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Italy likely to hold national elections on March 4 – media

ROME: Italy is likely to hold national elections on March 4, Italian media reported on Wednesday. Corriere della Sera, Repubblica and Il Messaggero dailies said the country's president will mostly likely dissolve parliament at the end of this month, opening the way for elections in early March ......

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south

Philippine legislators have voted to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in the country's south by a year due to what the military says are continuing terrorist threats despite the defeat of a disastrous pro-Islamic State group siege....