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Frenchman achieves 'dream' of first hoverboard Channel crossing

Aug 04, 2019 - 3:53 PM

(UPDATED) Franky Zapata has spent years developing a jet-powered hoverboard

'FLYBOARD.' Franky Zapata on his jet-powered "flyboard" lands on St. Margaret's Bay in Dover, on August 4, 2019, after his attempt to fly across the 35-kilometer (22-mile) Channel crossing in 20 minutes. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

UK's new banknote to feature mathematician Alan Turing

Jul 15, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The Bank of England, in unveiling the new £50 banknote, hails mathematician Alan Turing as 'a giant on whose shoulders so many now stand'

French boat seller jailed for helping migrants cross English Channel

May 25, 2019 - 8:52 AM

Emmanuel Desreux is given 18 months behind bars and another 18 months suspended sentence for selling inflatable boats with motors to migrants to navigate across the busy waterway from France to Britain.

REFUGE. A migrant kneels outside a tent in a make shift camp in the vicinity of the former 'Jungle' camp site, near the northern French port city of Calais on February 18, 2019. Photo by Philippe Huguen / AFP

Body in Channel wreckage identified as footballer Sala

Feb 08, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The Argentine striker was heading to his new Premier League team Cardiff City before the light aircraft he was in disappeared

GONE TOO SOON. Emiliano Sala was 28. File Photo by Loic Venance/AFP


5 things we learned from the Premier League

Nov 26, 2018 - 5:24 PM

Tottenham taint Chelsea's spotless record while Manchester City keep their grasp of the top spot

CONTENDERS. Liverpool remain Manchester City's most likely challengers. Photo by AFP


Delight to despair: Thais stunned by death of billionaire Vichai

Oct 29, 2018 - 5:41 PM

Thais mourn the abrupt death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the 5th richest man in the country

A Thai newspaper featuring the headline news about Leicester City Football Club's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's helicopter crash is pictured at a newsstand in Bangkok on October 29, 2018. Leicester City's Thai billionaire boss Srivaddhanapraha was among five people killed when his helicopter crashed and burst into flames in the Premier League side's stadium car park moments after taking off from the pitch, the club said on October 28. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Cardiff scores 1st win over Neil Etheridge's former team

Oct 21, 2018 - 12:02 PM

Neil Etheridge proves his worth over Fulham where he spent his early professional footballing days as a reserve

PROVING HIMSELF. From being a young keeper finding his way though professional football, Neil Etheridge finally got to show his former club Fulham how much he has grown. Photo from Neil Etheridge's Twitter.

Bongga! More Filipino words now in Oxford English Dictionary

Oct 11, 2018 - 6:22 PM

In time for the election season in the Philippines, the word ‘trapo’ is also listed in the OED

Speaking in tongues: How storytelling shapes Philippine languages

Aug 26, 2018 - 8:00 PM

'People contextualize their language when they tell a story'

[OPINYON] Buwan ng Wika: Hindi bawal umingles, basta ayusin mo

Aug 25, 2018 - 2:45 PM

Hayaan munang tuklasin ng bata ang mundo niya; ang matuto gamit ang wikang sinasalita niya sa panaginip, sa paghalughog sa kaluluwa. Filipino language man ito or otherwise.

Neil Etheridge emerges as Cardiff game hero

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:42 PM

The Filipino-British goalkeeper saves a last-gasp penalty as Cardiff salvages a scoreless draw against Newcastle

MAN OF THE MATCH. Neil Etheridge and the Bluebirds earn their first Premier League point. Photo from @premierleague

LOOK: Neil Etheridge makes 1st Premier League season penalty save

Aug 12, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The Azkals goalkeeper inks another page of history in his Premier League debut

MORE HISTORY. Neil Etheridge is officially the first Southeast Asian to play in the Premier League and he also makes the first penalty save of the season. Photo from Twitter (@premierleague)

Neil Etheridge: Gearing up for Premier League history

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:45 PM

The Azkals goalkeeper will debut in one of the world's biggest football leagues on Saturday, August 11

WORLD STAGE. Azkals Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge is the first Southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

Neil Etheridge signs contract extension with Cardiff City until 2021

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:24 PM

The Azkals mainstay is set to contest for a starting slot with Cardiff's new signee Alex Smithies

EPL DEBUT UNDERWAY. Neil Etheridge will be seeing action with his newly-promoted Premier League team for 3 more years. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

LOOK: Zsa Zsa the english bulldog is 'world's ugliest dog'

Jun 25, 2018 - 10:43 AM

That extra-long tongue is a little hard to ignore!

ZSA ZSA. The 9-year-old English Bulldog wins this year's ugliest dog contest. Photo from AFP

Pakistanis enchanted by 11-year-old motivational coach

Jun 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The pint-sized motivational coach is already an online star with his own YouTube channel and 145,000 subscribers. Some videos have been viewed millions of times.

PINT-SIZE. In this picture taken on April 3, 2018, 11-year-old Pakistani motivational coach Hammad Safi lectures students at a languages academy in Peshawar. Photo by Abdul Majeed/AFP

Manchester United to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

Jun 05, 2018 - 11:52 PM

United is hopeful that its first signing of the summer will be a significant step to beating Premier League champ Man City

AGREEMENT. Brazil's midfielder Fred is slated to join Man United days after the International friendly football match between Brazil and Croatia at Anfield in Liverpool on June 3, 2018. File Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

An underdog all his life, Neil Etheridge proves worth among elite

May 10, 2018 - 6:17 PM

After years of disappointment, the Azkals mainstay basks in twin glory with the Philippine team and Cardiff City FC

PROMOTED. Neil Etheridge relishes in Cardiff's promotion to the Premier League. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

Salah to hang around Liverpool longer – Henderson

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:02 AM

The Liverpool captain believes that Salah will not make the same decisions as Luis Suarez and Philip Coutinho who both moved to Barcelona

PLAYER OF THE YEAR. Mohamed Salah earns the Premier League's Player of the Year award with his feat of 41 goals in 46 appearances. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Man City on verge of title after bouncing back at Spurs

Apr 15, 2018 - 12:29 PM

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah hits 40 to solidify the team's hold in the top 4

OPENER. Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (R) opens the scoreline in the 22nd minute of the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on April 14, 2018. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Salah sold on cheap to Liverpool before 'Neymar effect' – Roma chief

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:52 AM

Neymar revolutionizes the transfer market after Salah went to Liverpool

'NEYMAR EFFECT'. Roma sporting director Monchi says that the value of Salah should've been higher when he transferred to Liverpool.

British boxer dies hours after winning fight

Feb 27, 2018 - 6:41 PM

Scott Westgarth dies hours after his victory over Dec Spellman says British Boxing Board of Control

LAST. This was the last post of the Facebook page of British boxer Scott Westgarth.

British actress Emma Chambers dies

Feb 26, 2018 - 11:15 AM

The actress is known for her roles in 'Vicar of Dibley' and 'Notting Hill'

Messi gives Barcelona last-16 edge in Champion's League

Feb 21, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Chelsea must now score when they travel to the Camp Nou on March 14 to have any chance of making the last eight

JUBILATION. Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring their first goal during the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 football match between Chelsea and Barcelona at Stamford Bridge stadium in London on February 20, 2018. Photo by  Ben Stansall/AFP

Conte frustrated as 10-man Leicester holds Chelsea to scoreless draw

Jan 14, 2018 - 2:10 AM

Chelsea remains third - 15 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City - and have drawn their last 4 matches in all competitions

FRUSTRATION. Conte's side produced a limp display and could easily have lost to a Leicester team who missed a host of first-half chances. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 tips when writing in English

Dec 21, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Are you stressed by a term paper you want to ace but doesn't know where to begin? Start with simple, clean, and effective sentences

WBO champ Jeff Horn a 'dirty' fighter, taunts challenger Corcoran's camp

Dec 11, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Australian champion Jeff Horn defends his World Boxing Organization welterweight belt for the first time against English challenger Gary Corcoran in Brisbane on December 13

NEXT FIGHT. World Boxing Organization titleholder Jeff Horn (left) of Australia and Gary Corcoran of Britain attend a press conference at Brisbane Convention Centre on October 23, 2017. Horn will defend his WBO World welterweight title for the first time when he takes on Corcoran on December 13. Photo by Patrick Hamilton/AFP

What to expect from the Jennylyn Mercado, Derek Ramsay movie 'All of You'

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:04 PM

Director Dan Villegas says the movie is more matured compared to 'English Only Please' and 'Walang Forever'

Actors Derek Ramsay and Jennylyn Mercado of 'All of You' movie, an official entry to the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival during their press conference on Friday, December 1. Photos by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

A closer look at S+A's plunge into European club football

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:08 PM

ABS-CBN will show Europe's best club football on free TV. Here's why it can help boost Pinoy football.

MEN ON A MISSION. (Left to Right) Azkals manager Dan Palami, PFF general secretary Ed Gastanes, Demeter Corporation's managing director Sorrakit Lathitham, Bernard Sumayao Chairman of Triple CH Holdings, Lazarus Xavier, CEO of the PFL, and Dino Laurena, Head of Integrated Sports in ABS-CBN. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

WATCH: Pikachu speaks English in new movie

Nov 15, 2017 - 2:29 PM

Pikachu professes obsessive attachment to Ash in straight English, ruining the childhood memories of a number of moviegoers

NEW LANGUAGE. The famous electric mouse from the Pokémon videogame series speaks an English sentence in the new movie. Screenshot from official Pokémon channel/YouTube

Labour newcomer Ardern set to become New Zealand PM

Oct 19, 2017 - 2:13 PM

(UPDATED) Once the Greens formally approve the coalition, Ardern will become New Zealand's youngest leader since 1856 and only the third female prime minister of the nation of 4.6 million

NEXT PM? In this file photo, the leader of the Labour Party Jacinda Ardern speaks at a Labour Party rally in Hamilton on September 17, 2017 ahead of New Zealand's General election next week. Michael Bradley/AFP

New Zealand PM says poll deadlock may last 3 weeks

Sep 25, 2017 - 9:26 AM

Maverick MP Winston Peters emerges as kingmaker after Bill English's conservative National Party and the Jacinda Ardern-led Labour both fail to win an outright majority

ELECTION DEADLOCK. Leader of the National Party Bill English speaks to supporters at the party's election event at SkyCity Convention Centre in Auckland on September 23, 2017. Michael Bradley/AFP

Polls open in knife-edge New Zealand election

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:03 AM

The campaign has been the most volatile in recent memory, with momentum swinging from Prime Minister Bill English to Jacinda Ardern and then back again

NZ POLLS. A file combo taken in Wellington on December 5, 2016, shows New Zealand's National Party prime minister Bill English (L) and a file photo of opposition Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern (R) taken in Wellington on August 1, 2017. Marty Melville/AFP

Changes to MMFF 2017 movie lineup announced

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Derek Ramsay replaces Jericho Rosales in a film with Jennylyn Mercado Vic Sotto s title movie and more

Efren 'Bata' Reyes admits English billiards not PH's strength after loss to Vietnam

Aug 22, 2017 - 3:03 PM

He and Francisco Dela Cruz are swept by Vietnam in English billiards doubles an event that Reyes admits he rarely plays

ENGLISH BILLIARDS. Efren 'Bata' Reyes and Francisco Dela Cruz drop their first SEA Games competition in English billiards doubles. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

China eyes more English teachers, domestic workers from PH

Jul 13, 2017 - 1:27 PM

Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta Romana says this is China s way of helping in Philippine development in view of improved bilateral ties under President Rodrigo Duterte

JOB OPPORTUNITIES. China is eyeing to hire English teachers from the Philippines. File photo of teacher from AFP

Meet the new last word in English: zyzzyva

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:38 PM

The word replaces zythum – an ancient Egyptian malt beer – as the Oxford English Dictionary s final entry

RAW Deal: Predicting Takeover: Chicago and Backlash 2017

May 20, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Despite a lack of a build up to the NXT main event and uncertainty about whether Jinder Mahal can hang in the title picture two shows with major implications take place

WWE CHAMPION BET. Randy Orton is most likely to win over Jinder Mahal after defeating Baron Corbin in this week'€™s main event on SmackDown. File photo by JP Yim/Getty Images North America/AFP

New Zealand PM denies passports for sale to rich

Jan 26, 2017 - 2:07 PM

This comes after it emerges US tech titan Peter Thiel gained citizenship in the South Pacific nation despite not meeting official criteria

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and venture capitalist, leaves an elevator at Trump Tower, November 16, 2016 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Wayne Rooney equals Manchester United scoring record

Jan 07, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Rooney matches Bobby Charlton s club scoring record at 249 in a 4 0 victory over Reading

UNITED FORCE. Wayne Rooney had previously broken Bobby Charlton's record for most goals representing England. Now he's equaled his club mark with Manchester United. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

2016 is a year of big money deals in sports

Dec 20, 2016 - 6:19 PM

Let s have a look at the money that flooded into sports in 2016

BIG INCOME. The NBA is one of the sports leagues that enjoyed a spike in TV income in 2016. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

'Surreal' is 2016 'Word of the Year'

Dec 20, 2016 - 7:16 AM

Merriam Webster s dictionary gives the word the honor after a spike in searches for it over the previous year

This December 16, 2016 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC. shows the definition for the word 'Surreal' in a copy of the Webster's Desktop Dictionary. Karen Bleier/AFP

New Zealand PM announces cabinet reshuffle

Dec 18, 2016 - 1:09 PM

There were few surprises in the fine tuning with only one minister who intends to stand in next year s general election dropped completely while others had their roles adjusted

New Zealand's new Prime Minister Bill English (L) speaks to the media beside his deputy Paula Bennett during a press conference at Parliament in Wellington on December 12, 2016. Marty Melville/AFP

Bill English sworn in as New Zealand PM

Dec 12, 2016 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED Socially conservative Bill English is sworn in as the country s new prime minister following last week s shock resignation of his popular predecessor John Key

New Zealand's new Prime Minister Bill English (L) speaks to the media beside his deputy Paula Bennett during a press conference at Parliament in Wellington on December 12, 2016. Marty Melville/AFP

Finance minister presumptive New Zealand PM as challenges fade

Dec 08, 2016 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED Police Minister Judith Collins and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman withdraw their nominations and said they are putting their support behind Finance Minister Bill English

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament in Wellington on December 5th, 2016. Marty Melville/AFP

3-way battle to replace Key as New Zealand PM

Dec 06, 2016 - 10:10 AM

UPDATED Three MPs including the deputy leader put their hand up to be New Zealand s next prime minister

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament in Wellington on December 5th, 2016. Marty Melville/AFP

Conte plays it cool over Chelsea Premier League title bid

Oct 31, 2016 - 1:09 PM

The Chelsea boss wouldn t be drawn into declaring his side potential champions although he did admit he is feeling increasingly confident that his rebuilding job is taking shape

Chelsea's Italian head coach Antonio Conte applauds supporters after the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Chelsea, which won the game 2-0. GLYN KIRK / AFP

Liverpool aims to storm Palace to strengthen Premier League title bid

Oct 28, 2016 - 12:08 PM

Jurgen Klopp has kept his squad fresh through player rotation and hopes to push the team s unbeaten run to 10 matches

TITLE CONTENDERS. Daniel Sturridge and Liverpool are heading to Crystal Palace with the aim of strengthening their Premier League title bid. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Mata's goal pushes Man United past Man City in League Cup

Oct 27, 2016 - 6:53 AM

Manchester United shakes off their embarrassing loss to Chelsea to advance to the League Cup quarters

DERBY WINNER. Manchester United's midfielder Juan Mata celebrates after scoring the winning goal in a derby match against Manchester City. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

‘Tokhang’: Maililista na kaya sa Oxford Dictionary?

Sep 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Sino ng nagsabing ang wikang Filipino ay Tagalog? Umabot na rin tayo sa antas internasyunal Marami nang salitang Filipino at slang ang tinanggap ng Oxford English Dictionary