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Pirates kidnap three on Japanese tanker off Malaysia, says report

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Armed pirates boarded a Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Malacca, kidnapping three Indonesian crew and stealing some of the vessel’s shipment of diesel fuel, Malaysian media said Wednesday.

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

DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims

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Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

Calling human trafficking a “contemporary form of slavery,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario has expressed confidence that the Department of Foreign Service personnel attending this week’s DFA regional workshop on the issue will make great strides in addressing the global problem.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH deadliest Asian country for environment activists – report

In this July 6, 2012 file photo, candles are lit at the very spot where Dutch environmental activist Wilhem Geertman, a former religious missionary who helped poor farmers affected by illegal logging and mining, was killed allegedly in a robbery attempt in San Fernando city, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines. AP

The Philippines is the deadliest Asian country for environment and land defenders, a report from a London-based group said.

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

Italian envoy nabbed for child abuse

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AMBASSADOR Daniele Bosio in a photo taken from the official
website of the Italian Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

An Italian diplomat is facing charges of trafficking and abuse of three underaged boys, whom he claimed were street children he had brought from Manila to a popular resort in Biñan City, Laguna, over the weekend.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf-linked kidnappers trying to slip into Jolo island

Members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) 52nd Special Action Company conducting a security check on motorists at a checkpoint in Indanan Village, Sulu province in the Southern Philippines. The Star-Asia News Network

A cat-and-mouse game is playing out between Philippine security forces and Abu Sayyaf-linked mercenaries holding two women hostages who are trying to slip into Jolo island.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PCG suspends 8 coast guards tagged in killing of Taiwanese fisher

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AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has placed under indefinite suspension the eight PCG personnel facing homicide charges for the fatal shooting of a 65-year-old Taiwanese fisherman on May 9, 2013 off Balintang island in waters claimed by both the Philippines and Taiwan, the PCG spokesperson has told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Abu Sayyaf kidnappers telephone Chinese victim’s family

Abu Sayyaf group. AFP FILE PHOTO

Kidnappers holding a Chinese tourist who was abducted from a resort on Malaysia’s Borneo island have made a phone call to her family in China, a senior security official said Sunday.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Customs, PDEA bust 7107 “E” drug supplier

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Bureau of Customs INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A narcotics dealer who allegedly used the controversial virtual currency bitcoin to buy “Ecstacy” for resale to the young and rich was busted by the authorities last month in a crackdown on the growing online drug trade in the country.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

$3.5M the usual price for non-Filipino hostages

In this photo taken with a mobile phone camera on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, tourists hide behind a table in reaction to gunshot sounds at the Singmata Adventures and Reef resort after a raid by suspected Filipino insurgents in Semporna, Sabah state of Malaysia. Suspected Filipino insurgents seized a Chinese tourist and a hotel worker from a dive resort in eastern Malaysia and then fled by speed boat, Malaysian and Philippine officials said Thursday. AP

The Islamic extremist Abu Sayyaf group believed to be responsible for the abduction of a Chinese and Filipina in Sabah used to demand up to $3.5 million for the release of non-Filipino kidnap victims, a security analyst said.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

DFA identifies kidnapped Filipina in Malaysia

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Department of Foreign Affairs building INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has identified the Filipina that was kidnapped in Malaysia Wednesday night.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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