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Martial law extension to allow government to stop insurgency

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte's proposed one-year martial law extension in Mindanao is intended to give Philippine security forces a "final period" to suppress terror acts, Malacañang said on Monday, December 11.

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21 Rohingya women recount rape by Myanmar armed forces

UKHIA, Bangladesh -- The use of rape by Myanmar's armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh.

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NPA rebels ambush Surigao cops; no one hurt

SUSPECTED members of the New People’s Army (NPA) ambushed on Sunday members of the Surigao Del Norte Provincial Public Safety Company (PPSC), a police official said Monday.

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Associate justices cite Sereno's 'irregularities'

(UPDATED) - Associate justices of the Supreme Court cited on Monday, December 11, instances where Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno did not follow the court's internal rules.

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Duterte asks Congress for 1-year extension of martial law

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has formally asked Congress to further extend martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao by one year.

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Bitcoin futures rise as virtual currency hits major exchange

CHICAGO -- The first-ever bitcoin future jumped after it began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major US exchange.

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Pope urges nuclear disarmament, climate change solutions

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to combat climate change.

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South Korea imposes new sanctions on North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea added several North Korean groups and individuals to its sanctions list Monday in a largely symbolic move that is part of efforts to cut off funding for the North's weapons programs.

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