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Embassy alarmed by rising number of Korean fatal victims of crime in PH

South Korean tourists enjoy horse-back riding in Baguio City’s Wright Park on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2012. South Korea remained the Philippines’ largest source of tourists in 2013 while the number of tourists coming from China went down by 70 percent, immigration authorities said.  PHOTO BY RICK ALBERTO

The Korean Embassy in Manila has expressed alarm over the rising number of deaths of its nationals who had become victims of crimes here and said that if this trend continued, Korean would be discouraged from coming to the Philippines.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipina nurse kidnapped, raped in Libya’s Tripoli—medics, security

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Unknown kidnappers on Wednesday seized a Filipina nurse in the Libyan capital, held her for several hours and raped her, medics and security officials said.

Posted: July 30th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 missing Germans abducted by Abu Sayyaf, says military

Abu Sayyaf group. AFP FILE PHOTO

Military officials say they have verified that two missing German tourists were abducted by Abu Sayyaf militants and are being held “unharmed” by the Al-Qaeda-linked gunmen in their jungle encampments in the south.

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

Gunmen attack diving resort in Sabah


A policeman was killed and a second kidnapped after heavily armed gunmen opened fire at a Malaysian diving resort off Borneo island, a fresh escalation of violence in the tourist hotspot, a security official said Sunday.

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

Chinese fish farmer freed after Malaysia kidnapping

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A Chinese fish farm manager who was kidnapped in May has been released amid a spate of abductions in Malaysia by gunmen based in the southern Philippines, police said Thursday.

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