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Friday 1st August 2014
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Population: Approx 238,308
Longitude: 121.97
Latitude: 6.7
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Country: Philippines (PH)
Weather Station: Zamboanga
(about 15 miles away)

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News Headlines

Notorious ASG Sub-Leader In Tipo-tipo Killed
Isabela City, Basilan – Joint elements of 18th Infantry Battalion and 16th Military Intelligence Company conducted joint special operations against the ASG sub- leader and killed Sulaiman Ajanti @ ULAY at Brgy Sungkayot, Ungkaya Pukan around 1 o’clock in the afternoon on July 24, 2014.
5 dead in Basilan clashes - The Mindanao Examiner
BASILAN PROVINCE (Mindanao Examiner / July 25, 2014) - Two government militias and three Abu Sayyaf militant were killed in fierce fighting in the restive province of Basilan in the Muslim autonomous region in Mindanao, officials said Friday.
5 killed in Basilan clash
Five people were killed while seven others were wounded in a clash between government security forces and Abu Sayyaf in Basilan, the military said on Friday. Reports reaching Camp Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo said killed were ASG sub leader Sulaiman Ajanti alias "Ulay", two other ASG members, and two government militiamen identified as Damman Hasalal and Jakaria Kulok. Fighting broke out around 1 p.m ...
Bizman nabbed in drug buy-bust
A BUSINESSMAN was arrested in an anti-illegal drug operation in Isabela City, the capital of the nearby province of Basilan. Isabela City police station chief Larubis identified the...
Sulu ambush fatalities surge to 23; Abu Sayyaf drug addicts suspected
ISABELA CITY, Basilan (MindaNews / 29 July) – Fatalities in last Monday’s ambush by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu have risen to 23 as the police suspected that the perpetrators… »
3 Abu Sayyafs, 2 militiamen killed in Basilan clash
ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/26 July) – Five people, one of them a suspected Abu Sayyaf leader, were killed while eight others were wounded in a 30-minute firefight in Basilan province, the… »
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Sports Headlines

EPA says baseball fields near landfill are safe
Baseball fields that sit near a St. Louis County landfill that is contaminated with Cold War-era nuclear waste are safe for public use, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday. The EPA began ...
Obama commemorates Special Olympics anniversary at star-studded White House event
By Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all there - but the only guest who got to give President Barack Obama a hug during his speech was restaurant owner Tim Harris. Harris has Down syndrome, but he owns his own restaurant and is a Special Olympics star in year-round sports. "Presidents need encouragement once in a while too...Thank you, Tim ...
Trinidad sports minister resigns amid probe
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Trinidad & Tobago's sports minister has stepped down amid an investigation into alleged financial mismanagement of a youth athletics program.
Aboitiz Football Cup searches for new home
WITH the closure of the Aboitiz Sports Field, the biggest football tournament in Cebu, the Aboitiz Football Cup, is left without a home. The Aboitiz Football Field will be developed into a mixed-used district.
Argentine football president Julio Grondona dies
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Julio Grondona, the longtime head of the Argentine Football Association, has died. He was 82.
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