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  • In Pictures Philippines bus hostage crisis

    Members of the SWAT team prepare to assault the tourist bus seized by dismissed police officer Rolando Mendoza on Aug. 23 at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines. Police stormed the bus after shots were heard from the hostage-taker of 15 Chinese tourists and at least four of the hostages crawled out of the back door.

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  • Millions of barefoot Filipino Catholics defy terror warning

    The decision by Filipino President Aquino to announce a terror warning on the eve of the annual Catholic procession, despite no specific threat, underscored the president's concern for public safety, say officials.

  • In Pictures Philippines bus hostage crisis

    Members of the SWAT team prepare to assault the tourist bus seized by dismissed police officer Rolando Mendoza on Aug. 23 at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines. Police stormed the bus after shots were heard from the hostage-taker of 15 Chinese tourists and at least four of the hostages crawled out of the back door.

  • Benigno Aquino III takes oath of office; sworn in as Philippine leader

    Benigno Aquino III takes oath of office; sworn in as Philippine leader

    Benigno Aquino III was sworn in Wednesday as the Philippines' 15th president. Benigno Aquino was joined by diplomats from more than 80 countries and two former Philippine presidents at the ceremony.