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Troops search for seized Germans

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Two German tourists who have been missing for three months had been abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants and were being held “unharmed” by the al-Qaida-linked gunmen in the jungle in Sulu, security officials said Thursday.

Posted: July 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Kidnapped in Sabah, freed in Sulu

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A Taiwanese tourist who was kidnapped more than a month ago at a Malaysian island resort returned to Taiwan on Saturday after she was rescued in Sulu on Friday.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

US: Corruption abets terror in PH

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While citing its “strong counterterrorism cooperation” with the Philippines, the United States noted that “official corruption” and resource and personnel constraints had stymied the country’s antiterror campaign.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Twists, turns in bid to free Rodwell

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‘Smiling, skeletal’ is how Australian Warren Richard Rodwell is described after 15 months in captivity.  PHOTO/WESTERN MINDANAO WESTERN COMMAND

The ransom had changed hands and a day had passed, but Australian Warren Rodwell remained in the Abu Sayyaf’s hands. Basilan Vice Gov. Al Rasheed Sakalahul felt he had been duped and he wanted to unleash hell on the kidnappers.

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

52 Filipinos accounted for in gas plant attack

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Sunday that 52 Filipinos caught up in the Algerian hostage crisis had been accounted for, but it was still not known whether any Philippine nationals were among the dead.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

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