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Pilipino Star
AFP vows to uphold human rightsMANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has pledged to
Pilipino Star / Posted an hour ago
MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has pledged to uphold “every day” the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the world celebrated International Human Rights Day on Sunday. In a statement released yesterday, Col.... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Karapatan denounces martial law extension in Mindanaospeculation will be enough to put the entire country under martial law, creatin
Pilipino Star / Posted 7 hours ago
speculation will be enough to put the entire country under martial law, creating an environment for State security forces to continue violations without accountability," she added. Palabay said martial law in Mindanao has "paved the way... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Drilon: ‘Actual armed uprising’ should be present before granting ML extensionmaintained on Monday his stance that the extension of martial law in Mindanao s
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 hours ago
maintained on Monday his stance that the extension of martial law in Mindanao should be granted only if there is an “actual armed uprising.” “Kailangan at sang-ayon sa Korte Suprema at sa Saligang-Batas, kailangan ay may actual armed uprising... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Senators’ briefing on 1 year martial law extension request seton Tuesday on the proposed one year extension of martial law in Mindanao. In a
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 hours ago
on Tuesday on the proposed one year extension of martial law in Mindanao. In a media advisory late Sunday night, the office of Senator Grace Poe said the hearing of the Senate committee on public information and mass media on fake new slated... Read more
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Loveland Reporter-Herald
area congressional votes for Dec. 1-7, 2017(H.R. 4300), to authorize Pacific Historic Parks to establish a commemorative d
Loveland Reporter-Herald / Posted 2 days ago
(H.R. 4300), to authorize Pacific Historic Parks to establish a commemorative display to honor members of the United States Armed Forces who served in the Pacific Theater of World War II. House votes: Regulating mobile homes: The House has passed... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Arevalo: AFP is open to CHR probe on bloody clashes with Redspersonal effects of the rebels in the clash in Nasugbu, Batangas. Photo by Marr
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
personal effects of the rebels in the clash in Nasugbu, Batangas. Photo by Marrah Erika Rabe, Inquirer Southern Luzon The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) welcomed on Friday the investigation of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on the... Read more
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CTV News
Canadian vets have 'significantly higher risk' of suicide than general public: federal studyOTTAWA – Canadian veterans are at "significantly higher risk" of death by suici
CTV News / Posted 4 days ago
OTTAWA – Canadian veterans are at "significantly higher risk" of death by suicide than the general public, according to a new federal study that found young male veterans, and female veterans overall, are at the highest risk. Male veterans had a 36... Read more
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Pilipino Star
AFP chief gets 4 more monthsMANILA, Philippines — President Duterte has extended the term of Armed Forces o
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte has extended the term of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero by four months. Malacañang said Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, by authority of the President, signed the... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Robert Mugabe: Zimbabwe’s war hero turned brutal autocratover Zimbabwe for nearly four decades with an iron fist, and infamously claimed
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 5 days ago
over Zimbabwe for nearly four decades with an iron fist, and infamously claimed that “only God” could ever remove him from office. But now, at the age of 93, President Robert Mugabe is witnessing his rule’s historic end. Mugabe had been teetering... Read more
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Inquirier.net
AFP asks for cooperation on reported ISIS recruitment in MarawiThe Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) appealed for cooperation from citizen
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 days ago
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) appealed for cooperation from citizens to help the military in stopping the reported recruitment of supporters being conducted by the Islamic State in Marawi City. “Kailangan po natin dito ang pakikilahok at... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Trump and Palestinian conciliationexplained Greenblatt. The US is still waiting to see the remainder of the conc
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
explained Greenblatt. The US is still waiting to see the remainder of the conciliation details, including Hamas’ military forces that Israel estimates at 25,000 armed fighters, and the fate of the group’s weapons and rocket factories. Forming a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Snapshots From Maina SagaThe public hearing that unfolded in the National Assembly last Thursday on what
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
The public hearing that unfolded in the National Assembly last Thursday on what is now referred to as Mainagate kept most of those who watched it spellbound by the sordid and unbelievable revelations on the mysterious reinstatement of a fugitive... Read more
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The Washington Times
Iran’s ‘Shiite Crescent’ across Middle East nearly builtacross the heart of the Middle East, using a string of battlefield successes to
The Washington Times / Posted 5 days ago
across the heart of the Middle East, using a string of battlefield successes to link a network of allies and proxy forces now spanning from nation’s border with Iraq all the way to Lebanon. The crescent, a longtime strategic goal meant to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Time for Concerted Action in DR Congothe issue? President Joseph Kabila's apparent determination to remain in power
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
the issue? President Joseph Kabila's apparent determination to remain in power threatens to prolong the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) political stalemate. Having subverted the December 2016 Saint Sylvester agreement that set out a path... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Lorenzana: AFP can break 'tradition' of holiday truce with NPAto reporters, Lorenzana said he will not ask Duterte to declare a ceasefire wit
Pilipino Star / Posted 6 days ago
to reporters, Lorenzana said he will not ask Duterte to declare a ceasefire with the New People’s Army, the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, due to heightened guerrilla attacks against state forces. The Defense... Read more
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KXLY-TV Spokane
Private well-owners near Fairchild still drinking bottled water, searching for answerswith each one of us one-on-one." She says her family has a long history servin
KXLY-TV Spokane / Posted 6 days ago
with each one of us one-on-one." She says her family has a long history serving the United State of America in the armed forces and is in no way anti-Air Force. But after months of her family getting its water supply delivered in jugs... Read more
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Inquirier.net
AFP to give Duterte recommendation on martial law in Mindanao this weekPresidential spokesperson Harry Roque (Photo from an RTVM video) The Armed For
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque (Photo from an RTVM video) The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) would give its recommendation this week on whether or not President Rodrigo Duterte should extend martial law in Mindanao, Malacañang said on... Read more
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The Manila Times
Military to NPA rebels: ‘Surrender or die’The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday called on members of the co
The Manila Times / Posted 8 days ago
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Sunday called on members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) to surrender or be killed. Col. Edgard Arevalo, head of the AFP public affairs office, said the military is giving two options for members... Read more
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Pilipino Star
AFP to NPA: Surrender or dieNo Christmas truce – AFP MANILA, Philippines — With communist rebels intensify
Pilipino Star / Posted 8 days ago
No Christmas truce – AFP MANILA, Philippines — With communist rebels intensifying their attacks on government forces, the military yesterday called anew on the New People’s Army (NPA) to “surrender or suffer the same fate as their cohorts killed in... Read more
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Gulf News
Government winning war against drugs — but for how long?has caused jails to exceed their capacity by 623 per cent.“There were only 98,0
Gulf News / Posted 8 days ago
has caused jails to exceed their capacity by 623 per cent.“There were only 98,000 inmates before President Duterte assumed office last year,” he said.The Duterte campaign against drugs had largely been depicted as brutal.From July 1, 2016 to... Read more
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Sun Star
2 NPA rebels killed in clash in SaranganiTWO New People's Army (NPA) rebels were killed in an encounter with the governm
Sun Star / Posted 9 days ago
TWO New People's Army (NPA) rebels were killed in an encounter with the government forces in Sitio Balataan, Barangay Pag-asa in Alabel town, Sarangani province Friday morning, December 1. Captain Jerry Lamosao, Philippine Army’s 10th Infantry... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Palace justifies shoot-kill order on armed RedsMALACAÑANG on Thursday insisted that President Rodrigo Duterte was justified wh
Manila Standard Today / Posted 10 days ago
MALACAÑANG on Thursday insisted that President Rodrigo Duterte was justified when he ordered security forces to “shoot” and “kill” any member of the communist New People’s Army, saying they deserved to take a bullet for “destroying the country.” “An... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Duterte to troops: Shoot armed NPA terroristsMANILA, Philippines — After scuttling peace talks with the communists, Presiden
Pilipino Star / Posted 11 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — After scuttling peace talks with the communists, President Duterte has ordered security forces to shoot armed rebels even as an executive order is being prepared to declare them as terrorists. Duterte also ordered the military... Read more
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Boston Herald
'We, too, are survivors.' 223 women in national security sign open letter on sexual harassmenttheir survivors.” “Assault and harassment are just as much as a problem for wo
Boston Herald / Posted 12 days ago
their survivors.” “Assault and harassment are just as much as a problem for women working on the night-shift cleaning offices as it is for diplomats,” says retired Ambassador Nina Hachigian, who co-authored the letter with former State... Read more
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CBC.ca
Former MP to ask International Criminal Court to investigate Canada's Afghan war conductis urging Fatou Bensouda, who has been the ICC's chief prosecutor since 2012, t
CBC.ca / Posted 14 days ago
is urging Fatou Bensouda, who has been the ICC's chief prosecutor since 2012, to make key Canadian politicians and military officers "central to any investigation." The filing, a copy of which was obtained by CBC News, says the current Liberal... Read more
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Pilipino Star
AFP chief to protect freedom of speech, infoMANILA, Philippines — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Rey Leon
Pilipino Star / Posted 15 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero has vowed to protect freedom of speech and information. In a message to the Defense Press Corps (DPC) during its 50th anniversary celebration at Camp... Read more
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Gulf News
‘Halfway houses’ to be established for Philippines ex-rebels(DILG) Cordillera Regional Director Marlo Iringan said.Trained personnel from t
Gulf News / Posted 15 days ago
(DILG) Cordillera Regional Director Marlo Iringan said.Trained personnel from the Provincial Social Welfare Department Office will be assigned to look after the operation of the facility.According to Iringan, former rebels willing to go back to... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Zimbabwe court says military takeover was legalnew government under President Emmerson Mnangagwa could also be an authoritaria
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
new government under President Emmerson Mnangagwa could also be an authoritarian regime. "Actions by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces to stop the usurping of power by those close to former president Robert Mugabe are constitutional," state-run ZBC... Read more
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Inquirier.net
500 Marawi families to get new homes before Christmassaid these units were part of 1,200 temporary shelters that the National Housin
Inquirier.net / Posted 16 days ago
said these units were part of 1,200 temporary shelters that the National Housing Authority and the Department of Public Works and Highways were building in Barangay Sagongsongan here. ADVERTISEMENT The beneficiaries are families whose... Read more
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Canberra Times
'The people who are suffocating will wake up': African leaders ponder own fate after Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda's
Canberra Times / Posted 17 days ago
after Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda's president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank... Read more
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WA Today
'The people who are suffocating will wake up': African leaders ponder own fateafter Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda's
WA Today / Posted 17 days ago
after Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda's president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank... Read more
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The Age
'Sooner or later, the people who are suffocating will wake up': after Mugabe, African leaders ponder own fateafter Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda's
The Age / Posted 17 days ago
after Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda's president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'Sooner or later, the people who are suffocating will wake up': after Mugabe, African leaders ponder own fateafter Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda's
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 17 days ago
after Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda's president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospects for his army tank... Read more
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Sun Star
Army welcomes end of talks with redsTHE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) welcomes the recent pronouncement of
Sun Star / Posted 18 days ago
THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) welcomes the recent pronouncement of President Rodrigo Duterte on the cancellation of all planned meetings and termination of peace talks. AFP chief of staff General Rey Leonardo Guerrero told SunStar Davao... Read more
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Eye Witness News
After Mugabe, African leaders wonder what nextleaders dismiss parallels with Zimbabwe, where Robert Mugabe’s former deputy is
Eye Witness News / Posted 18 days ago
leaders dismiss parallels with Zimbabwe, where Robert Mugabe’s former deputy is about to take power with military and public backing FILE: Former President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe. Picture: AFP. NAIROBI - Hours after Zimbabwe’s Robert... Read more
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WA Today
Reports of Russian tanks as rival factions battle for control in Eastern UkraineMoscow: Dozens of armed men occupied the centre of the city of Luhansk in easte
WA Today / Posted 18 days ago
Moscow: Dozens of armed men occupied the centre of the city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, blocking the entrances to several government buildings during a standoff between two top officials in the Russian-backed separatist... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Reports of Russian tanks as rival factions battle for control in Eastern UkraineMoscow: Dozens of armed men occupied the centre of the city of Luhansk in easte
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 18 days ago
Moscow: Dozens of armed men occupied the centre of the city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, blocking the entrances to several government buildings during a standoff between two top officials in the Russian-backed separatist... Read more
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The Age
Reports of Russian tanks as rival factions battle for control in Eastern UkraineMoscow: Dozens of armed men occupied the centre of the city of Luhansk in easte
The Age / Posted 18 days ago
Moscow: Dozens of armed men occupied the centre of the city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, blocking the entrances to several government buildings during a standoff between two top officials in the Russian-backed separatist... Read more
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Daily Mail
Mugabe awaits his fate as ousted deputy prepares to assume powerBlue Roof mansion alongside wife Grace, who precipitated his downfall Generals
Daily Mail / Posted 19 days ago
Blue Roof mansion alongside wife Grace, who precipitated his downfall Generals are willing to let him leave the country unharmed, sources say, but want Grace kept for prosecution Meanwhile Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy Grace tried to oust, was... Read more
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Daily Mail
How Mugabe's tyrannical 37-year rule came to an endelections. A violent insurgency and economic sanctions had forced the Rhodesia
Daily Mail / Posted 20 days ago
elections. A violent insurgency and economic sanctions had forced the Rhodesian government to the negotiating table. In office he initially won international plaudits for his declared policy of racial reconciliation and for extending improved... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
12 alleged NPAs nabbed after attacka firefight between soldiers and suspected rebels in the area. “The checkpoint
Manila Standard Today / Posted 20 days ago
a firefight between soldiers and suspected rebels in the area. “The checkpoint was set up in order to prevent the armed terrorists from fleeing from the encounter site,” he said in a press statement. Major Gen. Rhoderick Parayno, Southern... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Uganda's Slow Slide Into Crisiscreation of new administrative districts has not improved local services, but i
AllAfrica.com / Posted 20 days ago
creation of new administrative districts has not improved local services, but instead increased the size of the public sector, straining an already overwhelmed public purse. New districts also contribute to communal tensions,... Read more
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DW
US, Afghanistan forces likely to face war crimes investigation, alongside Taliban |the possibility that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed
DW / Posted 20 days ago
the possibility that war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed in Afghanistan: by the Taliban, by Afghan forces and by the American military. Judges are expected to give Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda the go-ahead after more than a... Read more
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Daily Mail
Zimbabwe ex-vice president will be in country to meet Mugabe 'shortly'husband for years. In that time she has managed to oust two vice presidents -
Daily Mail / Posted 20 days ago
husband for years. In that time she has managed to oust two vice presidents - first Joice Mujuru, who was pushed from office in 2014 accused of disloyalty and ingratitude, and then Mnangagwa earlier this month on similar charges. While the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Opponents of Mugabe accuse 'old man' of going off script during speechwho led the military takeover earlier this week. 'President Robert Mugabe this
Daily Mail / Posted 21 days ago
who led the military takeover earlier this week. 'President Robert Mugabe this afternoon met with Zimbabwe Defence Forces Generals at State House,' the Herald said on its Twitter feed, accompanied by photographs. Impeaching the president... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Campaign to force out Mugabe escalates in Zimbabweconfidence in Mugabe. Mugabe refused to step down yesterday and was briefly re
Op-Ed News / Posted 21 days ago
confidence in Mugabe. Mugabe refused to step down yesterday and was briefly released from house arrest to make his first public appearance since the army staged a palace coup early Wednesday. His appearance in the role of chancellor of the Open... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
GOVT UPBEAT ON EASING HEAVY TRAFFIC IN MM DURING HOLIDAYSand other structures. Orbos also instructed his men to assist the MMDA in appr
Manila Standard Today / Posted 22 days ago
and other structures. Orbos also instructed his men to assist the MMDA in apprehending drivers of out-of-line or colorum public utility vehicles who also contribute to the worsening road congestion in the metropolis. The latest operation... Read more
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Central Chronicle
Support for Rohingya victims of sexolence neededobservations point to a pattern of widespread atrocities, including rape, gang-
Central Chronicle / Posted 23 days ago
observations point to a pattern of widespread atrocities, including rape, gang-rape by multiple soldiers, forced public nudity and humiliation, and sexual slavery in military captivity directed against Rohingya women and girls,” UN... Read more
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New York Daily News
Mugabe emerges from house arrest amid pressure to exitceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe Frida
New York Daily News / Posted 23 days ago
ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest earlier this week. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) HARARE, Zimbabwe... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Martial law may be extended— With security threats still prevailing in Mindanao, the military might consid
Pilipino Star / Posted 24 days ago
— With security threats still prevailing in Mindanao, the military might consider extending martial law in the region. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) spokesman Maj. Gen. Restituto Padilla yesterday said the military continues to operate... Read more
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