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Manila holds 2nd prayer day for Hong Kong tourists slain in 2010

A Buddhist monk leads the rites to mark the first anniversary of last year's botched bus hostage drama at the Rizal Park in Manila Tuesday. They are from right front row, Tse Chi Hang, Lee Mei Chun, Lin Siu Ching, Tse Chi Kin, all relatives of Masa Tse, the tour guide who was the first to be killed by the hostage-taker. AP

The City of Manila will hold this morning its second Day of Prayer commemorating the August 2010 Rizal Park hostage drama that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead and strained relations between the Philippines and Hong Kong for over three years.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China’s nine-dash line came ahead of Unclos, says expert

Wu Shicun, president of National Institute for South China Sea Studies. Photo from http://www.nanhai.org.cn

A Chinese scholar claimed that China has a more solid hold on the South China Sea because its nine-dash line claim over nearly 90 percent of the area has existed before the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos).

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Breakaway Moro group admits alliance with ISIS

Rebel fighters from the Islamic Front, Syria's largest rebel coalition, hold a position on July 13, 2014 during clashes with militants of the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), for the control a village on the outskirts of Aleppo. The death toll in Syria's three-year war has eclipsed 170,000 people, one-third of them civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a new toll released on July 10. AFP PHOTO / AHMED DEEB

The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM) confirmed Friday that it has forged an alliance with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

British man charged for cybersex with Filipino child

Bryan Stanley. Screengrab from http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk

A 74 year-old British man appeared in a United Kingdom court Thursday after he was charged with committing cybersex with a Filipino child last year.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Europe,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

No official report yet on Filipino suspected of Ebola in Togo

DFA spokesman Charles Jose. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has yet to receive official reports about a Filipino sailor contracting the Ebola virus in the West African country of Togo.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »