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  • Philippine Muslim rebels agree to cease-fire, still hold hostages

    Philippine Muslim rebels who have laid siege to the port city of Zamboanga for six days agreed to a cease-fire Friday to allow negotiations with the government but continued to hold more than 100 hostages, local media reported early Saturday. Sporadic...
  • Pictures in the News | September 11, 2013

     
    Wednesday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, with a photo memorializing New York City Firefighter Robert James Crawford, who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. His photo was placed at memorial by his family as they came to the...
  • Philippines Drives 'Transit' to Oscar Race

    HONG KONG -- "Transit," a film about migrant workers in Israel, has been selected as The Philippines' contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards race. The film is the feature debut of writer-director-editor Hannah Espia. It had its premiere at...
  • Gay immigrant spared deportation because of bias in Philippines

    Gay immigrant spared deportation because of bias in Philippines
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A gay Filipino immigrant who had been ordered deported won a reprieve from a federal appeals court Wednesday on the grounds he would be persecuted for his sexual orientation if sent back to the Philippines. Dennis Vitug, 37, who has...
  • L.A. Customs officer, brothers charged in gun-smuggling scheme

    L.A. Customs officer, brothers charged in gun-smuggling scheme
    A Los Angeles-based U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer and his two brothers have been charged in an international weapons-smuggling scheme, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Authorities allege Wilfredo Maralit, 48, and his brothers -- Rex...
  • Norwegian touts meeting new international maritime labor 'bill of rights'

    Norwegian Cruise Line is the first major cruise operator to comply with an international "bill of rights" for maritime workers, according to the Miami-based company. Norwegian Cruise Line is the first major cruise operator to comply with an...
  • Thornburg's Developing World Fund is ahead of its peers

    Thornburg's Developing World Fund is ahead of its peers
    This has been a tough year for emerging-markets investors. Fueled by unrest in Brazil and a sluggish economy in China, the broad MSCI emerging-markets index is down 14% this year. The drop has been led by stock market sell-offs in Brazil (-26% in...
  • Pictures in the News | September 16, 2013

     
    Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Washington DC, where at least four people were killed and several wounded in a shooting rampage, perhaps involving multiple shooters at the Washington Navy Yard....
  • 'Metro Manila' Is U.K.'s Foreign-Language Oscar Entry

    "Metro Manila," a Philippines-set crime thriller, is the U.K.'s submission for the foreign-language film award at the 86th Academy Awards. Though the film was shot in Manila, the Philippines capital, and in Tagalog, it was shot by British filmmaker...
  • Time and Tides: Teaching photography workshop in the Philippines

     
    By Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times This month I teamed up with Magnum photographer Eli Reed and Armando Arorizo, owner of the Perfect Exposure Gallery in Los Angeles, to hold the first South Pacific Photo Workshop in the Philippines. The setting was...
  • FBI: Ex-CEO of Naperville social agency flees U.S.

    FBI: Ex-CEO of Naperville social agency flees U.S.
    An executive who formerly ran a Naperville-based social service agency devoted to finding homes for children with special needs fled the country days before he was charged with diverting more than $200,000 from the agency, according to authorities. In a...
  • 10 things you might not know about notorious couples

    10 things you might not know about notorious couples
    It's one thing to be famous. It's quite another to be notorious, which is defined as "widely and unfavorably known." Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, demonstrated that last week when they were sentenced for financial crimes. Here are 10 other...