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Chinese cops nab 5 suspects in Tiananmen attack

Chinese paramilitary policemen and uniformed policemen, in blue, seal off a pavement leading to Tiananmen Gate, following a car fire in Beijing Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. AP PHOTO

Chinese authorities have captured five suspects in a fatal car crash on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, state media said Wednesday, describing the incident as a “terrorist attack” for the first time.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Manila tightens security around US embassy, potential terror targets

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US EMBASSY. AP FILE PHOTO

The government on Sunday scrambled to tighten security around the US Embassy in Manila and other potential targets for attacks following a global alert on Al Qaeda-linked jailbreaks in several countries.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Amnesty appeals to Filipino captors of 2 sisters

Nadjoua Bansil (left) and sister Linda (right). AP FILE PHOTO

Amnesty International and the family of two Filipino-Algerian sisters called for suspected Islamic extremists to release the women immediately, saying Thursday that they are human rights defenders and filmmakers who focused on the plight of impoverished Muslims in Mindanao.

Posted: June 27th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Boston mayhem: Renewing one’s faith

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THE AUTHOR and her husband Steve are long-time residents of Massachusetts. Photo by The FilAm

On April 15, my birthday, a pair of bombs battered the beautiful city of Boston. Everything I planned for that weekend went well. A prayer meeting Friday night, a dinner with my husband Steve and my in-laws on Saturday afternoon, followed by a party for a friend’s 65th birthday.

Posted: April 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sabah-based Filipinos accused of giving money to Abu Sayyaf

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Armed members of Moro National Liberation Front, a Muslim rebel group that signed a 1996 peace pact with the Philippine Government, arrive at Patikul town on the volatile island of Jolo in southern Philippines on Jan. 15, 2013, to seek the release of foreign and Filipino hostages long held by al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf gunmen.  AP PHOTO/NICKEE BUTLANGAN

Several Filipinos in Sabah have been helping militants in Sulu by regularly sending them money, a ranking Malaysian police official, who was quoted in a radio report, said Tuesday.

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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