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Papua New Guinea: Tourist from U.S. gang raped while boyfriend tied to a tree

channelnewsasia.com reported — American tourist gang-raped on Papua New Guinea jungle trek: Report
Police described the attack as a gang-rape and told the newspaper at least two suspects carrying bush knives and spears were involved. An American woman hiking in Papua New Guinea with her London-based boyfriend was gang-raped and three of her fingers slashed in a brutal attack along a famous World War II trail, a report said Wednesday (Jan 13).

PNG police said the pair, both aged 31, were on the Kokoda Track which runs through the jungles of the island state off Australia’s northeastern tip when they were attacked and stripped of their belongings including mobile phones, shoes, backpacks and 15,000 kina (US$5,000) in cash. Read Article

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Manila Phillipines: Alleged corruption of airport officials planting bullets in luggage to extort bribes from passengers

breitbart.com reported…The Department of Transportation of the Philippines is under fire after more than 20 people have come forward claiming airport officials planted bullets in their luggage to prevent them from boarding flights unless they paid a bribe. Quartz reports that the cases have occurred in the capital city’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Foreign passengers [...]

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Malaysia: Four tourists deported for posing nude on Mount Kinabalu, sacred area

news.yahoo.com reported Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) (AFP) – Four Western tourists were ordered deported from Malaysia on Friday after pleading guilty to obscenity charges for taking nude photos on a popular climbing peak Mount Kinabalu, an act some in the country blamed for causing a deadly earthquake. Read Article

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Phillipines: Islamists threaten to execute German hostage on Friday if ransom not paid

Ransom deadline nears for German hostages in Philippines A German hostage in the Philippines says Islamists have threatened to execute him on Friday if his ransom of over 4 million euros isn’t paid. The man was captured with his wife in the western Pacific in April. Stefan Okonek, aged 74, told a local radio station [...]

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Kuala Lumpur: Man Killed, tourists injured in tourist district from grenade explosion

scmp.com reported oOne dead and a dozen injured, including two Chinese nationals, in blast outside a pub in bustling tourist district of Kuala Lumpur. A man was killed and a dozen others wounded, including two Chinese nationals, when a hand grenade exploded early yesterday in a tourist section of Malaysia’s capital. Police suspect the attack [...]

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Indonesia: Tourists still missing after boat sinks

scmp.com reported 13 rescued two days after Indonesia tourist boat sinks as two foreigners remain missing Tourist vessel sank in a storm on trip between Lombok and Komodo islands .Eight foreigners and five Indonesians were rescued on Monday two days after their tourist boat sank during a storm in the archipelago, having survived by huddling [...]

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Pothuvil, Sri Lanka: British Tourist Allegedly Raped by Tourist Guide

A British tourist lady was raped on Ramazan day Pothuvil police says that a tourist guide has been arrested who was suspected to have abused a female British tourist. He is a resident of Pothuvil area and the girl (20) was abused while she was at Kottukalliya area. The investigations are going on to arrest [...]

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Guam: Russia Claims detaining of Russian citizen “de facto kidnapping”

themoscowtimes.com reported Moscow has dispatched a diplomatic mission to the U.S. territory of Guam to demand that a Russian lawmaker’s son arrested on hacking charges be transferred from jail to a hospital, diplomats said. Suspected hacker Roman Seleznev, who has a metal plate in his head after surviving a bomb attack in Morocco in 2011, [...]

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Six foreigners die in fiery car crash in Malaysia

New Straits Times reports that the driver of the Nissan Skyline that exploded after crashing yesterday into a pillar near the Kampung Pandan roundabout here, killing its six occupants, was a British expatriate. He was identified as 40-year-old Simon John Hall, based on the identification card found in his wallet. It was learnt that Hall, [...]

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Pulau Pom Pom Malaysia: tourist shot dead, other kidnapped

themalaymailonline.com reported that a tourist was shot dead this morning when gunmen stormed a resort in Pulau Pom Pom off the coast of Semporna on Sabah’s east coast, national police chief Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar has confirmed. Lim Min Hsu, 57, was found with two gunshot wounds along the corridor of the water village [...]

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