Algeria hostage crisis

Associated Press
Joseph Balmaceda, center, one of the four Filipino oil field workers who was wounded but survived the terrorist attacks of an oil field in Algeria, limps to his waiting vehicle after talking to the media at the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration in Manila, Philippines, Monday Jan. 21, 2013.  In a separate briefing by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Spokesman Raul Hernandez said six Filipino workers were killed and four more are still unaccounted for. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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Algerian forces are scouring the Sahara desert for five foreigners missing since Islamist militants attacked a remote natural gas plant, an official said Jan. 22.

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