Three soldiers killed as Philippine troops clash with Abu Sayyaf militants

Philippine troops killed at least five suspected Abu Sayyaf militants and suffered three fatalities during a firefight in Bohol province on Tuesday, the military said, days after Western travel warnings about visiting the holiday island. The clash took place after the United States and Canadian embassies in Manila warned citizens against traveling to Central Visayas,… Read More Three soldiers killed as Philippine troops clash with Abu Sayyaf militants

China orders trading companies to return North Korea coal cargoes

A fleet of North Korean cargo ships is heading home to the port of Nampo, the majority of it fully laden, after China ordered its trading companies to return coal from the isolated country, shipping data shows. Following repeated missile tests that drew international criticism, China banned all imports of North Korean coal on February… Read More China orders trading companies to return North Korea coal cargoes

Alabama governor resigns as aide affair scandal escalates

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley resigned on Monday after pleading guilty to two misdemeanors related to campaign finance violations and linked to his relationship with a former adviser, ending a year-long scandal that has enveloped the state’s government. The guilty pleas were part of an agreement with prosecutors that called for him to step down, said… Read More Alabama governor resigns as aide affair scandal escalates