Region 1 policemen recapture 3 escapees

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on Region 1 policemen recapture 3 escapees 

CAMP BGEN OSCAR FLORENDO, La Union, July 18 – Members of the San Juan Police Station in La Union province recaptured three inmates who escaped Friday night (July 17) from the La Union Provincial Jail in San Fernando City.

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Police push charges vs nameless suspects in Cotabato City blast

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on Police push charges vs nameless suspects in Cotabato City blast 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, July 18 -– A John Doe and several others believed to be behind the bloody July 5 blast in Cotabato City were charged last Thursday of multiple murders and multiple attempted murders, a top police official in central Mindanao said.

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Murder charges filed vs. rebel returnee, 8 others for killing Iloilo policeman

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on Murder charges filed vs. rebel returnee, 8 others for killing Iloilo policeman 

ILOILO CITY, July 18 — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has filed murder charges against the nine suspects in the ambush-slay of Police Officer 3 Julius Leonor in Barangay Agho, Tubungan, Iloilo last July 1.

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Palestinians fear Israeli-U.S. understanding over settlements

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on Palestinians fear Israeli-U.S. understanding over settlements 

RAMALLAH, July 18 — The Palestinians are afraid that Israel and Washington would reach an understanding allowing the continuation of settlement activities in the West Bank, a local newspaper reported Saturday.

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ASEAN nears establishing human rights body

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on ASEAN nears establishing human rights body 

PHUKET Thailand, July 18 – Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are expected to adopt a key document on setting up a regional human rights body, ASEAN sources said Saturday.

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Somali pirates free German vessel for 1.8M-dlr ransom

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on Somali pirates free German vessel for 1.8M-dlr ransom 

NAIROBI, July 18 — Somali pirates freed a German container-carrying vessel on Saturday for a 1.8-million-dollar ransom, local media reported, referring to the pirates' information.

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Century's longest solar eclipse on July 22

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on Century's longest solar eclipse on July 22 

NEW DELHI, July 18 — Sky gazers await for the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century on July 22, as it will provide a rare opportunity to witness the grand event for the people in west, central, east and northeast India.

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Somali militia abduct relief workers in northern Kenya

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on Somali militia abduct relief workers in northern Kenya 

NAIROBI, July 18 — Suspected Al-Shabaab militia of Somalia abducted three foreign staff working for U.S.-based Action Against Hunger in northern Kenya, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

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Malaysia fugitive terrorist linked to Jakarta's suicide bombing: Official

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on Malaysia fugitive terrorist linked to Jakarta's suicide bombing: Official 

JAKARTA, July 18 — An Indonesian senior anti-terror official Saturday connected the fugitive Malaysian-born extremist Noordin M Top to Friday's suicide bombings at the JW Marriott hotel and the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Jakarta, according to the national Antara news agency.

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Iraqi security forces face first big test after U.S. troops pullout

July 18, 2009 2:22 pm· Comments Off on Iraqi security forces face first big test after U.S. troops pullout 

BAGHDAD, July 18 — Iraqi security forces are facing their first serious test of working by their own after the June 30 U.S. troops' withdrawal, to maintain security during a major Shiite religious pilgrimage that draws millions of pilgrims.

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