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Philippines arrests 44 from China, Taiwan in Internet fraud

Philippines arrests 44 from China, Taiwan in Internet fraud

MANILA, July 10 – Forty-two Taiwanese and two Chinese suspects have been arrested in the Philippines over a sophisticated Internet scam targeting compatriots back home, police said Thursday. The suspects — who posed as police officers, prosecutors, judges and anti-money laundering officials — cheated people from Taiwan and China out …

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Typhoon Neoguri slams into Japan’s southern main island

Typhoon Neoguri slams into Japan's southern main island

Typhoon Neoguri slammed into Japan’s southern main island early Thursday after lashing the Okinawa island chain, with three people killed as powerful winds and torrential rains battered the country. Officials have warned of the risk of flooding and landslides, after the storm forced local authorities to advise half a million …

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Airport security ramped up over US bomb fears

Airport security ramped up over US bomb fears

US-bound travellers from Europe and the Middle East faced tighter airport security Thursday over fears that Al-Qaeda-linked militants are developing new explosives that could be slipped onto planes undetected. The stepped-up checks were ordered as the US embassy in Uganda warned of a “specific threat” to attack Kampala’s Entebbe international …

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