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China detains activists, mutes livestreams ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

May 31, 2019 - 8:25 AM

Discussions of the 1989 pro-democracy protests and its military suppression are taboo in China, and authorities have rounded up or warned activists, lawyers and journalists ahead of the anniversary each year

HONG KONG REMEMBERS. Pro-democracy activists attend a march in Hong Kong on May 26, 2019 to commemorate the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

China confirms death of ex-gov't spokesman who denied Tiananmen deaths

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:03 PM

Yuan Mu defended the Chinese government after soldiers of the People's Liberation Army fired on unarmed pro-democracy protesters

MORE KILLED? An activist sits in front of a poster of the 'Tank Man' a popular figure related to the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. File photo by Anthony Wallace/ AFP

LISTEN: Miss the 'old' Taylor Swift? Here are 10 songs to remember her by

Nov 10, 2017 - 6:56 PM

In loving memory of the old Taylor

SC affirms ruling vs P8.5-B back pay for Napocor employees

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:06 PM

The Supreme Court says the National Power Corporation employees failed to raise new issues that could convince it to reverse its ruling

NEXT SC JUSTICE. The JBC holds interviews to screen applicants for the post of Supreme Court associate justice. Photo by Mark Z. Saludes/Rappler

Duterte admits to personally killing during Davao hostage incidents

Dec 16, 2016 - 9:15 PM

UPDATED You are pictured as a killer So? At least I killed to protect people says the Philippine President

DID HE KILL? President Rodrigo Duterte clarifies his remarks on 'personally killing' criminals during an interview with reporters on December 16, 2016 in Singapore. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte in 1989: 'Shoot-to-kill can never be shoot-to-live'

Apr 20, 2016 - 11:30 AM

In 1989 when the final assault was made at 3 pm the Australian was dead but 5 Filipina hostages were still inside a cell along with the hostage takers

Presidential election survey front-runner Davao city mayor Rodrigo Duterte speaks at the Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City on April 12, 2016.

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Apr 18, 2016 - 12:18 PM

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‘Welcome home, my soldiers’: The AFP 30 years after EDSA

Feb 24, 2016 - 3:00 PM

What was the military like after the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution? A military that had trouble growing up

President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino (L) and Armed Forces Chief General Fidel Ramos stand in attention as the 1986 graduates of the elite Philippine Military Academy pass in review at a commencement exercise in Baguio, a resort city 250 kilometers of Manila. President Aquino is the first woman Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.AFP PHOTO ROMEO GACAD / AFP / ROMEO GACAD

Apple wins exclusive on Taylor Swift's '1989' tour film

Dec 15, 2015 - 12:59 AM

Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes I have a little surprise for you Taylor writes as she announces the news

Jared Leto sues TMZ over leaked Taylor Swift critique video

Dec 10, 2015 - 8:46 PM

The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman files a copyright lawsuit against TMZ and its parent company Warner Brothers Entertainment

JARED LETO. The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman files a lawsuit against TMZ and its parent company, Warner Brothers Entertainment, for allegedly stolen footage. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Kemeriahan konser Taylor Swift di Singapura

Nov 08, 2015 - 2:33 PM

Tak hanya warga Singapura Swifties asal Indonesia juga datang ke Singapore Indoor Stadium untuk menonton langsung penampilan memukau dari Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift performs 'Let It Go' with Idina Menzel in 'Frozen' costumes

Nov 02, 2015 - 10:14 AM

Frozen totally happened tonight writes Taylor of the performance

DENGAR: Ryan Adams nyanyikan 'Bad Blood' milik Taylor Swift

Sep 18, 2015 - 6:16 PM

Ryan Adams akan merilis album cover Taylor Swift 1989 pada 21 September

1989. Ryan Adams akan merilis album cover Taylor Swift. Foto dari Twitter/TheRyanAdams

WATCH: Taylor Swift performs with Alanis Morissette

Aug 25, 2015 - 10:03 PM

Taylor and Alanis perform a duet of You Oughta Know

WATCH: 7-year-old piano prodigy plays Taylor Swift medley

Aug 21, 2015 - 6:18 PM

Jacob Velazquez catches Taylor s attention with his medley of songs from her 1989 album

BIGGEST FAN. Jacob Velazquez is Taylor Swift's biggest fan. Screengrab from YouTube/Jacob Velazquez

WATCH: Lorde and Taylor Swift perform 'Royals' in '1989' show

Jul 14, 2015 - 8:50 PM

Lorde makes a surprise appearance at Taylor s concert in Washington DC

At 25, Taylor Swift proves extraordinary force

Jun 23, 2015 - 11:34 AM

The singer shows she is a formidable force in the business world as Apple found out

2 SBMA officials face criminal, administrative raps

Apr 29, 2015 - 6:57 PM

Fahrenheit Company Limited has accused the two officials of dishonesty gross misconduct grave abuse of authority and oppression

Taylor Swift officially world's top seller in 2014

Feb 24, 2015 - 12:12 PM

British boyband One Direction followed Swift at number two

QUEEN TAYLOR. Taylor was reportedly crowned the top seller of 2014

One Direction dethrones Taylor Swift to top US music charts

Nov 27, 2014 - 12:31 PM

But the debut week for One Direction s Four was far more modest than that for Taylor s 1989 which sold nearly 1 3 million albums in the week after its release

Taylor Swift album posts top first sales in 12 years

Nov 05, 2014 - 5:54 PM

The album s sales figure is the highest for an album since 2002 s The Eminem Show

Taylor Swift goes pop for giant release

Oct 28, 2014 - 11:00 AM

The beleaguered record industry hopes her new album 1989 will be the year s top seller

WATCH: Taylor Swift on players, haters in new ‘Shake it Off’ music video

Aug 19, 2014 - 7:12 AM

I go on too many dates but I can’t make them stay at least that’s what people say go the lyrics Plus see every outfit she wears in the video too

Taylor Swift 3 fan surprises: Details on new material here

Aug 19, 2014 - 5:48 AM

That s a secret I ve been keeping for a really really long time said Taylor at her livestream

China jails man for planning Tiananmen protest: lawyer

Mar 24, 2014 - 3:13 PM

Gu Yimin faces 18 months imprisonment for planning to hold a protest to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre