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In a country awash with automatic weapons, overwhelmed by warring militias, and lacking an effective central government, there's little wonder why global terrorist groups such as Islamic State (IS) have found fertile ground for expansion.
 
In a crackdown bearing the Philippine president-elect's name, police have rounded up hundreds of children or their parents to enforce a night curfew for minors, and taken away drunk and shirtless men roaming metropolitan Manila's slums.
 
Was the Orlando nightclub gunman part of the local gay dating scene? As investigators ask that question, activists and academics reflect on a phenomenon that has been documented: Some men who profess to disdain homosexuality have covertly engaged in sex with other men.
 
You eat social networking sites for breakfast. With the advent of smartphones, you carry the internet in your pocket, literally.
 
A surge in support for Brexit has sent investors racing for financial shelter a week ahead of a referendum that could redraw the political map of Europe.
 
"They hire you, they ditch you, they hire you and they ditch you again."
 
With nearly six months having passed since the launch of the so-called Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) Economic Community, or AEC, the hard work of leveraging what promises to be a world-leading single market continues.
 
Chief executives of the biggest U.S. corporations saw their pay rise in 2015 at the slowest rate in seven years, but it's not because their boards were suddenly getting tough.
 
As investigators probe connections between the Orlando killer and the Islamic State group, analysts say the jihadists are struggling to gain a foothold in one country repeatedly linked to their high-profile attacks: Pakistan.
 
First athletics, now soccer. With Russia, the problems continue to mount. The question facing administrators in both sports is do they have the stomach to act decisively? Or will they fudge and obfuscate, essentially becoming complicit in disgusting Russian behavior that should have no place in sports?
 
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