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  • Number of Filipino commandos killed in rebel clash rises to 43; terror suspect possibly killed

    At least 43 Philippine police commandos were killed in a fierce battle with Muslim guerrillas after launching an assault in which they may have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorists, officials said Monday. The clash Sunday — the...
  • Japan 'doing its utmost' to free hostage held by Islamic State

    Japan sought help from Jordan and other countries Monday in its race to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group, with no signs of progress on securing his release. The chief government spokesman refused direct comment on the contents of...
  • Baha Mar mega resort in Bahamas to open finally in March

    Golfers were supposed to be swinging their clubs at the Baha Mar Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course by now and gamblers placing bets at the $3.5 billion resort's state-of-the-art casino. But Baha Mar is behind schedule, and the Bahamas' newest resort,...
  • Japan working with Jordan, others to free Islamic State hostage

    Japan was working Monday to coordinate efforts with Jordan and other countries to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group. "We all have one unchanged goal and we will absolutely not give up until the end. And with that faith, we will...
  • Obama offers condolences to Abe, blames terror group for 'brutal murder' of Japanese hostage

    President Barack Obama has offered condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the killing of a Japanese national by the Islamic State group. The White House says Obama telephoned Abe from India. Obama arrived there Sunday morning for a three-...
  • Obama to cut short India trip to visit Saudi Arabia to pay respects after king's death

    President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White House said Saturday. The scheduling shift, announced just...
  • More than 30 Filipino anti-terror police commandos killed in clash with rebels, mayor says

    More than 30 police commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim insurgents Sunday in the southern Philippines in the biggest single-day combat loss for Filipino forces in many years, officials said. Dozens of commandos had entered the far-flung...
  • Deal to allow US sales to Indian nuclear plants

    NEW DELHI President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a deal Sunday to clear the way for American companies to help build India's energy sector, potentially bringing tens of billions of dollars and thousands of jobs to the...
  • The carbon that's killing India, and how California can help

    This week, President Obama is the chief guest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at India's Republic Day celebrations. At the close of the historic visit, the two leaders are expected to announce cooperation on a suite of climate and clean energy measures,...
  • Narendra Modi dismisses calls for India to match China's climate goal

    Narendra Modi dismisses calls for India to match China's climate goal
    The United States and India sought to put a contentious history behind them Sunday by declaring a new partnership on climate change, security and economic issues, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejected calls for India to match China’s...
  • Obama in India a win-win for both: My Word

    President Barack Obama is visiting India to attend India's Republic Day celebration on Monday. This visit should not be limited to symbolism. Expectations in Washington and New Delhi are high, and a boost in Indo-U.S. relations, trade and defense...