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Duterte defends need to 'power nap'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday made light of his penchant for daytime dozes after his office said "power naps" had caused the gruff leader to miss a number of key meetings at a Singapore summit.

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Toll hits 59; 130 still missing

Toll hits 59; 130 still missing

The toll in the deadliest wildfires in recent California history climbed to 59 on Wednesday as authorities released a list of 130 people still missing.

US could lose in war with China or Russia: panel

The United States is facing a national security and military crisis and could lose in a war against Russia or China, a bipartisan congressional panel warned in a report Wednesday.

Lanka PM crisis deepens

Lanka PM crisis deepens

Sri Lanka's political crisis yesterday descended into farce with MPs throwing punches and projectiles in parliament, a day after voting the disputed prime minister out of office and leaving the country without a government.

Taliban kill 30 Afghan security forces

Major assaults by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan's western province of Farah bordering Iran, mounted with the aim of weakening the government's grip on the region, have killed at least 30 Afghan security forces, officials said yesterday.

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