• Duterte declares martial law in southern Philippines

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law Tuesday across the southern third of the country, after deadly clashes between security forces and Islamic State group-linked militants in a major city. The announcement, made by his spokesman at a press conference in Moscow where Duterte was on an official visit, fulfils an often-repeated warning by the president that he would enforce military rule to quell security threats. Duterte placed all of the southern region of Mindanao, which makes up roughly one third of the country and is home to 20 million people, under martial law, spokesman Ernesto Abella said in the nationally televised briefing.

  • Allardyce 'quits as Palace manager' - British media

    Sam Allardyce has resigned as Crystal Palace manager days after ensuring the club's Premier League survival, British media reports said on Tuesday. The 62-year-old former England manager, who signed a two-and-a-half-year deal on his appointment last December, was due to hold talks with club owner Steve Parish this week over summer transfer signings. On Sunday he spoke freely about the need to bring in the right quality players after a season in which Palace came close to relegation, surviving largely because of an impressive run which saw them win four successive games in March and April.

  • Suspect named after youngsters killed in UK concert attack

    Police on Tuesday named a young man -- reportedly British-born of Libyan descent -- as the suspect behind a suicide bombing that ripped into young fans at a concert in Manchester, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the carnage. Manchester police identified the suspect behind the attack which killed 22 people, including an eight-year-old girl, as 22-year-old Salman Abedi but declined to give any further details. "The priority remains to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network," Manchester police chief constable Ian Hopkins told reporters.

  • Jakarta governor dropping appeal 'for sake of nation'

    The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.

  • The biggest CEO pay raises and pay cuts of 2016

    Here are the three CEOs who got the biggest pay raises last year, and the deepest pay cuts, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. ___ Top raises: ___ 1. Hock Tan Broadcom ...

  • James Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89

    British actor Roger Moore, who played James Bond for more than two decades with a suave wit, died Tuesday aged 89, drawing tributes for his portrayal of the womanising super-spy, and for his charity work. "It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger Moore, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer," his children said in a statement on Twitter.

  • South Korea's record-setting Son just getting started

    Son Heung-min broke the single-season scoring record for a South Korean in Europe and helped Tottenham Hotspur finish second in the Premier League this year, but the 24-year-old says he is still growing as a player and is far from the finished article. Son's 21 goals for Spurs in all competitions eclipsed the 19 South Korean icon Cha Bum-kun scored for German side Leverkusen in 1985/86 and while he knows he accomplished a lot this season, he was keen to downplay comparisons to the greats of the game. "Unless I play like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, it'll be hard to give myself 100 out of 100," Yonhap News quoted Son as telling reporters at Incheon International Airport.