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Islamic State's Baghdadi: a trail of horror and death

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself "caliph" of all Muslims as the leader of Islamic State, has died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria.


Sabah police will not negotiate ransom demands made by Filipino kidnappers

KOTA KINABALU: The Malaysian police are working with their Philippine counterparts to secure the release of three Indonesian fishermen kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf-linked gunmen off Lahad Datu on Sept 23.

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Task force set up to rescue couple

Manila: The Philippine military has created a task force to rescue a British man and his Filipino wife who were abducted from a beach resort in the country’s trouble south, a spokesman said.

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Gunmen abduct Briton and wife from beach resort

MANILA: At least four gunmen abducted an elderly British man and his Filipino wife from their southern Philippine beach resort within sight of several people, police and military officials said.


Kidnappers contact family member of victims

KOTA KINABALU: A family member of one of the three Indonesian fishermen abducted off Tambisan in Lahad Datu has been contacted by the kidnappers.


Esscom won’t let its guard down again

KOTA KINABALU: It’s a game of cat and mouse for law enforcers securing waters off Sabah’s eastern-most tip of Tambisan, which has remained volatile in keeping Filipino kidnap-for-ransom groups at bay.