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Kidnapped principal beheaded in the Philippines


November 9th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Zamboanga City (The Philippines), Nov 9 (DPA) A kidnapped state school principal was beheaded by his abductors on a southern Philippine island, a regional military spokesman said Monday. The head of Gabriel Canizares, ... Read more...

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Philippine rebels free Red Cross worker after 25 weeks


July 12th, 2009 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Geneva/Manila, July 12 (DPA) An Italian humanitarian aid worker for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was freed Saturday, 25 weeks after he was kidnapped by Muslim militants in the ... Read more...

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Eight killed as Philippine marines, rebels clash


June 11th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Zamboanga City (Philippines), June 11 (DPA) Eight people were killed Thursday when government troops raided a hideout of Islamic militants holding captive an Italian Red Cross worker in the southern Philippines, the ... Read more...

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Freed Swiss Red Cross hostage leaves for Switzerland


April 21st, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, April 21 (DPA) Former Swiss Red Cross hostage Andreas Notter headed home Tuesday, four days after he walked free from Muslim militants who held him captive for more than three months ... Read more...

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Three killed in Philippines ambush


April 6th, 2009 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Zamboanga (The Philippines), April 6 (Xinhua) Three civilians were killed and several wounded in an ambush reportedly staged by Al Qaeda linked militants in the southern Philippine island of Basilan Monday, police ... Read more...

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Kidnappers demand $5 mn for kidnapped Red Cross staff


January 18th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Jan 18 (DPA) Islamist militants holding captive three staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are planning to demand at least $5 million in ransom for their hostages' ... Read more...

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Philippine mayor arrested after helping free kidnapped TV crew


June 19th, 2008 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
DPA Manila, June 19 (DPA) A town mayor and his son who helped negotiate for the release of three television journalists and a Muslim professor in the southern Philippines have been arrested for ... Read more...

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Militants free kidnapped TV crew in Philippines


June 18th, 2008 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
DPA Zamboanga City (The Philippines), June 18 (DPA) Islamic militants released two television journalists and a Muslim professor unhurt after holding them captive for nine days on a southern Philippine island, officials said ... Read more...

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Islamic militants release two captive soldiers in Philippines


June 13th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
DPA Manila, June 13 (DPA) Islamic militants Friday released two marine intelligence officers they held captive for two days on a southern Philippine island, a navy spokesman said. Lieutenant Colonel Edgar Arevalo said ... Read more...

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