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Residents evacuating after a Muslim militant siege share the back of a truck in Marawi city, southern Philippines, Thursday, May 25, 2017. Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into a southern Philippine city Thursday as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of ISIS. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Soldiers try to restore order in besieged Philippine cityArmy tanks packed with soldiers have rolled into a southern Philippine city to try to restore control after militants linked to Islamic State group launched a violent siege
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Taiwan holds war games simulating Chinese island attackTaiwan's military is holding annual war games in which its defense forces repel a simulated Chinese assault on an outlying island
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DNA tests identify missing S. Korean girl from ferry sinkingSouth Korean officials say DNA tests on bones found in ferry wreckage recently raised from the sea has identified a girl missing since the 2014 sinking that killed 304 people
The Associated Press1 hour ago
IMF approves loan to Mongolia to finance reformsThe International Monetary Fund has approved a $434 million loan to Mongolia to finance reforms meant to revive economic growth and reduce reliance on mineral exports
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A man walks past and another rides a bicycle in front of an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, May 25, 2017. Shares in Asia are higher after an overnight advance on Wall Street spurred by the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Asian shares gain, tracking Wall St advance, oil price rallyAsian shares advance, tracking Wall Street gains on reassuring Fed commentary
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Members of the police bomb squad take a break as they inspect the site of an explosion in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacksIndonesia's president has ordered a thorough investigation of the network behind two suicide bombings that targeted police in the capital and killed three police officers
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Sri Lankan president discusses asylum seekers in AustraliaSri Lanka's president has met with the Australian prime minister with fighting people-smuggling high on the agenda
The Associated Press1 hour ago
New Zealand to spend budget windfall on roads and cut taxesNew Zealand's conservative government is planning to reduce taxes and spend more money on building roads and railways as it looks to cash in on a thriving economy
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Government troops patrol the streets of Marawi city three days after Muslim militants lay siege in the city in southern Philippines Thursday, May 25, 2017. The exodus of thousands of residents has continued amid continuing gunbattle between Government forces and Muslim militants occupying several buildings and houses in the city where they hoisted IS style black flags. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine cityArmy tanks packed with soldiers rolled into Philippine city amid sounds of gunfire and explosions after militants torched buildings, seized hostages and raised the black flag of the Islamic State group
The Associated Press2 hours ago
N. Korea calls S. Korea's border firing reckless provocationNorth Korea accused South Korea of firing 450 machine gun rounds at a flock of birds, dismissing as a fabrication Seoul's claim that it had fired warning shots because of an object flying across the border
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Top militant Hapilon often has eluded Philippine authoritiesTop militant Hapilon often has eluded Philippine authorities
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The Latest: Army trucks roll deeper into Philippine cityArmy dump trucks carrying several soldiers standing up in the back are rolling toward the center of the Philippine city that is under siege by Muslim militants
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Police investigators cordon off human remains found after an explosion in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, May 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Suspected suicide bombs in Jakarta kills 3 policemenTwo suspected suicide bombings near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital Wednesday night killed three policemen and injured nine other people, including four officers, police said
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Sri Lanka police blamed for not stopping attacks on MuslimsOpposition lawmakers and rights activists are blaming the Sri Lankan government for failing to stop a series of attacks on business places and mosques of ethnic minority Muslims over the past five weeks
The Associated Press11 hours ago
In this photo taken Tuesday, May 23, 2017, a worker install light bulbs at a cafe undergoing renovation in Beijing, China. Credit rating agency Moody's has cut its credit rating for China on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, citing slowing economic growth and rising debt that it says will erode the country's financial strength. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Moody's cuts China credit rating over rising debtThe Moody's ratings agency has cut its credit rating for China due to the country's surging debt, prompting a protest by Beijing and highlighting its challenges in overhauling a slowing economy
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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