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Somali pirate says 26 Asian sailors freed after 4 years

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A Somali pirate said Saturday that 26 Asian sailors held hostage for more than four years have been released after a ransom was paid, and international mediators said it "represents the end of captivity for the last remaining

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'Lawin' damage on agriculture, infrastructure reaches P2B

MANILA -- Super Typhoon Lawin's estimated damage to agriculture and infrastructure in four regions in the Philippines has reached P2 billion, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Sunday.

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Junko Tabei, 1st woman to climb Everest, dies at 77

TOKYO — The first woman to climb Mount Everest didn’t stop there.

Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei, who died Thursday, October 20, at 77, devoted her adult life to scaling peaks, climbing the tallest mountains in more than 70 countries.

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