Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea
Asia / Politics

Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea

CLARK, Philippines (AP) — Japan’s defense minister asserted Monday that North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have grown to an “unprecedented, critical and imminent” level, requiring “different responses” to the threat. The minister, Itsunori Odonera, said that this rising threat compels his country to endorse the U.S. view that “all options” must be considered, … Continue reading

City clash fuels fear of Islamic State foothold in southern Philippines
Australia & the Pacific / International News / Politics

City clash fuels fear of Islamic State foothold in southern Philippines

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Militants who have laid siege to a southern Philippines city had been planning a spate of attacks during the holy month of Ramadan to earn recognition as a regional branch of the Islamic State group, the military said Tuesday. Soldiers have taken control of about 70 percent of Marawi, where the … Continue reading

Philippine police examining if head is from Canadian hostage
Africa / Education / Health / International News / National

Philippine police examining if head is from Canadian hostage

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Police found a severed head in the southern Philippines on Monday, June 13, 2016 and are examining whether it belonged to a Canadian hostage who is believed to have been beheaded by Abu Sayyaf militants after a ransom deadline passed, officials said. The hostage, Robert Hall, was abducted from a marina … Continue reading