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Trump says minority congresswomen should 'apologize to America'

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:16 PM

US President Donald Trump's comments come a week after he sparked a firestorm of outrage when he attacked the left-leaning lawmakers with a series of tweets saying they should 'go back' to their countries of origin

US President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he walks to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, July 5, 2019. - Trump travels to Bedminster, New Jersey. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Nigerian president condemns killing of 37 villagers by cattle thieves

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:09 PM

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says the 'frequent and large scale killings of poor villagers by gangs of mass murderers must be met with the fiercest force the government can mobilize'

WeWork shakes up commercial real estate – like it or not

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Brushing aside questions about its business model, WeWork shows no signs of slowing down and is now preparing for its Wall Street debut

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 26: People walk out of the co-working space WeWork in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn on March 26, 2019 in New York City. WeWork, which lets freelancers and other non-traditional workers to become members in a shared or flexible office space, has expanded globally over the last year but continues to suffer large losses. While in 2018 WeWork saw a more than doubling of its sales to $1.82 billion from a year earlier, the companys losses over that same period also more than doubled to $1.93 billion. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Elle Ocampo bids goodbye to 'Idol Philippines'

Jul 21, 2019 - 9:00 PM

5 contestants will now battle it out to be the champion

COA flags missing docs for Marawi cooperatives' P64-million seed capital

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:40 PM

'The non-submission of the necessary documentation cast doubt on the propriety and validity of the transactions,' says the Commission on Audit

'Stronger than ever:' India set for fresh Moon launch attempt

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:36 PM

The South Asian nation is bidding to become just the 4th nation to land a spacecraft on the Moon

LOOK: Pacquiao gets 'Fun Guy' Kawhi to smile

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Kawhi Leonard simply just can't keep a straight face as he shares a photo with Manny Pacquiao

FUN GUY. Kawhi Leonard makes his offseason well-spent by watching a Manny Pacquiao fight. Photo from Twitter/@Raptors


Africa poses critical challenge for World Bank, IMF

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:15 PM

There is a need for massive investment in infrastructure and job creation in the coming years just to keep pace with Africa's growing population

POVERTY. People walk along an open sewer in a slum in Africa. Photo from Shutterstock

Cayetano, Velasco, Romualdez 'show unity' before 18th Congress opens

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:05 PM

Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco says there will be no rift in the House to ensure that President Rodrigo Duterte's agenda is prioritized

Cayetano meeting with lawmakers ahead of SONA. Photo by Alan Cayetano's office

Jolted by many head punches, Pacquiao won't fly home yet

Jul 21, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Shaken by Keith Thurman’s solid punches, Manny Pacquiao may not get medical clearance to travel early

EXPLOSIVE. Keith Thurman proves to be the high-caliber opponent that Manny Pacquiao expected. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Iran executes nurse convicted of murdering boy

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Authorities say the nurse confessed to the murder and says she did it out of anger

LIVE: President Rodrigo Duterte’s 2019 State of the Nation Address

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Follow Rappler’s real-time coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte's 4th State of the Nation Address happening on July 22, 2019

LIVE UPDATES: Opening of the House of Representatives

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Follow Rappler’s real-time coverage of the opening of session of the 18th Congress House of Representatives happening on July 22, 2019

LIVE UPDATES: Opening of Senate of the Philippines

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Follow Rappler’s real-time coverage of the opening of session of the 18th Congress Philippine Senate happening on July 22, 2019

Mighty Sports completes Jones Cup sweep for 2nd club title

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:20 PM

It's mission accomplished for Mighty Sports as the Philippine club pulls off a perfect 8-0 championship romp

THROWBACK. Former PBA player Joseph Yeo caps his Jones Cup stint with another stellar outing. Photo from SBP-Cignal

Alaska shocks TNT with 36-point obliteration, forces do-or-die

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Considered heavy underdogs against the twice-to-beat KaTropa, the Aces prove they are no pushovers to keep their semifinals bid alive

KEY COG. Diamon Simpson continues to be a steady presence for Alaska. Photo from PBA Images


Thurman's a heavy puncher – Pacquiao

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:53 PM

Manny Pacquiao credits Keith Thurman as one of the hardest punchers he has ever faced

POWERHOUSE. Manny Pacquiao thinks Keith Thurman has more to show in future fights. Photo by John Gurzinski/AFP

‘The Lion King’ review: Bloated, unnecessary spectacle

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:52 PM

'The Lion King' is all shine but no spirit

Halfway through: Duterte's midterm, in charts

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:50 PM

From the economy to the country's standing in the world, here's how President Duterte and his administration fared in many areas in his first 3 years in office

UK finance minister to quit if Boris Johnson becomes PM

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:45 PM

'I'm sure I'm not going to be sacked because I'm going to resign before we get to that point,' says Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond, an increasingly fierce critic of Boris Johnson

RESIGN. Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond said he will resign if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister. AFP file photo

Kobe Paras erupts for 37 in UP's Taiwan title sweep

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:42 PM

The UP Maroons' UAAP buildup goes in full swing with Kobe Paras at the helm

STALWART. Kobe Paras puts on a show in Taiwan. Photo by Keith Magcaling/UPMBT

Youth, advocates share ideal Philippines ahead of SONA 2019

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Young Filipinos wish to see a united and progressive country by the time President Rodrigo Duterte's term ends in 2022

Move SONA Huddle. Rappler

#NoToDoctorShaming trends in reaction to Yeng Constantino's Siargao vlog

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:18 PM

The singer posts about the lack of medical facilities in the popular tourist destination – but users online aren't okay with her rants against a doctor in the island

Iran says its tanker held in Saudi Arabia released

Jul 21, 2019 - 5:54 PM

The Iranian transport minister says the Happiness 1 tanker 'has been released following negotiations'

HOME. An image grab taken from a video released by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards on July 18, 2019, reportedly shows the Panamanian-flagged tanker Riah, that was detained by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, in the highly sensitive Strait of Hormuz. IRINN/AFP photo

'I will be back,' says Thurman after first career loss

Jul 21, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Keith Thurman intends to regain the top spot in the loaded welterweight division after yielding his crown to Manny Pacquiao

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao (L) heads to a neutral corner as US boxer Keith Thurman struggles to get up after being knocked down during the first round of their WBA super world welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 20, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. - Pacquiao won a 12 round split decision. (Photo by John Gurzinski / AFP)

Australian woman allegedly beheads mother in 'horrific' crime

Jul 21, 2019 - 5:13 PM

The woman is in the hospital for medical assessment

Philippines goes wild for 'force at 40' Pacquiao

Jul 21, 2019 - 5:06 PM

Manny Pacquiao fans get all thrilled seeing the brash Keith Thurman eat his words

Filipino fans watch Philippines' Manny Pacquiao fight agains Keith Thurman from the US, at a covered basketball court in Manila on July 21, 2019, during their world welterweight boxing championship in Las Vegas. - Pacquiao rolled back the years with a vintage display to defeat reigning WBA welterweight champion Thurman by split decision in a thrilling 12-round battle. (Photo by Noel CELIS / AFP)

Thai farmers on the cash trail with snail slime

Jul 21, 2019 - 4:55 PM

Snails, once the scourge of rice farmers, are now prized in the multimillion-dollar global snail beauty market

This picture taken on June 28, 2019 shows Phatinisiri Thangkeaw milking a snail of its serum at her farm in Nakhon Nayok province. - Giant snails inch across a plate of pumpkin and cucumber in central Thailand, an "organic" diet to tease the prized collagen-rich mucus from the molluscs, which to some cosmetic firms are now more valuable than gold. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Kitchen disruption: better food through artificial intelligence

Jul 21, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Increasingly, players in the food industry are embracing artificial intelligence to better understand the dynamics of flavor, aroma and other factors that go into making a food product a success

Swine fever sends China's pork prices, imports soaring

Jul 21, 2019 - 4:25 PM

'For now, it's the numbers [of pigs] that are falling. Then it will be production...and consumption will fall,' says an analyst, as China deals with its African swine fever outbreak

(FILES) This file photo taken on August 10, 2018 shows pigs resting in a pen at a pig farm in Yiyang county, in China's central Henan province. - China's pork industry has been left reeling from African swine fever, which has devastated its pig herd, sent pork prices soaring and forced the country to increase imports to satisfy demand -- and analysts warn worse is yet to come. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP) / TO GO WITH STORY: China-livestock-animals-pork, FOCUS by Sebastien RICCI

3 Indonesian fishermen rescued by Mati City locals, Philippine Coast Guard

Jul 21, 2019 - 4:24 PM

Mati Police chief Major Bembo Lopez Aying says Paulus Baeruma, Batinus Paniat, and Pente Laberu were rescued off the coast of Barangay Bobon in Mati City on July 17

SAFE. The rescued Indonesian fishermen being interviewed by authorities in Mati City. Photo courtesy of Glen Lazaro Ybañez

French wine production hit by heatwave

Jul 21, 2019 - 4:15 PM

France, one of the world's top wine producers and exporters, is hit hard by poor weather conditions, including a heatwave

Female suicide bomber kills 6 in northwest Pakistan

Jul 21, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The attack occurs at the entrance of a hospital in Kotlan Saidan village on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Dera Ismail Khan

LOOK: Kawhi still emotionless in intense Pacquiao-Thurman bout

Jul 21, 2019 - 3:41 PM

Even as a sports spectator, Kawhi Leonard manages to keep a straight face

FUN GUY. Kawhi Leonard enjoys a part of the offseason by watching the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman bout. File photo from Twitter/@nbastats


[Two Pronged] Putting in more effort in a relationship

Jul 21, 2019 - 3:36 PM

'It’s as if I see little to no effort from him'

Malacañang: Pacquiao's win shows Filipino spirit a 'fighter'

Jul 21, 2019 - 3:34 PM

'Pacquiao's victory is not on his, but of the entire nation.... The Palace is one in rejoicing with the Filipino people as the Pambansang Kamao once again puts the flag above the pedestal with his display of tenacy and courage,' says Malacañang

WINNER. Boxing icon Senator Manny Pacquiao snatches the super welterweight title from American boxer Keith Thurman. MP Promotions photo

LOOK: Phil Younghusband weds Margaret Hall

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:46 PM

Congratulations to the happy couple!

MARRIED. The lovebirds make it official in Canterbury. Photo from Phil Younghusband's Instagram account

WATCH: Catriona Gray proudly waves PH flag in Pacquiao fight

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray takes her role of flag-bearer for the Manny Pacquiao camp to heart

ICONS. Catriona Gray gives Manny Pacquiao full support in his bout against Keith Thurman. Photo from Instagram/@catriona_gray


Son of Australian police chief, U.S. girlfriend found dead in Canada

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:25 PM

The bodies of Lucas Robertson Fowler and Chynna Noelle Deese were discovered along a remote stretch of highway in northern British Columbia province

Lawmakers on Pacquiao boxing win: 'Age doesn't matter'

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Talagang 40s is the new 30s,' says Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Velasco on Senator Manny Pacquiao's win over Keith Thurman for the World Boxing Association super welterweight title

VICTORY. Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa rejoices as Senator Manny Pacquiao wins his fight against Keith Thurman. Photo from Angie de Silva/Rappler

Pacquiao romps as oldest welterweight champ in history

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:23 PM

At 40 years old, Manny Pacquiao deals Keith Thurman his first career-loss to wrest the WBA super welterweight crown

MAJOR PLAYER. Manny Pacquiao proves once again that he’s nowhere near retirement. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Japan's Abe on course to retain majority in upper house election

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:01 PM

A win means Shinzo Abe will be able to stay in power until November 2019, when he will break the record of the nation's longest-serving premiership

PRIME MINISTER. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bloc is expected to retain a majority in Japan's upper house. File photo by AFP

Boris Johnson bracing to become Britain's Brexit prime minister

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:54 PM

Boris Johnson has vowed to take Britain out of the European Union on October 31, with or without a divorce deal

BORIS JOHNSON. Conservative MP Boris Johnson speaks to the audience as he takes part in a Conservative Party leadership hustings event in Birmingham, central England on June 22, 2019. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Robredo hits sedition allegations: 'Nakakatawa talaga'

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:46 PM

'Hindi ba sila nag-verify, para hindi naman sila napapahiya?' Vice President Leni Robredo asks

'LAUGHABLE' CHARGES. Vice President Leni Robredo hits sedition allegations filed against her as 'laughable,' saying the accusations against her were far-fetched and easily verifiable. Photo by OVP

More than 1,000 firefighters battle Portugal wildfires

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Firefighters are deployed to tackle 3 fires in the mountainous and heavily forested Castelo Branco region, 200 kilometers north of Lisbon, according to the website of the National Authority for Civil Protection

'Avengers' to break 'Avatar' all-time record this weekend — Disney

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The movie is just $500,000 behind James Cameron's 'Avatar' as of July 19

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Nebula (Karen Gillan)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

Pacquiao dethrones Thurman for WBA super welter crown

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Manny Pacquiao proves he can still go toe-to-toe with the best the division has to offer at 40 years old by handing Keith Thurman his first loss

EVERGREEN. Manny Pacquiao shows he still got it. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP


[OPINION] Duterte's best and worst

Jul 21, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The Duterte administration has achieved some successes that many Filipino appreciate, but it has also done very badly in some other areas as well

Filipinos share #StoryOfTheNation ahead of SONA 2019

Jul 21, 2019 - 12:22 PM

Rappler goes around various cities and provinces and asks Filipinos what they would like to hear from President Duterte in his fourth SONA to get the #StoryOfTheNation