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Jim mattis said as he's encouraged by china's efforts to resolve the north korean nuclear issue from beijing npr's anthony kyun reports the remarks echoed those of president trump speaking at a regional security conference in singapore mattis praised chinese efforts to cooperate with the us and others on north korea but he assailed china's island building in the south south china sea which he said shows china's disregard for international law it contempt brother nation jim chris energy effort to dismiss nonadversarial revolution of victory mattis was asked whether the us pullout from international agreements on climate change in trade threaten to undermine the international order the us claims to be upholding madison plea replied that the trump administration has fresh approaches to these issues anthony kuhn npr news beijing afghan officials are still assessing the death toll from a series of blasts at a funeral in the capital kabul several top government officials and afghan law may corus were attending the ceremony including the country's chief executive abdullah abdullah he has since appeared on live tv saying three suicide bombers detonated their vest as mourners were praying philippine president rodrico the territory's says islamic state militants were not behind friday's casino attack in manila that left at least thirty seven people dead isis has claimed responsibility police say they still don't know the gunmen's identity and their releasing video footage for information this is npr and mrs wnyc in new york i'm david.

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