Ophelia, Kirkuk, Abu Sayyaf: Your Tuesday Briefing

He was the leader of Abu Sayyaf, an Islamic State affiliate that he turned into the most violent of the country’s armed Muslim factions. It has controlled parts of Marawi since May. The police provided a photo of Mr. Hapilon, above right, as proof of his death.

A terrorism expert warned of “retaliatory attacks.”

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The White House released President Trump’s itinerary for his November trip to the Asia-Pacific region, focused mostly on seeking more help in the increasingly tense standoff with North Korea.

He will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, where he will meet with President Rodrigo Duterte.

And Mr. Trump held an impromptu news conference, whose many topics included accusing Cuba of mysterious attacks that have sickened American diplomats in Havana.

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Iraqi government forces swept into the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk, making good on a threat to use military force to blunt the independence drive by the nation’s Kurds.

In clashes that pit two crucial American allies against each other, government troops seized the vital city and surrounding oil fields, ousting the Kurdish forces who had controlled the region for three years in an effort to build an independent nation.

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While Australia awaits the results of a postal survey on whether same-sex marriage should be legalized, some members of the L.G.B.T. community decided to party.

The inaugural Coming Back Out Ball honored older gay, transgender and intersex Australians, many of whom endured decades of discrimination, sexual and physical violence, and forced medical or…

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