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MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine lawmakers started a debate on Wednesday into President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to extend martial law for the whole of next year on the island of Mindanao, a move his government said was crucial to defeating Islamist and Communist rebels. FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a bilateral meeting with Chinese
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(Reuters) – Senior FBI officials who helped probe Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign told a colleague that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had to win the race to the White House, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in the Women for Women International Luncheon in
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CARPINTERIA, Calif. (Reuters) – An out-of-control California wildfire that has already destroyed nearly 700 homes in its path of destruction crept closer to the upscale hillside community of Montecito on Tuesday despite calmer winds that slowed its progress. With Thomas wildfire flames burning behind it, a Christmas Tree stands as a lone sentinel in the
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BOGOTA (Reuters) – A Colombian judge sentenced a former vice-minister of transport to five years and two months in prison on Tuesday after the ex-official admitted to taking millions of dollars in bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Gabriel Garcia Morales, who served under former President Alvaro Uribe, accepted $6.5 million in pay-offs to help
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