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Last Sipadan hostage escapes

The last Sipadan hostage, Rolland Ullah, who was held the by Abu Sayyaf gunmen in Jolo, is believed to have escaped after over 1,100 days in captivity.

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Suspected Abu Sayyaf guerrilla shot dead in Philippines

A suspected member of the Muslim extremist Abu Sayyaf group was fatally shot after he grabbed a soldier's rifle and tried to escape following his capture, officials said Friday.

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Embassy: US advisory just an extension

The United States#8217; travel advisory to its citizens on terrorist activities in South-East Asia is merely an extension of the previous one issued in November, said US Embassy press officer Frank J. Whitaker Monday.

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Philippine president getting rewarded for U.S. loyalty, lobbying for business

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will be getting the star treatment in Washington, where she hopes to turn her loyalty in the wars on terrorism and Iraq into concrete benefits for her poor Southeast Asian nation.

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Manila to seek Kuala Lumpur’s help in probe

Philippine authorities will seek Malaysia's help in tracking the source of a large explosives haul near the sea border in the south, Filipino navy chief Vice-Admiral Ernesto de Leon said yesterday.

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Manila to seek Kuala Lumpur’s help in probe

Philippine authorities will seek Malaysia's help in tracking the source of a large explosives haul near the sea border in the south, Filipino navy chief Vice-Admiral Ernesto de Leon said yesterday.

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Manila gives rebels June 1 deadline to end attacks

B>MANILA:/BPhilippine President Gloria Arroyo yesterday gave Muslim separatists a June 1 ultimatum to end attacks on civilians and cut links with terror groups, or be treated as terrorists themselves.

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Mindanao bomb blast kills 13

B>MANILA:/BMuslim rebels linked to al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for a bomb explosion in the southern Philippines yesterday in which at least 13 people were killed and dozens wounded, officials said.

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Arroyo calls for probe into claims by hostage

B>MANILA:/BThe president Thursday ordered an investigation into allegations by a former American hostage that members of the Philippine military colluded with her Abu Sayyaf captors.

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Bounty on MILF leaders

B>MANILA:/BThe Philippines offered a reward of 50mil pesos (RM3.6mil) yesterday for information leading to the arrest of key figures in the country's biggest Muslim rebel group after recent attacks on civilian communities.