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Mali to stay in Manila Zoo, says vet

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Mali. AFP FILE PHOTO

Mali is not going anywhere. She is here to stay.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

‘Mali’ in pink of health, says elephant expert from Thailand

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Mali. AFP FILE PHOTO

“Mali” the elephant appears to be in the pink of health—if a bit on the stout side—but it’s too early to tell if the most famous resident of the Manila Zoo should stay or go, a visiting Thai elephant expert said on Friday.

Posted: June 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Al-Qaeda confirms Abou Zeid killed in Mali—report

Abdelhamid Abou Zeid  AFP PHOTO

Al-Qaeda’s branch in northern Africa on Monday confirmed that one of its senior leaders, Abdelhamid Abou Zeid, had been killed in northern Mali, a report said.

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Missing sought after deadly end to Algeria desert siege

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Two British hostages Peter, left, and Alan (no family name available) are seen after being released, in a street of In Amenas, near the gas plant where they had been kidnapped by Islamic militants, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Governments scrambled Sunday to track down missing nationals after the bloody end to a gas plant siege that saw Islamists kill 23 foreign and Algerian hostages.  AP PHOTO/ANIS BELGHOUL

Governments scrambled Sunday to track down missing nationals after the bloody end to a gas plant siege in the heart of the Algerian Sahara that saw Islamists kill 23 foreign and Algerian hostages.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipinos wore garland of explosives

Algerian special police unit officers guard the entrance of an hospital located near the gas plant where hostages have been kidnapped by Islamic militants, in Ain Amenas, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Algeria's special forces stormed the natural gas complex in the middle of the Sahara desert in a final assault Saturday. AP/Anis Belghoul

Foreign workers abducted by Islamist militants in Algeria were garlanded with explosives and put into trucks rigged with bombs, the wife of one of the Filipino captives recounted Saturday.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2 Filipinos feared dead in Algeria; 34 flown out

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An unidentified rescued hostage speaks to the media in a hospital Ain Amenas, Algeria, in this image taken from television  Friday Jan. 18, 2013. Algeria’s state news service says nearly 100 out of 132 foreign hostages have been freed from a gas plant where Islamist militants had held them captive for three days.  The APS news agency report was an unexpected indication of both more hostages than had previously been reported and a potentially breakthrough development in what has been a bloody siege. AP/Canal Algerie  via Assiaciated Press TV

Thirty-four Filipinos working at the Algerian gas field, where dozens of foreigners are feared dead in a hostage incident, have been flown out of the country, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Undersecretary Raul Hernandez said on Friday.

Posted: January 19th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gov’t vets check if Mali fit for Thailand trip

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Mali. AFP FILE PHOTO

Mali, the Manila Zoo’s only elephant, has been undergoing tests at the Bureau of the Animal Industry to determine if she is fit to be transferred to a sanctuary in Thailand as animal welfare advocates want.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Morrissey asks Aquino to free Philippine elephant

Mali pictured in 2008: Morrissey wants the elephant sent into retirement.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Rock icon Morrissey called on Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday, ahead of a Manila concert, to send what the star described as Manila Zoo’s long-suffering elephant into retirement.

Posted: May 10th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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