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Philippine militants release two German hostages: military

Philippine militants release two German hostages: military

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Two Germans held hostage by Islamic militants on remote southern Philippine islands for six months were released on Friday, the Philippine military said. Stefan Okonek, who [...]
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Philippine militants free 2 kidnapped Germans

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Two Germans kidnapped and held for six months in the southern Philippines were released Friday by a militant group just hours after it had threatened to behead one of them if [...]
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Philippines subpoenas US Marine murder suspect

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government served a subpoena Friday for a US Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipino in an emotional case expected to test the country’s [...]
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Philippine journalist receives AFP Kate Webb Prize

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Multimedia journalist Patricia Evangelista received the 2014 Kate Webb Prize from Agence France-Presse on Friday for her compelling reporting on conflict and disaster in her [...]
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Philippines rebuffs request to send medics to Ebola-hit areas

20-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

The Philippines has rebuffed a US request to dispatch medical workers to Ebola-hit regions, with the health ministry saying boosting the country’s defences against any [...]
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Philippines steps up army patrols on island where Germans held

Philippines steps up army patrols on island where Germans held

18-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Philippines on Thursday stepped up army patrols in the jungles of the southern island of Jolo where al Qaeda-linked Islamist militants are holding two Germans captive and [...]
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Public hanging: Manila’s homeless and the Philippines’ dirty linen

18-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The skyline of Metro Manila is rising. The construction of high-rise residential condominiums is in full swing. Real estate is again booming. But homelessness is ironically [...]
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Philippines to ask US embassy for custody of marine

18-Oct-2014 Intellasia | World Bulletin | 6:00 AM

Case of US man accused of killing Filipino woman threatens to reignite resentment at perceived preferential treatment given to US service personnel World Bulletin/News Desk [...]
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US Marine tagged in Olongapo slay only 19 years old

18-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

United States Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton from New Bedford, Massachusetts is a 19-year-old anti-tank missileman attached to 2nd Battalion 9th Marines of [...]
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Philippines, Indonesia eye undersea boundary

18-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

The Philippines and Indonesia have agreed to discuss a possible boundary in their overlapping portions of the continental shelf, an undersea mass often exploited for mineral [...]
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Philippines pushes to clear massive court backlog

18-Oct-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is overhauling its notoriously slow judicial system to speed up the resolution of cases from years to mere days, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said on [...]
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US Marine Charged in Murder of Transgender Woman in Philippines

18-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

A US Marine has been charged with murder in the killing of a Filipino transgender woman found strangled in a local hotel room last weekend. A senior Philippine official said [...]
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How vulnerable are we to Ebola?

18-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Parallaxis | 6:00 AM

After SARS, A/H1N1, HIV/Aids, we are now confronted with the resurgence of a long-discovered but still deadly infectious disease with a high rate of mortality, the Ebola [...]
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Philippine militants holding German hostages say may extend deadline

Philippine militants holding German hostages say may extend deadline

18-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Islamist militants in the southern Philippines have said they are willing to extend Friday’s deadline to execute one of two German hostages by two hours if they receive [...]
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Phl won’t send Ebola workers

18-Oct-2014 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines is not sending health workers to Ebola-plagued countries in West Africa despite the World Health Organization (WHO)’s call for states to deploy health [...]
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