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9 HOURS AGO - BBC

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Marcos art seized in Philippines

Artworks belonging to former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos are seized by authorities who claim they were acquired with embezzled state funds.

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17 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Chinese patriotism fuels cruises to disputed isles

Cheers erupted on board at the sight of the distant land, and Zhang and the other passengers scurried to take pictures of each other at the railing holding China's bright red flag. Each had waited months for permission to join the five-day tour, and spent from $1,200 to about $2,000 to visit these barren patches of sand, making do with ...

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SEP 29, 2014 - New York Times

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U.S. and Philippines Hold Joint Military Exercises

The war games are being conducted amid a dispute over islets and outcroppings in the South China Sea claimed by both the Philippines and China.

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SEP 29, 2014 - The Guardian

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Germans kidnapped in Philippines make radio plea for their release

Man and woman, identified as doctor Stefan Okonek and Henrike Dielen, were seized at gunpoint by Islamists in AprilTwo Germans being held by Islamists in southern Philippines have made a radio appeal to try to secure their release, days after the militants threatened to kill them.The Abu Sayyaf group has demanded that the German government stop supporting US action against ...

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SEP 29, 2014 - Reuters

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German captives plead to be set free in southern Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Two Germans being held by an Islamist group in the southern Philippines appealed to the Philippine and German governments to secure their release through a message on local radio on Monday, days after the militants threatened to kill them.

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