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Children up for adoption paraded in Brazil shopping center

May 24, 2019 - 3:26 PM

'Adoption on the Catwalk' in the central-west state of Mato Grosso is designed to 'give visibility to children and adolescents who are eligible for adoption,' according to an official statement

LOOK: Two Pinoy artists win James Gunn’s global 'Brightburn' fan art contest

May 24, 2019 - 3:22 PM

Out of 600 entries, winners Jaye Atienza from Pampanga and Dennis Radaza from Rizal were hand-picked by 'Guardians of the Galaxy' producer James Gunn himself

Nadal, Federer on French Open collision course

May 24, 2019 - 2:51 PM

Rafael Nadal chases a 12th title in Paris as Roger Federer returns to the tournament for the first time since 2015

RIVALS. Roger Federer bids to become the oldest Grand Slam title winner as Rafael Nadal vies to sustain his dominance on clay. Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP

SpaceX launches first 60 satellites of its internet network

May 24, 2019 - 2:21 PM

The launch is originally scheduled for last week but is postponed, first due to high winds and then due to the need for a software update

SATELLITE LAUNCH. This handout photo released by SpaceX shows Falcon 9 ready for the third launch tentative of 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 23, 2019 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Handout photo by SpaceX/AFP

New trash shipment from Australia, Hong Kong found in Mindanao port

May 24, 2019 - 2:02 PM

The Bureau of Customs is working on having the containers shipped back to their points of origin

CAUGHT RED-HANDED. The government found 9 40-foot containers in Cagayan de Oro carrying municipal waste from Australia, meant to be used by Holcim as fuel to make cement. Photo from Bureau of Customs

Rappler Talk: Making sense of the 2019 party-list race with Walden Bello

May 24, 2019 - 1:59 PM

Former Akbayan representative Walden Bello weighs on the lessons learned from the 2019 elections

Regulators fail to set date for 737 MAX return to service

May 24, 2019 - 1:56 PM

'The only timetable is to make sure the aircraft is safe to fly,' Daniel Elwell, acting head of the US Federal Aviation Administration, says at the conclusion of a day-long meeting in Texas

GROUNDED. In this file photo taken on March 28, 2019, Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are parked on the tarmac after being grounded, at the Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville, California. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

With or without Cardiff, Etheridge eyes Premier League return

May 24, 2019 - 1:45 PM

'I want to go back to play in the Premier League. I feel it’s where I belong,' says Etheridge

HOLDING ON. Neil Etheridge dreams of making it back to the Premier League. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

Cagayan de Oro police chief in ICU after training accident

May 24, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Police Colonel Nelson Aganon suffers head injuries after encountering an accident during a motorcycle riding course in Camp Edilberto Evangelista

CAGAYAN DE ORO POLICE CHIEF. Police Colonel Nelson Aganon addresses members of the Cagayan de Oro Police Office in April 2018. Photo from the COCPO Police Community Relations Unit Facebook Page

India's Modi and Pakistan PM highlight need for 'peace,' after vote

May 24, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The messages come just hours after Pakistan said it had tested a surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads

NARENDRA MODI. India Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) next to Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) president Amit Shah (L) and Minister of Home Affairs of India Rajnath Singh at the party headquarters in New Delhi on May 23, 2019. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

Ukraine's Zelensky says first days of presidency 'a shock'

May 24, 2019 - 12:31 PM

Some of Zelensky's first staffing decisions raise eyebrows, sparking fear that he might be beholden to tycoon Igor Kolomoisky despite repeated denials.

WATCH: Patrick Stewart returns in 'Star Trek: Picard'

May 24, 2019 - 12:20 PM

Captain Jean Luc Picard is back!

Chef Mario Batali charged for indecent assault and battery

May 24, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has been accused of sexual assault by several women

Bikoy hospitalized due to chest pain, headaches

May 24, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Peter Joemel Advincula apparently experienced high blood pressure, says top cop General Oscar Albayalde

BIKOY. Peter Joemel Advincula sits down with Rappler in an interview on Tuesday, May 7. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

NASA unveils schedule for 'Artemis' 2024 Moon mission

May 24, 2019 - 11:49 AM

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirms that Artemis 1 will be an uncrewed mission around the Moon planned for 2020

NASA. Administrator James Bridenstine testifies during a hearing before the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee March 27, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi carries Raptors to brink of finals

May 24, 2019 - 11:41 AM

The Raptors move within a win of an NBA Finals stint as the Bucks lose 3 straight for the first time this season

Photo from NBA Twitter

Davao dominates vetoed P95.37-billion 'pork'

May 24, 2019 - 11:14 AM

With the President removing the questionable 'pork barrel' allocations from the 2019 budget, it turns out that Davao Region is the biggest loser

EU elections shift to Ireland as populist forces gather elsewhere

May 24, 2019 - 11:08 AM

Around the continent, where most EU member states vote on Sunday, May 26, pro-European leaders are scrambling to mobilize their supporters to resist the populist surge

EU ELECTIONS. People leave and arrive at a polling station for the European Parliament elections at Bannside Presbyterian Church in Banbridge Co Down, northern Ireland, on May 23, 2019. Photo by Paul Faith/AFP

Breakup isn't the answer, Facebook's Zuckerberg says

May 24, 2019 - 10:35 AM

He argues that breaking up the company might mean fewer resources to curb harmful online content and election interference and improve privacy and the portability of personal data

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on April 30, 2019 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote at the Facebook F8 Conference. Photo by Amy Osborne/AFP


Around 5% of 2.4 billion monthly active users are fake – Facebook

May 24, 2019 - 10:15 AM

While Facebook says it has identified more fake accounts than in previous quarters, there are about 120 million which have evaded discovery


Pisay board to reconsider graduation of students who shared lewd photos

May 24, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Senator Bam Aquino, a member of the Philippine Science High School board, says he will vote in favor of the recommendation not to allow the students to graduate

GRADUATION. The Philippine Science High School board of trustees will reconsider the graduation of 6 male students who shared lewd photos and videos of their fellow female schoolmates. Photo from Philippine Science High School

Durant likely to miss start of NBA Finals

May 24, 2019 - 9:51 AM

The Warriors remain hopeful that injured superstar Kevin Durant can return 'at some point' during the NBA championship series

INDEFINITE COMEBACK. Kevin Durant continues to nurse a right calf strain, but the Warriors report he’s making ‘good progress.’ File photo

Giannis, Harden in NBA team of the year, but no LeBron

May 24, 2019 - 9:25 AM

LeBron James misses out on the All-NBA First Team for the first time since 2007 as Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo and Rockets' James Harden lead the picks

UNANIMOUS. MVP contenders James HArden and Giannis Antetokounmpo earn unanimous first-team selections. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act

May 24, 2019 - 8:40 AM

(UPDATED) WikiLeaks denounces the charges as 'an unprecedented attack on the global free press' and an 'extraterritorial application of US law'

NEW CHARGES. In this file photo taken on May 1, 2019 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures from the window of a prison van as he is driven into Southwark Crown Court in London, before being sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for breaching his bail conditions in 2012. File photo by Daniel  Leal-Olivas/AFP

Taiwan holds first gay marriages in historic day for Asia

May 24, 2019 - 8:24 AM

The weddings place Taiwan at the vanguard of the burgeoning gay rights movement in Asia

FIRST COUPLE. Taiwan's first gay couple Shane Lin (L) and Marc Yuan kiss outside the Household Registration Office in Shinyi district in Taipei on May 24, 2019. Taiwan's first official same-sex weddings kicked off in a landmark moment for LGBT rights in Asia. Photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

Trump, Pelosi trade barbs as impeachment talk stirs anger

May 24, 2019 - 8:11 AM

(UPDATED) Donald Trump has ordered the US intelligence community to 'fully cooperate' with an investigation into what he has termed 'spying' on his 2016 election campaign

TRUMP AND PELOSI. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address, alongside Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. File photo by Doug Mills / POOL / AFP)

Trump says U.S.-China trade deal could include Huawei

May 24, 2019 - 7:56 AM

President Donald Trump says there is a 'good possibility' Washington will reach an agreement with Beijing to end the escalating trade conflict, and that 'it's possible that Huawei would be included in a trade deal'

HUAWEI. The Huawei logo is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 26, 2019. File photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

WHO unveils plan to tackle global snakebite 'emergency'

May 23, 2019 - 11:54 PM

Each year, nearly 3 million people are bitten by poisonous snakes, with an estimated 81,000-138,000 deaths

Saudi Arabia downs explosive-laden drone from Yemen – coalition

May 23, 2019 - 11:41 PM

The Yemeni rebels' Al-Masirah TV says the attack has targeted a Patriot air defense system

Spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition Colonel Turki Al-Maliki talks during an interview with AFP in the capital Riyadh, on May 21, 2019. File photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

Climate change can be reversed, Leonardo DiCaprio's 'Ice on Fire' claims

May 23, 2019 - 11:20 PM

The actor who produced the documentary has once again teamed up with director Leila Conners, who he worked with in the climate documentary 'The 11th Hour'

US actor Leonardo DiCaprio arrives for the screening of the film "Ice on Fire" at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 22, 2019. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP)

Iran says no talks with U.S. 'under any circumstances'

May 23, 2019 - 11:02 PM

(UPDATED) Keyvan Khosravi, spokesman of the Supreme National Security Council, says there has been an uptick in official delegations travelling to Tehran from various capitals, although 'most of them are coming on behalf of America'

IMF warns U.S.-China trade war will 'jeopardize' 2019 global growth

May 23, 2019 - 10:54 PM

'Consumers in the US and China are unequivocally the losers from trade tensions,' Gita Gopinath, the International Monetary Fund's chief economist, says in a blog post

[ANALYSIS] The dangerous Cardema precedent

May 23, 2019 - 10:37 PM

The fact that he also used his position as NYC chair to campaign for Duterte Youth and other Duterte-endorsed candidates is also a possible election offense

Bicolano tycoon sues Bikoy, Facebook, Youtube for cyber libel

May 23, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Elizaldy Co and Misibis Bay management are seeking P1.1 billion in damages

India's Gandhi concedes personal defeat in family bastion

May 23, 2019 - 9:51 PM

India's main opposition Congress party has held Amethi in Uttar Pradesh state since 1967 except for one 3-year stint in 1977-80 and a separate one-year period in 1998-99

GANDHI CONCEDES. Indian National Congress Party president Rahul Gandhi looks on during a press conference, in New Delhi on May 23, 2019. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

'Bikoy' surrenders, claims his previous statements are false | Evening wRap

May 23, 2019 - 9:42 PM

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Shanti Dope's management slams PDEA over move to ban 'Amatz': 'Brazen use of power'

May 23, 2019 - 9:35 PM

'This is a brazen use of power, and an affront to our right to think, write, create, and talk freely about the state of the nation'

Gilas bows out as Perlas sweeps FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup qualifiers

May 23, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Gilas Pilipinas falls short despite stringing up two wins as Perlas advances to the main draw with a 3-0 slate

Photo from FIBA

Philippine Navy's first ever missile-capable warship hits water

May 23, 2019 - 9:19 PM

The future BRP Jose Rizal is transferred to the water for the first time during a launching ceremony at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea

BRP JOSE RIZAL. The Philippine Navy's most capable warship BRP Jose Rizal is launched. All photos from the Philippine Navy

Online petition launched vs graduation of Pisay students who shared lewd photos

May 23, 2019 - 9:10 PM

The petition urges the Philippine Science High School Board of Trustees to review its decision allowing 6 male students to graduate despite sharing lewd photos of their fellow female students online

ONLINE PETITION. An online petition seeks to reverse the Philippine Science High School board of trustee's decision to allow students who shared lewd photos of female students to graduate. Photo of students by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

144 election-related incidents reported in Mindanao – group

May 23, 2019 - 9:06 PM

International Alert reports that most of the violent incidents in Mindanao during the 2019 midterm elections involved explosives and brawls, not guns

Photo courtesy of International Alert

[OPINION] In choosing a degree, consider Library and Information Science

May 23, 2019 - 8:53 PM

A librarian has the responsibility to guide their patrons to the truth. Nowadays, such a responsibility is greatly needed.

LIST: Neophyte party-list reps include businessmen, political clans, former gov't officials

May 23, 2019 - 8:22 PM

At least 19 groups consider the 18th Congress as their first foray into the House of Representatives. But not all are completely new to government service.

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Frizzle Anne

May 23, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Let the singer-songwriter's sweet voice serenade you tonight!

Deadly new air strikes as Syria army battles jihadists

May 23, 2019 - 8:08 PM

The United Nations has warned that an all-out offensive on the Idlib region would lead to a humanitarian catastrophe for its nearly 3 million residents

AIR STRIKES. This picture taken on May 23, 2019, shows smoke plumes rising following reported Syrian government forces' bombardment on the town of Khan Sheikhun in the southern countryside of the rebel-held Idlib province. Photo by Anas Al-dyab/AFP

'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' author Judith Kerr dies at 95

May 23, 2019 - 8:01 PM

HarperCollins confirms the author's death due to 'a short illness'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 12, 2018 German-born British author and illustrator Judith Kerr, poses for a photograph at her home in west London on June 12, 2018. - British author Judith Kerr, author of the famous children's book "The Tiger Who Came To Tea" and creater of the "Mog" series, has died at the age of 95, her publisher Harper Collins announced on May 23, 2019. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP)

Populists eye upsets as Brexit-bound UK, Netherlands kick off EU elections

May 23, 2019 - 7:35 PM

Britain joins the Netherlands in kicking off 4 days of voting across the continent

EU ELECTIONS. A man arrives at Leeds Minster, converted into a polling station for the day, as voters cast their votes in the European Parliament elections, in Leeds, north east England, on May 23, 2019. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

FALSE: Samira Gutoc gets zero vote in Mandaluyong

May 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Election results data show that Gutoc received votes in all clustered precincts in Mandaluyong City

Bangko Sentral slashes reserve requirement for small banks

May 23, 2019 - 7:15 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas slashes the amount small banks need to hold in their reserves – a move that is expected to free up some P20 billion in the economy

[OPINION] For the opposition, all hope is not lost

May 23, 2019 - 7:13 PM

'If there’s one thing that this election produced, it’s the new and stronger leaders of the opposition, in the likes of Chel, Samira, and Florin'