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Population of Earth to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 – United Nations

Jun 18, 2019 - 3:00 PM

The study paints a picture of a future in which a handful of countries see their populaces surge as life expectancy lengthens while the global growth rate slows amid declining fertility rates

Women's World Cup: Norway in last 16, France and Germany top groups

Jun 18, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Norway edges out South Korea for a spot in the last 16 of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

NEXT ROUND. Norway defeats South Korea 2-1 in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Photo from Caroline Graham Hansen's Twitter

Gilas looking at Ravena as Castro status uncertain for FIBA World Cup

Jun 18, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Kiefer Ravena, whose suspension from FIBA ends in August, can make it just in time for the global hoops showdown

WAITING GAME. Kiefer Ravena may don the national colors in the near future. Photo from FIBA


Not just Kai or AJ: Teamwork key for Gilas youth in FIBA U19 World Cup

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:09 AM

The Philippines will have its work cut out for it in the global hoops showdown as it faces heavyweights Argentina, host country Greece and Russia in the first round

TWIN TOWERS. Kai Sotto (middle) and AJ Edu (right) are expected to be the cornerstones of the Gilas Pilipinas youth in the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup. Photo from FIBA


Palicte braces for world title battle vs Ioka

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:40 PM

Aston Palicte has his sights set on the WBO super flyweight belt vacated by fellow countryman Donnie Nietes

RACKING IT UP. Aston Palicte seeks his 26th win in his professional career. File photo by Ryan Songalia/Rappler


Jayson Castro could miss Gilas campaign in FIBA World Cup

Jun 17, 2019 - 8:44 PM

Yeng Guiao says Jayson Castro has begged off from national team duties due to 'personal priorities'

KEY COG. Jayson Castro has played a pivotal role in helping the Philippines reach the FIBA World Cup for the second straight time. Photo from FIBA


Record-breaking Lloyd propels USA into FIFA World Cup last 16

Jun 17, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Carli Lloyd now holds the distinction as the first player to score in 6 consecutive women's FIFA World Cup matches

SCORING MACHINE. Carli Lloyd adds another two goals to her tally. Photo from FIFA Women's World Cup's Twitter account (@FIFAWWC)


Raptors coach Nurse to guide Canada in FIBA World Cup

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:56 AM

After leading the Raptors to an NBA title as a rookie coach, Nick Nurse will test his mettle in the international scene

ONE OF A FEW. Nick Nurse becomes the ninth rookie coach in NBA history to steer a team to a championship. Photo from NBA.com


PH faces tough draw in men's softball world championships

Jun 15, 2019 - 3:24 PM

The RP Blu Boys will test their mettle against defending champion New Zealand and Asian champion Japan

CHALLENGING. The RP Blu Boys aim to make it to the top 4 of Group A. Photo from release

WHO emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths

Jun 14, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The current Ebola crisis, which began in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last August, has recorded more than 2,000 cases, including 1,411 deaths

FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA. In this file photo taken on December 12, 2018 a member of the medical staff of the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) gets ready as she checks her Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in front of the mirror during a weekly rehearsal at the Bwera General Hospital in Bwera bordering with DRC, western Uganda. File photo by Isaac Kasamani/AFP

LIST: Activities in PH for World Blood Donor Day 2019

Jun 13, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Want to participate in World Blood Donor Day? Here's a running list of activities.

13-0 win 'part of growing the game,' says USA football captain

Jun 12, 2019 - 8:08 PM

Team USA records the biggest win in Women's World Cup history as Alex Morgan scores 5 goals in a 13-0 demolition of hapless Thailand

DISRESPECT? Alex Morgan (center) and Megan Rapinoe (right) whoop it up after a goal, but the Americans have also received criticisms for their wild goal celebrations in the one-sided game versus Thailand. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DR Congo

Jun 12, 2019 - 7:54 PM

The World Health Organization confirms that Uganda has now recorded 3 cases of Ebola, in the first spread across the country's porous western border with the Democratic Republic of Congo

FIGHT AGAINST EBOLA. In this file photo taken on December 12, 2018 a member of the medical staff of the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) gets ready as she checks her Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in front of the mirror during a weekly rehearsal at the Bwera General Hospital in Bwera bordering with DRC, western Uganda. File photo by Isaac Kasamani/AFP

Harden, Davis among NBA stars set for USA World Cup camp

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:00 AM

'We've got an excellent cross-section of veteran USA Basketball and NBA players,' says Team USA coach Gregg Popovich

BIG NAMES. NBA stars James Harden and Anthony Davis headline Team USA’s 20-man pool. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: K-pop World Music Festival 2019

Jun 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Missed out on the concert? We got you covered!

World No. 1 China ends Gilas girls’ magic run in U18 World Cup

Jun 07, 2019 - 3:29 PM

China's firepower prove too strong for the Philippine 3x3 girls team

WHO alarmed at STD spread in the era of dating apps

Jun 07, 2019 - 10:35 AM

The World Health Organization says in a fresh report that every day globally there are more than one million new cases of treatable sexually transmitted diseases or infections

World leaders mark 75 years since D-Day on Normandy's beaches

Jun 06, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Tens of thousands of French and foreign visitors, many donning WWII uniforms or driving vintage military vehicles, have converged on Normandy to honor the veterans

VETERANS. Canadian veterans stand for the National Anthem during the international ceremony on Juno Beach in Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. Photo by Guillaume Souvant/AFP

China toughens up for FIBA World Cup with army drills

Jun 06, 2019 - 6:18 PM

Bent on a solid World Cup run, host China's basketball team swaps its training court for army barracks

ASIAN REPS. China and the Philippines are two of the 8 teams from Asia that qualified in the 2019 World Cup. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

IMF's Lagarde: Resolving trade tensions 'immediate priority' for G20

Jun 06, 2019 - 6:00 PM

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde describes the United States and China's tit-for-tat tariffs as 'self-inflicted wounds that must be avoided'

Signs with the US flag and Chinese flag are seen outside a store selling foreign goods in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province on September 19, 2018. - China on September 18 announced tariffs on US goods worth $60 billion in retaliation for President Donald Trump's decision to slap duties on $200 billion in Chinese products next week. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

Clutch Gilas girls crash World Cup quarters, face China next

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:19 PM

After absorbing a record loss, the Gilas girls bounce back big to march on to the World Cup quarterfinals

STUNNER. Karl Ann Pingol and the Gilas girls vie to pull off another upset in the knockout round. Photo from FIBA

Trump, Queen lead emotional tributes to D-Day heroes

Jun 06, 2019 - 8:16 AM

The Battle of Normandy on June 6, 1944, famously known as D-Day, led to the liberation of Europe and helped bring about the end of World War II the following year

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) reacts as she sits with US President Donald Trump an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, southern England, on June 5, 2019. - US President Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II and 300 veterans are to gather on the south coast of England on Wednesday for a poignant ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Other world leaders will join them in Portsmouth for Britain's national event to commemorate the Allied invasion of the Normandy beaches in France -- one of the turning points of World War II. (Photo by Chris Jackson / POOL / AFP)

Humans consume 'tens of thousands' of plastic pieces each year

Jun 05, 2019 - 11:36 PM

'The most effective way to reduce human consumption of microplastics will likely be to reduce the production and use of plastics,' authors of a recent study say

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Meggie Ochoa bags bronze in 2019 World Jiu-jitsu Championship

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Meggie Ochoa misses a shot at a gold after getting disqualified due to a technicality

VYING FOR GOLD. Meggie Ochoa turns her focus to winning a gold in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo from Instagram (@jjfphilofficial)

Trump, queen, and world leaders remember D-Day heroes

Jun 05, 2019 - 7:18 PM

(UPDATED) The Battle of Normandy on June 6, 1944 led to the liberation of Europe and helped bring about the end of World War II the following year

D-DAY. (L to R) Philip May, husband of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, US President Donald Trump, US First Lady Melania Trump, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel attend an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, southern England, on June 5, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

On World Environment Day, groups intensify campaign vs Kaliwa Dam

Jun 05, 2019 - 4:27 PM

In celebration of World Environment Day, groups opposing the construction of Kaliwa Dam start their campaign to convince President Duterte to revoke the contract to build

Various groups converged to campaign against the construction of New Centennial Water Source Kaliwa dam on World Environment Day, June 5. Photo by Anna Mogato/ Rappler

World Bank slashes 2019 growth as global trade slackens

Jun 05, 2019 - 9:25 AM

The greatest danger on the horizon is the prospect of worsening trade clashes between major world economies

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 13: A container ship sits in the San Francisco Bay on May 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. China retaliated to U.S. President Donald Trump's 25 percent tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods entering the United States with a 25 percent tariff on $60 billion of U.S. goods entering China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged over 700 points on the news in morning trading. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Young metro mayors challenged to make every day World Bike to Work Day

Jun 04, 2019 - 7:19 PM

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities urges the mayors to make a plan of cooperation linking Pasig, Quezon City, Makati, San Juan, and Manila via protected bicycle lanes

CHALLENGE. The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities participates in a World Bicycle Day event organized by Manila Moves and other groups in Ortigas on June 3, 2019. The think tank calls for elected young mayors in Metro Manila to make their cities friendly for bike commuters. All photos by AC Dimatatac

Philippine men's rugby team climbs to record world ranking

Jun 04, 2019 - 6:27 PM

The Philippine Volcanoes jump 11 places to the country's highest world ranking ever

TITLE DEFENSE. The Philippine Volcanoes clinch back-to-back crowns in the 2019 Asia Rugby Championship. Photo from release

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

The biggest world stories of the week: May 26-June 1, 2019

Jun 02, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Here's a roundup of the stories that made headlines across the globe

FIRST PUBLIC STATEMENT. Special Counsel Robert Mueller leaves after speaking on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, at the US Justice Department in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2019. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

[OPINION] Metro Manila can be bike-friendly

Jun 02, 2019 - 4:44 PM

If more people ride bikes for transport, there would be less cars, and city roads would naturally unclog, freeing up more road space for cyclists

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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

LIST: World Bicycle Day 2019 activities in the Philippines

Jun 01, 2019 - 1:58 PM

Here is a running list of events and activities in the Philippines in celebration of World Bicycle Day

Gilas eyeing Spain tournament in FIBA World Cup buildup

May 30, 2019 - 5:56 PM

The Philippine team shifts to another plan after its initial arrangement to play in Russia fell through

MONTHS AWAY. Gilas Pilipinas has 3 months to prepare before the 2019 FIBA World Cup kicks off. Photo from FIBA


WHO decries Big Tobacco bid to rebrand World No Tobacco Day

May 30, 2019 - 12:10 AM

WHO voices concern at attempts by Philip Morris International to co-opt international efforts for its own campaign this week promoting new vaping and heated tobacco products as part of the solution to the world's smoking epidemic

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Wilder announces Ortiz rematch

May 29, 2019 - 11:29 PM

Boxing fans may just have to wait a little longer for the much-anticipated unification bout between Deontay Wilder and rival Anthony Joshua

ROUND TWO. Expect another bruising encounter when Deontay Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title against Luis Ortiz. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Venezuela claims 130,000% inflation, below international estimates

May 29, 2019 - 6:24 PM

Millions of people have fled the country as astronomical rises in the cost of consumer goods and broader economic woes have made food and basic supplies unobtainable for average people

Philippines still lags in 2019 IMD World Competitiveness Ranking

May 29, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The Philippines rises 4 spots to 46th in the 2019 IMD World Competitiveness Ranking, but it is almost last in the Asia-Pacific region

WHO agrees to watered down resolution for clearer drug prices

May 29, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Doctors Without Borders calls the watered down resolution 'a welcome first step' but adds it did not go far enough

'Burnout' is an 'occupational phenomenon' not disease – WHO

May 28, 2019 - 7:58 PM

The clarification comes a day after the World Health Organization mistakenly said it had listed burnout in its International Classification of Diseases for the first time

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WHO recognizes 'burnout' as medical condition

May 27, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The World Health Organization defines burnout as 'a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed'

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Malaysia's last male Sumatran rhino dies – officials

May 27, 2019 - 7:05 PM

The cause of the animal's death is not immediately clear, but previous media reports have suggested it was suffering from kidney and liver problems

ENDANGERED. Once found as far away as eastern India and throughout Malaysia, the Sumatran rhino has been almost wiped out, with fewer than 80 left, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Rhino file photo from Shutterstock

Japan, Thailand rule Boracay beach volleyball World Tour

May 27, 2019 - 9:09 AM

The Japanese Ishitsubo-Shiba pair captures the women’s gold while the Thai Kangkon-Nakprakhong duo tops the men’s side

CHAMPION CAST. The top women's and men's finishers celebrate at the podium. Photo from BVR

Rondina-Pons duo winds up 5th in beach volleyball World Tour

May 25, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Highly popular partners Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons end up as the last Philippine team standing

ALL OUT. Top Philippine bets Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons put up a gallant fight in the quarterfinals. Photo from BVR

Jokic to suit up for Serbia in FIBA World Cup – report

May 24, 2019 - 9:48 PM

The Denver Nuggets superstar will bolster an already formidable Serbian squad, a team Gilas Pilipinas is bunched with in Group D

BIGGER DREAMS. Nikola Jokic sets his sights on a FIBA World Cup championship after his best season in the NBA. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Rondina-Pons off to strong start in beach volleyball World Tour

May 24, 2019 - 5:02 PM

Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons advance to the Round of 12 after routing their Japanese foes in the Beach Volleyball World Tour Boracay Open

TOP BETS. Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons target a second victory versus another Japanese par to advance to the quarterfinals. Photo from BVR

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

Australia names NBA star-studded World Cup squad

May 23, 2019 - 3:46 PM

Sixers star Ben Simmons banners the 17-man Boomers squad in the World Cup where Gilas Pilipinas will also see action

Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

UST pair kicks off PH bid in beach volley World Tour

May 22, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Before 4 Philippine women's teams battle in the main draw, Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor open the country's campaign in the qualification round

OPENING BID. Rising stars Babylove Barbon and Gen Eslapor vie to make it to the main draw. Photo from BVR