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DPWH exec, husband gunned down in Tagum

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An unidentified gunman shot and killed an official of the Department of Public Works and Highways and her husband outside the couple’s home here on Monday night, police said Tuesday.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Death toll in Basilan clashes rises to 7

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Deaths from the sporadic clashes between the government forces and Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan on Friday rose to seven while the number of injured rose to 28.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Woman gets life in prison in stiletto heel slaying

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A Houston woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the stiletto heel of her shoe, striking him at least 25 times in the face and head.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

3 dead, 20 hurt in Basilan clash

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Philippine troops launched an assault against Abu Sayyaf extremists in the south early Friday and sporadic clashes have left at least three militants dead and 20 soldiers wounded, officials said.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

20 soldiers wounded in clash with Sayyaf in Basilan

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Twenty soldiers from the 3rd Scout Ranger Battalion were wounded in a series of encounters with Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan early Friday.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

China circumcision patient held over doctor’s murder—media

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A Chinese man “dissatisfied” with his circumcision is suspected of killing a doctor at the hospital where the operation was carried out, state media reported Wednesday.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Judge in massacre case sets 105th arraignment

An accused in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre who claimed to be a victim of mistaken identity will be finally arraigned, more than four years after the killings.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

AP photographer killed, reporter wounded

In this Sept. 9, 2011 photo, Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus poses for photographers following a news conference for the opening of her exhibition at the C/O Berlin museum in Berlin. Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed and an AP reporter was wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Azia)

An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon — the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nigerian uprising kills 1,500 this year–Amnesty

In this Saturday, Feb, 22. 2014 photo released by National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA), displaced people receive relief aid, in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Living in fear and hunger, some quarter million Nigerians forced from their homes this year by an Islamic uprising are surviving in the bush, overcrowded with relatives and friends or in squalid camps where 500 share one latrine, a new report says. The National Emergency Management Agency describes dire conditions for people already traumatized by the loss of loved ones, belongings, homes and livelihoods in northeast Nigeria. In all, more than 3 million people — a third of the population — are suffering from the insurgency that has killed thousands and driven tens of thousands of farmers from their land, the agency said in the first report on the humanitarian plight created by the insurgency in Nigeria. AP

Increasing atrocities by extremists and uncontrolled reprisals by security forces have killed at least 1,500 people this year in northeastern Nigeria’s Islamic uprising, Amnesty International reported Monday, accusing both sides of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Stop doing evil,’ pope tells mafia

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Pope Francis called on the mafia to “stop doing evil” as he met relatives of their victims on Friday to demonstrate the Catholic Church’s opposition to organized crime.

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

At least eight civilians killed in Kabul hotel attack

Afghan pedestrians and commuters make their way past the security perimeter at the Serena hotel in Kabu on March 21, 2014. Four teenage Taliban gunmen opened fire inside the luxury hotel in Kabul on March 20 before being shot dead, officials said, adding that three people were wounded as guests rushed to reinforced safe rooms. AFP PHOTO/SHAH Marai

At least eight civilians including children and foreigners were killed in a Taliban attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul, the spokesman for Afghanistan’s interior ministry said Friday, just weeks before the country’s presidential election.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Taliban kill 10 policemen in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan Army and police men drag a killed suicide bomber from the scene after the Taliban staged a multi-pronged attack on a police station in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan, Thursday, March 20, 2014. The hours-long assault was the latest in the countdown to next month's presidential elections. AP

Taliban insurgents carried out a brazen early morning assault Thursday on a police station in the country’s east, killing 10 police officers and a civilian, officials said.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Suicide attack in Baghdad cafe kills 12 people

People inspect the site of a car bomb explosion at a commercial street in al-Ameen district in southeastern Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 16, 2014. A series of car bomb attacks targeting commercial areas and a restaurant killed and wound scores of people, Saturday in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, authorities said. AP

A suicide bomber struck inside a Baghdad cafe overnight where customers were watching a football game on TV, killing at least 12 people and wounding 38, Iraqi officials said Thursday.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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