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The week in photos: September 15-21, 2018

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:25 PM

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

BABY STEPS. People walk on a path covered with sand and debris in the low-lying coastal village of Lei Yue Mun in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut in Hong Kong on September 17, 2018. Photo by Philip Fong/AFP

Duterte on gun ban, Ompong, Barangay to Broadway | Evening wRap

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:45 PM

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Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

Sep 18, 2018 - 12:16 PM

'This is an epic storm that is still continuing. This is a monumental disaster for our state,' says North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

FLORENCE. A church is surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence on September 17, 2018, in Conway, South Carolina. Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images/AFP

Florence 'unloading epic amounts of rainfall' in North Carolina

Sep 16, 2018 - 12:12 AM

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warns residents against returning home because of the dangers posed by rising floodwaters

FLOODed. Flood waters from the Trent River inundate a park in Pollocksville, North Carolina on September 14, 2018 during Hurricane Florence. Photo by Logan Cyrus/AFP

Florence turns deadly, unleashing 'catastrophic' floods on Carolinas

Sep 15, 2018 - 8:31 AM

(2nd UPDATE) Despite the downgrade the National Hurricane Center says Florence continues to cause 'catastrophic' flooding and severe rains over North and South Carolina

NOW A TROPICAL STORM. Neighborhoods are flooded after the storm surge from Tropical Storm Florence flooded the Neuse River on September 14, 2018 in New Bern, North Carolina. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Typhoon Ompong, Robredo on calm leadership, hurricane Florence | Evening wRap

Sep 14, 2018 - 11:03 PM

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Hurricane Florence smashes into US east coast, rescuers scramble

Sep 14, 2018 - 8:19 PM

(UPDATED) Hurricane Florence makes landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina at 7:15 am (1115 GMT) on Friday, September 14

HURRICANE FLORENCE. Storm clouds are seen over the 2nd ave pier as the force of Hurricane Florence is beginning to be felt on September 14, 2018 in Myrtle Beach, United States. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

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Sep 14, 2018 - 9:54 AM

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U.S. coast battered by wind, rain as Hurricane Florence closes in

Sep 14, 2018 - 8:54 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Reports say coastal streets in North Carolina are flooded and winds have bent trees to the ground as the storm prepares to make landfall at some point on Friday, September 14

FLORENCE. Rain begins to fall as the outer bands of Hurricane Florence make landfall in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on September 13, 2018. Photo by Alex Edelman/AFP

Hurricane Florence closes in on U.S. east coast

Sep 12, 2018 - 10:48 PM

(UPDATED) Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but the National Hurricane Center stresses it remains 'a life-threatening situation' due to the risks of storm surge around coastal areas

BOARDED UP. A sign is seen on a boarded up vacation rentals office near Wrightsville beach, North Carolina on September 12, 2018. Photo by Andrew Caballeron Reynolds/AFP

Ompong, Sereno on Duterte, inflation | Evening wRap

Sep 12, 2018 - 9:48 PM

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Residents told to 'get out now' as Florence takes aim at Carolinas

Sep 12, 2018 - 9:11 AM

(UPDATED) 'This is not a storm that people need to ride out. This is a storm that is historic, maybe once in a lifetime,' says North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

HURRICANE FLORENCE. A mandatory evacuation is in effect in preparation of the approaching Hurricane Florence, on September 11, 2018 in Topsail Beach, North Carolina. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

More than 1 million told to flee as Hurricane Florence stalks US East Coast

Sep 11, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Residents scramble to flee en masse as the menacing Category 4 storm packing winds of 220 kilometers per hour bore down on the East Coast of the United States

HURRICANE FLORENCE. This NASA handout photo shows a view from the International Space Station of Hurricane Florence off the US east coast in the Atantic Ocean on September 10, 2018. Photo by Ricky Arnold/NASA/AFP

Over a million told to flee as Hurricane Florence stalks U.S. East Coast

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:48 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Florence, now a Category 4 storm on the five-level Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, 'is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane' through Thursday, September 13

HURRICANE FLORENCE. This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken at 12:15:31 UTC on September 10, 2018, shows Hurricane Florence off the US east coast in the Atantic Ocean. Photo by Lizabeth Menzies/NOAA/RAMMB/AFP

150,000 Filipinos warned of Hurricane Florence in U.S.

Sep 10, 2018 - 11:02 AM

Filipinos in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina can be affected by Hurricane Florence. Take note of the hotline in case of emergencies there.

TROPICAL STORMS. This NOAA/RAMMB satellite image taken at 13:30 UTC on September 9, 2018, shows (L-R) Tropical Storm Florence, Tropical Storm Isaac, and Tropical Storm Helene in the Atantic Ocean. Photo by NOAA/AFP

From guns to blackboards: Police officers teach kids vs drug abuse

Nov 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

In several schools across the country, police officers trade guns for chalks as they help mold young minds to stay away from illegal drugs

Manhunt after Paris car ramming of anti-terror soldiers

Aug 09, 2017 - 3:41 PM

3rd UPDATE Defence Minister Florence Parly condemns the car ramming as a cowardly act saying it did nothing to dent soldiers determination to work for the security of the French people

CAR ATTACK. French soldiers gather at the site where a car slammed into soldiers on patrol in Levallois-Perret, outside Paris, on August 9, 2017. Photo by Stephane De Sakutin/ AFP

Macron reshuffles cabinet after key allies resign

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:21 AM

The changes come just hours after MoDem leader Francois Bayrou who lent crucial support to Macron during the presidential campaign said he is stepping down to fight allegations that his small party misused European Parliament funds

PRESIDENTIAL TABLE. In this photo, French President Emmanuel Macron attends a dinner organized by the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) to break the fast of Ramadan, in Paris, on June 20, 2017. Benjamin Cremel/AFP

SAF 44, Ombudsman, Streep | Evening wRap

Jan 25, 2017 - 8:05 PM

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Florence Henderson, 'Brady Bunch' mom, dies at 82

Nov 25, 2016 - 3:07 PM

UPDATED Florence Henderson s manager Kayla Pressman says she died surrounded by family and friends

FLORENCE HENDERSON. Florence, best known for her role as Carol Brady in 'The Brady Bunch,' dies at 82. File photo shows the actress at the Television Academy's Performers Peer Group Celebration on August 22, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP PHOTO

Jamaica's Thompson wins first women's sprint double golds since 1988

Aug 18, 2016 - 10:19 AM

Elaine Thompson wins the first Olympic sprint double since American Florence Griffith Joyner at the Seoul Games in 1988

DOUBLE GOLD. Elaine Thompson of Jamaica wins the women's 100m final at Rio 2016. She added the 200m gold as well, unifying those titles for the first time since the 1988 Games. Photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

WATCH: Florence + the Machine gives private concert for sick teen fan

May 24, 2016 - 6:04 PM

Although a 15 year old sick fan wasn t able to attend a Florence the Machine concert she gets a concert in her own hospice room care of Florence Welch and guitarist Robert Ackroyd

Screengrab from Instagram/Karinya Chen (@karinyaa_319)

10 reasons why Florence is your next Christmas trip

Dec 31, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Magical Christmas lights beauty and history at every corner and divine coffee are just some reasons why Florence is a great destination for the holidays

CHRISTMAS CITY. Florence is resplendent in its Christmas decor glory. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

CESAFI: UC Junior Webmasters shock Ateneo de Cebu in game one

Oct 07, 2015 - 12:52 AM

The Magis Eagles lose their first game of the season in game one of the best of 3 CESAFI juniors finals

HIGH SPEED INTERNET. Froilan Mangubat of the UC Junior Webmasters drives the lane for two of his game high 21 points. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

SHS-Ateneo, University of Cebu set for CESAFI juniors finals showdown

Sep 21, 2015 - 4:46 PM

The UC Junior Webmasters are in the CESAFI juniors finals for the first time in 7 years while the Magis Eagles look to repeat their championship from 2013

Jhon Benedict Yu of SHS-Ateneo fires a jump shot against USC. Photo by Ronex Tolin/Rappler

Bersalah, Florence penghina Yogyakarta divonis 2 bulan

Mar 31, 2015 - 7:02 PM

Florence berbeda pendapat dengan hakim Menurutnya ia hanya mengunggah status tidak menyebarkan Tapi menurut hakim mengunggah saja adalah bagian dari menyebarkan

Suasana sidang vonis Florence Sihombing di Pengadilan Negeri Yogyakarta, 31 Maret 2015. Foto oleh Prima SW/Rappler

Ancaman UU ITE terhadap kebebasan berpendapat

Mar 31, 2015 - 11:11 AM

Dalam praktiknya UU ITE lebih sering digunakan untuk menjerat orang orang yang mengkritisi permasalahan sosial Padahal orang orang tersebut warga negara yang sedang menyuarakan pendapat

Penyair Saut Situmorang (baju biru) didampingi rekannya sesama sastrwawan Puthu EA (berkacamata) sebelum dibawa ke Jakarta menumpang kereta api oleh 3 polisi dari Polres Jakarta Timur, Kamis, 26 Maret 2015. Foto oleh Prima Sulistya/Rappler

Pria NTB dipolisikan karena dianggap menghina Hindu di Bali

Mar 23, 2015 - 8:36 PM

Kasus penghinaan lewat media sosial yang dipolisikan terulang lagi Seorang warga Lombok yang sedang berada di Bali dilaporkan karena dianggap menghina Hindu

Florence Sihombing membacakan pledoi di Pengadilan Negeri Yogyakarta, Senin, 23 Maret 2015. Foto oleh Mawa Kresna/Rappler

Bodies of French sports stars in Argentina crash arrive home

Mar 22, 2015 - 7:53 AM

UPDATED Eight French nationals died along with two Argentine pilots on March 9 during the filming of reality show Dropped when two helicopters collided shortly after takeoff from the remote village of Villa Castelli in northwestern Argentina

Picture released by NA showing the wreckage of a helicopter burning in flames after colliding mid-air with another chopper near Villa Castelli, in the Argentine province of La Rioja, on March 9, 2015. All ten people aboard the helicopters died, including a French reality show cast, according to the provisional government. NA/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: March 16, 2015

Mar 16, 2015 - 5:17 PM

Jokowi grants a clemency request 6 months jail sought for student who made offensive post on Path poor grandmother accused of stealing wood freed from detention and more

Florence Sihombing in court in Yogyakarta on March 16, 2015. Photo by Mawa Kresna/Rappler

Florence penghina Yogyakarta dituntut 6 bulan penjara

Mar 16, 2015 - 3:42 PM

Apa yang Florence tuliskan termasuk penghinaan karena memuat kata kata tak senonoh yang bermakna merendahkan kata JPU Apakah hukuman ini adil bagi Florence?

Florence Sihombing saat dengarkan jalannya sidang di PN Yogyakarta, 16 Maret 2015. Foto oleh Rappler

Argentina probes reality TV tragedy as France mourns

Mar 11, 2015 - 8:18 AM

Investigators in Argentina seek answers on what caused two helicopters involved in filming a French reality TV show to collide and crash

TRIBUTES. A sea of candles is placed on the ground as people gather in homage to French Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat, in Nice, southern France, 10 March 2015. Olivier Anrigo/EPA

French sports stars among 10 killed in Argentine crash

Mar 10, 2015 - 8:23 AM

UPDATED Champion sailor Florence Arthaud Olympic gold medalist swimmer Camille Muffat and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine are among 10 people killed when their helicopters collided in mid air while filming in northwestern Argentina

Picture released by NA showing the wreckage of a helicopter burning in flames after colliding mid-air with another chopper near Villa Castelli, in the Argentine province of La Rioja, on March 9, 2015. All ten people aboard the helicopters died, including a French reality show cast, according to the provisional government. NA/AFP

Pemerintah rencana revisi UU ITE tahun ini

Feb 03, 2015 - 9:02 PM

Masih ingat Prita Mulyasari? Atau mahasiswi UGM Florence Sihombing? Keduanya dijerat dengan Pasal 27 ayat 3 UU ITE mengenai penghinaan dan pencemaran nama baik di dunia maya Menteri Komunikasi dan Informatika Rudiantara mengatakan pasal yang sudah menjatuhkan 74 korban ini akan direvisi tahun ini

Menkominfo Rudiantara saat diwawancarai wartawan di kantor TVRI pada Kamis, 5 November 2014. Foto oleh Uni Lubis

Kim, Kanye kick off pre-wedding festivities

May 24, 2014 - 6:43 PM

On Sunday May 25 guests will be flown to Florence s Fort Belvedere on private jets

One-way trip to Mars? Sign me up, says Frenchwoman

Jan 07, 2014 - 10:24 PM

She s among about 200 000 people who volunteered for an extraordinary project

This computer-generated images depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater, beginning to catch morning light. NASA/JPL-Caltech

Italian archaeologists close in on real 'Mona Lisa'

Jul 24, 2012 - 11:16 PM

Archaeologists think it may be a crucial step towards unravelling the mystery of the identity of the woman with the most enigmatic smile in the world

Italian archaelogist Silvano Vincenti (L) sits alongside another archaeologist working on the third excavation of a grave inside the medieval Convent of Saint Ursula in Florence on July 17, 2012, during research focusing on the burial site of Lisa Gherardini, wife of the wealthy Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo, the model who inspired Leonardo da Vinci's painting "The Mona Lisa". AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO