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Tip from Australian police lead to arrest of sex trafficker in Caloocan

May 06, 2020 - 10:15 AM

(UPDATED) Police rescue 3 minors, all children of the suspect

ARRESTED. Authorities with a  41-year-old women accused of forcing her 3 chilldren, all minors, to perform sexual acts via webcam. She was arrested on May 4, 2020, in Caloocan City. Photo from IJM

Australian media sue police after raids over leaked documents

Jun 24, 2019 - 2:10 PM

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation demands an injunction to prevent police from accessing seized files, which concern a two-year-old investigative report on war crimes by Australian special forces in Afghanistan

Two Indonesian pilots may pose security threat: leaked document

Jul 09, 2015 - 3:01 PM

The Australian Federal Police report says the pilots were likely employees of AirAsia and Premiair and came to their attention through their Facebook pages

SUPPORTERS. Image tweeted by user @allyn3237 on June 20, 2014, of a pro-ISIS rally in Jakarta.

Australian police defend alerting Indonesia to 'Bali Nine'

May 04, 2015 - 12:10 PM

Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said he regrets that Indonesia executed the men but does not believe he owes Chan and Sukumaran s families an apology

NOT SORRY. Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Andrew Colvin speaks to the media during a press conference in Canberra, Australia, May 4, 2015. Lukas Coch/EPA

Increased security after planned Australia Anzac Day attack

Apr 19, 2015 - 3:52 PM

UPDATED Security will be boosted at Anzac Day commemorations in Australia s state of Victoria as its premier urges people to turn up despite arrests linked to an alleged ISIS inspired attack plan

Australian held on return from fighting ISIS – report

Apr 05, 2015 - 2:23 PM

Matthew Gardiner a former trade unionist and ex president of the Northern Territory branch of the opposition Labor Party reportedly left Australia early this year to join a Kurdish militia fighting ISIS

In this file photo, passengers check in at Sydney International Airport on 27 November 2010. Sergio Dionisio/EPA

Australia's rights chief claims gov't wanted her to resign

Feb 25, 2015 - 12:37 PM

Australia s Human Rights Commission chief claims the government sought her resignation before a damning report criticizing the detention of asylum seeker children was released

Professor Gillian Triggs, president of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), during an event in Sydney. Image courtesy AHRC

'Imminent' terror attack foiled in Australia

Feb 11, 2015 - 10:02 AM

UPDATED New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn said it is alleged that the planned attack is consistent with the messaging coming out of [ISIS]

A tall ship sails under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, Australia, 03 October 2013. Dean Lewins/EPA

Australia ramps up parliament security after Ottawa attack

Oct 23, 2014 - 10:56 AM

The increased security measures include extra police around the Canadian High Commission

The Australian national flag flies over Parliament House in Canberra on June 20, 2011. Torsten Blackwood/File/AFP

Journalists 'outraged' as Australia drops 'Balibo Five' probe

Oct 22, 2014 - 4:05 PM

It sends a dreadful message that no matter the scale of the tragedy governments can find plenty of excuses to sit on their hands and do nothing

NO JUSTICE? An undated copy photograph of Greg Shackleton, one of five Australian journalists killed while trying to capture images of Indonesian troops as they invaded Balibo, East Timor in 1975. Image by EPA

Australian spy agencies given greater powers

Oct 01, 2014 - 2:59 PM

The government argues the changes are needed to plug gaps in current law and equip agencies to deal with new potential threats

BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING MORE CLOSELY. A security warning sign is seen on a street in downtown Sydney on September 24, 2014. Peter Parks/AFP

Australia: Jihadists targeting PM, parliament

Sep 19, 2014 - 11:00 AM

The statement comes after hundreds of police officers staged a major pre dawn anti terror operation across Sydney and Brisbane on Thursday

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks at the University of Mumbai's Convocation hall in Mumbai on September 4, 2014. Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Australia foils ISIS 'demonstration killings' plot

Sep 18, 2014 - 7:11 AM

UPDATED The operation which spanned numerous suburbs in Sydney and Brisbane comes barely a week after the country raised its terror threat level to high for the first time in a decade

Police and other law enforcement agencies cordon off a street as forensic experts collect evidence inside a house in the Guildford area of Sydney on September 18, 2014. Saeed Khan/AFP

Arrest warrants for suspected Australian jihadists

Jul 30, 2014 - 12:29 PM

The Australian Federal Police said warrants had been issued for two former Sydney men Mohamed Elomar and Khaled Sharrouf who have reportedly joined the Islamic State IS jihadist group fighters

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Jun 23, 2014 - 9:26 PM

Senator Jinggoy Estrada is jailed for the second time Influential jihadist is in the Philippines Egypt sentences Al Jazeera journalists to prison

ISIS online cheerleader Musa Cerantonio spotted in PH

Jun 21, 2014 - 5:50 PM

[Exclusive] Melbourne born the 29 year old jihadist has been staying in the Philippines for nearly a year He has been seen in Manila Cebu and Zamboanga according to Rappler’s sources

De Lima: Not enough resources in anti-cybersex effort

Jan 17, 2014 - 8:34 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the country is well supported logistically in its anti trafficking drive but resources remain inadequate

NBI: Online sex trade cottage industry in PH

Jan 16, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Usually parents or older family members are involved in the prostitution of minors but children won t speak against them making prosecutors job harder

Australia seizes $189-M China meth haul

Oct 11, 2013 - 10:02 AM

Australian police nearly US 190 million in methamphetamine concealed in the tires of a truck from China

METH BUST. Australian police seized US$189 million in methamphetamine hidden in the tires of a truck from China.

Australia puts bounty on people smugglers

Jul 21, 2013 - 3:45 AM

Refugees arriving on unauthorized boats would have no chance of being resettled in Australia in a bid to stop the rush of asylum seekers arriving by sea