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Peripatetic Filipina settles in Melbourne as university lecturer

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EVLIN Fuentes-Jankoff with husband Cyril and daughter Erika and son Carl

Evlin Fuentes-Jankoff practically lived out of a suitcase for several years. From an independent, single, career-focused woman living alone in her own Manila flat (with a maid and driver), she became a mum in a new country, with a non-Filipino husband, without her own income, relatives, and no external support network.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

Singapore, Australia to boost intelligence sharing on jihadist

Demonstrators at a rally supporting Kurdistan hold placards protesting against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in front of the White House on August 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. Jihadists carried out a "massacre" in the northern Iraqi village of Kocho, killing dozens of people, most of them members of the Yazidi religious minority, officials said on Saturday. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN

Australia and Singapore vowed Friday to enhance intelligence sharing in the face of growing fears about the threat posed by jihadist citizens returning home after fighting in Syria and Iraq.

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

Sea level rising in PH, Australia due to human activity–study

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Infographics by http://www.climate.org/

Sea level is rising at the coasts of the Philippines and Northern Australia and will continue to do so if humans will not stop altering the climate, according to a recently-released study by Old Dominion University and the University of Colorado Boulder.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No charges filed against Aussie jihadist

Philippine Immigration officers escort Robert Edward Cerantonio (C), an Australian convert to Islam who used the internet to urge people to join "jihad" in Iraq and Syria, shortly after arriving at Manila airport on July 11, 2014, after he was arrested in Cebu City. The Australian convert was arrested in the Philippines on July 11, local police said. AFP FILE PHOTO

An Australian convert to Islam arrested in the Philippines for allegedly urging people to join “jihad” in Iraq and Syria was deported to his homeland Wednesday, but police said he would not be charged.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Suspected jihad preacher deported back to Australia

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Philippine Immigration officers escort Robert Edward Cerantonio (C), an Australian convert to Islam who used the internet to urge people to join "jihad" in Iraq and Syria, shortly after arriving at Manila airport on July 11, 2014, after he was arrested in Cebu City. The Australian convert was arrested in the Philippines on July 11, local police said. AFP FILE PHOTO

The 29-year-old Australian national suspected to be a jihad preacher was deported back to his country Tuesday night.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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