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Duterte withdraws COC for Davao mayor

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has officially withdrawn his certificate of candidacy (COC) for mayor.

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White House undergoes holiday lockdown after man jumps fence

WASHINGTON -- A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrated Thanksgiving.

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Pope presses case for adequate, dignified housing in Nairobi

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Pope Francis is visiting a slum on Nairobi's northwestern edge to press his call for adequate and dignified housing for society's most marginal, especially in burgeoning megacities like the Kenyan capital.

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8 suspected ISIS sympathizers killed in Sultan Kudarat

MANILA -- Philippine marines killed eight suspected sympathizers of the Islamic State (IS) group in a clash in Sultan Kudarat on Thursday, seizing bomb-making equipment, assault rifles and black flags, military officials said.

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