Asia Pacific leaders urge ramped-up terror fight

Philippine police fire water cannon as they clash with protesters parading down a street trying to voice their opposition to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation SummitAsia Pacific leaders called Thursday for more global cooperation in the struggle against terrorism, as a wave of deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group dominated the final day of a regional trade summit. The annual 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gathering — hosted this year by the Philippines — is meant to forge trade unity but often finds itself sidetracked by other events. This week US President Barack Obama has sought to bolster allies locked in a territorial row with China over the South China Sea, which is home to some of the world’s most important shipping lanes.

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