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NPA strength remains at 4,000–AFP

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Monday that figures of the New People’s Army strength remained at about 4,000.

Posted: October 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rebels warn of attacks vs dams in Sierra Madre

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Communist rebels threatened to disrupt the construction of at least two controversial dam projects on the Sierra Madre mountain range, which tribal leaders and project critics said would lead to massive environmental damage and displacement of tribal communities.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

2 Army soldiers, 1 civilian killed in fresh NPA offensive in Quezon

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Two Army soldiers and one civilian were gunned down by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Gumaca, Quezon Tuesday evening, in what the military believed was the start of renewed offensives by the dwindling local communist insurgents to reclaim lost grounds.

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

Yemen government signs peace deal with Shiites

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Yemeni government officials and Shiite rebels signed a peace agreement on Sunday following days of violence that left more than 140 people dead and sent thousands fleeing their homes, state media said, although major rebel advances earlier in the day deepened a sense of uncertainty in the country.

Posted: September 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Humiliated pro-Ukraine woman still bears scars of abuse

Ukrainian Irina Dovgan, 52, gives an interview to AFP on Sept. 5, 2014 in Kiev. Wearing a "Thank God I am Ukrainian" T-shirt given to her by a local TV station, Dovgan, who is openly pro-Ukrainian, recounts her four days of captivity, which started on Aug. 24 at the hands of pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk, where was subjected to torture and public insults until foreign journalists saw her.  AFP PHOTO/GENYA SAVILOV

Clad in the blue and yellow of Ukraine’s national flag, Irina Dovgan stood on a street of the rebel-held city of Donetsk as passersby punched, kicked and spat on her, sometimes crushing tomatoes in her bruised face.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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