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Landslide continues to block access to Cebu’s tourist spots

Sep 27, 2017 - 10:36 PM

Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office chief Nagiel Bañacia says no motorist has been allowed to use the access road leading to 3 sites in Sitio Graje, Barangay Busay, as the demolition of a mountain resort house on top of an eroding hill continues

TEMPLE OF LEAH. Photo by Mars Mosqueda Jr.

Israel seeks to silence broadcaster Al Jazeera for 'incitement'

Aug 06, 2017 - 10:51 PM

UPDATED The Israeli communications ministry says it would demand the revocation of the credentials of Al Jazeera journalists and cut the channel s cable and satellite connections

An employee of the Qatar based news network and TV channel Al-Jazeera is seen at the channel's Jerusalem office on July 31, 2017. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

For Palestinians, holy site showdown represents rare victory

Jul 30, 2017 - 11:54 AM

The celebrations came nearly two weeks after the attack near the Haram al Sharif compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount

Israeli security forces are seen during clashes between them and Palestinian demonstrators at the Huwara checkpoint, south of Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on July 28, 2017. Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP

Palestinians to end boycott of Jerusalem holy site

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:03 PM

Muslim authorities announce a boycott of the Haram al Sharif compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount is to end on Thursday afternoon after Israel removed remaining new security measures

CELEBRATION. Palestinians celebrate outside the Lion's Gate entrance to Al Aqsa mosque on July 27 2017 after more Israeli barriers were removed from the holy site. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

All new security measures removed from Jerusalem holy site – Israel police

Jul 27, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Police: The police returned the security measures to how they were before the terrorist attack at the Haram al Sharif before July 14

A general view taken on October 13, 2016, shows the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a UNESCO heritage site, in the Old City of Jerusalem. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Israel removes holy site metal detectors, but boycott maintained

Jul 25, 2017 - 7:55 AM

4th UPDATE The move comes after intensive international diplomacy seeking to stop the outbreak of wider unrest with warnings that it could spread far beyond Israel and the Palestinian territories

HOLY SITE. A picture taken on April 14, 2014 at the sunset shows the golden Dome of the Rock in the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's old city. Thomas Coex/AFP

Israel reopens sensitive holy site, but Muslims refuse to enter

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:36 PM

UPDATED Dozens of Muslim worshippers hold midday prayers outside the site in protest at new security measures

HEIGHTENED SECURITY. Palestinian women walk by as Israeli police patrol near Lion's Gate, a main entrance to Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, on July 16, 2017. Menahem Kahana/AFP

48 hours in Busan: What to see, eat, and do

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:33 PM

Got 48 hours in Busan? Here s an itinerary to help you out

Travel through time in Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea

May 31, 2017 - 1:01 PM

Heads up history buffs Gyeongsangbuk do is the perfect destination for you

Indian national fears fabricated rape case against him

Feb 19, 2017 - 9:40 AM

Crime in the Indian community is reminiscent of recently reported crime among Koreans in Pampanga

IN PHOTOS: Chinese New Year celebrations in Jakarta

Jan 28, 2017 - 7:43 PM

Temple goers of all ages coming from various cities across the country welcomed the Year of the Rooster by praying for a healthy and prosperous year

TRADITION. Indonesians of all ages have been coming to the temple since Friday night to welcome the Year of the Rooster. Photo by Han Nguyen

Trump win greeted with gloating, disgust in US sports world

Nov 11, 2016 - 7:32 AM

Sports Twitter reacts with condemnation and praise after Donald Trump is elected the 45th US president

GRAB THEM BY THE BASKETBALLS. Donald Trump is just as polarizing in the sports world as he is in the general world. File photo by Richard Ellis/EPA

Israel angered as UNESCO adopts Jerusalem resolution

Oct 18, 2016 - 7:38 PM

3rd UPDATE The text has infuriated Israel by referring throughout to the Al Aqsa mosque compound in east Jerusalem s Old City only by its Muslim names: Al Aqsa and Al Haram al Sharif

A general view shows the Dome of the Rock (L) and the Al-Aqsa mosques (R) in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city on November 21, 2014. Thomas Coex/AFP

Red Bull apologizes to Indonesia over offensive ad

Jun 30, 2016 - 4:24 PM

The energy drink manufacturer issues an apology in national newspapers admitting it shot the video at the 9th century Borobudur temple without permission from the appropriate authorities

PARKOUR AT BOROBUDUR. Screen shot from YouTube video.

Thousands gather at Thai temple as police fail to arrest abbot

Jun 16, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Devotees prevent authorities from arresting Phra Dhammachayo the temple s 72 year old abbot who faces allegations that he accepted embezzled funds

epa05368540 Thai devotees meditate at the Dhammakaya Temple in Pathum Thani province, Thailand, 16 June 2016. The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) entered into the temple on 16 June, with a search warrant to arrest and start negotiations with Dhammakaya Temple abbot Phra Dhammachayo after a court approval on 15 June. Phra Dhammachayo is ordered to meet with the DSI to acknowledge criminal charges allegedly involved with receiving and laundering stolen money after the monk's lawyer postponed meetings reportedly due to the abbot's health condition. EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

Southeast Asia budget guide: 4 countries, 23 Days, P33,000 all in

Jun 05, 2016 - 9:15 PM

A detailed budget itinerary by traveler Jayson Concepcion shows the complete expense breakdown of his trip which cost him P33 000 for a full 23 days of travel

A picture taken in 2011 near Chiang Mai, shows statues inside Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep temple. Photo by Philippe Hugen/AFP

Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs

Jun 02, 2016 - 6:15 PM

UPDATED Authorities also find other animals and preserved tiger parts inside the infamous temple which is being accused of involvement in the illegal wildlife trade

epa05337745 Tourists walk around as they visit the Tiger Temple before the relocation of the tigers by the Thai National Park officials in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand, 30 May 2016. Thai officials of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation are relocating some 137 tigers from Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi to the Wildlife Breeding Center in Ratchaburi province. The Tiger Temple has been accused of being involved in illegal wildlife trade, according to media reports. EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

Dozens of dead cubs found at Thai tiger temple

Jun 01, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Wildlife officials say the temple a popular destination for tourists has been operating illegally

epa05339499 Thai wildlife officials and police officers inspect a pile of dead tiger cubs found during a raid at the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand, 01 June 2016. Thai officials of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation found 40 dead bodies of tiger cubs as they were raiding the controversial Tiger Temple in order to take away tigers after the temple has been accused of being involved in illegal wildlife trafficking as well as using the big cats as tourist attraction. EPA/STR THAILAND OUT

Netanyahu questions French impartiality after UNESCO vote

May 15, 2016 - 9:17 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says French support for a UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem casts doubt on the impartiality of its Middle East peace initiative a claim Paris denies

A general view shows the Dome of the Rock (L) and the Al-Aqsa mosques (R) in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city on November 21, 2014. Thomas Coex/AFP/File

India court says women have equal right to enter temples

Apr 02, 2016 - 4:40 PM

A court directive ordering government authorities to protect women s fundamental right of access to temples may pave the way for easing gender restrictions at places of worship

epa05237337 Indian women, holding prayer platters, perform rituals during a special prayer on the occasion of the Sheetala Ashtami festival in Bhopal, India 31 March 2016. Women devotees fast all day long for their families' happiness during the festival. EPA/SANJEEV GUPTA

'Legends of the Hidden Temple,' 'Hey Arnold' to return to Nickelodeon as TV movies

Mar 02, 2016 - 1:24 PM

Nickelodeon is also set to release a NickToons film that includes many of their classic characters from the past 25 years

90S TV SERIES. Nickelodeon shows 'Hey Arnold' and 'Legends of the Hidden Temple' are set to be made into TV movies.

Myanmar stops tourists from scaling ancient temples

Feb 23, 2016 - 5:13 PM

Tourists and local pilgrims are not permitted to climb the temples in Bagan Myanmar starting March 1

IN PHOTOS: A look at one of Jakarta's oldest buddhist temples

Feb 08, 2016 - 3:51 PM

A look inside Vihara Bahtera Bhakti in Ancol

Stone Temple Pilots accept applications for new singer

Feb 06, 2016 - 10:54 AM

The band seeks a new singer following the death of frontman Scott Weiland in December

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. The band is looking for a new singer following the death of singer Scott Weiland. Screengrab from Instagram/stpband

VLOG: Family visits Mary Jane in prison, enjoys rare day off

Jan 12, 2016 - 9:34 PM

Parents assure supporters Mary Jane is in high sprits

‘Is this goodbye?’: Visit to Mary Jane brings back trauma for family

Jan 12, 2016 - 8:25 PM

Mary Jane Veloso s parents share their anxiety about being back in Indonesia for the first time since their daughter was barely spared from execution

ANXIETY. The Veloso family admits to feeling traumatized from their last visit to Indonesia. Photo by AFP

Grammy-winning 'grunge' singer Scott Weiland dead at 48

Dec 04, 2015 - 5:05 PM

The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman died in his sleep while on a tour stop in Minnesota

SCOTT WEILAND. The frontman of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver dies in his sleep. Screengrab from Instagram/scottweiland

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces on 'day of rage'

Sep 19, 2015 - 10:27 AM

At Kafr Kaddum near Nablus Israeli fire wounded 3 Palestinians in their arms and legs says the Palestinian Red Crescent

Satellite images confirm Palmyra temple destruction – UN

Aug 29, 2015 - 9:39 AM

We confirm the destruction of the main building while surrounding columns seem to be less affected says UN training and research agency UNITAR

CONFIRMED. Satellite images confirm the destruction of the Baal Shamin temple in Syria's Palmyra, says the United Nations, after international condemnation of the act claimed by the Islamic State group. File photo by AFP/UNITAR-UNOSAT/US Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit, NextView License (DigitalGlobe)

Stampede at India temple kills 11 – police

Aug 10, 2015 - 11:43 AM

UPDATED The stampede at the Baidyanath Jyotirlinga temple in the state of Jharkhand erupted after pilgrims surged towards the building shortly after the doors opened police say

#PugadBaboy: Better place punchline 3

Jul 23, 2015 - 5:00 AM

French tourists arrested for nude photos at Cambodia's Angkor

Jan 30, 2015 - 11:44 PM

The 3 male tourists were discovered inside the Banteay Kdei temple on Thursday

West Bank mosque torched in suspected attack

Nov 12, 2014 - 8:56 PM

Months of unrest have escalated in recent days spreading from annexed east Jerusalem to the occupied West Bank and Arab communities across Israel and raising fears of a new Palestinian uprising

Palestinian youths evacuate a comrade who was injured during clashes with Israeli security forces at the Israeli Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem on November 7, 2014, following a protest against Israel's restrictions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI

Policeman killed in new Jerusalem car attack

Nov 06, 2014 - 8:17 AM

The rampage which came hours after clashes between police and Palestinians at the flashpoint Al Aqsa mosque compound sparks even more violence in east Jerusalem

GUNNED DOWN. Israeli police near the body of a Palestinian man, identified as Ibrahim al-Akari, after he was shot and killed on the Light Rail trolley system in East Jerusalem, 05 November 2014. Tali Mayer/EPA

Jordan recalls envoy to Israel over mosque clashes

Nov 05, 2014 - 9:27 PM

Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur asks the foreign minister to recall the Jordanian ambassador from Tel Aviv in protest at Israel s escalation on the Al Aqsa mosque compound

Israeli security forces keep watch backdropped by the Dome of the Rock mosque during Friday noon prayers in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud on October 31, 2014. Jack Guez/AFP

Clashes rock flashpoint Jerusalem mosque compound

Nov 05, 2014 - 2:56 PM

UPDATED Israeli police clash with stone throwing protesters inside Jerusalem s flashpoint Al Aqsa mosque compound

Israeli security forces keep watch backdropped by the Dome of the Rock mosque during Friday noon prayers in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud on October 31, 2014. Jack Guez/AFP

How to do a day trip via taxi: Manila, Cebu, and Davao

Oct 28, 2014 - 7:00 AM

Getting around Manila Cebu and Davao is now less of a hassle with GrabTaxi So here’s a list of places to visit for an atypical day

Torrential rains kill more than 230 in Pakistan, India

Sep 06, 2014 - 8:37 PM

UPDATED Incessant rains in Pakistan have killed at least 106 people while torrential rains and flooding have left more than 100 people dead in India

Yogyakarta's secret treasures

Jun 14, 2014 - 1:30 PM

Get off the beaten track in Yogyakarta to experience what the city really has to offer

Postal agency unveils Iglesia ni Cristo centennial stamp

May 06, 2014 - 7:38 PM

PHLPost has printed 1 2 million copies of the stamp featuring INC founder Felix Manalo along with the bloc voting group s centennial logo and photo of its Central Temple

'Maleficent': The characters of the modern 'Sleeping Beauty'

May 05, 2014 - 6:05 PM

Let s take a look at the characters in Disney s retelling of a classic fairytale and know what motivates each of them

Child star icon turned diplomat Shirley Temple dead at 85

Feb 11, 2014 - 7:26 PM

UPDATED Temple died of natural causes on Monday night in her California home surrounded by her family and caregivers

CHILD STAR. An undated photo of young Shirley Temple. Photo from Agence France-Presse

Bali in 2 days: Soaking up culture and history

Oct 26, 2013 - 9:49 AM

Bali the island of the gods has a little bit of everything

A FEAST FOR YOUR EYES.  Bali is home to beautiful, ancient architecture and warm people.  All photos by Alvin C. Malasig.

Turning Japanese: Kyoto and Osaka on a budget

Aug 22, 2013 - 11:01 AM

Our writer fulfills her lifelong dream of traveling to the Land of the Rising Sun

OSAKA CASTLE. Experience this and more for only P1,000. All photos by Tanya Lim

The practice of mindful eating

May 15, 2013 - 11:05 AM

Many things are lost in distracted meal times Only the stomach is satisfied but the soul is not enriched by the physical nourishment our bodies receive

TEA CEREMONY. A demonstration of the ritual of making tea. Photos by Ime Morales

Guitar legend Slash coming over at last

Apr 22, 2013 - 2:20 PM

Rock music’s ‘Cat in the Hat’ will be playing in Manila two Saturdays from now Here’s a warm up

SHADES OF GREATNESS. The top hat, the shades, the long, curly locks — and blistering rock licks — will be upon us when Slash plays at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on May 4. Photo from www.q1021.fm

Bali mulls 'no sex' signs, couple caught in temple

Mar 08, 2013 - 1:45 PM

Police took the pair in for questioning after they were found by youth leaders who had gone to check up on repairs at the temple in the village of Saraseda

Ancient mysteries unveiled at Peru's Temple of Fire

Feb 17, 2013 - 6:02 PM

If experts confirm the date the ceremonial fireplace will become one of the world s oldest sites

TEMPLE OF FIRE. An ancient temple believed to be about 5,000 years old was discovered at the archaeological site of El Paraiso, some 40 km northeast of Lima. If the date is confirmed, it would be among the oldest sites in the world. Photo by AFP

Temple Run 2 scores 20 million downloads in 4 days

Jan 22, 2013 - 6:18 PM

Temple Run 2 available on Android and IOS is hitting it big with social gamers

TEMPLE RUNNING. Imangi Studios has come out with a breakout game, with the download numbers to prove it. Screen Shot from YouTube Video.

TechRap: Facebook Graph Search demo, Nexus 4 reviewed

Jan 21, 2013 - 4:13 AM

Facebook enters the search market with a search engine for connections MySpace makes a comeback what will be of the pioneering social network’s new lease on life? And we go up close and personal with the Nexus 4