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Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines -- Islamic State group-linked militants swept through a southern Philippine city, beheading a police chief, burning buildings, seizing a Catholic priest and his worshippers and raising the black flag of IS, authorities said Wednesday. President Rodrigo Duterte, who had declared martial law across the southern third of the nation, warned he may expand it nationwide.

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Warning of 'imminent' attack, Britain raises threat level

MANCHESTER, England -- As officials hunted for accomplices of a suicide bomber and Britain's prime minister warned another attack could be "imminent," thousands of people poured into the streets of Manchester in a defiant vigil Tuesday for victims of a blast at a pop concert -- the latest apparent target of Islamic extremists seeking to rattle life in the West.

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Japan pushes fuel cell tech

TOKYO -- Japan is backing a push for pollution-free vehicles that run on hydrogen and planning to build more hydrogen fueling stations so that fuel cell vehicles on roads will grow to 40,000 by 2020, from the current handful.

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Freed Nigerian schoolgirls meet families after 3 years

ABUJA, Nigeria -- The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday as anxious parents looked for signs of how deeply the extremists had changed their daughters' lives.

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