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Nightmare before Christmas in Sydney ends in bangs, bloodshed

Australia Cafe Hostage

It ended with gunfire and bloodshed. Nearly 17 hours after a lone gunman unfurled an Islamic flag above a “MERRY CHRISTMAS” window sign and took customers and staff captive, the siege of a Sydney cafe ended early Tuesday with explosive bangs and flashes.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

No let-up in search for other hostages, vows AFP

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines said it will not downsize its troops in Sulu following the release of two German hostages (pictured) on Friday night, since much work needs to be done to recover 10 remaining captives. (AP Photo/Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command)

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will not be downsizing its troops in Sulu following the release of two German hostages on Friday night, since much work needs to be done to recover 10 remaining captives.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

AFP intensifies anti-terrorism drive in Sulu

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AFP FILE PHOTO

Armed Forces chief Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. ordered the deployment of Army’s Special Forces in Sulu on Wednesday to bolster its anti-terrorism efforts in the province.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels release 4 hostages – military

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Abu Sayyaf group. AP FILE PHOTO

Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits have released the four people they abducted in Sulu last week, the military said Thursday.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

PNP launches rescue operations for abducted Zambo police chief

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FILE PHOTO

The Philippine National Police said Tuesday rescue operations were underway for the police chief of Zamboanga City who was abducted by members of the Moro National Liberation Front when he tried to negotiate for the release of civilians being held by the rebels.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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