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3 Dead in Malaysia Standoff: Reports

Armed Filipinos have occupied eastern state

(Newser) - At least two police officers and a number of others were killed as Malaysian authorities attempted to drive out some 100 armed Filipinos occupying the country's eastern Sabah state, according to Malaysia state news. The Filipino backers of the Sultanate of Sulu, in the southern Philippines, have spent almost... More »

Philippine Cops Rescue Kidnapped American Boy

Captors had demanded more money after getting first ransom

(Newser) - Philippine police rescued a kidnapped 4-year-old American boy this week after his captors demanded a second ransom. Gunmen pulled the boy out of a car he was riding in with his Filipino mother on Dec. 6, according to the AP . His family paid his ransom three days later, but the... More »

Somehow, Aquino Kept Her Halo

(Newser) - Before his murder, Benigno Aquino predicted that anyone who succeeded Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos would smell like manure in six months. But his own wife would prove him wrong, writes Howard Chua-Eoan of Time. Corazon “Cory” Aquino, who died yesterday of heart failure, was a political saint who never... More »

Corazon Aquino Dead at 76

Former president restored democracy in the Philippines

(Newser) - Corazon Aquino, former president of the Philippines, has died at 76, the Los Angeles Times reports. Aquino became Asia’s first female president, leading a “people power” movement that eventually toppled dictator Ferdinand Marcos in 1986—and arguably set off a wave of democratic revolutions that ended with the... More »

Ethnic Media Proud of, Cautious About Candidate

A step for diversity, all agree, but will he show minorities the love?

(Newser) - Ethnic media outlets are lauding Barack Obama's victory as a step for all minorities, but they're also holding him at arm’s length, waiting for personal attention. “The White House may not be a house for whites anymore,” said Korea Daily. Indeed, American minorities say glass ceilings broken... More »

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