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Mindanao: Churchgoers 'Taken Hostage' Amid Marawi Siege

A priest and several churchgoers have been taken hostage by fighters in Marawi City, on the Philippine island of Mindanao, as thousands of residents fled ongoing unrest that prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the southern region.

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'Miracle' 2-Year-Old Boy Recovering After Being Shot 4 Times In Kensington

KENSINGTON -- Donata Johnson of Kensington held her 2-year-old Price in her arms Wednesday, just days after he was shot four times in the arm and lower hip.

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Refugees Drown Off Libya's Mediterranean Coast

At least 34 people, including young children, have died after their vessel capsized off Libya's coast, the Italian coastguard says.

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Bill Cosby Jury Selected

A jury was selected Wednesday for comedian Bill Cosby's June 5 trial.

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Amnesty: Palestinian Writer Is Prisoner Of Conscience

The international rights watchdog Amnesty International has called on Israel to immediately release a Palestinian writer who has been jailed without charges or trial.

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Qatar To 'Prosecute Perpetrators' Of QNA Hacking

Qatar has begun an inquiry into a security breach by hackers who posted fake remarks on its national news agency's platforms by its ruler purportedly criticising US foreign policy.

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US Army Lost Track Of $1bn Worth Of Arms

The US army has failed to monitor over $1bn worth of arms and other military equipment transfers to Kuwait and Iraq, Amnesty International says in a report citing a 2016 US government audit.

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Nepal PM Pushpa Kumar Dahal Steps Down

Nepal's Maoist prime minister has resigned, leaving a leadership vacuum just weeks before the second round of local elections.

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Three Dead Confirmed In Jakarta Double Bombing

Suspected suicide bombers killed three Indonesian police officers and wounded 10 people in twin blasts near a bus station in the eastern part of the capital.

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UK Police Chiefs Says U.S. Leaks On Manchester Bombing Damage Trust

Pic: ReutersBritish police chiefs responded to leaks of information relating to Monday's suicide bombing in Manchester that appeared in U.S. media by warning that breaches of trust between international partners undermined their investigation.

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