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  • In Philippines, US fights militancy with new classrooms

    US troops in the southern Philippines work to undercut militancy with projects such as better roads, fatter cattle, and a new school, which opened last week.

  • US faces slog against Philippine militants, even with winning strategy

    US faces slog against Philippine militants, even with winning strategy

    The US and Philippines can claim many successes since joining forces in counterterrorism after 9/11, but uprooting militancy altogether remains elusive.

  • Philippines massacre: Commission to take on 100 private armies

    Philippines massacre: Commission to take on 100 private armies

    A government-appointed group began working Thursday to disband 132 militias used by politicians to intimidate rivals, after one allegedly killed 57 people in a southern Philippines massacre. Critics worry that only opposition figures' armies will be broken up.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/31

    Malabon Zoo owner Manny Tangco blows a horn with children outside a Bengal tiger glass enclosure as they celebrate the coming Year of the Tiger in Manila, Philippines, on Dec. 31.

  • In Pictures Happy New Year: Welcome 2010

    Three Indian Muslim women enjoy the last sunset of 2009 in the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India, on Thursday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/30

    A young Pakistani Christian girl eats a piece of bread while playing with her friends (not shown) in a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Wednesday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/29

    A cleaner fish swims out of the mouth of a green moray at the tropical aquarium of the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, Germany, on Dec. 29.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/24

    An Israeli Arab boy dressed up as Santa Claus sits in a cardboard box during a Christmas parade through the town of Nazareth on Christmas Eve, Thursday.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 12/23

    Jacob Schneider of the Connecticut National Guard, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment hugs his mother Lori Schneider (r.) at the William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford, Conn. on Wednesday. Two units of the Connecticut National Guard are returning home for the holidays, thanks to a fundraising effort that will bus them back to the state from bases in Wisconsin and Indiana. They have been training for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan early in the new year.

  • In Pictures Got your red hat?

    German Bundeswehr army soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) wear Santa Claus hats as they attend a Christmas celebration at Camp Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, on Dec. 22.