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Foreign fighters are among the militants linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria group who are battling government troops in the southern Philippines, an official said Friday.
Solicitor General Jose Calida said Indonesians and Malaysians are fighting alongside the gunmen who attacked Marawi, a city of some 200,000 people on Mindanao island.
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Republican wins U.S. election race 1 day after being charged with assault

Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground.
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Republican wins U.S. election 1 day after being charged with assault

Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana's only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground.
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Greg Gianforte wins U.S. House race day after charged with assault

BOZEMAN, Mont. — Republican multimillionaire Greg Gianforte won Montana’s only U.S. House seat on Thursday despite being charged a day earlier with assault after witnesses said he grabbed a reporter by the neck and threw him to the ground.
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Stars turn out for amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala [Photos]

CAP D’ANTIBES, France — A star-studded French Riviera AIDS fundraising gala has raised more than $20 million (17.8 million euros) to combat the disease globally.
Guests at the 24th annual amfAR Cinema Against AIDS gala were treated Thursday to musical performances by Nicki Minaj, Rita Ora and Diana Ross, a fashion show and auction of items for the superrich.
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PHILADELPHIA — An arbitrator has awarded $95.6 million to a Ukrainian immigrant who was seriously injured in a 2013 Philadelphia building collapse.
Mariya Plekan’s attorney, Andrew Stern, announced the division of the $227 million settlement on Thursday.
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BRUSSELS — President Donald Trump’s push to get in front of the pack at a NATO summit generated indignation in the Balkans and garnered attention on social media — but the man he shoved aside took it in stride.
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Skydiver wearing a wingsuit crashes, dies in California

SAN FRANCISCO -- The skydiver who fell to his death in a California vineyard was wearing a specialized jumpsuit that resembles a flying squirrel and undertaking an extreme but growing sport that can send people soaring through the air at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour (322 kilometres per hour.
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Maud Lewis 'black cats' painting goes for $36,800 auction

TORONTO -- For the second time in a month a Maud Lewis painting has been sold for five times a pre-auction estimate.
The Nova Scotia artist's "Black Cats" fetched $36,800 at the Consignor Canadian Fine Art live spring auction event Thursday at the Gardiner Museum in Toronto.
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Shocking images show torture, executions by Iraqi soldiers

Warning: This story and the accompanying video include graphic images and descriptions of torture.
A photojournalist who embedded with an elite group of Iraqi soldiers has documented point-blank executions and brutal torture of what appear to be civilians.
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Maryland day care worker allegedly recorded herself torturing baby

BALTIMORE — A day care worker in Maryland was captured on video “torturing” an 8-month-old girl who later died, authorities said Thursday. She has been charged with murder.
Leah Walden, 23, is charged with murder, assault, child abuse and reckless endangerment in the death of Reese Bowman at Rocket Tiers Learning Center on Tuesday, Baltimore Police said in a statement.
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Dwayne Johnson unfazed by bad 'Baywatch' reviews

Action man Dwayne Johnson is brushing off critics’ bad reviews of his new Baywatch movie revamp, insisting fan feedback has been all positive.
The wrestler-turned-movie star has taken over David Hasselhoff’s iconic TV role as head lifeguard Mitch Buchannon for the raunchy big screen adaptation, which also features Zac Efron and Priyanka Chopra, but critics haven’t been too kind to the project, which currently holds a score of just 20% on review website Rotten Tomatoes.
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