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Manhunt under way for Turkey club gunman

Turkish police yesterday were conducting a massive manhunt for a gunman who killed 39 people, mostly foreigners, in a rampage at an upmarket nightclub in Istanbul where revelers were celebrating New Year.

THE ordeal of Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad, who was kidnapped with two Canadians and a Filipina from a Samal island resort in Davao Gulf in September, 2015, ended Saturday night. He and three Indonesians were released by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu, to Nur Misuari of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) who turned them over to Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza.

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A severed head purportedly belonging to Canadian hostage Robert Hall was found Monday evening at the gate of the Jolo Cathedral in Sulu.

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Duterte invited to Olympic cage qualifying

Since still months away, perhaps even a year, from actually shaking hands with Trudeau in a future state visit or some APEC-like summit, incoming Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will nonetheless get to meet members of the Canadian basketball team if his schedule allows him to grace the inaugurals of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament at the Mall of Asia Arena in early July.

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