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Mother and daughters investigated over German zoo fire

Jan 03, 2020 - 9:28 AM

The tragedy sparks an outpouring of sympathy, with tearful visitors lighting candles and leaving flowers and soft toys at the entrance of the zoo

Flowers, candles, stuffed animals and placards are placed at a makeshift memorial for the animals that died in a fire at the zoo's monkey house on January 1, 2020 at the main entrance of the zoo in Krefeld, western Germany. Fire ripped through the monkey house at Krefeld zoo on New Year's Eve, killing dozens of animals, including orangutans, chimpanzees and marmosets, the management said. Christoph Reichwein / dpa / AFP

Lani Misalucha, Christian Bautista, apl.de.ap headline SEA Games 2019 opening

Nov 22, 2019 - 8:19 PM

The TNT Boys, KZ Tandingan, and Aicelle Santos are also part of the star-studded line-up for the SEA Games 2019 opening ceremonies

SEA GAMES. Filipino artists headline the opening of the athletic meet. Images from the Instagram accounts of Lani Misalucha, apl.de.ap, Christian Bautista

Kai Sotto posterizer AP Manlapaz lifts Adamson with career game

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:05 PM

AP Manlapaz continues to carve his own place in Franz Pumaren's rotation for the Soaring Falcons

DOING THE LITTLE THINGS. AP Manlapaz says he did not expect his breakout streak. Photo from UAAP

CA says ERC can hear case vs Meralco, Aboitiz subsidiaries

Jul 01, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The Court of Appeals junks the petition filed by Meralco and two Aboitiz subsidiaries seeking to dismiss a complaint filed by the Energy Regulatory Commission's investigating unit

The week in photos: November 18-24, 2017

Nov 25, 2017 - 9:50 AM

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

Models celebrate during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

LOOK: There's a newly discovered great ape species in Indonesia

Nov 07, 2017 - 4:42 PM

'It's the first declaration of a new great ape species in about 100 years'

NEW SPECIES. A new species of orangutan has been discovered in the remote jungles of Indonesia, immediately becoming the world's most endangered great ape. AFP PHOTO / SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN CONSERVATION PROGRAMME / JAMES ASKEW

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Review: Finale of biblical proportions

Jul 18, 2017 - 1:10 PM

War stretches Dawn’s metaphors to near biblical proportion

'War for The Planet of The Apes': Memikat sekaligus mengusik nurani

Jul 13, 2017 - 11:27 AM

Para pembuat film ini berhasil menghidupkan setiap bagian cerita dan karakter dengan sinematografi dan dialog yang apik

HUMANIS DAN FILOSOFIS. Bagi penonton yang mencari film filosofis yang menyuguhkan adegan yang mengusik cara pandang dan sisi humanis anda, film ini adalah pilihan yang sangat tepat. Foto dari 20th Century Fox Indonesia

Eton taps Aboitiz for power supply

Jun 11, 2017 - 11:40 PM

Under the agreement Eton Properties will be sourcing 5 2 MW from the MakBan Geothermal Power Plant in Batangas

ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY. The real estate developer is creating more office spaces that are environment-friendly to optimize the continuous growth of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry

Vaccine created to protect Ebola-ravaged chimps

Mar 09, 2017 - 11:34 PM

The vaccine is given orally the developers say which means it can be put into food bait and left out for the animals to eat easier and less traumatic than darting

EBOLA VACCINES FOR APES. This file photo taken on June 29, 2015 shows chimpanzees from Monkey Island, a celebrated colony of former research lab captives on an atoll deep in the jungle of southern Liberia. File photo by Zoom Dosso/ AFP

Stars offer prayers after Davao explosion

Sep 03, 2016 - 2:06 PM

Vice Ganda apl de ap Gary Valenciano and many more speak up after an explosion in Davao kills at least 14 people

#PRAYFORDAVAO. Robin Padilla, Bea Alonzo, apl.de.ap, and Josh Duhamel are some of the stars who spoke up about the Davao explosion on social media. File photos by Rob Reyes/Alecs Ongcal/Rappler, Jean Baptiste Lacroix/Dave Mangels/Getty Images North America/AFP

WATCH: Black Eyed Peas back with star-studded 'Where Is The Love?' remake

Sep 01, 2016 - 11:32 PM

More than a decade after the 9 11 attacks the Black Eyed Peas are banding together with Kendall Usher Jessie J Justin Timberlake and many more to ask once again Where is the love?

Screengrabs from YouTube/BlackEyedPeasVEVO

AP wins first Pulitzer for Public Service for story on slaves in Indonesia

Apr 19, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Indonesia was only one among other Southeast countries where the slavery in the seafood industry transpired

SLAVERY. AP wins a Pulitzer for its series on slavery in the seafood industry. Photo from www.ap.org

ERC: Probe vs Meralco, gencos over 2013 rate hike a 'priority'

Feb 14, 2016 - 11:19 PM

The commission says a decision would hopefully be coming this year

Fil-Am kid gets perfect score in advanced calculus test

Jan 28, 2016 - 4:30 PM

Cedrick Argueta from Los Angeles the 17 year old son of a Filipina nurse and a Salvadoran maintenance worker is one of 12 students worldwide who gets a perfect score in the AP Calculus exam

Los Angeles student Cedrick Argueta in an interview with local station KTLA5. Framegrab courtesy KTLA5

Apl de ap on new book, Christmas in PH, Black Eyed Peas comeback

Dec 18, 2015 - 6:00 PM

The Filipino American singer partners with the Department of Tourism for the campaign Visit the Philippines Again 2016

IN PHOTOS: PH stars perform at APEC 2015 dinner

Nov 18, 2015 - 11:27 PM

Charice El Gamma Penumbra Gary V Martin Nievera Jessica Sanchez Apl de ap Cecile Licad and many more perform for the economic leaders at the APEC 2015 dinner

Screengrab from Instagram/supercharice

VLOG: Philippines highlights modernity in London travel event

Nov 04, 2015 - 9:17 PM

Filipino rapper Apl De Ap of Black Eyed Peas sings his own composition to invite the world to the Philippines

Libya talks to resume in Algiers Monday

Apr 11, 2015 - 10:59 AM

The United Nations has said the talks would focus on the formation of a government of national unity as well as security measures in Libya

NEGOTIATIONS. Algerian Minister for African and Maghreb Affairs Abdelader Messahel (C-L), and UN Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya Bernardino Leon (C-R) take part in talks with representatives of Libyan political leaders and activists as part of an effort to resolve the conflict in Libya, Algiers, Algeria, 10 March 2015. File photo from EPA

The best of Coach Apl's 'The Voice PH' punchlines

Mar 02, 2015 - 6:19 PM

That performance parang karne and more gems from Coach Apl who tackles everything from pedicabs to EDSA on The Voice of the Philippines

Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

FULL RECAP: 'The Voice PH' live shows, week 2

Feb 01, 2015 - 9:45 PM

The full song list of performances from the last week of the Live Shows plus the results as they are announced

FULL RECAP: 'The Voice PH' live shows, week 1

Jan 25, 2015 - 11:22 PM

The full song list from the live shows These are updated with results as they are announced

Screengrabs from YouTube

Abbas says to cut ties with Israel if UN move fails

Dec 23, 2014 - 11:34 PM

If the Arab Palestinian initiative submitted to the Security Council to put an end to Israeli occupation doesn t pass we will be forced to take the necessary political and legal decisions Abbas tells the Algerian APS news agency

In this file photo, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas attends a meeting with Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi (unseen) in Cairo on August 23, 2014. Hasan Mohamed/EPA

From viral karaoke vid to 'The Voice PH': Watch Alisah Bonaobra's stunning audition

Nov 16, 2014 - 11:36 PM

Alisah sings ‘Domino’ and joins team Apl

Is Ebola's invisible threat scarier than war?

Oct 19, 2014 - 10:29 PM

You can t see shells falling guns pointed or identify the bad guys: for many journalists the invisible threat of Ebola is more unnerving than covering a war

TO ISOLATION. Nurses wearing a protective suit escorts a man infected with the Ebola virus to a hospital in Liberia. File photo by AFP/Zoom

'Apes' swing to top of North American box office

Jul 15, 2014 - 10:23 AM

Transformers: Age of Extinction lands in second place

'Planet of Apes' sequel swings in to rave reviews

Jul 12, 2014 - 3:09 PM

It will be a box office draw says experts But the film also asks important questions about conflict and communicates its message with flair and verve

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Review: More man than ape

Jul 12, 2014 - 11:06 AM

One of the brightest blockbusters of the year says Zig Marasigan of this sequel

Movies playing this week: Apes, aliens and music

Jul 09, 2014 - 1:54 PM

This week’s line up of flicks is a mixture of films from different genres

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Movie poster contest

Jun 27, 2014 - 3:57 PM

The entries have been submitted and voting has been closed Find out who won the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes alternative movie poster contest

Graphic by Emil Mercado

Man vs ape: Much more similar than you think

Jun 27, 2014 - 3:55 PM

Click around the infographic below and see just how much humans have in common with the great apes

graphic by Emil Mercado

Planet of the dying apes: experts sound alarm over shrinking habitats

Jun 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Experts predict that at the current rate human development will have impacted 90 of the apes habitat in Africa and 99 in Asia by 2030

WATCH: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ new trailer

Jun 25, 2014 - 1:12 AM

The movie stars Andy Serkis Gary Oldman Jason Clarke and Keri Russell

In Photos: Feeling the PH love at #OneVibePH

Jun 13, 2014 - 9:46 PM

Scenes from the concert put together by Viber featuring apl de ap DJ Laidback Luke Mars Miranda Motherbass Funk Avy and more

German AP photographer shot dead in Afghanistan

Apr 05, 2014 - 12:03 AM

Anja Niedringhaus is the third journalist working for international media to be killed in Afghanistan during the election campaign

JOURNALIST KILLED. A file picture taken on April 5, 2003 shows AP Photographer Anja Niedringhaus who was killed on April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while she was sitting in her car with a colleague in eastern Afghanistan. File AFP photo/HO

Pentatonix, int'l artists perform in NYC for Pinoy Relief concert

Mar 12, 2014 - 4:31 PM

The star studded lineup of both international and Filipino artists had one goal: to raise funds and help victims of Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

PENTATONIX. Seen here in a screengrab from their YouTube channel, the popular band performed at the Pinoy Relief concert in NYC on March 11 (March 12 in Manila). Screengrab from YouTube

WATCH: Jessica Sanchez on singing 'Let It Go' at NYC concert

Mar 12, 2014 - 10:37 AM

The ‘Idol’ star joined forces with fellow Fil Am composer Oscar winning Bobby Lopez to cover the ‘Frozen’ hit at NYC’s Pinoy Relief concert

LET IT GO. Jessica Sanchez performed the 'Frozen' hit 'Let It Go' with composer Bobby Lopez at the NYC Pinoy Relief concert. Screengrab from video provided by Pinoy Relief

LeBron James is AP's Male Athlete of the Year

Dec 28, 2013 - 1:31 AM

The Associated Press gives its annual Male Athlete of the Year award to 4 time NBA MVP and back to back champion LeBron James

KING JAMES. 2013 is another good year for LeBron James as he caps it off by being awarded AP's Male Athlete of the Year. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rappler Newscast | December 27, 2013

Dec 27, 2013 - 7:56 PM

Pacquiao’s wealth and Michael Koncz Thai government wants military security for February polls Survey says Americans think this Congress is the worst ever

[The Voice PHL] And the winner will be...

Sep 29, 2013 - 7:10 PM

We dare predict the big winner of ‘The Voice of the Philippines’ Season 1

THE BIG J. Janice Javier just might emerge as THE 'Voice of the Philippines.' Photo: Mark Quimpo-Demayo

Former FBI agent pleads guilty in AP leak case – US

Sep 24, 2013 - 7:09 AM

The leak was related to a CIA operation that disrupted a plot in 2012 from Al Qaeda s branch in Yemen to detonate a bomb on an airplane bound for the United States

'The Voice PHL': And then there were 8

Sep 21, 2013 - 9:18 PM

The Voice of the Philippines Top 8 meet the press in the run up to the semi finals

8 IS ENOUGH. 'V reporters' Robi Domingo and Alex Gonzaga (5th and 6th from left) are flanked by the show's remaining contestants: (L to R) Thor Dulay, Janice Javier, Paolo Onesa, Myk Perez, Klarisse De Guzman, Morissette Amon, Mitoy Yonting, and Radha Tinsay. Photos by Mark Quimpo-Demayo

[Voice PHL] Goodbye, everybody, they’ve got to go

Sep 16, 2013 - 10:08 PM

‘The Voice of the Philippines’’ 3rd to the last weekend lets go of 4 more hopefuls

WHERE WAS THE LOVE? Jessica Reynoso, one of the better 'Voice' contestants, got an odd score from the Black Eyed Pea. Photo from her Facebook

HIGHLIGHTS: Star Magic Ball 2013

Sep 11, 2013 - 9:00 AM

A glimpse of the program that took place

COUPLE OF THE NIGHT. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. Host Martin Nievera keeps the mood light.

The Voice of the Philippines: 4 more bite the dust

Sep 10, 2013 - 9:17 PM

September 8 live show yields more casualties including one fan favorite

BYE, MR. SHY. One of the more unique ‘The Voice’ contenders, Darryl Shy got much love from viewers but not enough from Coach Lea. Photo by Ian Pedarse/Ang Litratista

Now the men: singles at the Star Magic Ball 2013 red carpet

Sep 10, 2013 - 12:00 PM

If this were Cinderella s ball any of these men is the perfect Prince Charming

DASHING, DAPPER. Jake Cuenca arrived solo, to the joy of female fans. All photos by Inoue Jaena

Putin warns West vs Syria attack

Sep 04, 2013 - 2:17 PM

Putin tells AP Russia doesn t exclude backing any action vs Syria at the UN as long as evidence shows the Syrian regime used chemical weapons

PUTIN SPEAKS. Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a statement during a press conference in Novo-Ogaryovo presidential residence outside Moscow, Russia, 03 September 2013. EPA/Maxim Shipenkov / Pool

Mitoy, Janice dominate 'The Voice' live

Sep 03, 2013 - 3:25 PM

Powerhouse performances and great audience vibe in The Voice PH live telecast

UNSTOPPABLE. Mitoy owned the show with his 'Don't Stop Me Now' number. Photo from his Facebook

'The Voice': Hello, live show, bye, 4 singers

Aug 27, 2013 - 7:05 PM

‘The Voice of the Philippines’ live show round has begun to eliminate more contenders

EXIT DUDE. ‘The Voice of the Philippines’’ Junji (front, left) is the first to go home out of Team Sarah’s Top 6, leaving behind (clockwise from left) live-show winner Morissette, Klarisse, Yuki, live-show survivor Eva, and Maki. All photos from the show’s Facebook page