World Briefs: Kidnapped Filipino ship captain rescued

Kidnapped Filipino ship captain rescued

MANILA • Philippine soldiers yesterday rescued one of two Filipino crewmen kidnapped two days earlier by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants.

The troops found cargo ship captain Aurelio Agacac in the village of Basakan in the southern Philippine province of Basilan.


Chinese firm wants SeaWorld in China

BEIJING • Chinese real estate investment firm Zhonghong Zhuoye has become the largest shareholder in SeaWorld Entertainment and intends to import its controversial theme parks into China.

SeaWorld is known for the killer whales in its shows, which have been slammed by animal rights groups.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 26, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe