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Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday

Danish national Lasse Spang Olsen, a 48-year-old filmmaker, grimaces as he is nailed to a cross to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in San Pedro Cutud village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines on Friday, April 18, 2014. AP

Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

UAE: Filipino paramedic dies from MERS, others infected

Saudi medical staff leave the emergency department at a hospital in the center of the Saudi capital Riyadh on April 8, 2014. The health ministry reported four more MERS cases in Jeddah, two of them among health workers, prompting authorities to close the emergency department at the city's King Fahd Hospital. AFP PHOTO/FAYEZ NURELDINE

A Filipino paramedic in the United Arab Emirates has died after contracting Middle East respiratory syndrome and five others have tested positive for the virus, the Gulf nation’s interior ministry said Friday.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Abductors demand $11.3M for Chinese

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A Malaysian minister says gunmen have demanded a ransom of 500 million Philippine pesos ($11.3 million) for the release of a Chinese tourist abducted last week from a resort off Borneo island.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US to China: We will protect Philippines

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, accompanied by US Ambassador to China Max Baucus, listens during a meeting with Chinese Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan at the Chinese Defense Ministry headquarters in Beijing, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. The defense chiefs of China and the US faced off Tuesday over Beijing's escalating territorial disputes in the region, with Hagel telling his Chinese counterparts they do not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands, with no consultation.  AP PHOTO/ALEX WONG

In a face-off between the defense chiefs of China and the US, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday that his country does not have the right to unilaterally establish an air defense zone over disputed islands with no consultation.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Indicted California senator used campaign money for trip to PH

California state Sen. Leland Yee. AP FILE PHOTO

A state senator indicted on federal charges used campaign money to pay for flights to the Philippines and events at a San Francisco restaurant, activities that have possible links to gun-running and bribery allegations, a newspaper reported Friday.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf men abduct 2 in Malaysia–officials

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A 29-year-old Chinese national and a Filipino resort worker have been abducted from a resort off Semporna, Malaysian and Philippine officials said Thursday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fil-Am teen who climbed to top of 1 World Trade Center faces judge

Justin Casquejo arrives for his court date in New York, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The 16-year-old boy described as a thrill-seeker bypassed an inattentive security guard in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of 1 World Trade Center, where he apparently took pictures, authorities said. AP

A teenager who climbed to the top of 1 World Trade Center will be assessed in a program for youthful offenders.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos protest China’s blocking of supply boat

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Dozens of Filipino left-wing activists have protested at China’s consulate in Manila to protest the blocking by Chinese coast guard ships of a Philippine supply boat near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos, other Asians top success index in US

Elijah Bearsheart, left, holds his daughter, Keanala, 1, as he sits with his family, Kehala Diserly, Kiari Diserly, 3, and Yamni Pederson, 5, as they listen to testimony during the Indian Child Welfare Act summit in Rapid City, South Dakota. AP FILE PHOTO

In every region of America, white and Asian children—including Filipino-Americans—are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

PG&E expects federal criminal charges for fatal pipeline blast

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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said last week the company will likely face federal criminal charges for its role in a fatal gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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