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Philippine police chief freed, some rebels give up

A Philippine police chief abducted by a small band of Muslim rebels convinced them to surrender and emerged free, but a separate larger group continued to hold several hostages, officials said.

Philippines standoff: Muslim rebels seek international mediation

On the third day of standoff between Muslim rebels and government troops in southern Philippines, a demand for international mediation has reportedly been made by the rebels.

Muslim rebel attack shuts down Philippine city

Followers of separatist leader Nur Misuari clashed with soldiers as Mayor Isabelle Climaco-Salazar ordered all schools and offices to remain closed.