taken hostages.

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

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                                Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestured as he answered questions from reporters at Manila’s international airport on Wednesday. Duterte warned that he’ll be harsh in enforcing martial law in his country’s south as he abruptly left Moscow to deal with a crisis at home sparked by a Muslim extremist siege on a city, where militants burned buildings overnight and are feared to have taken hostages.
Islamic State group-linked militants swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of IS, authorities said Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte, who had declared martial law across the southern third of the nation, warned he may expand it nationwide. Read More
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                                Abdel Hameed Alyousef held his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, on April 4.

Chemical experts find sarin exposure in Syria attack

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                                Abdel Hameed Alyousef held his twin babies who were killed during a suspected chemical weapons attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria, on April 4.

Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 9:30 pm
A team from the international chemical weapons watchdog found exposure “to sarin or a sarin-like substance” in samples from an April 4 attack in northern Syria that killed over 90 people and now wants to visit the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun. Read More
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                                Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday. Duterte put Mindanao island under martial law after renewed clashes between government troops and militants linked to Islamic State.

Duterte puts Mindanao under martial law on militant clashes

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                                Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday. Duterte put Mindanao island under martial law after renewed clashes between government troops and militants linked to Islamic State.
President Rodrigo Duterte cut short a trip to Russia, having put Mindanao island in the southern Philippines under martial law after renewed clashes between government troops and militants linked to Islamic State. Read More
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                                African elephants Pupy, left, and Cucy, strolled through their enclosure at the former city zoo now known as Eco Parque in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Animals still in cages a year after Buenos Aires zoo closure

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                                African elephants Pupy, left, and Cucy, strolled through their enclosure at the former city zoo now known as Eco Parque in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The roars of lions, snorts of rhinos and trumpets of elephants still blend with the cacophony of honking buses and screeching cars passing nearby in one of the most heavily congested areas of Argentina’s capital. Read More
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                                Police forensic investigators walk along a bridge linking Victoria Station with the Manchester Arena Tuesday after an explosion during a concert on Monday, in Manchester, England.

Areas outside of arenas becoming a bigger priority

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                                Police forensic investigators walk along a bridge linking Victoria Station with the Manchester Arena Tuesday after an explosion during a concert on Monday, in Manchester, England.
Even before the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester, England, arena Monday night, the Chicago Cubs were evaluating ways to make the area around Wrigley Field safer. Read More
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                                Orange lights illuminate the Empire State Building in recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Month in New York in June. The Empire State Building in New York has gone dark today in remembrance of the victims of the suicide bombing in Britain.

Empire State Building goes dark for Manchester victims

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                                Orange lights illuminate the Empire State Building in recognition of Gun Violence Awareness Month in New York in June. The Empire State Building in New York has gone dark today in remembrance of the victims of the suicide bombing in Britain.

Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 5:46 pm
The Empire State Building in New York has gone dark in remembrance of the victims of the suicide bombing in Britain. Read More
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                                Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Russia late Monday. Duterte placed the island of Mindanao under martial law Tuesday after men associated with Islamic State affiliated terrorist groups killed a police officer and two soldiers.

Mindanao, a Philippines island, is placed under martial law

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                                Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Russia late Monday. Duterte placed the island of Mindanao under martial law Tuesday after men associated with Islamic State affiliated terrorist groups killed a police officer and two soldiers.
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines placed the southern island of Mindanao under martial law Tuesday after armed men belonging to two Islamic State affiliated terrorist groups killed a police officer and two soldiers, officials said. Read More
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                                In this image made from video, Shauna, Ryan and Rihanna Hardy spoke about Monday’s Ariana Grande concert.

Ariana Grande fans recall Manchester attack

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                                In this image made from video, Shauna, Ryan and Rihanna Hardy spoke about Monday’s Ariana Grande concert.

Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 7:05 pm
Rihanna Hardy had been excited about seeing Ariana Grande ever since she got her concert ticket as a Christmas gift. Read More
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                                Veteran British actor Roger Moore, posed for a portrait, in the Studio City section of Los Angeles in April 1996. Roger Moore’s family said today that the former James Bond star has died after a short battle with cancer.

Longest-serving James Bond star Roger Moore dies at 89

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                                Veteran British actor Roger Moore, posed for a portrait, in the Studio City section of Los Angeles in April 1996. Roger Moore’s family said today that the former James Bond star has died after a short battle with cancer.
Roger Moore, the longest-serving movie star to play iconic British spy James Bond in the famed film series, has died in Switzerland after a brief bout with cancer. He was 89. Read More
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                                People sat under a billboard in Manchester city center, today, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night.

Manchester police hunt for accomplices after concert blast

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                                People sat under a billboard in Manchester city center, today, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night.

Updated on  May 23, 2017 at 12:24 pm
As investigators hunted for possible accomplices of a suicide bomber, thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a vigil today for victims of a blast that bathed a pop concert in blood — the latest apparent battle-scarred target of Islamic extremists seeking to rattle daily life in the West. Read More
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                                Thai forensic officers carried evidence collected from Phramongkutklao Hospital, a military-owned hospital that is also open to civilians, in Bangkok today.

Human rights watchdog condemns Thailand hospital bomb

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                                Thai forensic officers carried evidence collected from Phramongkutklao Hospital, a military-owned hospital that is also open to civilians, in Bangkok today.
A human rights watchdog condemned the bombing of a Thai hospital that wounded more than 20 people on the third anniversary of a military coup, saying the blast was an inexcusable crime. Read More

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