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How Filipinos became heroes during the Holocaust

Rescue in the Philippines

It’s a little known piece of history – a side story on how a young nation halfway around the world saved thousands of lives deemed lost during the dark days of the Holocaust in Nazi Germany.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Keeper of Afghan culture cited

Omara Khan Masoudi  AP PHOTO

For Omara Khan Masoudi, the National Museum of Afghanistan is his second home, and he guards it with his own life.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ex-US president Jimmy Carter, PH activists to be honored on Ninoy Aquino Day

Secretary of State John Kerry, left, talks with former President Jimmy Carter before President Barack Obama offers a toast at a dinner for the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit, on the South Lawn of the White House,Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. African heads of state are gathering in Washington for an unprecedented summit to promote business development. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Eight distinguished “freedom fighters,” including former US President James Earl “Jimmy” Carter, will be honored on Aug. 21 by the Ninoy Aquino Movement (NAM) during the group’s commemoration of the 31st death anniversary of the late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Congressional Medal campaign for Filipino World War II vets gains support

WWII vets

A team of American scholars who are experts in World War II history have joined a nationwide campaign to push the US government to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Filipino WWII veterans, retired US Army Major General Antonio Taguba announced on Aug. 10 (Sunday in Manila).

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

After 69 years, a war medal for slain GI

In this July 31, 2014 photo, veteran John Trinca stands outside his home in Antioch Township, Illinois. Trinca was with US Army Pvt. Thomas Bateman, a soldier he had just met in the Philippines in 1945 in World War II when Bateman was killed from Japanese machine gun fire. The Purple Heart that Bateman paid for with his life became lost and was eventually found in the 1950s by Tom McAvoy as a kid in Chicago. Trinca will be on hand Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, when the Purple Heart will be returned to Bateman’s family in Grayslake, Illinois.  AP PHOTO/DAILY HERALD, PAUL VALADE

John Trinca couldn’t remember the name of the soldier who died right next to him minutes after they met during World War II, and all Thomas Bateman Jr. knew of his father’s death was that it happened in 1945 in the Philippines.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »