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Iran confiscates boat with Filipino crew being suspected of fuel smuggling in the Persian Gulf

Iran seized a tug and arrested its 12 Filipino crew members for suspected smuggling of diesel fuel in the Persian Gulf, the semi-official news agency ISNA reported on Saturday, adding Cmdr. Joshua Frey, a spokesman, said: In Manila, the Philippine Foreign Ministry said it is reviewing the report. The tug was suspected of carrying almost 284,000 liters of diesel when …

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Filipino President Duterte threatens to sail with garbage to Canada

Recent emails Receive breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that mattered provided the day of the week in the morning. SUBSCRIPTION 24. April 2019, 13:08 UTC To By Reuters MANILA – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte reported Tuesday Canada In a long-standing dispute over waste that was exported to the Southeast Asian nation, she threatened to send her …

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Authorities: Filipino domestic workers executed in Saudi Arabia

The 39-year-old woman was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death after the Saudi Arabian Supreme Judicial Council ruled that the Sharia law case could not be settled with "blood money". No further information was provided. Blood money is a legal mechanism under the Shariah law by which the defendant pays a sum to the relatives of the victim. …

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George H.W. Bush sponsored a Filipino child with a pseudonym

The 41st President sponsored a seven-year-old boy in the Philippines for ten years with a pseudonym that revealed the non-profit organization that linked them. The Bush family was not available to comment on the letters, but Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the office of George H. W. Bush, confirmed the authenticity of the letters. When the sponsorship began, Bush immediately …

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The Filipino journalist, a sting for Duterte, turns against the indictment

The founder of an online news start-up that critically criticized the Philippine government came to Manila on Monday after a warrant had been issued against her on the weekend. The Philippine government has charged the journalist with Maria Ressa and her news organization, Rappler, the tax evasion, a move said by Rappler, was part of a wider attack on the …

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3 Filipino police officers are convicted in a drug war murder

MANILA – A Filipino court on Thursday sentenced three police officers to murder a 17-year-old boy and sentenced her to up to 40 years in prison for the first such sentence in a presidential killing wave of Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. It is estimated that nearly 5,000 people were killed by the police, and many more by unofficial militias, …

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After a century, the US returns looted Filipino church bells

Defense Minister Jim Mattis, on the right, welcomes the Philippine Ambassador Jose Manuel G. Romualdez to the Balangiga bells during a Wednesday visit to the F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming. (Blaine McCartney / Wyoming Tribune Eagle / AP) (Blaine McCartney / AP) SINGAPORE – The bells rang on September 28, 1901, just as they were having breakfast while …

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Rappler boss calls Filipino tax evasion fees as intimidation

Image copyright AFP / Getty Caption Maria Ressa, a former CNN journalist, Co-founder of the investigative news site in 2012 The CEO of the big Philippine news site, Rappler, said the BBC's tax evasion charges were "made" for criticizing the state. Maria Ressa denies the "ridiculous charges" and said that they intended to be "intimidation and harassment" journalists. The prosecutors …

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Filipino bombings kill 10, insurgents remain a problem

MANILA – Militants detonated a car bomb at a military checkpoint on the southern Philippine island of Basilan on Tuesday, killing at least ten people in a brazen attack that underscored the continuing insurgency of the southern insurgents. The attack occurred when troops headed for a van at a roadblock in the direction of Lamitan City. When the driver could …

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Thousands of Filipino poor participated in Duterte & # 39; s latest war

News and research before you learned about CNBC and others. Request your free 2-week trial at StreetInsider Premium here. By Martin Petty MANILA (Reuters) – Every night, the police are gathered in teams of about a dozen fans in the rundown areas of the Philippine capital, the slum dwellers who linger on the streets, or teenagers in the streets Play …

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