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WHO unveils plan to tackle global snakebite 'emergency'

May 23, 2019 - 11:54 PM

Each year, nearly 3 million people are bitten by poisonous snakes, with an estimated 81,000-138,000 deaths

Saudi Arabia downs explosive-laden drone from Yemen – coalition

May 23, 2019 - 11:41 PM

The Yemeni rebels' Al-Masirah TV says the attack has targeted a Patriot air defense system

Spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition Colonel Turki Al-Maliki talks during an interview with AFP in the capital Riyadh, on May 21, 2019. File photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Climate change can be reversed, Leonardo DiCaprio's 'Ice on Fire' claims

May 23, 2019 - 11:20 PM

The actor who produced the documentary has once again teamed up with director Leila Conners, who he worked with in the climate documentary 'The 11th Hour'

US actor Leonardo DiCaprio arrives for the screening of the film "Ice on Fire" at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 22, 2019. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

Iran says no talks with U.S. 'under any circumstances'

May 23, 2019 - 11:02 PM

Keyvan Khosravi, spokesman of the Supreme National Security Council, says there has been an uptick in official delegations travelling to Tehran from various capitals, although 'most of them are coming on behalf of America'

IMF warns U.S.-China trade war will 'jeopardize' 2019 global growth

May 23, 2019 - 10:54 PM

'Consumers in the US and China are unequivocally the losers from trade tensions,' Gita Gopinath, the International Monetary Fund's chief economist, says in a blog post

[ANALYSIS] The dangerous Cardema precedent

May 23, 2019 - 10:37 PM

The fact that he also used his position as NYC chair to campaign for Duterte Youth and other Duterte-endorsed candidates is also a possible election offense

Bicolano tycoon sues Bikoy, Facebook, Youtube for cyberlibel

May 23, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Elizaldy Co and his luxury resort Misibis Bay are asking for P1.1 billion in damages

India's Gandhi concedes personal defeat in family bastion

May 23, 2019 - 9:51 PM

India's main opposition Congress party has held Amethi in Uttar Pradesh state since 1967 except for one 3-year stint in 1977-80 and a separate one-year period in 1998-99

GANDHI CONCEDES. Indian National Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi looks on during a press conference, in New Delhi on May 23, 2019. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

'Bikoy' surrenders, claims his previous statements are false | Evening wRap

May 23, 2019 - 9:42 PM

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Shanti Dope's management slams PDEA over move to ban 'Amatz': 'Brazen use of power'

May 23, 2019 - 9:35 PM

'This is a brazen use of power, and an affront to our right to think, write, create, and talk freely about the state of the nation'

Gilas bows out as Perlas sweeps FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup qualifiers

May 23, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Gilas Pilipinas falls short despite stringing up two wins as Perlas advances to the main draw with a 3-0 slate

Photo from FIBA

Philippine Navy's first ever missile-capable warship hits water

May 23, 2019 - 9:19 PM

The future BRP Jose Rizal is transferred to the water for the first time during a launching ceremony at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea

BRP JOSE RIZAL. The Philippine Navy's most capable warship BRP Jose Rizal is launched. All photos from the Philippine Navy

144 election-related incidents reported in Mindanao – group

May 23, 2019 - 9:06 PM

International Alert reports that most of the violent incidents in Mindanao during the 2019 midterm elections involved explosives and brawls, not guns

Photo courtesy of International Alert

Rappler Talk: Making sense of the 2019 party-list race with Walden Bello

May 23, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Former Akbayan representative Walden Bello weighs on the lessons learned from the 2019 elections

[OPINION] In choosing a degree, consider Library and Information Science

May 23, 2019 - 8:53 PM

A librarian has the responsibility to guide their patrons to the truth. Nowadays, such a responsibility is greatly needed.

LIST: Neophyte party-list reps include businessmen, political clans, former gov't officials

May 23, 2019 - 8:22 PM

At least 19 groups consider the 18th Congress as their first foray into the House of Representatives. But not all are completely new to government service.

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Frizzle Anne

May 23, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Let the singer-songwriter's sweet voice serenade you tonight!

Deadly new air strikes as Syria army battles jihadists

May 23, 2019 - 8:08 PM

The United Nations has warned that an all-out offensive on the Idlib region would lead to a humanitarian catastrophe for its nearly 3 million residents

AIR STRIKES. This picture taken on May 23, 2019, shows smoke plumes rising following reported Syrian government forces' bombardment on the town of Khan Sheikhun in the southern countryside of the rebel-held Idlib province. Photo by Anas Al-dyab/AFP

'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' author Judith Kerr dies at 95

May 23, 2019 - 8:01 PM

HarperCollins confirms the author's death due to 'a short illness'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 12, 2018 German-born British author and illustrator Judith Kerr, poses for a photograph at her home in west London on June 12, 2018. - British author Judith Kerr, author of the famous children's book "The Tiger Who Came To Tea" and creater of the "Mog" series, has died at the age of 95, her publisher Harper Collins announced on May 23, 2019. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP)

Populists eye upsets as Brexit-bound UK, Netherlands kick off EU elections

May 23, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Britain joins the Netherlands in kicking off 4 days of voting across the continent

EU ELECTIONS. A man arrives at Leeds Minster, converted into a polling station for the day, as voters cast their votes in the European Parliament elections, in Leeds, north east England, on May 23, 2019. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

FALSE: Samira Gutoc gets zero vote in Mandaluyong

May 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Election results data show that Gutoc received votes in all clustered precincts in Mandaluyong City

Bangko Sentral slashes reserve requirement for small banks

May 23, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas slashes the amount small banks need to hold in their reserves – a move that is expected to free up some P20 billion in the economy

[OPINION] For the opposition, all hope is not lost

May 23, 2019 - 7:13 PM

'If there’s one thing that this election produced, it’s the new and stronger leaders of the opposition, in the likes of Chel, Samira, and Florin'

Enderun pulls off shocker, kicks UST off D-League playoffs

May 23, 2019 - 6:59 PM

Also-ran Enderun pushes UST to a five-way tie that dropped the Tigers out of playoff contention due to an inferior quotient

GAME HERO. Brandon Chauca erupts for 31 points to power Enderun’s surprise stand against UST. Photo from PBA Images

Pisay students to school board: Don't let students who shared lewd photos graduate

May 23, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Philippine Science High School students make the call after the board overturns the management and disciplinary committees’ recommendation that 6 male students be prevented from graduating

DEMANDING ANSWERS. Philippine Science High School students demand the school board reconsider a decision allowing students who shared lewd photos to graduate. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Attacks vs journalists, social media blocks in Indonesia amid election riots – IFJ

May 23, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Media groups say at least 7 journalists were reportedly attacked while they were covering the protests, while social media platforms WhatsApp and Facebook were blocked

RIOT. Indonesian anti-riot police clash with protesters during a demonstration against Indonesia's President Joko Widodo's victory in the recent election in Jakarta on May 22, 2019. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Last call for entries to the 69th Palanca Awards

May 23, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Aspiring authors may submit entries before the 6 pm deadline on May 31, 2019

May postpones her final Brexit showdown

May 23, 2019 - 6:26 PM

(UPDATED) 'We will update the house on the publication and introduction of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill on our return from the Whitsun recess,' government official Mark Spencer tells lawmakers

BREXIT. In this file photo, a European Union flag and a UK flag are pictured during a special meeting of the European Council on November 25, 2018 in Brussels. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

'ScUber' launches submarine trips to Great Barrier Reef

May 23, 2019 - 6:20 PM

People in Queensland state will be able to order a ride through the Uber app on a two-person submarine and tour the Great Barrier Reef

FilOil: Baltazar, Serrano lead La Salle in Arellano rout

May 23, 2019 - 6:15 PM

The La Salle Green Archers cruise to their third straight victory behind the double-double performances of Justine Baltazar and Encho Serrano

MAIN MAN. The Green Archers expect to draw more from big man Justine Baltazar. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The Body Shop owner Natura to buy Avon

May 23, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Natura is buying Avon in a deal that will create the world's 4th largest beauty products company

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 14, 2011 the newly completed U.S. headquarters for Avon Products Inc. in New York City. - Brazilian cosmethics leader Natura announced on May 22, 2019 the purchase of US Avon, in an operation that constituted the fourth world beauty products group. (Photo by MARIO TAMA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Modi vows 'inclusive' India after landslide election win

May 23, 2019 - 6:09 PM

(UPDATED) Although final results are yet to be published, a rolling vote count by the election commission shows the Bharatiya Janata Party has ncreased its majority with 302 out of 543 elected lower house seats

MODI SUPPORTERS. Indian supporters and party workers of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wear masks of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and flash victory signs as they celebrate on the vote results day for India's general election in Bangalore on May 23, 2019. Photo by Manjunath Kiran/AFP

Luxury fashion brand Prada to shed animal fur from collection

May 23, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Goodbye animal fur! The Italian fashion house says that its lauded decision stems from 'a positive dialogue' with the Fur Free Alliance (FFA)

LOOK: Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao attend premiere of Lav Diaz's 'Ang Hupa' in Cannes

May 23, 2019 - 5:36 PM

'Ang Hupa' is part of the 'Directors' Fortnight,' a non-competitive competition in Cannes

DJ Khaled is the Waze voice you didn't know you needed

May 23, 2019 - 5:29 PM

Because why not, right?

DJ KHALED. He's on Waze now too. Still from DJ Khaled's Instagram

FALSE: Villegas, Tagle 'say followers are traitors' for not voting for Otso Diretso

May 23, 2019 - 5:20 PM

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines says the claim is 'fake news and propaganda'

ISIS threat on Marawi now low, but military keeps eye on remnants

May 23, 2019 - 5:14 PM

Abu Dar, the last remaining leader of the Islamic State-linked group Maute Group, was killed in military operation in Lanao del Sur in March

SURRENDERED. In this file photo from May 11, 2018, President Rodrigo Duterte leads the inspection of the firearms surrendered by the ISIS-Maute Group at the Capitol Gymnasium in Sacayo, Marawi City. Malacañang photo

'Traffic jam' on Everest as two more climbers die reaching summit

May 23, 2019 - 5:04 PM

An American and Indian climber are the latest fatalities, their expedition organisers say, on one of the busiest-ever days on the the 8,848-meter peak

EVEREST 'TRAFFIC JAM.' This handout photo taken on May 22, 2019 and released by climber Nirmal Purja's Project Possible expedition shows heavy traffic of mountain climbers lining up to stand at the summit of Mount Everest. Handout photo by Project Possible/AFP

Compostela Valley renamed 'Davao de Oro' in new law

May 23, 2019 - 4:55 PM

But a plebiscite will be held for Compostela Valley voters to approve or reject the new name

Thurman says ready to 'crucify' Pacquiao

May 23, 2019 - 4:38 PM

'I know he likes to quote Bible verses so I'll let you know – he's getting crucified,' unbeaten American Keith Thurman says of Manny Pacquiao

BOLD. Keith Thurman believes he can destroy ‘the legend’ of the Filipino eight-division champion. Photo by Stephanie Trapp/TGB Promotions

Bacolod youth coalition heeds global call to strike for climate justice on May 24

May 23, 2019 - 4:33 PM

Istorya Klima, an interactive community event at the Bacolod Public Plaza, aims to start conversations in compelling and innovative ways through art, music, and storytelling

Graphic from Youth for Climate Hope

50 children saved after police bust pedophile website – Interpol

May 23, 2019 - 4:25 PM

More arrests are expected as police in nearly 60 countries pursue investigations stemming from an Interpol operation launched two years ago into a hidden 'dark web' site with 63,000 users worldwide

Water interruptions hit QC earlier than scheduled as pipeline gets damaged

May 23, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Manila Water initially scheduled service interruptions from Friday to Saturday, May 24 to 25, but a DPWH contractor damaged a pipeline, causing the supply to be cut off starting Thursday, May 23


China rebukes U.S. over warship sail-by in Taiwan Strait

May 23, 2019 - 3:50 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The US Navy says the USS Preble, a destroyer, and USNS Walter S. Diehl, a supply ship, conducted a routine transit 'in accordance with international law'

USS PREBLE. In this image released by the US Navy Visual News Service March 14, 2011 shows the guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) after refueling. Photo by Navy Visual News Service / Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alexander Tidd/AFP

Australia names NBA star-studded World Cup squad

May 23, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Sixers star Ben Simmons banners the 17-man Boomers squad in the World Cup where Gilas Pilipinas will also see action

Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Ghazali Jaafar's son takes his place in Bangsamoro Transition Authority

May 23, 2019 - 3:39 PM

Other new appointments include Fernando Borja as special envoy to Japan and Grepor Belgica as Presidential Adviser for Religious Affairs

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with some of the members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority during the inauguration of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex in Cotabato City on March 29, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Up to PH to consider U.S. concerns over Huawei, says envoy

May 23, 2019 - 3:29 PM

US Ambassador Sung Kim stresses Washington's 'serious concerns' about Chinese firm Huawei, which will be involved in the Department of the Interior and Local Government's China-funded Safe Philippines project

US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim responds to reporters’ questions at the weekly Pandesal Forum in Quezon City. May 23, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Premium taxi drivers to get salaries in new guideline

May 23, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade signs the 'Taxi Modernization Program' in line with the public utility vehicle modernization program of the government

NEW GUIDELINES. Premium taxis are up next to be modernized under the Department of Transportation. File photo by Rappler

LOOK: Miss Universe 2016 Iris Mittenaere wears Michael Cinco to Cannes 2019

May 23, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Thai actresses Praya Lundberg, Sririta Jensen, and Bollywood celebrity Kangana Ranaut also wear the designer's couture gowns at the film festival

READ: DICT statement on U.S. blacklisting of Huawei

May 23, 2019 - 2:55 PM

The Department of Information and Communications Technology says the impending US trade ban against Huawei will have 'little impact' on the Philippine telecommunications industry