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EXPLAINER: What are the media companies' challenges to the AFP raids about?

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:44 PM

The courts will consider 3 questions when they determine whether the law that supported the Australian Federal Police raids violates the implied freedom

ABC. A woman walks past Australia's public broadcaster ABC's head office building in Sydney on September 27, 2018. File photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

Australian police raid public broadcaster amid media crackdown

Jun 05, 2019 - 1:07 PM

ABC executives say police searched the corporation's offices in Sydney, targeting 3 journalists involved in a two-year-old investigative report

RAIDED. In this file photo taken on September 27, 2018 the logo for Australia's public broadcaster ABC is seen at its head office building in Sydney. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

ABC renews 'Grey’s Anatomy' for another two seasons

May 11, 2019 - 4:02 PM

The longest-running medical TV drama will still be around for seasons 16 and 17

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May 30, 2018 - 7:47 PM

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Mario Batali steps away from businesses, TV show amid sexual harassment allegations

Dec 11, 2017 - 11:37 PM

The famous chef issues an apology

ABC suspends journalist over inaccurate Flynn report

Dec 03, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Brian Ross is suspended for 4 weeks over an inaccurate report on ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn, which forced ABC to issue a clarification

ABC. The ABC logo is viewed outside of ABC headquarters February 24, 2010 in New York, New York. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

ABC denies axing Tim Allen over Trump support

Aug 07, 2017 - 12:15 PM

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey says politics had nothing to do with the cancellation of the show

Foreign journalist covering Marawi survives stray bullet

Jun 15, 2017 - 3:11 PM

Adam Harvey of the Australian TV network ABC is hit by a stray bullet as he took photos inside the provincial capitol compound

BULLET HOLE. A sniper's bullet pierces through a wall of a mosque near a military camp in Marawi City. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Duterte supporters rally behind him on social media

Sep 17, 2016 - 11:35 AM

A message circulating online says some groups want the international community to protest against the Duterte administration s war on drugs

WATCH: Ariana Grande performs Whitney Houston medley

Aug 05, 2016 - 10:20 PM

Ariana belts a medley of Whitney Houston s How Will I Know and Queen of the Night

WHITNEY HOUSTON TRIBUTE. Ariana Grande channeled her inner Whitney Houston with a medley of the singer's greatest hits. Screengrab from Instagram/arianagrande

WATCH: Backstreet Boys, Meghan Trainor team up for 'I Want It That Way'

Jul 09, 2016 - 3:21 PM

The Backstreet Boys and Meghan Trainor appear on ABC s Greatest Hits

Screengrab from YouTube/ The Dark Side Of Backstreet

CBCP on Pope's decision: Abortion remains wrong

Sep 03, 2015 - 1:37 PM

Still a Filipino archbishop says Pope Francis through a recent decision wants to show that ‘the mercy of God is bigger than the sin of abortion’

REJECTING ABORTION. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, CBCP president, says the Catholic Church continues to reject abortion as a 'grave and serious wrong.' File photo by Noli Yamsuan/Archdiocese of Manila

Pope to single mom: 'You respected life, don't be ashamed'

Sep 02, 2015 - 10:49 PM

Single mother Rosemary Farfan tells Pope Francis I ve felt guilty at times and ashamed Calling her a courageous woman the Pope drives her to tears

'DON'T BE ASHAMED.' On ABC News, comforting words from Pope Francis drives single mother Rosemary Farfan to tears. Separate screen shots from the YouTube account of ABC News

Avril Lavigne opens up about battle with Lyme disease

Jun 30, 2015 - 12:15 PM

I think for me it s like a second shot at life says Avril

‘Revenge’ canceled, cast thanks fans for the love

Apr 30, 2015 - 1:06 PM

‘You will never know how much it s meant to all of us ’ Emily VanCamp writes on Twitter

GOODBYE, REVENGE. Revenge will end after 4 years. Photo from Facebook/Revenge

Major character killed off 'Grey's Anatomy'

Apr 24, 2015 - 2:07 PM

The show bids goodbye to one of Grey s most beloved doctors in this major shocker

Photo from Facebook/ABC

Bettinna Carlos: TV star, single mom, savvy foodpreneur

Mar 07, 2015 - 1:52 PM

Beyond her starring role as single mom learn how she manages a glitzy career while growing her Baked Bites by ABC

Far from ending her career, sudden motherhood expanded Bettinna Carlos’ horizons

Ferguson police officer says he has 'clean conscience'

Nov 26, 2014 - 8:47 AM

UPDATED The reason I have a clean conscience is because I know I did my job right Wilson tells ABC News speaking publicly for the first time

SPEAKING OUT. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in an interview with ABC News's George Stephanopolous (not in photo), aired 25 November 2014. Image courtesy ABC News

Cuts could cost 400 jobs at Australian public broadcaster

Nov 24, 2014 - 10:34 AM

Canberra last week announced the public broadcaster s budget would be cut by Aus 254 million US 221 million over the next 5 years

The ABC Brisbane Radio studios in South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland, 21 July 2013. Image courtesy Kgbo/WikiMedia Commons

Diane Sawyer to step down from 'ABC World News'

Jun 26, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Journalist David Muir will anchor the show starting September

Australian minister turns on PM over ABC attack

Jan 30, 2014 - 10:02 AM

Turnbull defended Abbott s right to critique ABC while stating that ABC must retain its editorial independence

UNDER PRESSURE. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a file photo 7 Sept 2013. Saeed Khan/AFP

Coin toss earns city council seat for Pacquiao’s brother

Dec 18, 2013 - 7:44 PM

The tie between Roel Pacquiao and Ma Lourdes Casabuena in the ABC elections is broken by a flipping of the coin Now he s ex officio city councilor in GenSan

WebHits: White girl in a barbershop

Dec 14, 2013 - 8:00 AM

What happens to a white woman who finds herself in a barbershop in the heart of New York City Harlem?

Obama says he and Iran's Rowhani swapped letters

Sep 15, 2013 - 9:20 PM

UPDATED The US president in an interview aired on ABC News confirmed the outreach to Rowhani for the first time

DIPLOMATIC OVERTURES. US President Barack Obama tells ABC News that he has swapped letters with Iranian President Hassan Rowhani. File photo by AFP

Looking back: When PH ruled Asian basketball

Aug 10, 2013 - 1:44 PM

Rappler looks back at an era when the Philippines lorded it over Asian basketball

LAST AT HOME. Jaworksi was part of the team that last hoisted the trophy at home. File photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

2nd convergence deal: ABS-CBN, Globe seal partnership

May 28, 2013 - 10:50 AM

With this new ABS CBN and Globe media telco deal and the existing PLDT and TV5 synergies GMA 7 is left out in the cold

Barbara Walters hospitalized

Jan 21, 2013 - 7:54 AM

The 83 year old veteran American TV reporter fell on a chair

Barbara Walters attends the TIME's 2009 Person of the Year at the Time & Life Building on November 12, 2009 in New York City. Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Time Inc/AFP

Clinton doesn't believe she'll run in 2016

Dec 13, 2012 - 7:28 AM

I ve been as you know at the highest levels of American and now international activities for 20 years and I just thought it was time to take a step off maybe do some reading and writing and speaking and teaching

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughs during an interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters, aired December 12, 2012. Frame grab courtesy of ABC News.

PNB-Allied-BPI merger to lift Lucio Tan banks' credit rating - Moody's

Nov 26, 2012 - 6:41 PM

Lucio Tan owned Philippine National Bank PNB and Allied Banking Corporation ABC are bound to improve their credit rating under a merger with Ayala owned Bank of the Philippine Islands BPI

TOP PH LENDER? BPI and PNB are in talks for a merger deal that will create the Philippines' largest lender by assets, beating BDO

Nicholas Sparks now on TV

Nov 02, 2012 - 12:06 PM

The author who never fails to make his readers cry ventures into the literal tele novela

PAPER, FILM, TV. Author Nicholas Sparks is conquering all 3. Image from the Nicholas Sparks Facebook page

Obama says 'things that are not true:' Romney

Sep 14, 2012 - 9:30 PM

Republican nominee Mitt Romney attacked US President Barack Obama s honesty on Friday September 14 alleging that the White House incumbent is likely to make untrue statements in upcoming US election debates

OBAMA 'LYING.' Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney during an interview with ABC News's George Stephanopolous, aired September 14, 2012. Image courtesy ABC News

Cheney says Romney should avoid Palin 'mistake'

Jul 30, 2012 - 9:09 AM

Former Republican vice president Dick Cheney advised Mitt Romney to pick a running mate with more experience than Sarah Palin

[Fashion] #PHFashionWeek day 4

May 26, 2012 - 1:06 PM

Day 4 part 1 saw retail brands Jag and Oxygen face off

SEEING RED. Cal Carrie's international model Ram Sagad walks for Oxygen. Photo by Kai Magsanoc

Beyonce speaks out about Blue Ivy

May 01, 2012 - 11:13 AM

The singer actress finally addresses surrogate speculations

IMMEASURABLE HAPPINESS. Beyonce with daughter Baby Blue Carter. Photo from

Alicia Silverstone defends "birdfeeding" video

Apr 27, 2012 - 4:11 PM

The actress has been receiving tongue lashing for a video

DIRTY? Parenting experts have criticized Silverstone on the apparently unhealthy way she feeds her son.

Christiane Amanpour back on CNN

Apr 14, 2012 - 11:52 AM

The new nightly show Amanpour will be a 30 minute daily broadcast

BACK ON CNN. Official headshot for CNN International's Christiane Amanpour. The globetrotting international correspondent and anchor returns to CNN International with a nightly global affairs program starting April 16, 2012. Photo courtesy of CNN.