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  • Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commander

    MANILA, Philippines - Philippine police and army troops have arrested an Arab man they believe was a former commander of the Islamic State group along the Syria and Turkey border in a raid on a Manila apartment, where they found bomb-making materials and an IS-style flag, the national police chief said Monday.
  • Turkey warns it may hit Syrian troops in Kurdish enclave

    BEIRUT - Turkey threatened on Monday to hit back at Syrian pro-government troops if they deploy in an enclave in northern Syria to protect a Kurdish militia that Ankara is battling there.
  • Moroccan king orders inquiry into deadly train crash

    PARIS - Morocco's king has ordered an investigation into a deadly train crash that killed six people.
  • Pope backs down, OKs resignation of divisive Nigerian bishop

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis backed down Monday and accepted the resignation of Nigerian bishop who had been rejected for years by the priests of his diocese, setting a precedent that could have repercussions elsewhere.
  • Shooting survivors on potential collision course with Trump

    PARKLAND, Fla. - Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with President Donald Trump.
  • IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fighters

    BAGHDAD - Islamic State militants ambushed a group of Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing at least 27, officials said Monday, underlining the extremis group's capabilities of launching large-scale attacks two months after Baghdad declared victory over IS in all of Iraq.
  • Caricature of Thai scholar raises money for dissidents

    BANGKOK - A cartoonist who lampoons Thailand's military government has done a caricature of a historian critical of the nation's monarchy and sold it in an online auction to raise money for legal aid for political dissidents, a legal aid group said Monday.
  • France argues World Court has no jurisdiction in graft case

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - French lawyers on Monday urged the International Court of Justice to throw out a case brought by Equatorial Guinea in 2016 seeking to prevent the prosecution in France — which has since happened — of the African nation's vice-president on money laundering and other charges linked to his opulent lifestyle.
  • Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

    LONDON - Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization's report on the internal inquiry.
  • Police arrest 5 who killed orangutan in Borneo with air gun

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Four Indonesian farmers and a 13-year-old boy admitted they stabbed, clubbed and shot a critically endangered orangutan at least 130 times with an air gun to protect their pineapple crop, police said Monday.

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