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UK raises alert level as Syria refugees top 3 million

British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a report to the media in Downing Street, London, Friday Aug. 29, 2014. Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that UK's terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe" on Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely. (AP Photo/Facundo Arrizabalaga, Pool)

Britain raised its terror alert level Friday over fears of possible jihadist attacks as the United Nations said the number of refugees from the Syria conflict now tops three million.

Posted: August 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Japan defense ministry asks for record budget

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work, left, and Japanese counterpart Ryota Takeda, right, shake hands prior to a meeting at Defense Ministry in Tokyo Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

Japan’s defense ministry on Friday made its biggest ever budget request, as Tokyo bolsters its military amid worries over China’s expanding naval reach.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Philippine Muslim rebels oppose Islamic State ‘virus’

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The Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group has condemned extremist jihadists in Iraq and Syria, and vowed to stop the spread of their “virus” into the Southeast Asian nation.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH arrests suspect in deadly Malaysian raid

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Philippine police said Wednesday they had arrested a Filipino Islamic militant suspected of taking part in at least one deadly kidnapping raid on a Malaysian diving resort island.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines hunts new suspects in ‘sextortion’ ring

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Police arrested eight suspects and are hunting more in connection with an Internet extortion racket that has victimized hundreds of people in Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau, an official said Saturday.

Posted: August 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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