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Swiss Hostage Escapes From Philippine Militants

A Swiss wildlife photographer who was kidnapped by Islamic militants in the Philippines nearly three years ago has been rescued on a southern island, a military official said Saturday. Lorenzo Vinciguerra escaped from Abu Sayyaf rebels on the island of Sulu Saturday, killing one of them with a machete as he made a break for freedom during a clash between the insurgents and government troops, Colonel Allan Arrojado, commander of the army's Joint Task Group, told reporters. He was...

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