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The week in photos: February 2-8, 2019

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:08 PM

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

NAKED RUNNERS. Members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity participate in the 42nd Oblation Run at the University of the Philippines, Diliman on February 8, 2019. Photo by Lisa David/Rappler

Edelman caps injury, drug ban with Super Bowl glory

Feb 04, 2019 - 3:18 PM

Sidelined in the Super Bowl last year, the wide receiver makes up for lost time be becoming jut one of the 7 wide receivers to win Super Bowl MVP

RACKING IT UP. Julian Edelman wins his third Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. Photo from Instagram (@edelman11)


WATCH: Tom Brady, Patriots set Super Bowl records

Feb 04, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The 41-year-old becomes the oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl while the Patriots tie the Pittsburgh Steelers for most Super Bowl triumphs

GOAT. Tom Brady becomes the first player in NFL history with 6 Super Bowl wins. Photo from Twitter (@NFL)


History for Brady as Patriots down Rams to win Super Bowl

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:14 AM

The 41-year-old quarterback becomes the first player ever to win 6 Super Bowls

LEGEND. Tom Brady makes his case for greatest of all time with 6 Super Bowl wins. Photo from Twitter (@NFL)


Patriots, Rams ready for Super Bowl generation game

Feb 03, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Patriots star Tom Brady looks to become the only NFL player in history to win 6 Super Bowls against a youthful Rams side

FAVORITES. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are tipped to win their sixth title. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Vaping twice better for quitting smoking than patches, gum – study

Jan 31, 2019 - 7:11 AM

However, an accompanying editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine cautioned: 'While e-cigarettes are 'safer' than traditional cigarettes, they are not without risks'

SAFE OR NOT? The scientific community are giving contradictory answers on the effects of using electronic cigarettes.

Patriots edge Chiefs to book Super Bowl date with Rams

Jan 21, 2019 - 11:49 AM

New England seeks its third title in 5 seasons after winning Super Bowls in 2016 and 2017

OLD BUT GOLD. Tom Brady (12) leads the New England Patriots to their ninth Super Bowl appearance in 18 seasons. File photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP


Patriots, Cowboys grab NFL playoff berths as Eagles alive

Dec 24, 2018 - 11:09 AM

New England became the first team in NFL history to reach the playoffs for 10 consecutive seasons

10TH STRAIGHT PLAYOFF. The New England Patriots make history as the first team clinch a 10th striaght playoff berth. Photo from Tom Brady's Instagram

Church of England to hold services to mark gender change

Dec 11, 2018 - 9:26 PM

The guidance says: 'The Church of England welcomes and encourages the unconditional affirmation of trans people, equally with all people, within the body of Christ'

CHANGING CHURCH. The Canterbury Church in Canterbury, Kent, England. Shutter Photo

Liverpool to snag Champions League win away from Anfield over PSG

Nov 27, 2018 - 1:26 PM

2018 Champions League runner-up Liverpool needs to prove that it can still pack a punch on the road

REDEMPTION. Liverpool looks to eliminate Paris Saint-Germain from the Champions League playoffs contention. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Probiotics no help to kids with stomach flu – studies

Nov 22, 2018 - 3:23 PM

Probiotics are surging in popularity, with the global market predicted to expand from $37 billion in 2015 to $64 billion by 2023

Rooney excited for 'great moment' in England farewell

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:13 AM

England's all-time men's goals leader Wayne Rooney will play his final game for the flag in a friendly against US

GAME CHANGER. Wayne Rooney lifts Major League Soccer club DC United from the bottom of the table to the playoffs in his first campaign. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Wimbledon to introduce final set tiebreaks

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:08 PM

No more marathon matches as Wimbledon sets tiebreak rule

GRUELING. In 2010, American John Isner (left) and French Nicolas Mahut figured in a record-breaking Wimbledon match that lasted 11 hours and 5 minutes and finished with a score of 70 to 68 in favor of Isner. Photo by Suzanne Plunkett/AFP

Sterling shines as England blows Spain away

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:50 AM

England wins an away game against Spain for the first time since 1987

SHATTERING RECORDS. England's forward Raheem Sterling (R) celebrates after scoring his first goal for England in 1,012 days. Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP.

Researchers see encouraging results in development of TB vaccine

Sep 27, 2018 - 3:27 PM

While the results of the M72/AS01 vaccine represent a 'landmark moment,' there is still much work to be done, such as testing in a larger number of people

Who built Stonehenge? Cremation ashes yield clues

Aug 03, 2018 - 3:00 PM

A study discovers that many of the people buried at the site probably came from as far afield as Wales in western Britain, source of the bluestone used to carve Stonehenge's mysterious and entrancing monuments

Tom Brady says 'ridiculous' linking trainer to Edelman ban

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:46 AM

The New England Patriots superstar gets irked at suggestions that link teammate Julian Edelman's drug suspension to his personal trainer

IRKED. Five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady cuts short a press conference following questions on trainer Alex Guerrero and wide receiver Julian Edelman. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP

'Golden generation' completes Belgium's best World Cup finish

Jul 15, 2018 - 12:23 AM

Thomas Meunier and Eden Hazard score as Belgium shuts out England to clinch 3rd place

CONSOLATION. Belgium's Eden Hazard (left) celebrates with teammates Dries Mertens (right) and Kevin De Bruyne after scoring their second goal in the consolation match versus England. Photo by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Dejected England, Belgium aim to leave World Cup on a high

Jul 14, 2018 - 11:31 AM

After gut-wrenching semifinal losses, England and Belgium hope to salvage a 3rd-place finish

Deep striker: FIFA World Cup 2018 best scorers

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM

Check out the top 5 contenders for the Golden Boot award

FRONTUNNER. England's Harry Kane leads the top Golden Boot candidates. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

Croatia reaches first World Cup final as England pain goes on

Jul 12, 2018 - 7:16 AM

Mario Mandzukic's extra-time winner sends Croatia to a title showdown against France

ECSTASY. Croatia's players Dejan Lovren (left) and Domagoj Vida celebrate at the end of their semifinal triumph over England. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Rooney lauds 'fantastic' England World Cup: 'We believe'

Jul 10, 2018 - 11:39 AM

The former Manchester United striker will make his MLS debut on Saturday, July 14

'WE BELIEVE'. Wayne Rooney wishes the England team good luck in the semifinals. Photo by Ian Kington/AFP

England sinks Sweden to clinch World Cup semis berth

Jul 08, 2018 - 1:41 AM

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli send England into last 4 against a Sweden side that sees the Three Lions going 'all the way'

STEP CLOSER. Dele Alli (right) doubles England’s lead against Sweden in the second half. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

World Cup 2018: The elite 8

Jul 04, 2018 - 4:41 PM

The big guns are all primed up for global football's quarterfinal battles

FAVORED. England stands among the favorites to reach the World Cup semifinals. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

England snaps penalty jinx to reach World Cup last 8

Jul 04, 2018 - 8:18 AM

Luck finally smiles on England after edging Colombia in a shootout

PILE OF JOY. England players celebrate after ending a string of shootout heartaches. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

World Cup 2018: The last 16

Jun 29, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Check out how the 16 teams rank ahead of the World Cup's knockout stages

STRONG START. Belgium (in red) downs England, 1-0, in their final group game to join Croatia and Uruguay as the only teams to win all 3 games in the group stage. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

World Cup wide open after dramatic group stage

Jun 29, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Croatia stays impressive, Brazil finds its footing, while France and Argentina labor through

CONSISTENCY. Croatian star Luka Modric (right) looks to lead the way again in the last 16 after Croatia’s impressive run in the group stage. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

England hat-trick hero Kane basks in World Cup rout

Jun 24, 2018 - 10:49 PM

The record-setting triumph over Panama propels England into the last 16 with Belgium

RECORD GOALS. Harry Kane becomes the first England player to score a World Cup hat-trick since Gary Lineker in 1986. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

In World War II, 'Operation Pied Piper' revealed trauma of family separations

Jun 20, 2018 - 7:24 PM

Pam and Iris Hobbs are just two of the millions of children in England evacuated from cities and towns during World War II, in what was dubbed 'Operation Pied Piper'

EVACUATION. Policemen and billeting officers help a group of children, evacuated from Bristol, to board a bus at Kingsbridge, Devon, which will take them to their final destination. Photo from Wikipedia by Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

LOOK: How Harry Kane thrilled England fans even beyond Russia

Jun 19, 2018 - 7:18 PM

The England forward uplifts disappointed fans back home who were not able to make it to Russia

GAME CHANGER. England forward Harry Kane puts his country a step forward to advancing to the knockout stages. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

New study confirms Dengvaxia poses more risks for kids without prior infection

Jun 16, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The vaccine can prevent 11,000 hospitalization and 2,500 severe dengue cases if given to 1 million children over age 9. But it can also lead to 1,000 hospitalizations and 500 severe dengue cases in children who had no prior infection.

DENGUE VACCINE. A health worker shows off vials of Dengvaxia vaccine administered to students during the school-based immunization in Manila on December 4, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FIFA World Cup 2018: 5 potential group stage highlights

Jun 14, 2018 - 11:31 AM

From Spain's sudden sacking of its coach to Egypt star Salah's doubtful return, here are some moments to look out for in the global football showpiece

CHAOTIC. Andres Iniesta (left), Cesar Azpilicueta and the Spanish players try to stay focused even as training gets thrown into turmoil after coach Julen Lopetegui got fired on the eve of the World Cup. Photo by Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Westminster Abbey unveils gallery in area closed for 700 years

May 30, 2018 - 9:43 PM

The 'Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries' are accessible through a lift and 108 steps built inside a new tower – the biggest architectural change to the historic abbey since the 18th century

EFFIGY. An employee poses with a Funeral effigy of Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson (1758-1805) created by wax modeller Catherine Andras in 1806 during the press launch of the The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries in Westminster Abbey in London. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Alone at health clinic, Australian treats self for heart attack

Mar 08, 2018 - 12:23 PM

Experts say his extreme, do-it-yourself, MacGyver-like approach would not be recommended for most people

Eagles honor accidental hero Nick Foles after Super Bowl triumph

Feb 05, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Foles goes toe-to-toe with New England Patriots counterpart Tom Brady in a thrilling 41-33 upset victory for the Philadelphia Eagles at the US Bank Stadium

A SPECIAL PLAYER. Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with his daughter Lily Foles after his 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

'I'll be back,' vows downcast Brady after Patriots loss in Super Bowl 2018

Feb 05, 2018 - 3:24 PM

'I expect to be back,' Brady tells reporters. 'It's 15 minutes after the game ended, so I would like to process this. I don't see why I wouldn't be back.'

DOWN NOT OUT. Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts after fumbling the ball during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, February 4, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

Blame me, says Patriots coach Bill Belichick

Feb 05, 2018 - 1:11 PM

'Obviously we didn't do a good enough job coaching,' says Bill Belichick of New England's Super Bowl loss

UPSET. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick takes the blame for their Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. CJ Gunther/EPA

NFL: Eagles upset Patriots 41-33 to win Super Bowl

Feb 05, 2018 - 11:25 AM

(UPDATED) The Philadelphia Eagles pull off an upset over the New England Patriots for their first ever Super Bowl

REJOICING. The Philadelphia Eagles celebrate defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Patriots, Brady eye records vs underdog Eagles in Super Bowl

Feb 04, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Tom Brady is the oldest recipient of the NFL's Player of the year award

MVP. Tom Brady bags his 3rd MVP award in the NFL at 40 years old. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Patriots will defend Super Bowl crown against Eagles

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:10 PM

The Patriots could match Pittsburgh's record 6 Super Bowl triumphs on Sunday, February 4

TITLE DEFENSE. The Patriots are looking to defending the Super Bowl Crown against the Philadelphia Eagles. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP

Patriots roll past Titans in NFL playoffs, Eagles clip Falcons to advance

Jan 14, 2018 - 2:56 PM

The Patriots will face either the Jacksonville Jaguars of Pittsburgh Steelers for a berth in the Super Bowl

HANDOFF. It was another milestone night for superstar quarterback Tom Brady as the Patriots roll past the Titans and into their seventh straight American Football Conference title game. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

7 films to watch to make you feel like royalty

Nov 30, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Prince Harry may be off the market, but that doesn't mean you should give up on your princess dreams

ROYAL TREATMENT. Have a movie marathon worthy of the crown with these princess flicks. Screengrabs from YouTube/Netflix, YouTube/LotteEng, YouTube/movies, Facebook/PrincessDiaries

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Nov 29, 2017 - 12:06 PM

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Meghan Markle to join Church of England, apply for British citizenship

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:35 AM

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding will be held in Windsor Castle in May

'BYE, AMERICA. Britain's Prince Harry's fiancee US actress Meghan Markle waves as she poses for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace in west London on November 27, 2017, following the announcement of their engagement. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Tom Brady disapproves of Trump's 'divisive' comments

Sep 26, 2017 - 1:51 AM

'I thought it was just divisive,' Brady says after Trump called on NFL owners to fire athletes who protest.

NOT HAPPY. Five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, who is on friendly terms with Trump, said he was unhappy with the president's comments. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images/AFP

Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Trump ignites a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday, September 22, in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as 'sons of bitches' who should be fired

IN PROTEST. Maurice Smith #27 and Julius Thomas #89 kneel with Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez found to have advanced CTE

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Hernandez had stage 3 CTE, with stage 4 being the most severe form of the disease, researchers say. The illness is believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head.

HEAD TRAUMA. Hernandez was sentenced to life in prison in April 2015 for the murder of Odin Lloyd, a semi-pro football player whose bloodied body was found less than a mile from Hernandez's luxury Massachusetts home in 2013. Hernandez was appealing the conviction at the time of his suicide. File photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP

Norovirus continues to plague world champs

Aug 11, 2017 - 10:49 AM

There are 3 confirmed cases of norovirus among people associated with the World Athletics Championships in London

FAST FACTS: 2017 UK general election

Jun 05, 2017 - 1:03 PM

Britain s snap general election is set to go ahead on Thursday June 8 and will decide who shapes the United Kingdom s future as it leaves the European Union

WHO'S GONNA DRIVE? A Union flag themed toy car is pictured on Clacton Pier before the UK Independence Party's (UKIP) leader campaigned with their candidate for the Clacton constituency, in Clacton-on-Sea, eastern England, on May 20, 2017. Chris J. Ratcliffe/AFP

Disgraced ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison

Apr 19, 2017 - 7:26 PM

The 27 year old Hernandez was discovered hanging in his cell after he used a bedsheet that he attached to his cell window

THE END. Aaron Hernandez, seen during  a 2013 court hearing, had beat two murder counts but was already serving life without parole for a previous conviction. Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP