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Friday 29th August 2014
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Basilan Facts


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

3 sugatan sa pamamaril sa Basilan - The Mindanao Examiner
BASILAN (Mindanao Examiner / Aug. 27, 2014) – Sugatan ang dalawang mag-asawang negosyante at kanilang anak matapos silang pagbabarilin ng isang armado sa Isabela City sa Basilan province sa Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
Sayyaf man shot in Lamitan City - The Mindanao Examiner
BASILAN PROVINCE (Mindanao Examiner / Aug. 25, 2014) – An unidentified gunman shot dead Monday a suspected Abu Sayyaf member in Lamitan City in the southern Philippine province of Basilan, police said.
Abu Sayyaf rebel arrested in Basilan
MANILA, Philippines---An Abu Sayyaf rebel was arrested by the police over his kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges in Lamitan City, Basilan Province, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Tuesday.   Jauhari Idris, alias Jal and Boy Tinik, was arrested by joint forces of Special Action Company, Special Action Battalion, and Regional Intelligence Division of Zamboanga police on ...
Abu Sayyaf member arrested in Basilan
Police arrested a member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) in Barangay Tabdug, Lamitan City, Basilan on Monday. Police Chief Supt. Edgar Basbas said Jauhari Idris alias “Jal and Boy Tinik” was arrested by the joint members of 53rd and 54th Special Action Company (SAC), 5th Special Action Battalion, and Regional Intelligence Division (RID), Police Regional Office (PRO) 9 by virtue of a warrant of ...
Suspected Abu Sayyaf member nabbed in Basilan
A suspected Abu Sayyaf member was arrested in Lamitan City in Basilan on Monday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Tuesday.
10 injured in ambush, landmine blast in Basilan
Members of the Abu Sayyaf Group have launched an ambush attack in a road construction in Basilan injuring 10 people, a military official said Thursday.
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Sports Headlines

RFU-Premiership World Cup talks 'encourage' IRB chief
International Rugby Board chief executive Brett Gosper said Thursday he was optimistic a deal between England's Rugby Football Union and the country's Premiership clubs would be agreed ahead of next year's World Cup. England, the birthplace of rugby union, will stage the eighth edition of the World Cup in September and October 2015. With the preceding English season due to end in May, the ...
Welsh Rugby Union agrees £60m 'peace deal' with regions
Welsh rugby's bitter civil war appeared to be at an end on Thursday after it was announced that a six-year £60 million ($100 million, 75 million euros) agreement had been struck between the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and the country's four professional regional teams. The regions and the WRU have been locked in a dispute over the funding and structure of the professional game in Wales for more than ...
USC football player admits making up rescue story
LOS ANGELES - University of Southern California football player Josh Shaw admitted on Wednesday that he fabricated a widely publicized story that he hurt himself while rescuing his young nephew from a swimming pool.
Praise for retiring injured rugby union Wallaby McCabe
Australian rugby Thursday paid tribute to Wallaby Pat McCabe who has announced his retirement after fracturing his neck for a third time. McCabe, 26, suffered a third break to his C1 vertebrae while playing for the Wallabies in their 51-20 Bledisloe Cup loss to the All Blacks in Auckland last weekend. The Australian Rugby Union and his ACT Brumbies club said Thursday they will assist McCabe in ...
Youth Olympics close with spectacular ceremony
(Reuters) - The second Youth Olympics concluded in Nanjing on Thursday after a spectacular closing ceremony and a glowing endorsement from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Around 2,000 performers were involved in the ceremony, which was attended by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and the IOC president Thomas Bach. "You have given us a glimpse of your bright future and the bright future of ...
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