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Captors of Filipino, Bulgarians Prolong Iraq Drama

Kidnappers threatening to kill a Filipino and two Bulgarians in Iraq kept the hostages’ loved ones on tenterhooks on Monday, as Baghdad said security fears should not scare foreign workers away. Militants had said they would kill Filipino driver Angelo de la Cruz on Sunday unless Manila vowed to bring its 51-strong contingent home by July 20, a month earlier than scheduled, but a Philippine official said the deadline had been extended. “I think there are now new signals that the extension of the deadline has been given another 48-hour life,” Labour Secretary Patricia Santo Tomas said, without elaborating.Full Story

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