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Islamic rebels spread terror in the Philippines

Terrorism | Militants mimic Islamic State but analysts say ties between the groups are tenuous at best
by Anna K. Poole
Posted 8/31/16, 01:23 pm

As Islamic State (ISIS) militants pummel Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, and other conflicted Middle East countries, Islamic terror is synchronously growing across Southeast Asia. In recent months, the Philippines has seen an uptick in jihadi violence, with Muslim extremists in the country’s restive south claiming a spate of bombings, abductions, and ISIS-style decapitations.

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Globe Trot: Newly released emails show Clinton Foundation efforts to influence State Department

International | Meanwhile, more Christians die in Muslim extremist attacks in Nigeria
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/12/16, 03:13 pm

NIGERIA: Emails released this week show a senior Clinton Foundation employee asked the Hillary Clinton–led State Department to help a top foundation donor. Gilbert Chagoury, a prominent Nigerian businessman of Lebanese descent, surfaced as the “key guy there” in just-released emails dating to 2009. Chagoury donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation, and in 2009 he pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative.

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Globe Trot: Filipinos elect Donald Trump wannabe

by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/11/16, 11:18 am

PHILIPPINES: Voters actually elected Donald Trump wannabe Rodrigo Duterte president.

NIGERIA: Beneath the civility, Nigerian and British heads of state are having a blowup over who’s most corrupt. 

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