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13 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Pope to meet Muslim, Buddhist leaders in Philippines visit

Pope Francis will meet with leaders of various religions when he visits the Philippines next month, pushing a message of tolerance in order to combat global religious conflicts, a church official said Monday. The pontiff will hold a 10 to 15-minute dialogue with the dean of the Philippines' largest Islamic studies centre and a Taiwan-based Buddhist leader on January 18, ...

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DEC 20, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Philippines orders crackdown on privileged jailbirds

Philippine authorities have given privileged inmates in the country's main prison until Christmas Eve to turn over their hidden guns, drugs and other contraband or the notorious facility will face a major shakedown. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima issued the ultimatum after two surprise searches of the Bilibid prison this week uncovered a horde of prohibited items including firearms, drugs, ...

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DEC 19, 2014 - BBC

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Suspects deny 'sextorting' teenager

The BBC goes to the Philippines to investigate a rise in blackmail of people duped into taking part in explicit online chats and videos.

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DEC 19, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Filipino family wants US Marine in local jail during trial

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine charged with killing a transgender Filipino woman he picked up in a bar was brought back Friday to the city where the attack occurred two months ago, and lawyers of the victim say they will seek his detention in a local jail during his murder trial.

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DEC 19, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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US Marine accused of Philippine murder appears in court

A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman in the Philippines appeared in court on Friday for the first time since her death more than two months ago. Journalists were barred from the court hearing in the northern port city of Olongapo, which Private First Class Joseph Pemberton had to attend as a procedural matter before the start of ...

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