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UAE prince visits Saudi, urges dialogue to solve Yemen tensions

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Speaking after meeting Saudi Arabia's King Salman near Mecca, Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan says dialogue is 'the only way to resolve differences between Yemenis'

A handout picture provided by the Ministry of Presidential affairs-Abu Dhabi on August 12, 2019, shows Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (L), Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces meeting with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz near the holy city of Mecca during his visit to Saudi Arabia. Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince visited Saudi Arabia on today and called for dialogue to resolve tensions in Yemen, after deadly clashes there between government loyalists and UAE-backed forces. Mohammed Al-HAMMADI / Ministry of Presidential Affairs - Abu Dhabi / AFP

YouTube star Grant Thompson killed in paragliding accident

Aug 01, 2019 - 9:53 AM

Also known as 'The King of Random,' the 38-year-old Youtube star was reported missing on Monday after he didn't return from a paragliding trip

Moroccan King pardons thousands, including 'Hirak' protesters

Jul 30, 2019 - 2:08 PM

An official statement announces 4,764 people are to be pardoned, including some detained during the months of protests in the long-marginalized northern Rif region

KING MOHAMMED VI. In this file photo taken on July 31, 2000 Morocco's King Mohammed VI salutes in his capacity as army chief of staff at an official oath-taking ceremony of soldiers at the Royal Palace in Rabat. File photo by Joelle Vassort/AFP

Disney's 'Lion King' roars as James Cameron salutes new 'Avengers' record

Jul 23, 2019 - 10:11 AM

'Congratulations to 'Avengers Endgame' on becoming the new box-office king' says James Cameron

‘The Lion King’ review: Bloated, unnecessary spectacle

Jul 21, 2019 - 6:52 PM

'The Lion King' is all shine but no spirit

Long live the Lion Queen: Beyonce delights with new album

Jul 20, 2019 - 10:29 AM

'The Lion King: The Gift' is meant to be a 'sister piece' album to her new film and 'a love letter to Africa', the singer says

Alapag relishes lessons learned from coaching stint with Kings

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:53 PM

Jimmy Alapag gains knowledge from esteemed NBA tacticians and reconnects with his former mentors in his Summer League stint with the Sacramento Kings

ONCE IN A LIFETIME. Jimmy Alapag grabs the opportunity to serve as an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA Summer League. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler


Alapag says Kings coaching stint ‘has been everything’

Jul 14, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Jimmy Alapag hopes his stint as Sacramento Kings deputy can open more opportunities for Filipino coaches in the NBA

GRATEFUL. With the help of former NBA player Vlade Divac, Jimmy Alapag gets a one-of-a-kind coaching experience. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Disney's 3D 'Lion King' sends animation roaring forward

Jul 14, 2019 - 12:19 PM

Expectations are sky-high for the film about young lion cub Simba avenging his father's death to emulate the commercial success of 'The Jungle Book', 'Beauty and the Beast', and 'Aladdin'

Wilkins-Balanga Pure crowned new 3x3 champs

Jul 13, 2019 - 10:49 PM

Alvin Pasaol and Balanga flourish in the final round against the Pasig Kings with the return of key cog Santi Santillan

CHAMPS. Alvin Pasaol and Balanga conquer the fourth leg of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3. Photo from Chooks-to-Go


Alapag gets 1st NBA win as Kings beat Warriors in Summer League

Jul 02, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Just two years into his coaching career, Jimmy Alapag is serving as an assistant coach for the Sacramento Kings in the NBA Summer League

MEMORABLE. Jimmy Alapag earns his first win with the Sacramento Kings in the 2019 NBA Summer League. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

LOOK: Stars, beauty queens at Metro Manila Pride 2019

Jun 30, 2019 - 10:16 AM

Iza Calzado, Nadine Lustre, Bb Pilipinas queens Patch Magtanong and Resham Saeed are among those who joined the annual event

Ginebra star Brownlee blames self despite 4th-quarter outburst

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:07 PM

Justin Brownlee goes hard on himself even after scoring all but one of Ginebra's 22 points in the final period

SCORING OUTBURST. Justin Brownlee admits he needs to get more of his Ginebra teammates involved. Photo from PBA Images

Wright, Phoenix down Ginebra off 45-point 3rd-quarter blast

Jun 28, 2019 - 9:57 PM

Despite coach Louie Alas' ejection, the Fuel Masters sustain their second-half tear against the Kings

UPPERHAND. Matthew Wright and the Fuel Masters get the better of Stanley Pringle and the Kings. Photo from PBA Images

Jerramy King back for Columbian after 5-month absence

Jun 16, 2019 - 9:10 PM

Seeing action for the first time since injuring his knee in January, the do-it-all guard admits there is plenty of room to improve

RELIABLE. Columbian receives a big boost with the return of Jerramy King. Photo from PBA Images


Pasig rules 1st leg of 2019 Chooks-to-Go 3x3 Patriot's Cup

Jun 16, 2019 - 6:34 PM

Taylor Statham powers Pasig past Phenom-Basilan Steel, who had a dream start to the tournament

TOP TEAM. Pasig remains to be the country's top 3x3 basketball team as it edges out Phenom-Basilan Steel in the Final of the 2019 Patriot's Cup 1st leg. Photo from release

Spanish king tasks Sanchez to form new government

Jun 07, 2019 - 3:10 PM

While they won a general poll in April, acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez's socialists fail to secure a majority in parliament and need the support of other groupings

OATH OF OFFICE. Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez takes the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace near Madrid on June 2, 2018. Photo by Emilio Naranjo/Pool/AFP

Beyonce – or Nala – is the queen we all need in new 'Lion King' teaser

Jun 04, 2019 - 10:18 AM

'Simba, you have to take your place as king'

BEYONCE AS NALA. The singer-songwriter stars in the remake of the Disney classic. Still from the Lion King trailer

Mecca summit supports Palestinians, backs Saudis in Iran standoff

Jun 01, 2019 - 7:45 PM

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting called for a 'boycott' of countries that have opened diplomatic missions in Jerusalem

This handout photo taken and released by the Saudi Royal Palace shows King Salman bin Abdulaziz at the opening session of a summit of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Saudi holy city of Mecca in the early hours of June 1, 2019. The OIC meeting is the third and final summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this week, aimed at galvanising support among Arab and Islamic nations against arch-rival Iran, which has close ties with Turkey. Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP

Riyadh rallies allies against Tehran at Mecca summits

May 31, 2019 - 8:15 PM

Tehran expresses disappointment that Riyadh plans to level the same 'baseless accusations' at a summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation

ON IRAN. This handout photo taken and released by the Jordanian Royal Palace on May 31, 2019 shows Arab leaders and officials attending an Arab League summit meeting at al-Safa Royal Palace in the Saudi holy city of Mecca. AFP PHOTO / JORDANIAN ROYAL PALACE / YOUSEF ALLAN

Saudi king calls on Gulf states to tackle Iran's 'criminal' acts

May 31, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Saudi Arabia, a staunch US ally, is hosting leaders from across the Arab and Muslim world for emergency Gulf and Arab summits and a meeting of heads of state from Islamic nations

This handout photo taken and released by the Saudi Royal Palace on May 31, 2019 shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz addressing the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) held at al-Safa Royal Palace in the Saudi holy city of Mecca.  BANDAR AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP

Wrestler Silver King dies after collapsing in the ring

May 12, 2019 - 10:36 PM

The masked wrestler best known for playing the villain in 'Nacho Libre' has died after collapsing in a show

Thai King praises 'unity' in speech on final coronation day

May 06, 2019 - 9:26 PM

'I want the unity shown here with this goodwill to be an encouraging sign for everybody, all sides to perform their duties for the prosperity of our country,' King Maha Vajiralongkorn says

KING. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn (C), Queen Suthida and his daughter Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol (L) wave to well-wishers from the balcony of Suddhaisavarya Prasad Hall of the Grand Palace as they grant a public audience on the final day of his royal coronation in Bangkok on May 6, 2019. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

'Long live the King!': Thai monarch carried in grand coronation procession

May 05, 2019 - 6:29 PM

(UPDATED) Thais wearing yellow shirts flock to the streets to witness King Rama X's procession

Thai King Rama X set for first grand procession since coronation

May 05, 2019 - 12:40 PM

The king bestows royal titles on family members who crawl to his throne as he sits next to his new Queen Suthida.

From bodyguard to Queen, Thailand's Suthida makes public debut

May 02, 2019 - 10:48 PM

Thailand's Queen Suthida is seen kneeling alongside the king as they pay their respects to statues of previous Chakri dynasty monarchs in Bangkok's historic quarter

PUBLIC DEBUT. Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn (L) and Queen Suthida (R) pay their respect at King Rama V monument in Bangkok on May 2, 2019, ahead of the royal coronation which will take place from May 4 to 6. Photo by Dailynews/Pool/AFP

Thailand set for coronation of King Rama X, first in 69 years

May 02, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The May 4-6 coronation comes more than two years after Vajiralongkorn ascended the throne at the death of his father Bhumibol Adulyadej.

THAILAND'S KING. A woman walks past a portrait of Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn in Bangkok on May 1, 2019, ahead of his coronation which will take place from May 4 to 6. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Abdication becoming more frequent in the modern age

Apr 29, 2019 - 10:59 AM

As medical technology improves and lifespans grow, the concept of a lifetime of duty is gradually being eroded and abdications are becoming increasingly acceptable and frequent

(COMBO) This combination of file pictures shows Pope Benedict XVI (top-L)in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba on March 27, 2012, Spanish King Juan Carlos de Borbon (top-C) at La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago on June 5, 2012, Japan's Emperor Akihito (top-R) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on January 2, 2018, Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (bottom-L) in Doha on December 18, 2012, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands (bottom-C) on April 30, 2013, King Albert II of Belgium (bottom-R) in Liege on July 19, 2013. When the 85-year-old Japanese Emperor Akihito steps down on April 30, 2019 it will be the latest in a string of historic abdications that have included the pope and several monarchs. CARL COURT, CLAUDIO SANTANA, KARIM JAAFAR, JOHN THYS, ESTEBAN FELIX, Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP / POOL / AL-WATAN DOHA

Kings, NBA to probe Luke Walton over sexual assault claims

Apr 26, 2019 - 11:52 AM

Sports reporter Kelli Tennant alleges the former Lakers coach assaulted her at a hotel

DENIAL. Luke Walton has denied the allegations as his lawyer says ‘the accuser is an opportunist, not a victim.’ Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. white supremacist convicted of lynching black man to be executed

Apr 24, 2019 - 3:28 PM

John William King, one of 3 men convicted of the June 1998 killing of James Byrd, is to die by lethal injection at the Huntsville penitentiary.

Kings coach Luke Walton sued for sexual assault

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:28 AM

A female sports reporter alleges that the NBA coach forced himself on her at a hotel in California

CONTROVERSIAL. Luke Walton is already facing controversy as he takes over the Sacramento Kings' head coaching job. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP


King restores citizenship of 551 Bahrainis

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:30 PM

Bahrain's King Hamad instructs authorities to take into account 'the nature of crimes committed' by 551 Bahrainis whose citizenship had earlier been revoked

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa takes part in a bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump at a hotel in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP)

Luke Walton confirmed Sacramento Kings head coach

Apr 16, 2019 - 10:20 AM

'I look forward to his leadership on the court as we work to build a winning culture for many years to come,' says Kings General Manager Vlade Divac

MOVING ON FAST. Luke Walton officially joins the Sacramento Kings after leaving the Lakers. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Luke Walton set to join Kings after Lakers exit

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Reports say that the Sacramento Kings are in the 'late stages' of finalizing a multi-year deal with Luke Walton

QUICK MOVE. It looks like former Lakers coach Luke Walton won’t get unemployed for long. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Pride Rock like you've never seen before in 'Lion King' full trailer

Apr 11, 2019 - 9:51 AM

The film is hitting theaters in July

PRIDE ROCK. The new 'Lion King' trailer shows the beloved Disney classic rendered in breathtaking CGI. Screenshot from YouTube.com/DisneyMovieTrailers

PH teams Pasig, Bataan clinch Chooks 3x3 Super Quest playoffs

Apr 06, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Pasig Grindhouse and Bataan finish in the top 2 of their respective groups to advance to the next round of 3x3 basketball action

SENSATIONAL. Fil-Am forward Taylor Statham drops 10 points to lift Pasig Grindhouse to the playoff round. Photo release

2 PH teams vie for 3x3 Asia Pacific Super Quest crown

Apr 05, 2019 - 6:38 PM

The Pasig Grindhouse Kings and 1Bataan Risers mix it up with top 3x3 Asian basketball club teams

ALL SET. Alvin Pasaol’s 1Bataan Risers and Taylor Statham’s Pasig Grindhouse Kings believe they’re ready to lead the Philippines’ 3x3 campaign. File photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Burger King goes vegan? The meatless Whopper is here

Apr 03, 2019 - 10:18 AM

In the US, Burger King launches the meatless 'Impossible Whopper' – their world-famous burger, now completely plant-based

Pasig routs rival Bataan to bag 3x3 crown, P1 million prize

Mar 31, 2019 - 5:46 PM

Joshua Munzon powers Pasig Grindhouse to the inaugural crown of the Chooks-to-Go 3x3 basketball tournament

TOP RANKED. Pasig stalwart Joshua Munzon cops the tournament’s best player plum. Photo release

Taylor Statham wills Pasig to FIBA 3x3 World Tour Doha

Mar 31, 2019 - 3:46 PM

The Pasig Grindhouse Kings earn the right to represent the Philippines in the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters in Doha

SEMIS SHOWDOWN. Taylor Statham’s Pasig Grindhouse Kings slip past Mac Cardona’s San Juan Knights in a grueling semis encounter. Photo release

Harden's 50-point triple-double fuels Rockets over Kings

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:44 AM

The Rockets oust the Kings from playoff contention as James Harden delivers another record performance

TRIP-DUB TEAR. James Harden posts his 42nd career triple-double.

Pasig, Bataan tinker squads for P1M, 3x3 World Tour spots

Mar 30, 2019 - 6:21 PM

League-leading Pasig targets a top 3 finish in the final leg to bag the P1 million prize and book a ticket to the 2019 FIBA 3x3 World Tour

SIDELINED. Former PBA player Dylan Ababou will watch Pasig Grindhouse from the sidelines as he nurses a right calf injury prior to the Chooks 3x3 grand finals. Photo release

Lakers win again as LeBron torches Kings with triple-double

Mar 25, 2019 - 12:33 PM

Although already eliminated from playoff contention, Los Angeles grinds it out to halt a five-game slide

WINNING TRACK. LeBron James stuffs the stats sheet as the Los Angeles Lakers rediscover their winning ways. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Pasig downs new finals foe Pasay, reclaims Chooks 3x3 crown

Mar 09, 2019 - 7:06 PM

An undermanned Pasig squad outlasts Pasay to capture its second 3x3 leg championship

RULERS ANEW. The Pasig squad of (starting third from left) Troy Rike, Dylan Ababou, Taylor Statham, and Joshua Munzon emerge as fourth-leg champions. Photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Bataan seizes Chooks 3x3 3rd leg crown from top rival Pasig

Mar 01, 2019 - 6:38 PM

Powered by UAAP standouts, Bataan captures its second leg championship in the 3x3 basketball tournament

CHAMPS AGAIN. Alvin Pasaol and the Bataan Risers regain the upperhand in its brewing rivalry against the Pasig Grindhouse Kings. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Lakers, Bucks pull off escape acts

Feb 28, 2019 - 3:55 PM

LeBron James and the Lakers snap a two-game skid as the Bucks stay on top of the league after an overtime win

Coco Martin to shoulder Kristofer King’s funeral costs

Feb 26, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Coco visits the wake of his longtime friend, who died February 23

COCO MARTIN. The actor shoulders the funeral costs of his former co-star Kristofer King. File photo by Angie de Silva

Revenge-minded Pasig drops Bataan to top Chooks 3x3 2nd leg

Feb 24, 2019 - 5:47 PM

A Fil-Am crew led by Taylor Statham outlasts the UAAP star core of Bataan in the title round

GETTING EVEN. Taylor Statham and the Pasig Grindhouse Kings avoid another upset loss against against Santi Santillan and Bataan Risers.Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Indie actor Kristofer King dies

Feb 24, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The actor is best known for his roles in Brillante Mendoza's movies