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Duterte rejects emergency power vs Abu Sayyafs

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has rejected proposals for him to declare a state of emergency on a violent southern island to be able to more rapidly crush Abu Sayyaf extremists, who killed 15 soldiers this week in the largest single-day comba

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At least 9 dead as typhoon hits northern Japan

TOKYO — At least nine elderly people were killed when their nursing home was flooded in northern Japan after Typhoon Lionrock dumped heavy rains on the area.

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After lengthy stand-off with police, Chris Brown arrested

LOS ANGELES — Chris Brown can't avoid trouble.

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