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Canadian Executed by Islamic Militants in Southern Philippines, Trudeau Says

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed the beheading of a Canadian taken hostage in the southern Philippines last year and held for a $21 million ransom by al-Qaida-linked militants. Trudeau, speaking Monday, voiced outrage at the killing of retiree John Ridsdel, calling it an "unnecessary death ... an act of cold-blooded murder." Ridsdel was one of two Canadian nationals seized along with a Norwegian resort manager in September at a marina on the...

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