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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

Rappler CEO among new board members of Global Editors Network

Jun 24, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Maria Ressa joins 3 new board members of GEN an organization that tackles and fosters innovation in the newsroom and beyond

In Indonesia, a school for refugees by refugees as they await resettlement

Jun 21, 2016 - 3:59 PM

The pupils at Learning Nest are from Afghanistan Iran Pakistan Iraq and Sri Lanka

EDUCATION. Refugee children attending a pioneering school in Cisarua, West Java, in the mountains south of Jakarta, where refugees are banding together to educate their children. AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYO

20 rescued from boat in English Channel

May 29, 2016 - 9:00 PM

UPDATED They are among thousands of people trying to reach Britain where they believe they will have a better chance of getting jobs

Love him or hate him, Mourinho set to take over Manchester United

May 25, 2016 - 5:14 PM

Jose Mourinho will be faced with a litany of problems once the polarizing Portuguese manager finally starts his Manchester United reign later this week

NEW BOSS IN TOWN. Jose Mourinho has had no shortage of controversy strewn in among his football success. Photo from Jose Mourinho's Facebook page.

Code mismatch, Sixto Brillantes, Trending Topics | 6PM wRap

May 13, 2016 - 7:54 PM

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Wah! East Asian words enter Oxford English Dictionary

May 13, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Other new entries are compensated dating a Hong Kong phrase that refers to a relationship provided in return for cash or gifts and Chinese Helicopter a Singaporean who was educated in Mandarin and has little knowledge of English

TEH TARIK, ANYONE? East Asian words are the newest entries in the Oxford English Dictionary

Rag-tag Leicester City rises to Premier League title

May 03, 2016 - 12:56 PM

For an unheralded team composed of players with almost zero title winning know how their success in leading from the front represents an astonishing feat of fortitude and sporting courage

CHAMPS. Leicester City is the new Premier League champion. Team captain Wes Morgan (2-R) is seen here celebrating with his teammates after a goal in a match against Manchester United on May 1. Photo by NIGEL RODDIS/EPA

WATCH: WWE wrestler Enzo Amore knocked out at Payback event

May 02, 2016 - 2:16 PM

Enzo Amore one half of Enzo and Big Cass was taken to the hospital after his head hit the canvas in a frightening scene

JERSEY STRONG. WWE performer Enzo Amore was knocked unconscious midway through a match against the Vaudevillains at the Payback event. Photo by WWE.com

'Kilig' is now a part of the Oxford English Dictionary

Apr 14, 2016 - 10:31 PM

The phrases kilig factor kilig moment and kilig to the bones are also part of the Oxford Dictionary entry

'KILIG.' The Tagalog term is now a part of the Oxford English Dictionary. File photo shows Xian Lim and Kim Chiu at Kim's 'Chinita Princess: The FUNtasy Concert.' Photo by Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

The gift of language

Apr 14, 2016 - 8:30 PM

I find my mother tongue to be such an important part of my identity that I cannot imagine denying it to my own children

Hasil Liga Inggris: Tottenham bantai MU, Leicester ke Liga Champions

Apr 11, 2016 - 1:27 PM

Dalam enam menit Tottenham taklukkan Manchester United

SPURS VS RED DEVILS. Pemain Tottenham Hotspur Moussa Dembele beradu dengan pemain MU Matteo Darmian. Foto oleh Gerry Penny/EPA

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Mar 28, 2016 - 7:24 PM

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UP, Ateneo, DLSU among world's top universities in subject rankings

Mar 23, 2016 - 12:06 PM

UP secures spots in 4 subjects the most among the Philippine universities that were featured in the survey

In defense of English in the Philippines

Mar 21, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The point isn t what your accent is but whether you are saying something substantial and using the language elegantly

New Zealand warns dairy faces 'tough' outlook

Mar 09, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The New Zealand government however rules out a rescue package for dairy farmers

This photo taken on August 11, 2013 shows cows standing patiently as they are milked on a dairy farm near Cambridge in New Zealand's Waikato region, known for its fertile land and dairy industry. The farm supplies milk to Fonterra -- the world's largest dairy cooperative and New Zealand's biggest company. Fonterra accounted for 89 percent of the country's milk production -- 15.4 billion litres -- in 2011 and recorded a turnover of 15.7 billion USD last year. AFP PHOTO/William WEST / AFP / WILLIAM WEST

5 things we learned from the League Cup final

Feb 29, 2016 - 12:31 PM

The first major prize of the English football season has been decided Take a look at what we learned in the process

Manchester City wins the League Cup for the second time in 3 seasons. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Manchester City defeats Liverpool to win League Cup

Feb 29, 2016 - 12:16 PM

Willy Caballero proved an unlikely hero with 3 penalty saves as Manchester City beat Liverpool 3 1

CHAMPIONS. Manchester City wins the League championship thanks to some heroic goalkeeping. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

LIVE BLOG: Arsenal vs Leicester City

Feb 14, 2016 - 5:06 PM

Setelah menaklukkan Manchester City pekan lalu akankah Leicester City mengalahkan Arsenal?

Late goals by Toure, Aguero rescue Manchester City against Watford

Jan 03, 2016 - 6:36 AM

Two goals in as many minutes from talismans Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero keep City just 3 points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal

BLUE STREAK. Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (R) celebrates with teammate Jesus Navas after scoring the 2-1 lead during the English Premier League match between Watford and Manchester City at the Vicarage Road Stadium in London. Photo by Hannah McKay/EPA

LIVE BLOG: Arsenal vs Newcastle

Jan 02, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Mampukah Arsenal membuktikan mentalitas juaranya?

Chelsea vs Sunderland: Menanti bukti dari para pemain

Dec 19, 2015 - 4:02 PM

Tidak ada lagi Jose Mourinho di Chelsea Apakah keadaan jadi lebih baik?

TANPA MOURINHO. Jose Mourinho berjabat tangan dengan penyerang Chelsea Diego Costa saat pertandingan Liga Champions melawan Porto pada 9 Desember. Foto oleh Ben Stansall/AFP

Will there be an 'English Only, Please' sequel?

Dec 08, 2015 - 9:51 PM

A different movie starring Derek and Jennylyn may be on the way

ENGLISH ONLY, PLEASE. A scene with Jennylyn and Derek in the 2014 hit. Screengrab from YouTube

Rooney goal seals Manchester United win over somber Everton

Oct 18, 2015 - 12:32 AM

Rooney Schneiderlin and Herrera score in a win over Everton which is mourning the loss of their beloved former manager Howard Kendall

UNITED WE STAND. Wayne Rooney scores the 3-0 goal as United rebound from a pasting against Arsenal. Photo by Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool held to draw by Tottenham in Klopp's debut

Oct 17, 2015 - 10:47 PM

Jurgen Klopp s tenure as Liverpool manager began with a hard fought 0 0 draw at Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League

SCORELESS. Liverpool's Divock Origi (R) vies for the ball with Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Why Asian tycoons invest in sports

Oct 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Investing in football clubs and sports itself is pretty new for Asian entrepreneurs but I think it can be pretty profitable contrary to what many people think says billionaire Vincent Tan

TAKING CHARGE. Berjaya founder Vincent Tan (seen here at the Forbes Global CEO Conference 2015), is among the high profile Asia-based tycoons who have taken over global sports teams. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Manchester United 3-0 Sunderland: Pertama kali di puncak pasca era Sir Alex Ferguson

Sep 27, 2015 - 9:35 AM

United mulai menunjukkan kelasnya Tanda bahaya untuk para pemburu juara

PREMIER LEAGUE. Pemain Manchester United Chris Smalling beraksi dalam English Premier League antara Manchester United dengan Sunderland di Old Trafford, Manchester, Inggris, 26 September. Foto oleh Phil Richards/EPA

FULL TEXT: 'I wanted to continue what FPJ had started' – Grace Poe

Sep 16, 2015 - 7:55 PM

These 20 things are my dream and my purpose to attain if she becomes president in 2016 says Senator Grace Poe

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Everton 3-1 Chelsea: Apa lagi alasanmu, Jose Mourinho?

Sep 12, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Jose Mourinho tak bisa lagi menyalahkan pihak lain Dia yang harus bertanggung jawab dengan performa buruk anak asuhnya

EVERTON MENANG. Pemain Everton Steven Naismith, kanan, menyalami pemain Chelsea Eden Hazard setelah pertandingan English Premier League di Liverpool, 12 September 2015. Foto oleh Peter Powell/EPA

Filipino, the language that is not one

Aug 21, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Filipino is the national language that seeks to become more than a native tongue and aspires to become the nation’s official speech It is contaminated and compromised from the start by the very languages it seeks to exclude or subordinate

FULL TEXT in English: Aquino's 6th State of the Nation Address

Jul 27, 2015 - 10:21 PM

Read the 6th State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Aquino III

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