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CHR to Duterte: Rape is never a joke

May 28, 2017 - 6:20 PM

'Women, especially those poor and vulnerable who bear the brunt of the ongoing violence on the ground, are not objects of ridicule either,' says the Commission on Human Rights

CHR to Duterte: Rape is never a joke

Trump girds for defense of top aide in Russia row

May 28, 2017 - 10:54 AM

(UPDATED) The report, if confirmed, would raise new questions about the Trump team's relationship with the Russians, who US intelligence agencies say tried to sway the November election in Trump's favor

Trump girds for defense of top aide in Russia row

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

May 27, 2017 - 11:26 PM

Although for many, Ramadan is a time for families to gather and break the fast with an iftar meal at sunset and socialize, this year it has been marked by violence

Ramadan begins for world's Muslims, violently for some

ISIS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians

May 27, 2017 - 8:44 PM

The jihadist group claims in a statement that its fighters 'set up a checkpoint' for the Christians as they headed to the monastery, then killing them and setting one of their vehicles on fire

ISIS claims deadly attack on Egypt Christians

Ramadan in Libya: little cash and too much violence

May 27, 2017 - 5:16 PM

'There's no point in praying and fasting when a neighbor goes hungry,' says a fast-food restaurant owner in Tripoli

Ramadan in Libya: little cash and too much violence

13 dead as Taliban car bomber hits CIA-funded Afghan militia

May 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM

(UPDATED) Provincial police chief Faizullah Ghairat says members of the elite Khost Provincial Force were the target of the attack

13 dead as Taliban car bomber hits CIA-funded Afghan militia

Trump uses Ramadan message to urge end to violence

May 27, 2017 - 2:50 PM

US President Donald Trump vows to stand with Muslim leaders to counter 'terrorism and the ideology that fuels it'

Trump uses Ramadan message to urge end to violence

Clashes as Venezuela protesters target military base

May 27, 2017 - 10:05 AM

The opposition is trying to sway the support of the armed forces, a key pillar of the government of socialist President Nicolas Maduro, who is resisting opposition calls for early elections

Clashes as Venezuela protesters target military base

Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 28

May 27, 2017 - 7:37 AM

No group has yet claimed responsibility for attacking the bus

Egypt hits jihadists after attack on Christians kills 28

Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on ISIS in the Philippines

May 25, 2017 - 3:25 PM

Watch our interview with terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna live

Rappler Talk: Rohan Gunaratna on ISIS in the Philippines

Time a big factor in Marcos electoral protest – analyst

May 19, 2017 - 7:01 PM

Political analyst Ramon Casiple says Bongbong Marcos would have to decide whether he'll run for senator in 2019 or continue with his electoral protest against Vice President Leni Robredo

Time a big factor in Marcos electoral protest – analyst

[Newspoint] Where Bongbong Marcos stands

May 19, 2017 - 6:30 PM

How can Bongbong Marcos be expected to be patient?

[Newspoint] Where Bongbong Marcos stands

Recall petition filed vs San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez

May 17, 2017 - 12:59 PM

(UPDATED) The petitioners – supporters of former vice mayor Francis Zamora – say they gathered 30,000 signatures to back the petition

Recall petition filed vs San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez

Trump warns sacked FBI chief over media leaks

May 13, 2017 - 1:32 AM

'James Comey better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!,' says Trump

Trump warns sacked FBI chief over media leaks

FBI's Comey says won't dwell on sacking, will 'be fine'

May 11, 2017 - 11:09 AM

'In times of turbulence, the American people should see the FBI as a rock of competence, honesty, and independence'

FBI's Comey says won't dwell on sacking, will 'be fine'

Papers of Trump ex-aide Flynn subpoenaed in Russia probe

May 11, 2017 - 8:03 AM

The Senate Intelligence Committee says it made the formal demand after Flynn rejected its request two weeks ago for information on his contacts with Russian officials and businessmen

Papers of Trump ex-aide Flynn subpoenaed in Russia probe

UK Labour's election manifesto and Brexit plan leaked

May 11, 2017 - 7:36 AM

Among the pledges, which are yet to be signed off, the party says it will guarantee a 'meaningful vote' on the final Brexit agreement and rules out leaving the European Union without a deal

UK Labour's election manifesto and Brexit plan leaked

Trump fires FBI director James Comey, sparking firestorm

May 10, 2017 - 5:56 AM

(UPDATED) The surprise dismissal of Comey, who played a controversial role in the 2016 presidential election, comes as he was leading a probe into whether Trump's aides colluded with Moscow to sway the vote

Trump fires FBI director James Comey, sparking firestorm

Car bomb hits Thailand's troubled south, injures 51

May 09, 2017 - 7:12 PM

(UPDATED) The latest attack hit the town of Pattani around 2 pm, with two bombs going off outside the Big C, a busy supermarket near the town center

Car bomb hits Thailand's troubled south, injures 51

Macron victory is 'good news' for trade-reliant Asia – IMF

May 09, 2017 - 5:48 PM

'I think the result of the French elections really show that it's good news to open trade and globalization, and it reduces the uncertainties of the eurozone,' says Changyong Rhee, director of the International Monetary Fund's Asia and Pacific Department

Macron victory is 'good news' for trade-reliant Asia – IMF

TIMELINE: Marcos-Robredo election case

May 09, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Here are the key moments in the legal battle between Vice President Leni Robredo and her rival in the May 2016 polls, former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

TIMELINE: Marcos-Robredo election case

Clashes at fresh Venezuela anti-government demos

May 09, 2017 - 8:09 AM

Riot cops fire tear gas at protesters in Venezuela as thousands demonstrated against President Nicolas Maduro's efforts to reform the constitution in a deadly political crisis

Clashes at fresh Venezuela anti-government demos

Macron hailed by France's allies but huge challenges await

May 09, 2017 - 7:40 AM

Although the centrist politician faces a huge task ahead to unite a fractured and anxious country, his win has been greeted with relief by EU leaders and financial markets

Macron hailed by France's allies but huge challenges await

Robredo wants Marcos motion vs counter-protest out of SC records

May 08, 2017 - 7:50 PM

Lawyers of Vice President Leni Robredo say the pleading filed by former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr against her counter-protest is already moot and academic

Robredo wants Marcos motion vs counter-protest out of SC records

Third of French voters spoiled ballots or abstained

May 08, 2017 - 1:12 PM

According to official results with more than 80% of votes counted, the abstention rate stood at 24.52% – the highest since the presidential election in 1969

Third of French voters spoiled ballots or abstained

Le Pen claims 'massive' gains but plans party revamp after defeat

May 08, 2017 - 7:25 AM

Marine Le Pen: 'I suggest we begin a profound transformation of our movement to create a new political force'

Le Pen claims 'massive' gains but plans party revamp after defeat

With Macron win secured, France and Germany look to EU future

May 08, 2017 - 7:16 AM

The two staunch allies face tough challenges over Europe's future

With Macron win secured, France and Germany look to EU future

Palace calls for calm after twin Quiapo blasts

May 07, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The police says it is not a terror attack because the bomb had a specific target

Palace calls for calm after twin Quiapo blasts

Tense France picks new president in landmark vote

May 07, 2017 - 11:01 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Whoever wins, there will be profound change for France, the world's 6th biggest economy, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, and a global military power

Tense France picks new president in landmark vote

France tries to curb impact of Macron hack ahead of vote

May 07, 2017 - 7:06 AM

This comes a day before the country heads to the polls for a watershed election

France tries to curb impact of Macron hack ahead of vote

SC acquits rape convict, says act was 'consensual'

May 06, 2017 - 4:58 PM

'The mere presence of abrasions and contusions on her did not preclude the giving of her consent to the sexual intercourse, for abrasions and contusions could also be suffered during voluntary submission of the partners to each other's lust,' the High Court says

SC acquits rape convict, says act was 'consensual'

Looting ravages Venezuela, unrest death toll hits 36

May 06, 2017 - 9:07 AM

(UPDATED) Anger boils over in the western municipality of Rosario de Perija, where young protesters burned, pulled down and then smashed a statue of former president Hugo Chavez, Maduro's late predecessor and mentor

Looting ravages Venezuela, unrest death toll hits 36

Deadly unrest grips Venezuela as students rally

May 05, 2017 - 9:25 AM

(UPDATED) According to the latest toll provided by prosecutors, 35 people have been killed in just over a month of protests against President Nicolas Maduro

Deadly unrest grips Venezuela as students rally

Flames, fatality at Venezuela demo over leader's crisis maneuver

May 04, 2017 - 8:16 AM

Protesters were enraged by the socialist president's launching of procedures by the electoral council to draw up a new constitution

Flames, fatality at Venezuela demo over leader's crisis maneuver

Le Pen, Macron clash in fiery final French debate

May 04, 2017 - 7:39 AM

The duel ahead of this Sunday's (May 7) election was billed as a confrontation between Macron's call for openness and pro-market reforms and Le Pen's France-first nationalism

Le Pen, Macron clash in fiery final French debate

Le Pen, Macron face off in final French presidential debate

May 03, 2017 - 2:17 PM

(UPDATED) Their starkly different views of Europe, immigration, the economy and French identity will be explored for the first time face-to-face following a week marked by bruising clashes between them

Le Pen, Macron face off in final French presidential debate

Macron camp fear high French abstention rate could damage chances

May 03, 2017 - 7:36 AM

Emmanuel Macron's camp warns that a high number of no-shows, especially among left-wing voters, could hurt his chances

Macron camp fear high French abstention rate could damage chances

Duterte, Robredo, Trump | Midday wRap

May 02, 2017 - 12:18 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

Duterte, Robredo, Trump | Midday wRap

Robredo pays P8-M deposit for electoral protest fee

May 02, 2017 - 9:48 AM

(UPDATED) Vice President Leni Robredo raises the required amount from her personal funds and loans from relatives of her late husband

Robredo pays P8-M deposit for electoral protest fee

Venezuela marks one month of deadly violence

May 01, 2017 - 1:41 PM

Protesters took to the streets from April 1 to demand elections after the courts tried to strengthen President Nicolas Maduro's grip on power

Venezuela marks one month of deadly violence

Blair announces return to British politics to fight Brexit

May 01, 2017 - 11:05 AM

He says he wants to build a political movement to shape the policy debate as Britain starts its negotiations to leave the European Union

Blair announces return to British politics to fight Brexit

Another notorious Abu Sayyaf leader killed

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:04 AM

(3RD UPDATE) Alhabsy Misaya – the leader of an Abu Sayyaf subgroup in Indanan, Sulu – is dead, says the military

Another notorious Abu Sayyaf leader killed

3 charged over 2015 Paris attacks – judicial source

Apr 29, 2017 - 9:01 AM

Those charged this week include Samir L. – believed to be linked to the sale of weapons to the supermarket attacker – as well as Miguel M. and Abdelaziz A.

3 charged over 2015 Paris attacks – judicial source

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:29 AM

(UPDATED) The annual spring offensive normally marks the start of the 'fighting season,' though this winter the Taliban continued to battle government forces

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

Calida, election protest, ASEAN 2017 | Evening wRap

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Calida, election protest, ASEAN 2017 | Evening wRap

Torre de Manila, Malacanang, Robredo | Evening wRap

Apr 25, 2017 - 9:22 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Torre de Manila, Malacanang, Robredo | Evening wRap

Bong Alvarez arrested in Baguio for injuring live-in partner

Apr 24, 2017 - 7:24 PM

The basketball player's girlfriend, Mary Ann Dungca Ting, sustained injuries in different parts of her body, according to the Baguio police blotter

Bong Alvarez arrested in Baguio for injuring live-in partner

Venezuela braces for new protest in wave of unrest

Apr 22, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The opposition calls for protesters to march in silence to the Catholic Church's episcopal seats nationwide in a show of condemnation of Maduro's government

Venezuela braces for new protest in wave of unrest

Death toll spikes to 20 in Venezuela protests

Apr 22, 2017 - 1:09 PM

The opposition accuses the government of sending gangs of armed thugs to attack them

Death toll spikes to 20 in Venezuela protests

Dozens of children evacuated from Caracas hospital amid unrest

Apr 21, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez denounces the 'armed gangs hired by the opposition' who attacked a maternity hospital with 54 children

Dozens of children evacuated from Caracas hospital amid unrest