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Freed Norwegian who was held with Canadians says kidnapping was 'devastating'

INDANAN, Philippines – A Norwegian man freed by militants after a year of jungle captivity in the southern Philippines described the ordeal Sunday as “devastating,” carrying a backpack with a bullet hole as a reminder of a near-death experience that included the beheadings of the two Canadians kidnapped with him. 864 more words

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Presenter hails 'incredible' Dublin Horse Show atmosphere

Tracy Piggott will host live TV coverage on RTE of this afternoon’s Nations Cup competition for the Aga Khan trophy at Dublin Horse Show. The sports presenter and daughter of legendary racing jockey Lester is no stranger to the occasion, and will once again present the show with commentary from Robert Hall and Tom Freyne. 102 more words

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Philippines Military in Clash With Abu Sayyaf -- Men Killed and Wounded on Both Sides

By Julie S. Alipala
The Philippine Daily Inquirer

ZAMBOANGA CITY – A soldier was killed while six others were wounded in a clash with Abu Sayyaf bandits in Patikul, Sulu on Thursday afternoon. 232 more words

Philippine troops find what they believe is the body of Robert Hall after Abu Sayyaf beheading

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine troops on Saturday dug up what they believe is the body of Canadian hostage Robert Hall, who was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf extremists more than two weeks ago in the south after a ransom deadline lapsed. 236 more words

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'You’re next': Freed hostage says extremists were happy beheading her Canadian fiance, Robert Hall

MANILA, Philippines — Abu Sayyaf extremists rejoiced as they watched two Canadians being beheaded in the jungles of the southern Philippines, said a still-shocked Filipina hostage who was freed Friday. 549 more words

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Abu Sayyaf frees Filipino woman kidnapped with Canadians Robert Hall, John Ridsdel

MANILA, Philippines – Abu Sayyaf extremists on Friday freed a Filipino woman who was with two Canadian hostages beheaded by the militants in the southern Philippines after failing to get a huge ransom, officials said. 303 more words

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DNA test confirms severed head belongs to Canadian Robert Hall, Philippine police say

The Philippine National Police (PNP) said its crime laboratory has confirmed that a severed head found on the island of Jolo June 13 is that of Canadian Robert Hall who was executed by the Islamic militant group Abu Sayyaf. 326 more words

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