Virtual Pinay helps convict Australian pedophile

An Australian man caught in a global sting to trap child sex predators using a virtual 10-year-old Filipina called Sweetie has been jailed, in what is thought to be the first conviction from the operation, reports said Wednesday.Full article

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North Korea frees detained American, two still held

As of 10/22/2014 7:37 AM
North Korea has freed one of three Americans detained in the isolated country, and in a surprise move allowed a Pentagon plane to land in Pyongyang on Tuesday to fly him home. Full article

Switzerland top destination for expats: poll

As of 10/22/2014 7:37 AM
Switzerland is the world's favorite destination among expats, followed by Singapore and China, a poll on quality of life for bank HSBC found on Wednesday. Full article

Canada fears new Islamist threat after soldier killed

As of 10/22/2014 7:35 AM
Canada was faced with the spectre of Islamist violence Tuesday after a soldier run over by a suspected jihadist died in hospital, as its warplanes headed to bomb Islamic State militants in Iraq. Full article

US hails chance to cooperate with Cuba on Ebola

As of 10/22/2014 7:34 AM
The United States welcomed Tuesday having the chance to cooperate with its old Cold War rival Cuba in the fight against Ebola, a State Department source told AFP. Full article

Transgender troops seek end to US military taboo

As of 10/21/2014 1:20 PM
WASHINGTON - For Donna Harding, joining the Australian army was a bid to try to suppress what she had known from an early age -- she was a girl trapped in a boy's body. Full article

HK protesters add helmets to their umbrellas

As of 10/21/2014 1:19 PM
HONG KONG - When Anson Lau first joined Hong Kong's pro-democracy rallies he carried little more than a raincoat and a bottle of water. But as police began wielding pepper spray and batons, the 20-year-old insurance agent has donned a hard hat and home-made body armour -- symbols of a new and dangerous phase. Full article

US urges Congo to rescind expulsion of UN rights envoy

As of 10/21/2014 8:13 AM
The United States on Monday urged Kinshasa to reverse a decision to expel the UN's rights envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo after a damning report on police violence. Full article

Nigeria declared Ebola-free in 'spectacular success'

As of 10/21/2014 8:04 AM
Nigeria was declared Ebola-free on Monday in a "spectacular success" in the battle to contain the spread of a virus which is devastating Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia where more than 4,500 people have died. Full article

Former Australian prime minister Gough Whitlam dead at 98

As of 10/21/2014 7:57 AM
Former prime minister Gough Whitlam, one of Australia's most admired figures who led the nation through a period of massive change, died Tuesday aged 98, his family said. Full article

Catholic Church remains closed to gays, divorce

As of 10/21/2014 4:02 AM
Nagtapos na ang dalawang linggong pulong ng mga obispo sa Vatican City at lumabas na sarado at konserbatibo pa rin ang Simbahang Katolika sa usapin tungkol sa homosexuality at divorce. Full article