There was more than a note of exasperation in US Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks Sunday when he demanded the global community show it "can end this seemingly endless sense of deterioration and chaos" in Syria. But in a sign of the increasing messiness of Syria's overlapping wars, Washington was still on the defensive itself Tuesday. None has made a lasting impact.
Obama will co-host the Tuesday summit with the UN's secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, and leaders of some of the countries deemed to have done most for refugees or carrying more than their share of the burden: Jordan, Mexico, Sweden, Germany, Canada and Ethiopia.
In an apparent swipe at U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, Obama said the refugee crisis was a "test of our common humanity, whether we give in to suspicion and fear and build walls". "This is the paradox that defines the world today", Obama said, adding that the world could not afford to "dismiss these visions". Countries also boosted financial contributions to United Nations appeals and worldwide humanitarian organizations by about $4.5 billion over 2015 levels.
President Rodrigo Duterte's allies led the vote that removed Sen. While De Lima has long sought to have Duterte officially investigated over alleged death squad killings in Davao, and rights groups have denounced his apparent "impunity", he has stepped up his attacks on her in recent weeks.
The media has confirmed that the man who was killed in a single vehicle crash just outside the Atlanta city limits was rapper Shawty Lo . Police say Shawty Lo lost control of his 2016 Audi, struck a tree, causing the vehicle to overturn and catch fire.
National Disaster Management Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says several people are still missing in West Java's Garut and Sumedang districts. Officials warned residents about the potential for further disasters as Indonesia experiences unseasonably heavy rains brought on by the La Nina weather phenomenon.