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New York Times' Russia report is 'virtual treason,' Trump says

Jun 16, 2019 - 12:38 PM

The New York Times reports the classified deployment of American computer code inside Russia's power grid and other targets

'ENEMY'. US President Donald Trump hits New York Times on their new report involving Russia, and calls the paper 'enemy of the people'. AFP file photo

Powerful magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes north of New Zealand

Jun 16, 2019 - 8:47 AM

New Zealand's civil defense organization says if a tsunami was generated it would take at least two hours to reach the country

Anthony Davis heading to Lakers in blockbuster trade

Jun 16, 2019 - 8:03 AM

(UPDATED) The Pelicans agree to trade the All-Star forward to the Lakers for a young trio and 3 first-round draft picks

FILE - JUNE 15: The Los Angeles Lakers have traded Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and three first-round picks to the New Orleans Pelicans for star Anthony Davis on June 15, 2019. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers guards Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans during a 112-104 Laker win at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Anger as Christchurch mosque accused pleads not guilty

Jun 14, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian national, is committed to stand trial next year on 51 counts of murder, 40 of attempted murder and engaging in a terrorist act

BRENTON TARRANT. In this picture taken on March 16, 2019, Brenton Tarrant (C), the man charged in relation to the Christchurch massacre, stands in the dock during his appearance at the Christchurch District Court. File photo by Mark Mitchell/AFP

[OPINION] A Filipino in New York: Thoughts from the edge

Jun 13, 2019 - 9:08 AM

I'm about to jump off a cliff. Would you care to join me?

86% of internet users admit being duped by fake news – survey

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:10 PM

The United States takes the lion's share of the blame for spreading fake news, followed by Russia and China, according to the annual Ipsos survey of more than 25,000 internet users in 25 countries

FAKE NEWS. Students of Unified Educational Centers (CEU) attend a lesson on 'Fake News: access, security and veracity of information', in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 21, 2018. File photo by Miguel Schincariol/AFP


New Zealand quashes China extradition over torture fears

Jun 11, 2019 - 2:56 PM

The Court of Appeal quashes a ministerial decision to extradite Kyung Kim to China, saying doing so when there is a risk he would be tortured breaches New Zealand's international obligations

Media group study finds Google makes billions from news

Jun 11, 2019 - 1:38 PM

The study by the News Media Alliance underscores industry arguments about Google and other online giants harming traditional news organizations by dominating the internet news ecosystem and the ad revenues from it

One dead as helicopter crash-lands on Manhattan building

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:20 AM

(UPDATED) 'There is no indication at this time that this was an act of terror. And there is no ongoing threat to New York City based on all the information we have right now,' says Mayor Bill de Blasio

A policeman stands in front of the building where a helicopter crash-landed on top in midtown Manhattan in New York on June 10, 2019. The crash started a fire and left one person dead as the entire building shook from the impact. Johannes EISELE / AFP

10 top announcements at Bethesda's E3 2019 presentation

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Bethesda shows off new a 'Fallout 76' battle royale mode, new 'Wolfenstein' titles, and 'Doom Eternal'

Image from Bethesda

[OPINION] Back in Cebu: Why local voices matter in covering the news

Jun 08, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The cultural, religious, socio-economic backgrounds of reporters shape the way they view the world – and in turn greatly impacts their perspective and how they report the stories

LOOK BACK: Catriona Gray's Miss Universe Philippines 2018 journey

Jun 08, 2019 - 5:18 PM

Catriona spent 10 months preparing to be Miss Universe Philippines 2018

Photos by Dion Besa/Rappler

8 games we’re excited to see at E3 2019

Jun 08, 2019 - 12:23 PM

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare,' 'Halo: Infinite,' and 'Marvel’s Avengers' are just some of the games we can’t wait to see at the biggest gaming event of the year

A disc of dust and gas found around a newborn planet could be the birthplace of moons

Jun 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It blows the mind to think we might see other planets and even moons in the process of formation, using the biggest telescope in the world. It’s just another reminder of how small and insignificant we really are.

NEW PLANET FORMING. The bright spot in the center of the image is a new planet forming. Valentin Christiaens et al./ ESO, Author provided

Leaders meet as EU haggles over top jobs

Jun 07, 2019 - 9:51 PM

It is an uphill task, overshadowed both by genuine policy differences and by haggling over the jobs of Commission and Council presidents, foreign policy chief, parliamentary speaker and director of the European Central Bank

EUROPEAN UNION. European flags are reflected at the entrance of the Berlaymont building EU Commission in Brussels on May 21,2014. File photo by Georges Gobet/AFP

Madonna says she feels 'raped' by 'New York Times' profile

Jun 07, 2019 - 10:11 AM

Pop icon Madonna claims the article 'Madonna at Sixty' focused too much on her age, arguing it would haven't done so if she were a man

50 years on, New York police apologize for Stonewall riots

Jun 07, 2019 - 7:13 AM

The June 1969 riots, sparked by repeated police raids on the Stonewall Inn – a well-known gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village – proved to be a turning point in the LGBTQ community's struggle for civil rights

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 4, 2019 Park Rangers place rainbow flags at the Stonewall National Monument, the first LGBTQ national monument, dedicated to the birthplace of modern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer civil rights movement in New York City. The head of the New York police department on June 6, 2019 apologized for a crackdown on the city's LGBTQ community during the notorious Stonewall riots, ahead of the 50th anniversary of the clashes that gave rise to the Gay Pride movement. "I do know what happened should not have happened," said police chief James O'Neil. "The actions taken by the NYPD were wrong, plain and simple. The actions were discriminatory and oppressive and for that I apologize."  Angela Weiss / AFP

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 ways to make reading news less stressful

Jun 06, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Do you get stressed out when you read the news?

Catriona Gray 'a little' emotional' about passing Miss Universe Philippines crown

Jun 05, 2019 - 5:30 PM

'This is really where it all began. This is where I was given a chance to represent the Philippines,' Catriona says on crowning the next queen

Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

WATCH: Morissette Amon meets Will Smith, Alan Menken in Tokyo

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Morissette sings 'A Whole New World' upon the request of Will Smith

Catriona Gray back in Manila

Jun 02, 2019 - 7:01 PM

Catriona is set to crown the new Miss Universe Philippines and attend a fashion gala

Jamal Khashoggi given global press freedom award

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The Golden Pen of Freedom is posthumously awarded to slain Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a year after it was given to Rappler CEO Maria Ressa

REMEMBERED. In this file photo taken on October 8, 2018 protestors hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Play written by young Filipino to show in New York

May 31, 2019 - 5:50 PM

'Golden Girl by the Sea' features a cast representing 7 countries

Golden Girl by the Sea cast. Photo by Aakash Varma.

Papua New Guinea PM Peter O'Neill resigns amid gas deal tensions

May 26, 2019 - 4:19 PM

Peter O'Neill, who had been in power since 2011, hands over the reins to veteran politician Julius Chan, who has twice been prime minister

RESIGNATION. Peter O'Neill speaks at the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby on November 18, 2018. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

WATCH: ‘Orange Is The New Black’ cast sing backstage for final season’s trailer

May 23, 2019 - 11:40 AM

The last season of 'Orange Is The New Black' premieres on July 26

Fake news rampant after Sri Lanka attacks despite social media ban

May 22, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Social media, aside from being a communication tool, becomes a means to spread confusion and vitriol as the island struggles to come to terms with one of the worst terror attacks in its history

GUARD. Security personnel stand guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 22, 2019, a day after the church was hit in series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Christchurch attacker charged with terrorism – police

May 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM

In addition to the terror charge, Brenton Tarrant also faces 51 charges of murder and 40 of attempted murder over the March 15 attacks

SECURING JUSTICE. Police secure the area with tape across the road from the Dean Avenue mosque on March 17, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. File photo by Marty Melville/AFP

Trump attacks Fox News in latest sign of strain

May 20, 2019 - 9:55 AM

In a flurry of tweets, the US president takes the conservative network to task for interviewing Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana

NOT FAVORED. File photo of Fox News bureau in Washington, DC. Shutterstock Image

Singapore PM says 'fake news' law not against free speech

May 17, 2019 - 4:29 PM

The legislation, approved by parliament last week, gives government ministers powers to order social media sites such as Facebook to put warnings next to posts authorities deem to be false, and in extreme cases get them taken down

SINGAPORE ON FAKE NEWS. Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong speaks at a business forum on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 12, 2018. File photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Dispute erupts over New York fur ban proposal

May 16, 2019 - 10:55 PM

The proposal to ban fur in New York pits animal rights advocates against minority groups

New York Mayor de Blasio joins 2020 race

May 16, 2019 - 8:06 PM

Bill de Blasio becomes the 23rd prospective Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump

BILL DE BLASIO. In this file photo taken on June 21, 2018, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to a crowd at the Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas, during a protest rally by several US mayors against the immigrant family separation policy. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Indonesia's new capital to be decided this year – minister

May 15, 2019 - 8:11 PM

'So we hope in 2024 the new capital is ready to be the new government center,' says urban planning minister Bambang Brodjonegoro

JAKARTA. The morning sun rises past buildings and haze over the Jakarta city skyline on August 17, 2018. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

NBA draft lottery: Pelicans land No. 1 overall pick

May 15, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The Pelicans get a shot at picking Duke University superstar Zion Williamson in the June 20 league draft

FRESHMAN SENSATION. Duke University star Zion Williamson is widely predicted to be picked first in the NBA Draft. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

Powerful earthquake rattles residents on Papua New Guinea island

May 14, 2019 - 10:09 PM

(UPDATED) The shallow quake occurs 44 kilometers northeast of Kokopo in PNG, the US Geological Survey says

UN chief meets Christchurch shooting victims, decries online hate

May 14, 2019 - 1:29 PM

'There is no room for hate speech – online or offline,' United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says

New Zealand PM targets online hate after mosque attacks

May 13, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Jacinda Arden of New Zealand and France's Emmanuel Macron are the driving force behind the 'Christchurch Call' pledge which wants to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online

NEXT TARGET. File photo of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Photo by David Lintott/AFP

On election day, Catriona Gray reminds Filipinos to 'do your part'

May 13, 2019 - 9:01 AM

'I encourage you to do your part in deciding the future of our beloved Philippines by exercising your right to vote,' says Catriona

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray homecoming parade along Ayala Avenue, Makati City on February 21, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

DTI backs Taiwanese firm's plan to bring robot assistants to PH airports

May 11, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez has committed to connect the New Kinpo Group with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Tourism 'to facilitate its planned installation of airport robot assistants,' says the DTI

WATCH: Morissette Amon and Darren Espanto sing ‘A Whole New World’

May 11, 2019 - 10:11 AM

Morissette and Darren perform their own magical rendition of the classic Disney duet from 'Aladdin'

Pia Wurtzbach leads benefit gala 'The Universe Gives Back'

May 10, 2019 - 3:15 PM

The fashion gala is one of the projects that the Miss Universe Philippines and Binibining Pilipinas will hold before the June 9 coronation night

Photo by Alexa Villano / Rappler

WATCH: Zayn Malik, Zhavia Ward perform 'A Whole New World'

May 10, 2019 - 9:55 AM

The singers perform an updated version of the famous song from 'Aladdin'

Singapore 'fake news' law could hurt innovation – Google

May 09, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Tech firms, rights activists, and journalists say the new law could also be used to curb freedom of speech

SINGAPORE. People walk towards the Merlion statue on Sentosa Island resort in Singapore on September 11, 2018. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Singapore passes 'fake news' law despite fierce criticism

May 09, 2019 - 12:46 PM

The laws have sparked outrage from rights groups, who fear they could stifle online discussion, tech companies with major bases in the financial hub and journalists' organizations

FAKE NEWS LAWS. This picture taken on January 24, 2019 shows the Merlion, Singapore's iconic landmark projected with lights during the preview of the "i Light Singapore festival". Photo by Theodore Lim/AFP


New Zealand unveils plan to go carbon neutral by 2050

May 08, 2019 - 3:18 PM

While the government describes its legislation as 'binding,' Greenpeace New Zealand says it did not include any way to enforce the targets, rendering it "toothless'

CARBON-NEUTRAL NEW ZEALAND. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media during a Post Cabinet media press conference at Parliament in Wellington on March 18, 2019. Photo by David Lintott/AFP

Ethiopian clothes makers worst paid in the world – study

May 08, 2019 - 12:06 AM

The study took place in the Hawassa Industrial Park, the flagship of Ethiopia's manufacturing drive and one of 5 hubs inaugurated by the government since 2014

CLOTHES MAKERS. This file photo shows hardworking people in the textile industry in Ethiopia. File photo by Pinar Alver/Shutterstock.com

State-run PNA leads pack in publishing online PR about Bong Go

May 07, 2019 - 6:37 PM

The Philippine News Agency publishes a fifth of all online 'PR' articles about the senatorial candidate in the two years before the 2019 elections

LOOK: Pia Wurtzbach, Catriona Gray meet in New York

May 07, 2019 - 10:30 AM

The two meet in New York and spent time with the Miss Universe Organization staff

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, no early damage reports

May 07, 2019 - 7:23 AM

The quake strikes 33 kilometers (21 miles) from the town of Bulolo at 2119 GMT according to the US Geological Survey, and is felt in Port Moresby about 250 kilometers away

Papua New Guinea PM faces no confidence vote

May 03, 2019 - 2:54 PM

O'Neill – who is expected to face a vote of no confidence as early as next week – suffers the loss of his defense, health and forest ministers adding to an already long list of high-profile defections

NO CONFIDENCE VOTE? Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill speaks at the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby on November 18, 2018. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

New Zealand PM Ardern to marry longtime partner

May 03, 2019 - 2:04 PM

A spokesman for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her long-term partner Clarke Gayford says the couple agreed to tie the knot over the Easter break

TO MARRY. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford pose with their baby daugther Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford outside the hospital in Auckland on June 24, 2018. Photo by Michael Bradley/AFP