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New Tunisia president sworn in after upstart poll win

Oct 23, 2019 - 7:32 PM

Tunisia's new president, Kais Saied, is a conservative academic with no previous political experience who won the overwhelming support of younger voters in an October 13 runoff

KAIS SAIED. Kais Saied is Tunisia's new president. Image from Kais Saied's Facebook page.

Anti-establishment parties battle political elite in Tunisia election

Oct 06, 2019 - 4:27 PM

The vote comes two weeks after the first round of a presidential election that eclipsed traditional political parties in favor of independent candidates

TO THE POLLS. A Tunisian man looks at posters of legislatives' candidates in the capital Tunis, on October 5, 2019. Photo by Fethi Belaid/AFP

Locsin says 'we will lose' if PH brings up Hague ruling at U.N.

Sep 19, 2019 - 2:08 PM

'Such is life,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says as he claims the Philippines will be outnumbered by countries grateful to China for its development aid

STATUS QUO. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the Philippines won't bring up the Hague Ruling at UN General Assembly. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Outsider leads after divisive Tunisia presidential poll

Sep 16, 2019 - 6:48 PM

The initial signs point towards a major upset for Tunisia's political establishment, in place since the 2011 uprising that ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

TUNISIAN POLLS. This combination of file pictures created on September 16, 2019, shows (L to R) Nabil Karoui, Tunisian media magnate and presidential candidate for Qalb Tounes party, currently jailed on corruption charges, in the capital Tunis on August 2, 2019; and independent candidate Kais Saied in the capital Tunis on September 10, 2019. Photos by Hasna and Fethi Belaid/AFP

Tunisia heads to polls for keenly fought presidential contest

Sep 15, 2019 - 2:14 PM

Some 7 million voters head to the polls on Sunday, September 15, to choose from a crowded field

KEY CANDIDATES. This combination of pictures created on September 12, 2019 shows 6 of the 26 candidates for Tunisia's upcoming presidential election (from top L clockwise): former president Moncef Marzouki, president of the Free Destourian Party (PDL) Abir Moussi, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, media magnate Nabil Karoui, former defense minister Abdelkrim Zbidi, and interim parliamentary speaker Abdelfattah Mourou. Photo by Fethi Belaid, HASNA/AFP

2 suspects in Pampanga gas station robbery killed in shootout

Jun 13, 2019 - 6:06 PM

The two were part of a group of 4 suspects who robbed a gasoline station in Bacolor

Bahrain activist's family members lose appeal against jail terms

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:02 PM

The Supreme Court upheld the 3-year sentences against the mother-in-law, brother-in-law, and cousin of activist Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei

PROTEST. Bahraini activist Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei (left) leads a protest in front of the Bahrain Embassy in the United Kingdom, holding up a photo of his mother-in-law and brother-in-law. Photo from the Twitter page of Sayed Ahmed AlWadaei

Pakistan military says 'patience' tested ahead of mass blasphemy protests

Nov 02, 2018 - 4:41 PM

'We are tolerating remarks against us but action can be taken according to the law and constitution,' says the Pakistan military spokesman. 'Don’t force us into taking an action.'

Students of Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT), a wing of religious political party Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), march as they chant slogans following the Supreme Court decision to acquit Christian woman Asia Bibi of blasphemy, in Karachi on November 1, 2018. Pakistan's Imran Khan won praise for his stance against religious hardliners, as demonstrators blocked major roads to protest the Supreme Court's overturning of a blasphemy conviction. ASIF HASSAN / AFP

Thai 'Wild Boars' return to training after teammates' rescue

Jul 13, 2018 - 2:26 PM

'I want to tell the guys that I miss them and that I want to hug them,' says Wild Boars teammate Supaghid Pragaihong

WAITING FOR TEAMMATES. Members of the 'Wild Boars' football team take part in a training session in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 12, 2018. Photo by Ye Aung Thu/AFP

DOLE's Dominador Say would've been fired if he didn't resign – Roque

Apr 19, 2018 - 12:55 PM

'I was told already that he was the next on the chopping block,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, adding that this was due to alleged corruption

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 18, 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa prior to his series of engagements at the Malacañan Palace on April 17, 2018. Also in the photo is Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

DOLE Usec Dominador Say resigns

Apr 17, 2018 - 7:42 PM

(UPDATED) Labor Undersecretary for Employment and Policy Support Dominador Say steps down amid the ongoing talks to end contractualization

LABOR. DOLE Undersecretary for Employment Dominador Say and Secretary Silvestre Bello III in a press conference in August 2017. File photo by Patty Pasion/Rappler

PH 'aggressively' pursuing joint exploration with China

Feb 16, 2018 - 5:49 PM

Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines is looking to a precedent deal from 2005, actually still being challenged before the Supreme Court

SEA DISPUTE. The Philippines and China discuss their sea dispute in the second meeting of their bilateral consultation mechanism on the South China Sea, held in Manila on February 13, 2018. Photo courtesy of DFA

'Nothing is impossible,' says Neymar after PSG loses to Real

Feb 15, 2018 - 2:49 PM

On PSG's chances of beating Real in the return leg, Neymar says: 'I think it is difficult, but nothing is impossible.'

STIIL HOPEFUL. Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match Real Madrid CF against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on February 14, 2018. Photo by Curto de la Torre/AFP

POEA to fire guards, janitors in internal cleansing

Nov 21, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Department of Labor and Employment Undersecretary Dominador Say says that guards and janitors have been used in irregular activities in the processing of overseas employment certificates

CORRUPTION? The Department of Labor and Employment is investigating illegal activities inside the POEA. Photo from POEA Facebook Page

Find the perfect wedding gown with the hosts of 'Say Yes to the Dress Asia'

Oct 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM

After dressing 18 brides for 'Say Yes to the Dress Asia,' Daphne Iking and Jovian Mandagie talk abut how to deal with bridezillas and finding the right dress for different cultures

'Conspirators' in Metrobank internal fraud claim innocence

Aug 03, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Hubert Co and Sue Sai claim they were duped by the key suspect Metrobank executive Maria Victoria Lopez

CONSPIRATORS? Hubert Co and Sue Sai say they are victims of fraud as well. Image from

Overseas work eyed for displaced workers due to new 'endo' order

Apr 01, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says they are expecting workers in small and medium enterprises to be displaced given the new end of contract order

NEW ORDER. DOLE secretary Silvestre Bello III signs the new department order on contracting and subcontracting on March 16, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

No 'endo' in 2017? Challenge of ending labor contractualization

Feb 12, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say says they are confident about regularizing the 65 000 employees affected by the 5 5 5 scheme

ENDO. Workers belonging to the Nagkaisa Coalition march to Mendiola in Manila on January 4, 2016 calling on the government for an end to the practice of contractualization in the labor sector. Photo by martin San Diego/Rappler

DOLE order ending contractualization expected in February

Feb 04, 2017 - 4:53 PM

Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III wants to sign the department order on Valentine s Day February 14

NO TO ENDO. Workers belonging to the Nagkaisa Coalition march to Mendiola in Manila on January 4, 2016 to call on the government to end the practice of contractualization. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

UPLB students hold #JunkSAIS protest on first day of classes

Aug 03, 2016 - 7:04 PM

The eUP project team claims that the SAIS was attacked to make the service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic

JUNK SAIS? More than 800 students skip their classes to protest against eUP's SAIS. Photo by Jaira Roxas/Rappler

4 things to know about eUP’s SAIS

Aug 01, 2016 - 2:58 PM

The goal of the eUP Student Academic Information System SAIS to ease up registration and harmonize the ICT infrastructure and systems of all campus units is promising What went wrong?

'University of Pila’: Online registration system fails in UPLB

Jul 31, 2016 - 3:36 PM

UP Los Baños students complain about the failure of a new online registration system with classes about to start in a few days

Foreigner jailed for 14 years for smuggling drugs into Bali

Mar 28, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Indonesia has some of the world s toughest anti narcotics laws People caught smuggling more than 5 grams of some controlled substances can be sentenced to death

CONVICTED. Sayed Mohammed Said of India (R) gestures in the courtroom as he attends his sentencing on drugs related charges in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March 28, 2016. Photo by AFP

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Mar 07, 2016 - 12:15 PM

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Suicide bomber kills 13 in eastern Afghanistan

Feb 27, 2016 - 8:13 PM

UPDATED The incident occurred at 9:30 am in Asadabad the provincial capital of restive Kunar when a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle detonated explosives in a market

SUICIDE BOMB. Afghan security officials inspect the scene of a suicide bomb attack that targeted the provincial governor's office in Asadabad, Kunar province, Afghanistan. Photo by Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA

Former Afghan governor kidnapped in Islamabad

Feb 13, 2016 - 4:13 PM

Unidentified men kidnap Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi who was in Islamabad to apply for a British visa

KIDNAPPED. Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi (R), the former governor of Herat province in Afghanistan, is missing after unidentified men took him in Islamabad. Photo by Jalil Rezayee/EPA

Cone disappointed over Ginebra’s missing ‘Never Say Die’ spirit

Nov 15, 2015 - 9:28 PM

We have a history and a legend that we have to live up to and that s the ‘Never Say Die’ attitude We just didn t have that tonight says Ginebra coach Tim Cone

DISAPPOINTED. Head coach Tim Cone admits he is disappointed over Barangay Ginebra's play in a tough loss to San Miguel Beer. Photo from PBA Images

Sempat dibatalkan, akhirnya warga Iran ini akan dihukum mati karena narkoba

Oct 23, 2015 - 5:44 PM

“Sangat layak terpidana mati asal Iran tersebut divonis mati karena telah menyelundupkan barang bukti narkoba jenis sabu seberat 40 kg melalui perairan laut Sukabumi tepatnya di Pantai Pelabuhan Ratu Kabupaten Sukabumi

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Kanye West surprises with two newly-released songs

Oct 20, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Kanye releases When I See It and a new version of Say You Will on Soundcloud

'WHEN I SEE IT.' Kanye West releases two new tracks, 'When I See It' and a new version of 'Say You Will.' He performs at the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals in Chicago in the photo above. File photo by Kamil Krzaczynski Corbis/EPA

Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead – Afghanistan

Jul 29, 2015 - 10:52 PM

UPDATED The Taliban have reportedly seen defections to ISIS in recent months with some members expressing disaffection with the low profile leader Omar

NAME ON WALL. A Pakistani journalist visits a shop where the name of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar is written on the wall. Photo by Banaras Khan/AFP

Eiga Sai 2015: Full lineup of Japanese film festival in PH

Jul 04, 2015 - 3:21 PM

This year s festival features everything from Japan s finest culinary offerings to human infesting alien worms

Bishops, peace advocates: Hear Mindanao, pass BBL

Feb 17, 2015 - 2:18 PM

The signatories say the government should not abandon the peace process in Mindanao precisely because of the controversial police operation in Mamasapano

AVOID A REPEAT OF MAMASAPANO. The signatories say the proposed Bangsamoro law should be passed to ‘let Mindanawons turn factories of war into factories of prosperity.’ File photo of Filipino Muslims during a rally for peace in Manila by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

HK captain guilty of manslaughter over 2012 ferry tragedy

Feb 14, 2015 - 5:10 PM

According to the nine member jury Sea Smooth skipper Lai Sai ming is guilty on all manslaughter charges with a majority of 7 to 2

SALVAGE. The bow of the Lamma IV boat (L) is seen partially submerged during rescue operations on October 2, 2012 the morning after it collided with a Hong Kong ferry killing over 30 people. File photo by Antony Dickson/AFP

Barako Bull hangs on and sends Ginebra to second straight loss

Feb 01, 2015 - 8:04 PM

Barako Bull survived a scare as Ginebra showed a glimmer of its once prominent “Never Say Die” philosophy late and climbed back from 6 points down

VETERAN. Chico Lanete, 35, topscored for Barako Bull with 17 points to survive a hard-fighting Ginebra. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Abu Sayyaf frees Malaysian fish breeder

Dec 10, 2014 - 11:09 PM

Malaysian and Filipino negotiators reach an agreement with the militants at dawn on Wednesday but it is unclear if ransom was paid for the release of 32 year old Chan Sai Chuin

File photo of an Abu Sayyaf jungle base

Greek diplomat killed by train near 'Bridge on River Kwai' town

Nov 26, 2014 - 6:09 PM

UPDATED Police say the woman s attempt to get off the moving train got her pulled underneath killing her instantly

Say 'Thanks' to friends with new Facebook feature

Nov 13, 2014 - 8:22 PM

The Say Thanks page lets Facebook users make a short personalized video thanking a friend for the times you’ve shared with them

THANK YOUR FRIENDS. Facebook's Say Thanks initiative is now available on web and mobile. Image from Facebook

2014 Eiga Sai: Focusing on the importance of family

Jul 05, 2014 - 12:27 PM

The Japan Foundation Manila holds the annual Japanese Film Festival at Shangri La Plaza

5 things dads say (and what they often mean)

Jun 14, 2014 - 2:30 PM

Some dads may hold their feelings back but it doesn t mean they don t love you

'Flood fighter' game teaches Asian kids survival tips

May 13, 2014 - 12:39 PM

After its success in Thailand a recently launched English language version of the game aims to spread the message in other Asian countries affected by floods such as the Philippines

FLOOD FIGHTER. Image of Sai Fah: The Flood Fighter from Google Play

'Never say die' attitude will help Air21 go for the kill

Apr 30, 2014 - 1:49 PM

The Express are surprising a lot of people as they flaunt their own brand of never say die basketball in the Commissioner s Cup playoffs

RELENTLESS. Air21's Joseph Yeo shoots a one-handed runner over San Mig Coffee's Marc Pingris. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Have we given up on Barangay Ginebra?

Apr 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Die hard Ginebra fan Kaye Cabal writes about the frustration of supporting a team that seems to have lost its never say die spirit

OUT OF SYNC. Barangay Ginebra struggled mightily on both ends of the floor in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Ginebra's adjustment pains rage on

Apr 25, 2014 - 8:55 AM

After a disastrous Commissioner s Cup Barangay Ginebra continues to struggle with adjustment while hoping to come out stronger

SPARK OF LIFE. Mark Caguioa had sharp words for his Barangay Ginebra teammates after their miserable showing in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Survey shows gloom in disaster-hit Visayas

Jan 20, 2014 - 12:18 PM

A big majority of Pinoys say their lives have not improved according to a newly released survey of Pulse Asia

POOR AND HOMELESS. Makeshift tents for poor families that have lost everything due to Super Typhoon Yolanda. File photo by EPA

George Benson in Manila

Sep 04, 2013 - 10:42 PM

Guitarist singer performs with Patti Austin at Smart Araneta September 5

POP-JAZZ SUPERSTAR. Benson at the Manila airport. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera

20 tips to survive your 20s

Sep 01, 2013 - 7:22 PM

Your best era also depends on your outlook Here are some insights to live by

STEPPING OUT. The twenties are a time of open-mindedness and opportunity. Ask anyone past this stage

How to say ‘No’

Aug 31, 2013 - 12:51 PM

Saying Yes to everything means saying No to yourself and to your life

KNOW YOUR LIMITS. There comes a point where helping out ends where you need to live your life

Eiga Sai 2013: Everyday Japan

Jun 22, 2013 - 7:12 PM

Film festival Eiga Sai captures Japanese history and culture

EIGA SAI 2013. Japanese history and culture on film

Fastbreak: Never-say-die Ginebra makes semis

Apr 23, 2013 - 8:29 AM

Vernon Macklin starred as Ginebra stunned Rain or Shine to make the PBA Commissioner s Cup semis

Photo by PBA Images/Nuki Sabio.