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Sunday, July 27. 2003, 12:00:00 AM UTC

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Sunday, July 27, 2003

A group of approximately 50 rogue soldiers from the Armed Forces of the Philippines seizes a portion of a shopping mall and the adjacent hotel in Makati City, Metro Manila in the Philippines demanding President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's resignation. They claim to have surrounded the occupied zones with explosives and have temporarily held several people in the hotel, including Australian Ambassador Ruth Pierce. The group is said by some officials to be connected to ousted President Joseph Estrada and oppositionist Senator Gregorio Honasan, who staged several coup attempts in the late 1980s. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3099797.stm//ruby.inq7.net/specialfeatures/coup/whats/?offset=0
The BBC reports that an extensive investigation of Loch Ness by a BBC team, using 600 separate sonar beams, found no trace of any sea monster in the loch. Loch Ness is a popular tourist attraction because of the rumors surrounding an alleged monster or plesiosaur populating the lake (see Loch Ness Monster). The BBC team stated that it is now conclusively proven that Nessie does not exist. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3096839.stm
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