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Gunmen abduct two Americans in southern Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) – Gunmen in the Philippines kidnapped three people early Tuesday, including a naturalized American woman and her 14-year-old son, police said. The gunmen stormed a beach house on Tictabon island, near the southern port city of Zamboanga, and took three holidaymakers, city police chief Edwin de Ocampo told…

US condemns killing of Pakistani journalist

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the abduction and murder of a Pakistani journalist who had written about alleged links between the Pakistani military and Al-Qaeda. “The United States strongly condemns the abduction and killing of reporter Syed Saleem Shahzad,” she said in a statement. “His…

‘We gave them away’ say parents of ‘kidnapped’ Haitians

“I would like to give up my son again,” says Anchello Cantave, a farmer here, who willingly handed over his five-year-old to US missionaries now facing charges of child abduction in Haiti’s post-quake chaos. An hour outside of the devastated Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, Callebasse is a poor town set in…

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