MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called off a weeklong cease-fire after communist guerrillas killed a government militiaman and failed to declare their own truce by a Saturday deadline, in an early setback to his efforts to end one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions.
Attention beer lovers: the National Museum of American History may have your dream job -- traveling the country drinking brews, all expenses paid. The Washington, DC-based museum, part of the prestigious Smithsonian Institution, wants to hire a beer specialist for three years to taste beer in breweries across the country. "Brewing and beer have been an important part of the American experience since before the nation’s founding, and continue to shape industry and community life into the present day," said Susan Evans, the Smithsonian's director of Food History Programs.
Armenia's security services issued an ultimatum to gunmen holding up a police station Saturday, in a bid to resolve a lengthy hostage crisis after dozens were hurt in overnight clashes. "We are giving members of the armed group until 17:00 (1300 GMT) to lay down their arms and surrender," the Armenian national security services said in a statement. Dozens were injured and 26 arrested in the early hours of Saturday after authorities broke up a rally near the police station, where the armed pro-opposition group has been holed up for almost two weeks with several hostages.