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Australian among dead in typhoon-devastated Philippines

A resident passes by dead bodies that lie on the street after powerful Typhoon Haiyan slammed into Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.AP

n Australian man widely identified as a former priest who blew the whistle on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church is among the dead from a typhoon that devastated the Philippines, according to reports.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Twists, turns in bid to free Rodwell

‘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 »

Australian kidnapped in Philippines seen on video


An Australian man held hostage by militants in the southern Philippines for more than a year has appeared in a video as proof that he is alive.

Posted: December 26th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

4 take lie tests on Aussie yacht designer’s murder


BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—Four people volunteered to undergo lie detector tests as police tried to solve the October 15 murder of an Australian yacht designer in his house in Itogon, Benguet, a police official said on Tuesday.   Chief Superintendent Benjamin Magalong, Cordillera police director, said police also recovered clothes with bloodstains in a shack near [...]

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ransom demanded for Australian—police

Warren Richard Rodwell. AFP

Suspected Muslim militants have demanded ransom for the freedom of a kidnapped Australian and have sent proof that he is alive, Philippine police said Sunday.

Posted: January 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Wife of kidnapped Aussie protests execs’ secrecy

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—The Filipino wife of kidnapped Australian national Warren Richard Rodwell has complained of being kept in the dark in negotiations for the release of her husband. Miraflor Gutang, 27, said she was getting desperate because her husband’s captors had not contacted her since he was snatched from their home in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay, [...]

Posted: December 15th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Australian arrested for sexually abusing girls in Cebu

Philippines police said Thursday they had arrested a 78-year-old Australian man and would charge him with sexually abusing local girls who lived at his house.

Posted: July 21st, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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