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Syria at UN says 'victory is now within reach'

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:55 PM

'The liberation of Aleppo and Palmyra, the lifting of the seige of Deir Ezzor and the eradication of terrorism from many parts of Syria prove that victory is now within reach,' Syrian foreign minister Walid al-Muallem tells the General Assembly

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem arrives to meet with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on September 21, 2017 at the United Nations in New York. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

IN PHOTOS: How migrant workers in Qatar spend their day off

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:46 PM

For migrant workers in Qatar, Fridays are the one and only day they have to themselves

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La Salle's Luistro: 'Matutulog pa ba uli kayo ngayong gabi?'

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:25 PM

'Ang bayang akala nila'y nahihimbing ay nagising na,' says De La Salle Philippines President Armin Luistro on the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law

NATION'S SLEEP. De La Salle Philippines President Armin Luistro speaks at the Manlaban para sa Karapatan concert rally at the Commission on Human Rights on September 21. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Threats of narcoterrorism in the Philippines

Sep 23, 2017 - 11:08 PM

Narcoterrorism has become a security problem that, if not quickly abated, can undermine world peace and stability

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PH rejects calls by UN member-states for probe into EJKs

Sep 23, 2017 - 10:33 PM

The Philippine delegation insists that deaths from police operations 'are not EJKs'

HUMAN RIGHTS REVIEW. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) air a live webcast from Geneva, Switzerland of the 3rd Cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Philippines at the CHR Central Office in Quezon City on September 22, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

New quake shakes traumatized Mexico City

Sep 23, 2017 - 10:20 PM

(UPDATED) The quake struck at 12:53 GMT with an epicenter 19.3 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of the city of Matias Romero, in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey reports

RESCUE WORK. Rescue workers ask for silence during the search of survivors in a building at Colonia Roma in Mexico City on September 23, 2017, four days after the powerful quake that hit central Mexico. Photo by Pedro Pardo/AFP

KPK ungkap modus operandi baru dalam kasus suap Walikota Cilegon

Sep 23, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Walikota Cilegon Tubagus Imam Ariyadi dijanjikan akan diberi uang suap senilai Rp 1,5 miliar asal menerbitkan izin Amdal

BARANG BUKTI. Wakil Ketua KPK Basaria Panjaitan (kanan) menyaksikan Penyidik KPK memperlihatkan barang bukti terkait OTT Suap Walikota Cilegon di Gedung KPK, Jakarta, Sabtu, 23 September. Foto oleh Aprillio Akbar/ANTARA

WATCH: Rachelle Ann Go, Martin Spies' romantic wedding proposal

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Martin proposes to Rachelle in Boracay

Sneak peek: McDonalds' cute 'Adventure Time' Happy Meals

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:57 PM

Check out the cute, colorful toys that you can get with your next McDonalds meal

Adventure Time on Mcdonald's Happy Meal

LOOK: Geoff Eigenmann, Maya welcome baby girl

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Meet the couple's daughter Arabella Simone Eigenmann

3.5-magnitude earthquake rattles North Korea near nuclear test site

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:26 PM

It comes after days of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's regime, as international alarm mounts over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions

EARTHQUAKE IN NORTH KOREA. People watch a television news screen showing a map of the epicenter of an earthquake in North Korea, at a railway station in Seoul on September 23, 2017. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

De Lima slams Duterte in two September 21 protests

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Despite her detention, Senator Leila de Lima participates in the biggest opposition gatherings so far under President Rodrigo Duterte

Iran tests new medium-range missile, defying US warnings

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:59 PM

State television carries footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile military parade in Tehran on Friday

Indonesia resmi menjadi juara umum ASEAN Para Games 2017

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:56 PM

Timnas para games Indonesia memboyong 126 medali emas, 75 medali perak dan 50 medali perunggu

Budayaw, a rich ASEAN festival, held for 1st time in PH

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:27 PM

Celebrated in General Santos City, Budayaw cultural festival showcases performances and creative expressions from different ASEAN countries


TNT KaTropa dominates Ginebra to secure twice-to-beat

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:20 PM

The TNT Katropa secured their spot in the top 4 and surged to their fourth straight win after toppling the top seed Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.

TWICE TO BEAT. Jayson Castro showed why he is one of the best guards in the league by dropping 28 points and 7 assists. Photo by PBA Images

LIVE UPDATES: Philippines vs Thailand - 2017 FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:47 PM

Follow Rappler for live updates on Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas’ FIBA ACC match-up vs Thailand's Mono Vampire Basketball Club on Sunday, 2:30 pm

FOTO: Gunung Agung berstatus awas, puluhan ribu warga Bali mengungsi

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:44 PM

Bencana letusan Gunung Api justru menguatkan solidaritas di antara warga Bali

TEMPAT PENAMPUNGAN. Petugas Satpol PP membantu pengungsi Gunung Agung di tempat penampungan GOR Suweca, Klungkung, Bali, Jumat, 22 September. Foto oleh Nyoman Budhiana/ANTARA

Rain or Shine Elasto Painters manhandle Blackwater Elite

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:42 PM

Rain or Shine gets the win but falls short of a top 4 spot after TNT defeated Ginebra.

PAINT JOB. Gabe Norwood added 15 points in the win over Blackwater. Photo by PBA Images

UPrising: #UPFight tops PH trends as netizens celebrate win over DLSU in UAAP

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Paul Desiderio, WowUP, and DLSU Green Archers also among top 10 trends shortly after the game

Ai-Ai delas Alas plays single mom in 'Bes and the Beshies'

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:27 PM

Ai-Ai stars in the movie together with Zsa Zsa Padilla, Carmi Martin, and Beauty Gonzalez

Rainshowers due to Nando in parts of Luzon on Sunday

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Tropical Depression Nando will bring moderate to occasional heavy rain to Zambales and Bataan on Sunday, September 24

Surface map analysis as of September 19, 4 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Chooks to Go Pilipinas falls to Palestine in FIBA Asia Champions Cup

Sep 23, 2017 - 6:57 PM

The Philippine team fails to recreate last night's magic, falling to Sareyyet Ramallah.

FALLING SHORT. Isaiah Austin added 13 points, 8 rebounds and two blocks but was seen limping to the locker room at halftime. File photo by Bounty Sports

UP Fighting Maroons pull off shocking win over the Green Archers

Sep 23, 2017 - 6:39 PM

The Fighting Maroons sink 16 triples, the most a team had made since 2010.

STUNNER. The UP Fighting Maroons give the defending champions their first loss. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bangladesh says Rohingya refugee influx over

Sep 23, 2017 - 6:37 PM

Bangladesh border guards says they have seen no boats carrying Rohingya on the Naf river, which marks the Myanmar border, or in the Bay of Bengal for at least 3 days

INFLUX. In this photograph taken on May 20, 2015, Bangladeshi migrants are transported on a bus in Langsa, Aceh province after they were rescued by Indonesian fishermen off the eastern coast of Aceh. AFP File photo

Duterte's new matrix links Maute Group to drugs

Sep 23, 2017 - 6:31 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says this could explain how the ISIS-inspired Maute Group sustains its operations in Marawi City

NEW MATRIX. President Rodrigo Duterte presents a new matrix that links the terrorist Maute Group to illegal drugs.

New Zealand PM English makes strong start in early election count

Sep 23, 2017 - 6:20 PM

The major parties must forge coalitions to reach a majority under New Zealand's proportional voting system, meaning English would still need support from maverick Winston Peters' NZF to form government

POLLS. New Zealand goes to the polls on September 23, 2017 with New Zealand opposition Labour leader Jacinda Ardern conceded she needed more time to win over wavering voters as Prime Minister Bill English is seeking a fourth term for his conservative National Party. Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP

FB Messenger crashes for thousands of users

Sep 23, 2017 - 5:59 PM reports that most of the outages come from the Philippines, Australia, and parts of Europe

French left to stage street showdown over Macron reforms

Sep 23, 2017 - 5:48 PM

The 3rd in a series of nationwide protests comes a day after Macron signed his signature reforms into law

Peradilan rakyat nyatakan Myanmar terbukti melakukan genosida kepada etnis Rohingya

Sep 23, 2017 - 5:44 PM

Kesimpulan itu diambil usai mempertimbangkan berbagai dokumen, kesaksian para hali dan testimonial 200 korban

KEPUTUSAN. Pengadilan Rakyat Internasional (IPT) menyatakan jika Myanmar terbukti melakukan genosida kepada kaum etnis Rohingya. Foto diambil dari akun Twitter @kicaunuri

Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' most streamed ever on Spotify

Sep 23, 2017 - 5:04 PM

'Shape of You' ends the 11-month reign of Drake's 'One Dance' on the streaming service

Duterte to reveal Trillanes bank account 'partners'

Sep 23, 2017 - 4:48 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also accuses Senator Antonio Trillanes IV of having multiple bank accounts

WARNING TO TRILLANES. President Rodrigo Duterte address members of the media during a gathering at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City on September 22. Photo by Joey Dalumpines/Presidential Photo

FOTO: Bocoran film ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’

Sep 23, 2017 - 4:43 PM

‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ akan tayang pada Januari 2018 mendatang

Dylan O'Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giancarlo Esposito, Dexter Darden dan Rosa Salazar dalam film "Maze Runner: The Death Cure.' Foto dari 20th Century Fox

The week in photos: September 16-22, 2017

Sep 23, 2017 - 4:12 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BULLSEYE. Children play around a protest banner during an anti-government rally in Luneta on September 21, 2017. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Daftar para pemenang gugatan praperadilan terhadap KPK

Sep 23, 2017 - 4:12 PM

Usai dikalahkan, KPK kembali mengajukan keberatan ke pengadilan

FEU sparks late 3rd quarter comeback to crush Growling Tigers

Sep 23, 2017 - 4:09 PM

A balanced effort by the Tamaraws sparked a 16-2 run, that ultimately sealed the win for the Tamaraws

ESCAPE. The FEU Tamaraws exacted revenge on the Growling Tigers' dominant start.Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

NBI raids house of Bacolod cop, seizes firearms, drugs

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:55 PM

SPO1 Joshua Barile claims the confiscated firearms were evidence from police raids, while the packets of suspected shabu were allegedly planted

Locator map of Bacolod City, Philippines

'Sorriest team I ever played against': Netizens rage after Astana import bashes PH team

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:47 PM

BC Astana import Justin Carter didn't exactly endear himself to basketball fans in the Philippines.

LOW BLOW. Justin Carter calls Chooks to Go the 'sorriest team' he'd ever played against, but it was Carter who shot 3-of-21 from the field. Photo from Carter's Facebook

Black-clad armed men harass towns outside Marawi

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The military says it is investigating the presence of 5 to 7 armed men in the town of Bayang in Lanao del Sur

HARASSMENT. Mayor Aslani Pangarungan Balt says about 20 black-clad armed men harassed a military detachment in his town Bayang. Rappler photo

PH improves on ASEAN Para Games finish, exceeds 2015 medal haul

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The Philippines improves from its seventh place finish in 2015, winning 20 golds for fifth place.

MORE THAN A GAME. Prudencia Panaliga, who won gold in the women's 200m race, was one of the athletes who shone brightly at the ASEAN Para Games. Photo by Janneth Tenorio

North Korea 'more opaque' after YouTube propaganda ban – monitors

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:35 PM

YouTube has cut off a vital supply of video used by open source researchers, which means there is now less visibility into what's happening in North Korea

Mexico's quake-proof building codes not always respected

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:23 PM

The neighborhoods hit hardest are in the central Roma and Condesa zones, home to many charming buildings from the early part of the 20th century

SHAKEN. View of a street at the eastern area of Mexico City after a 8,2 earthquake on September 8, 2017. Alfredo Estrella/AFP

RAW Deal: Will RAW also have No Mercy on Braun Strowman?

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Will Braun Strowman walk out of No Mercy as the WWE Universal champion, or will Brock Lesnar carry the title through to the Royal Rumble?

STRONG MAN. It boils down to what you believe will and should happen: does Lesnar win, but he won’t be seen again until the Royal Rumble, or does Strowman bring the championship back full-time to RAW? Photo from

Thousands flock UPLB for 'promised cash' from Marcos wealth

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:08 PM

(UPDATED) 'Mabuhay si Apo!' thousands chant at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, as organizers promise them 'blessings'

LATE STRONGMAN. Booklets detailing the achievements of former President Ferdinand Marcos were given during an event in UP Los Banos. Photo by Jan Jacob Jansalin/Rappler

WATCH: Songs of protest to remember horrors of Martial Law

Sep 23, 2017 - 2:50 PM

On Thursday, September 21, Filipinos stand up for their rights in various ways – including through art and music

BELL TOWER. UP Carillon plays 'Bayan Ko' and 'UP Naming Mahal' on the 45th anniversary of Martial Law. Screenshot from the UP Diliman USC post

How an army captain died saving his soldier's life in Marawi

Sep 23, 2017 - 2:36 PM

Company Commander Rommel Sandoval could not bear seeing any of his men wounded. For this, he paid the ultimate sacrifice.

'DAREDEVIL.' Caprain Rommel Sandoval's courage was 'above and beyond the call of duty,' said his superiors. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Camille Prats gives birth to baby girl Nala Camilla

Sep 23, 2017 - 2:08 PM

'Your much awaited arrival has finally come. World, meet our princess, Nala Camilla Prats Yambao,' says actress and TV host Camille Prats

'MEET OUR PRINCESS.' Actress and TV host Camille Prats posts a photo of her daughter, Nala Camilla, with husband VJ Yambao. Screen grab from Instagram/@camilleprats

Malacañang defends Cabinet 'right to privacy' in SALN

Sep 23, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says that 'those working in the government, such as members of the Cabinet, still have the right to privacy'

Servania drops Valdez, but loses world title bid by decision

Sep 23, 2017 - 1:31 PM

Genesis Servania scores a knockdown in round 4 but Oscar Valdez boxes his way to a unanimous decision win.

VALOR IN DEFEAT. Genesis Servania dropped Oscar Valdez but lost a unanimous decision in his first fight in the United States. Photo by Top Rank