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Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy protection

Jun 30, 2020 - 10:33 AM

Struggling with a debt of more than $1 billion, the famous circus troupe files for bankruptcy protection as it lays off 3,480 of its workers

Lebanon central bank official charged in currency probe

May 18, 2020 - 10:30 PM

Mazen Hamdane is accused of manipulating the Lebanese pound and 'breaching [its] stability through directly buying dollars from money changers'

Barbed wire is placed in front of the central bank headquarters in Beirut to keep protesters away from the building, on December 30, 2019. - Since September, banks have restricted the number of dollars that can be withdrawn or transferred abroad. Although no formal policy is in place, most have arbitrarily capped withdrawals at around $1,000 a month, while others have imposed tighter restrictions. (Photo by ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Cirque du Soleil lays off most of its workforce over coronavirus pandemic

Mar 20, 2020 - 10:22 AM

Cirque du Soleil temporarily lays off 4,679 employees as the coronavirus pandemic forces the circus to close all 44 of its shows worldwide

Cirque du Soleil cancels shows in China over coronavirus

Jan 24, 2020 - 10:47 AM

The call was made in response to Chinese officials' efforts to contain the outbreak

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL. The entertainment group cancels its shows in China amid a coronavirus outbreak. Screenshot from Facebook.com/CirqueDuSoleil

High wire: Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte held for 'growing cannabis'

Nov 13, 2019 - 3:35 PM

He is detained on charges of growing cannabis on his private island in the South Pacific

GUY LALIBERTE. The Cirque du Soleil founder speaks onstage at an event in Hollywood, California in 2011. The entrepreneur has recently been detained for 'growing cannabis.' Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil/AFP

Stunning Senegal baobab forest being swallowed by mining

Nov 02, 2019 - 6:07 PM

In Bandia, one of Senegal's most beautiful baobab forests is gradually being devoured by cement manufacturers quarrying limestone

A baobab tree is seen in agricultural fields on the outskirts of Bandia forest on September 25, 2019. The need for cement in a growing Dakar means that quarries are need to feed the factories, these quarries are moving closer to villages and threatening Bandia Forest. JOHN WESSELS / AFP

Most Notre-Dame pledges not yet collected – archbishop

May 16, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Donors have pledged about a billion euros ($1.12 billion) but so far 'the greater part of these donations have not yet materialized,' says the Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit

DAMAGED. In this file photo, firefighters spray water as they work to extinguish a fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris early on April 16, 2019. File photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

Cinemalaya’s ‘Respeto,’ ‘Bagahe’ win in international festivals

Oct 19, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The two films from Cinemalaya’s 2017 run are recognized in festivals in Canada and Italy

RESPETO. The Cinemalaya 2017 winner starring rapper Abra gets recgonized in a festival in Canada. Photo from Facebook.com/respetomovie

Messi to star in Cirque du Soleil show

Oct 10, 2018 - 11:41 PM

The football superstar's incredible career highlights the new Cirque du Soleil show next year

SHOWTIME. Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi gets to share his story with the famed circus troupe. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP)

After diplomatic row, Canada's Cirque du Soleil dazzles Riyadh

Sep 24, 2018 - 8:19 AM

The acrobatic troupe performs in Riyadh to mark Saudi Arabia national day, more than a month after the kingdom expelled Canada's ambassador and froze all new trade

DAZZLING. A member of the Canadian circus troop Le Cirque du Soleil performs a show as a part of celebrations of the 88th Saudi National Day at the King Fahad stadium on September 23, 2018 in Riyadh. Photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

The week in photos: May 12-18, 2018

May 19, 2018 - 2:48 PM

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

A Palestinian youth waves a sparkler next a mosque in Gaza City on May 16, 2018, as the faithful prepare to start the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED

Facebook denies 'censoring' 19th-century vagina painting

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:45 AM

This comes after Facebook fought for 5 years to avoid being taken to court in France over the case

FACEBOOK. How can you protect yourself online? File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

On Holy Innocents Day, De Lima calls for justice for children killed in drug war

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:15 PM

Senator Leila de Lima calls out the Duterte administration for the death of children and minors in its drug war

ANTI-DRUG WAR. Senator Leila de Lima waves at her supporters after appearing before the Muntinlupa Regional Trial Court Branch 206 where her trumped-up charges on illegal drug trade are being heard. Photo from De Lima's office

Charlie Jean Du: 'Spare me. I'm pregnant!'

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:00 PM

'It’s like they killed an animal,' says Liezel Du of the fate of her teenage daughter who had bullets lodged in her arms, stomach, and buttocks

GONE AT 15. Messages from friends and family surround one of the photos of Charlie Jean Du at her wake

Slain teen, unborn baby laid to rest in Cavite

Nov 05, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The mother of 15-year-old Charlie Jean Du says her daughter could not have been involved in a gang

Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Undas 2017: De Lima urges Filipinos to remember people killed in drug war

Nov 01, 2017 - 2:04 PM

'Ang Undas [na] ito ay hindi lamang pag-alala sa mga pinatay kundi maging sa mga namatayan,' says Senator Leila de Lima

REMEMBER. Senator Leila de Lima urges Filipinos to remember thousands killed in the Duterte administration's war on drugs, and te families they left behind. De Lima file photo by Cesar Tomambo/PRIB; Candles file photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

China opens its first 'cyber court'

Aug 18, 2017 - 9:07 PM

The cyber court will offer regular people an efficient low cost solution internet related civil complaints Du Qian the cyber court chief justice tells the official Supreme People s Court news agency

Cirque du Soleil returns to Manila with 'Avatar'-inspired show

May 27, 2017 - 10:41 AM

Toruk: The First Flight is set to make its Asian debut in the Philippines

George Clooney to get top French film honor

Feb 03, 2017 - 11:14 PM

The actor is set to receive an honorary Cesar award on February 24

(FILES) This file photo taken on September 12, 2016 shows US actor George Clooney, human rights activist and co-founder of Sentry, speaks during a news conference in Washington, DC, to present the report “War Crimes Shouldn’t Pay: Stopping the looting and destruction in South Sudan.” Clooney will receive an Honours Cesar during the 42nd Cesar film awards ceremony in Paris, which will take place on February 24, 2017, the Academy of Arts and Techniques of Cinema announced in a statement on February 2, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / MOLLY RILEY

France aims to ease religious fears after church attack

Jul 27, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Residents of Saint Etienne du Rouvray are struggling to come to terms with the bloodshed in their small town so far from France s tourist hubs

MOURNING. A makeshift memorial stands near the Saint Etienne church where priest Jacques Hamel has been killed, in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, France, July 27, 2016. Photo by Ian Langsdon/EPA

Vote-counting machines break down in Tacloban City

May 09, 2016 - 8:53 PM

In one voting precinct only 165 votes are cast out of the 450 registered voters due to a VCM malfunction

VOTING TIME. In San Jose Elementary School, where most number of voters in Tacloban City are registered, residents prepare to cast their ballots. Photo by Jene-Anne Pangue/ Rappler

The 1st BDJ Summit: Women Helping Women

Mar 23, 2016 - 2:37 PM

In celebration of its 10th year Belle de Jour is continuing its efforts to empower Filipinas to live life to the fullest

Defiance in Paris as #COP21 wraps up

Dec 12, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Activists say their protest action will be a reminder that any progress in the battle against climate change will be led by the people not politicians

RED LINES CROSSED. Ahead of a big protest in Paris on Saturday, December 12, activists stage an action in Le Bourget, criticizing COP21 for crossing 'red lines' or non-negotiable issues: equity, finance, justice, zero emissions, and compliance. Photo by Voltaire Tupaz

Meralco looking to acquire more distribution utilities

Aug 02, 2015 - 9:38 PM

The firm is looking to expand its presence beyond its franchise area and its interests could extend to Visayas and Mindanao

French baker accused of trying to kill girlfriend with rolling pin

May 25, 2015 - 8:34 PM

The suspect from the town of Saint Laurent du Var in his fifties had been in a relationship with the victim also in her fifties for the last several months

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Globe partners with UAE's du for lower IDD call rates

May 08, 2015 - 3:13 PM

Filipino workers in the United Arab Emirates can save 20 on calls compared to other Philippine networks

US and Chinese investors buy Cirque du Soleil

Apr 21, 2015 - 12:17 AM

The circus troupe s founder Guy Laliberte retains a small share of the Montreal based company he started in 1984


Pope Francis says sorry for 'impatience' in Leyte

Feb 03, 2015 - 11:12 AM

Pope Francis also thanks the local archbishop for the witness of faith and endurance which your people showed me in the midst of their trials

FAST FACTS: Archdiocese of Palo (Leyte) and the archbishop's residence

Jan 12, 2015 - 1:00 AM

Archbishop John Forrosuelo Du currently heads the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palo which covers the provinces of Leyte Biliran and the whole Samar island

DESTROYED. The Palo Archbishop’s residence is one of the structures destroyed destroyed by Super Typhoon Yolanda. Photo from CBCP

Pray for us, Yolanda survivors ask Pope Francis

Dec 06, 2014 - 9:00 AM

The storm dampens the excitement of Yolanda survivors over the January 2015 papal visit as they ask Pope Francis to be with them now in prayers

Spend more than 6 hours in Visayas, Pope asked

Oct 16, 2014 - 7:23 PM

Are accommodations the problem? Knowing the simple Pope Francis a priest says He doesn t need to be in a 5 star hotel

SIMPLE LEADER. Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for his general audience at St Peter's Square on October 8, 2014 in Vatican City. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

South African doctors give wrong patient heart surgery

Aug 20, 2014 - 9:38 PM

Du Plessis was in the same ward as the patient who was supposed to be operated on And both were under the care of the same physician

ERC in hot seat at SC orals

Feb 11, 2014 - 7:54 PM

The ERC tells the High Court that the Automatic Generation Rate Adjustment rule encourages investors to put in capital

UN staff, US academic among 21 dead in Kabul attack

Jan 19, 2014 - 1:44 AM

The Taverna has been a regular dining spot for foreign diplomats aid workers and Afghan officials and businessmen for several years

13 foreigners among 21 killed in Kabul restaurant attack

Jan 18, 2014 - 5:21 PM

The Taverna has been a regular dining spot for foreign diplomats aid workers and Afghan officials and businessmen for several years

A FAVORITE. Afghan Police shift an injured victim from the scene of a suicide bombing that targeted a restaurant which is popular among foreigners, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan 17 2014. Photo by S. Sabawoon/EPA

Pope's envoy to spend Christmas in Leyte

Dec 24, 2013 - 7:12 AM

The visit comes as the Pope calls for a Christmas of hope justice and fraternity

Tagle: Haiyan survivors inspire the world

Nov 30, 2013 - 1:44 PM

You have inspired us to rediscover what being human is all about Cardinal Tagle tells typhoon survivors in Leyte

‘SOLIDARITY IN HARDSHIP.’ Pope Francis hugs Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle during a ceremony to bless the new image of Holy Pedro Calungsod of Philippines at St Peter's basilica on November 21, 2013 at the Vatican. All photos by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

White supremacist in Mandela murder plot jailed for 35 years

Oct 29, 2013 - 9:35 PM

The perpetrators of a rightwing extremist plot to kill Nelson Mandela are sentenced to 35 years in jail

Cirque du Soleil performer falls to death

Jul 01, 2013 - 3:47 PM

A Cirque du Soleil circus performer dies in a fall during a Las Vegas performance

TRAGEDY. Performances of 'Ka' are on hold. The Company has asked media to respect their time of mourning.

Sante! French discover Japanese sake

Jun 25, 2013 - 10:13 AM

Once dismissed as the exclusive preserve of Japanese restaurants devotees of the drink say it is enjoying a growth in popularity in France

FRENCH LOVE IT, TOO. The sake was once dismissed as the exclusive preserve of Japanese restaurants in France

Gillian Anderson: From 'X-Files' to 'Hannibal'

Jun 17, 2013 - 11:00 AM

‘The X Files’ star on how sweet it is to be on ‘Hannibal’s’ casting menu plus the most crucial role of her life and more

DOCTOR DOCTOR, GIVE ME THE NEWS. Gillian Anderson is a radiant addition as a psychiatrist in the dark TV series ‘Hannibal.’ All photos from AXN Asia and the ‘Hannibal’ Facebook fan page

The greatest (fashion) show on Earth

May 10, 2013 - 6:15 PM

Life’s a circus live it up

NIGHT LIGHTS. (On Alisa, left) Cocoon-inspired black jacquard hoodie dress with high-collar yellow crepe inner dress by Li-J Eleazar; black long gloves courtesy of One Good Eye Concepts; handmade, 24k dipped cuff with brown ugat stone by Ann Ong. (On Anastasiya, right) Cocoon-inspired maroon duchess satin dress with high collar (connected to the cone-shaped detail at the back) by Li-J Eleazar; purple long gloves courtesy of One Good Eye Concepts; 'Amphitrite' hand-cut and hand-singed sea anemones in aqua and blue with feathers, beads, and a golden stingray brooch, set upon a black sinamay base headband by Bonne; and model’s own printed pants.

The Beatles hit Broadway with 'Let It Be'

May 09, 2013 - 8:42 PM

The Beatles are remembered once more in Let It Be

BEATLES ON BROADWAY. 'Let It Be' hits the musical stage. Photo from The Beatles Facebook page

Aquino, French PM sign trade, exhibit deals

Oct 19, 2012 - 6:06 PM

President Aquino and the French Prime Minister witness the signing of deals on energy and a cultural exhibit