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Islamist militants storm school in southern Philippines, take students hostages

Pro-Islamic State militants stormed a school in the southern Philippines early on Wednesday and are holding several students hostage, police said, on the same island where fighting between government troops and Islamists has entered its fifth week.

US deploys 47 more troops to South Sudan to boost embassy security

The White House said US had sent additional military personnel to South Sudan to boost security of its embassy in the country.

Government troops launch operations in Afghanistan

To eliminate militants, the government troops launched major operations against Taliban in Sarkh Kotal, Dand-e-Shahabudin and Dand-e-Ghori districts of the northern Baghlan province on Friday, Xinhua quoted army spokesman Ahmad Jawed Salim as saying