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5 dead, 5 hurt in Basilan blast

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ZAMBOANGA CITY—Five people were killed when a suspected improvised bomb went off in the town of Sumisip on the volatile island province of Basilan on Tuesday as the country prepared to welcome the new year, police said on Wednesday.   Lt. Col. Paulo Perez, commanding officer of the Philippine Army’s 18th Infantry Battalion, reported earlier [...]

Posted: January 2nd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

6 killed, 15 wounded in Mindanao bomb attacks

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Six people were killed and 10 others were injured in an explosion late Tuesday night near a church after New Year’s eve Mass in Basilan.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Indonesia warns of Christmas terror attack threat

A conductor waits near his bus as a police officer halts the traffic to clear jams during rush hour at the main business district in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, Nov. 29, 2013. Jakarta, a megacity with over 9 million inhabitants, is known to have one of the worst traffic jams in Asia. AP

Indonesian police warned Thursday that Islamic extremists may be planning to target worshippers at Christmas and New Year celebrations in the capital Jakarta and other parts of the country.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Attacks including car bombs kill 22 in Iraq

Security forces inspect the site of a car bomb attack at a cafe in Buhriz 35 miles (60 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday Dec. 9, 2013. Officials in Iraq say scores have been killed in a car bomb outside a cafe and other attacks in central Iraq.  AP

Attacks including a car bomb near a cafe and another at a police station killed 22 people in Iraq on Monday, as the country struggles to curb rampant violence.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

15 dead in wave of Iraq attacks

In this file photo taken Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, students inspect their damaged school bus at the site of a car bomb attack in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Attacks near Baghdad and northern and western Iraq killed 15 people Monday, Dec. 2, the latest deadly violence to rock the country amid fears it is slipping back into all-out sectarian war.  AP PHOTO/NABIL AL-JURANI

Attacks near Baghdad and northern and western Iraq killed 15 people Monday, the latest deadly violence to rock the country amid fears it is slipping back into all-out sectarian war.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

52 dead in wave of attacks in Iraq

Map of Iraq locating attacks in Tarmiyah, Baquba and Mosul

A wave of violence Friday killed 52 people in Iraq, most of whom were kidnapped and shot dead with their corpses abandoned, in scenes harking back to Iraq’s sectarian war.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Iraq attacks kill 48 as 2013 toll tops 5,800

Iraqis inspect the aftermath of a late-night bombing at a cafe in Bayaa neighborhood, Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The year's death toll topped 5,800 amid a surge in unrest.  AP PHOTO/Karim Kadim

A market bombing north of Baghdad was the deadliest in violence that killed 48 people on Thursday, as the year’s death toll topped 5,800 amid a surge in unrest.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Baghdad bombs worst in Iraq attacks that kill 34

Civilians inspect the site of a car bomb attack in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, on Nov. 10, 2013. A series of bombings struck near markets, cafes and the theater in Baghdad on Sunday evening Nov. 17, the deadliest in nationwide attacks in which 22 people and 12 militants were killed.  AP

A series of bombings struck near markets, cafes and the theater in Baghdad on Sunday evening, the deadliest in nationwide attacks in which 22 people and 12 militants were killed.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Grenade disrupts LTFRB operations

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Employees of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board in Quezon City cool their heels outside their offices after a grenade is found in the men’s toilet on the third floor.  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Work was disrupted for at least two hours at the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) office on East Avenue, Quezon City after a grenade was found in the men’s toilet.

Posted: November 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Spate of attacks kills 61 in Iraq

Bassim Jabr, inspects his destroyed car after a car bomb attack hit the Sha'ab neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Insurgents on Sunday unleashed a new wave of car bombs in Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad, killing and wounding dozens of people, officials said.  AP PHOTO/KARIM KADIM

Ten bombings mainly targeting Shiite-majority areas of Baghdad province killed at least 41 people on Sunday, while 20 died in bombings and shootings elsewhere in Iraq, officials said.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bomb hidden in box of durian intercepted in North Cotabato

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With the help of alert civilians, police intercepted on Saturday an improvised explosive device hidden in a box of durian being unloaded outside a hotel and restaurant here by a man on a motorcycle, foiling what might have been a bloody act of terrorism.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Demand for CCTVs soar in Davao City after blasts

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Dealers of closed circuit TV systems here have suddenly found themselves unable to fulfill demand for the merchandize as orders have suddenly soared in volume during the past days, sources said.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Blast hits National Grid tower in Central Mindanao

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A powerful explosion hit a steel tower of the National Grid Corp., resulting in an hourlong power outage in Maguindanao and adjoining Central Mindanao provinces Thursday night.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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