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Abu Sayyaf frees 10 Indonesian hostages

MANILA (Updated) -- Philippine military and police officials said that Abu Sayyaf bandits have freed 10 Indonesian tugboat crewmen who were seized at sea on March 28 and taken to a jungle encampment in Sulu, Philippines.

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Explosion in southern Turkey kills policeman, 13 wounded

ANKARA, Turkey (Updated) -- An explosion Sunday near a police station in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep has killed a policeman and injured 13 other people, an official said.

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PNP, AFP assure safe elections

MALACAÑANG said on Sunday that the Philippine National Police (PNP), which is coordinating with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), will strictly implement its measures to ensure a safe, peaceful, and orderly elections on May 9.

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AMLC complaint vs PhilRem 'neutralizes key player in laundering scam'

SENATOR Teofisto Guingona said on Saturday, April 30, that the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee is close to identifying key players linked to the $81-million money laundering scam after the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) filed a complaint agains

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El Shaddai to announce presidential, VP bets Tuesday

CATHOLIC Charismatic group, El Shaddai is set to announce on Tuesday, May 3, the candidates they will be supporting in the May 9 elections.

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Cardinal Tagle urges faithful to visit sick people

MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has urged the faithful to visit the sick, especially during the observance of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

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Warm, humid weather seen until Wednesday

MANILA -- Filipinos will experience warm and humid weather in most parts of the country in the next three days due to two weather systems affecting the country, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administrat

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Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching

NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in iv

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