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Australian convicted in child sex sting with virtual Filipina girl

This hand out picture released by Terre des Hommes Netherlands, a Dutch rights group, on November 4, 2013 shows a computer-generated 10-year-old Filippino girl called Sweetie that helped identifying over 1,000 paedophiles around the world. Terre des Hommes Netherlands has now handed over to police the identities of over 1,000 adults who were willing to pay children in developing countries for online sex, it said. "They were ready to pay Sweetie for sexual acts in front of her webcam," the rights group's head Albert Jaap van Santbrink told journalists in The Hague.  AFP PHOTO / TERRE DES HOMMES NETHERLANDS
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An Australian man caught in a global sting to trap child sex predators using a virtual 10-year-old Filipina called Sweetie has been jailed, in what is thought to be the first conviction from the operation, reports said Wednesday.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Australia fast-tracks visas for super rich

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Australia said Tuesday it would introduce a “premium investor visa” to give immigrants permanent residency after a year if they invest Aus$15 million (US$13 million) in the country.

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Mother, son succeed in Land Down Under

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CARVING A NAME FOR THEMSELVES Katrina, Paolo and Angela Harrold

For mother and son, Katrina Develos Harrold and Paolo Janssen, success in a foreign country is not measured by skin color, age, nationality nor education, but by perseverance and self-esteem in one’s chosen fields.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Global Pinoy | Read More »

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 »

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