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US, Japan, Australia deepen security ties

ASIA-PACIFIC COOPERATION  US President Barack Obama, Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands after agreeing to strengthen their military cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.  AFP

American, Australian and Japanese leaders on Sunday called for peaceful resolutions of maritime disputes, a day after US President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia as China contests disputed territory.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Obama leaves for China, Myanmar, Australia tour

President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One, Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Obama is traveling to the Asia-Pacific region for a week of international summits. AP

President Barack Obama headed for China Sunday on a trip that will focus on Washington’s often tense relations with the country, and will also see the president visit Myanmar and Australia.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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 »

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