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Indonesian police say Islamist militant was making powerful bombs

Nov 26, 2016

Indonesian police say Islamist militant was making powerful bombs

Indonesian police said a suspected Islamic militant was making explosives more powerful than those used in the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed 202 people. National Police spokesman Rikwanto said Saturday that Rio Priatna Wibawa, 23, was linked to Bahrun Naim, an Indonesian militant fighting ...

Nov 25, 2016

Body politic: famous preserved corpses

Ferdinand Marcos’ burial in Heroes’ Cemetery last week removed him from the relatively exclusive global club of famous bodies on display. Here are some of the others: Vladimir Lenin Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin was the original communist leader to be embalmed, starting a trend ...

Nov 25, 2016

Philippines arrests 1,240 Chinese for illegal work

More 1,200 Chinese nationals suspected to be working illegally for an online gambling operator have been arrested at a resort and casino complex north of Manila, the Philippine immigration chief said Friday. Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said the documents of the 1,240 Chinese nationals ...

Nov 25, 2016

China detains editor of human rights website for subversion

An announcement on a Chinese human rights monitoring website says the site’s editor has been detained on suspicion of subverting state power. The website Minsheng Guancha reported late Thursday that editor Liu Feiyue was taken away earlier this month by police in the central ...

Nov 25, 2016

Kidnapped Australian doctor becomes Burkina Faso citizen

An Australian surgeon kidnapped by jihadis nearly two years ago whose whereabouts remain unknown has been declared a citizen of the West African nation, an official decree announced Wednesday. “Arthur Kenneth Elliott, born 11 November 1934 in Perth, in Australia … a surgeon” has ...