Militants free 10 Indonesian hostages in south Philippines
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Militants free 10 Indonesian hostages in south Philippines

MANILA, Philippines(AP) — Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on tugboats that have sparked a regional maritime security alarm, officials said Sunday, May 1st. The Indonesians appeared to be in good health when they were dropped off Sunday afternoon in … Continue reading

Philippine leader welcomes Japan’s emperor as ties blossom
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Philippine leader welcomes Japan’s emperor as ties blossom

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Benigno Aquino III gave a red-carpet welcome to Japan’s emperor Wednesday in a sign of blossoming ties between the two nations, both mired in territorial disputes with China, while further moving past painful memories of Japan’s World War II aggression. Aquino and Emperor Akihito held talks at Manila’s Malacanang … Continue reading