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Canadian hostage pleads for help from Philippine president-elect in ‘final message’ video

A Canadian man held captive with two others in the Philippines pleaded with president-elect Rodrigo Duterte to “do what you can to get us out of here” in a newly released video described as the hostages’ “final message.” 489 more words

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Canadian hostage Robert Hall appeals to Filipino government in Abu Sayyaf video

In a new video released Sunday by terrorist group Abu Sayyaf,  Canadian Robert Hall called on the Filipino government to help save him and his two fellow hostages before June 13. 357 more words

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Canadian hostage dies on June 13 unless $16 million ransom paid, says Filipino terrorist group Abu Sayyaf

The lone surviving Canadian hostage in the southern Philippines has appeared in a new video, announcing that his captors will decapitate him and a Norwegian man next month if they do not receive $16 million in ransom first. 504 more words

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4 citizens held hostage in Philippines released

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia’s president said Wednesday that four citizens held hostage for nearly a month in the southern Philippines have been released.

Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said in a televised address that the men are under the protection of Philippine authorities and are in good condition. 224 more words

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What the new Philippine president-elect means for hostages held by Abu Sayyaf

DAVAO, PHILIPPINES — Davao Mayor and Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte indicated through his spokesman on Tuesday that he was prepared to negotiate a peace agreement with Islamist and Communist rebel groups. 960 more words

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‘We will behead this all anytime’: Full transcript of new Abu Sayyaf video showing three hostages

Abu Sayyaf on Tuesday reportedly released a two-minute-long new video, showing three hostages, including Canadian Robert Hall. The three are shown pleading for government intervention after the murder of their fellow captive, Canadian hostage John Ridsdel. 278 more words

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Abu Sayyaf demand Canadian government pay ransom for hostage Robert Hall in new video

Muslim extremists in the Philippines released new video showing the three remaining hostages being held for ransom by militants of the Abu Sayyaf terror group following the beheading of Canadian John Ridsdel. 437 more words

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