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2 German captives freed in Sulu

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German hostages Viktor Stefan Okonek and Henrite Dieter

The Abu Sayyaf group said Friday night it has released the two German captives after receiving P250 million ransom.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

No troop pullout in Sulu as Abu Sayyaf date to kill captives nears

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The Philippine military will not pull out its troops in Sulu amid threats by the Abu Sayyaf to kill its German captives.

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

AFP: Just awaiting order to rescue Germans from Abu Sayyaf

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AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. AP FILE PHOTO

Although it is ready to rescue a German couple being held hostage by the Abu Sayyaf, the Armed Forces of the Philippines will not initiate an operation unless ordered.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Germans held by Abu Sayyaf ask PH, German gov’ts to save them

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Abu Sayyaf group. AFP FILE PHOTO

The two German nationals being held hostage by Abu Sayyaf bandits in Sulu have appealed to the German and Philippine governments to “do everything” to ensure their safe release.

Posted: October 7th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Int’l writers hit Beijing for ‘cultural genocide’

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Traffic policemen walk past plainclothes policemen place green net shields in front of Tiananmen Gate in Beijing. AP

The annual congress of the International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists and Novelists)—a global group of writers including Nobel laureates—has condemned Beijing for human rights abuses and for banning the languages and literatures of the Tibetans and China’s Uighur minority.

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

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