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At Trump’s Cabinet meeting, flattery is flavour of the day

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – They came to praise President Donald Trump, not focus on the controversies engulfing him. One by one, Trump’s Cabinet members assembled around the table spoke effusively about the president as he sat beaming, soaking it all in at the first formal gathering of his most senior officials at the White House yesterday.

The Maute brothers: Southeast Asia’s Islamist “time bomb”

MARAWI CITY, Philippines,  (Reuters) – On his Facebook profile page Omarkhayam Romato Maute describes himself as a “Walking Time-Bomb”. When a band of militants led by Omarkhayam and one of his brothers over-ran a town in the southern Philippines on May 23, festooning its alleyways with the black banners of Islamic State, the Facebook description seemed appropriate.

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