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Police: Guard kills Christian lawmaker in Pakistan

A Pakistani investigator examines a crater caused by a deadly explosion at a market in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, May 24, 2014. A bomb exploded in a supermarket parking lot at about 2 a.m. Saturday, killing a guard and wounding a passer-by, police officer Chaudhry Abid said. AP/Anjum Naveed

A guard for a provincial Christian lawmaker shot and killed the legislator during a meeting Saturday in southwest Pakistan, police said.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Somali lawmaker shot and killed in latest attack

A Somali police officer  looks at the wreckage of the car in Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, April, 21, 2014. . A Somali police official said a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in the car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on Monday. Capt. Mohamed Yusuf  said Monday that Isaq Mohamed Rino was killed after a bomb planted under his car exploded in Mogadishu's Hamarweyne neighborhood. The blast also wounded another lawmaker, Mohamed Ali, who was traveling with Rino in the car. AP

Two gunmen belonging to an Islamic extremist group shot and killed a Somali legislator Monday as he stepped out of his home in the capital, the second fatal attack on a member of parliament in as many days, police said.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

South Korean lawmaker gets 12 years from pro-North plot

Conservative activists hold defaced photos of leftwing lawmaker Lee Seok-ki of the Unified Progressive Party while shouting slogans during a rally against Lee in front of the Suwon District Court in Suwon, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014. AP

A South Korean court sentenced a left-wing lawmaker to 12 years in prison and six colleagues to shorter terms Monday for plotting a pro-North Korea rebellion in the event of a war on the Korean Peninsula.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Lawmaker shoots self in House

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former congressman Benjo Benaldo: Pure accident

Outgoing Cagayan de Oro Rep. Benjo Benaldo was found with a gunshot wound to the chest in his office at the House of Representatives on Thursday night and was rushed to New Era hospital in Quezon City, according to Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

Lawmaker asks: Why destroy seized elephant tusks at all?

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Why destroy something that can be very useful? This is the contention of Ako Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe who wants the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to reconsider its decision to destroy confiscated elephant tusks worth P420 million, saying the ivory tusks should be preserved and used for educational purposes.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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