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'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey' to get Story Creator mode, Discovery Tours

Jun 11, 2019 - 5:39 AM

Build quests and learn more about ancient Greece in two new modes for 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey'

LEARN ABOUT ANCIENT GREECE. The Discovery Tour aims to bring ancient Greece to life through the power of video games. Screenshot from Ubisoft press release

'Assassin's Creed' game set in Notre-Dame offered free for a week

Apr 18, 2019 - 11:08 PM

'We want to give everyone the chance to experience the majesty and beauty of Notre-Dame,' says 'Assassin's Creed' game maker Ubisoft

FREE FOR A WEEK. The Assassin's Creed Unity game is set in Paris and uses the Notre-Dame Cathedral as one of its main game backdrops. Photo from Assassin's Creed Facebook page

Notre-Dame in the arts: from gothic novels to 'Assassin's Creed'

Apr 17, 2019 - 8:49 PM

The famous French cathedral has appeared in movies, plays, and even a video game

The Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims is lighten on April 16, 2019 with a message reading in French "Reims watches over Notre-Dame" a day after the fire that ripped through Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. (Photo by FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI / AFP)

Vietnam 'regrets' murder suspect not freed in Malaysia

Mar 14, 2019 - 7:46 PM

'We want Doan Thi Huong to be tried fairly and objectively and for her to be freed,' says Vietnam's foreign ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang

REGRET. In this file photo, Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (C) is escorted by Malaysian police after a special court session to rule on witness statements at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on December 14, 2018 for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Vietnam asks Malaysia to free Kim assassin suspect

Mar 12, 2019 - 10:47 PM

Vietnamese citizen Doan Thi Huong is set to appear in court on Thursday, March 14, after her lawyers asked the attorney-general to withdraw her murder charge

SUSPECT. Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (C) is escorted by Malaysian police after a hearing at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 11, 2019 during trial for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. File photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Who was Andrew Cunanan? What to know about Gianni Versace’s killer

Feb 12, 2019 - 6:36 PM

In 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,' Darren Criss plays Andrew Cunanan, a notorious killer whose story has intrigued viewers of the show

SPREE KILLER. Andrew Cunanan inspired a nationwide manhunt when he killed 5 people including designer Gianni Versace in 1997. Photo from fbi.gov

Google teams with Ubisoft to test video game streaming

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:11 AM

Google is collaborating with Ubisoft to use Assassin's Creed Odyssey to test the ability of Project Stream technology to provide the kind of quick, seamless play powered by in-home consoles as an online service

GOOGLE. A woman and her child play on a Google sign at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on September 26, 2018. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Malaysia court rules North Korea assassination trial can proceed

Aug 16, 2018 - 1:41 PM

Judge Azmi Ariffin says there is sufficient evidence to support a murder charge against Siti Aisyah from Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong from Vietnam, accused of murdering Kim Jong-nam with nerve agent VX

TRIAL. Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (left) and Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (right) are taken to a Malaysian court where they will be tried for murder IF Kim Jong Nam. File photos from Agence France-Presse

Venezuela vows to eradicate plots after Maduro 'assassination' bid

Aug 07, 2018 - 8:46 AM

(UPDATED) In a video posted on Twitter shortly before midnight, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says police and the military have captured some of the conspirators and are now hunting the masterminds

MADURO. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (C) attends a ceremony to celebrate the 81st anniversary of the National Guard in Caracas on August 4, 2018. Photo by Juan Barreto/AFP

Pakistan interior minister recovering after gun attack

May 07, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Ahsan Iqbal, 59, is shot in the right arm as he prepared to leave a public meeting in his constituency in Punjab province late Sunday, May 6

In this handout photograph released by the Press Information Department (PID) Punjab on May 6, 2018, injured Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal (C) is evacuated from a helicopter on their arrival in Lahore. Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was shot in the arm in a suspected assassination attempt ahead of nationwide elections due this year, but will survive, his aide and officials said. / AFP PHOTO / PID / Handout

Pakistan grieves Benazir Bhutto, 10 years after assassination

Dec 27, 2017 - 11:37 PM

Her death plunged Pakistan into political uncertainty and street violence and shocked the world.

MOURNING. Supporters of slain premier Benazir Bhutto hold torches on the sixth anniversary of Bhutto's assassination, in this file photo of a rally in Lahore on December 27, 2013. Photo by Arif Ali / AFP

East Asia Summit to slam murder of Kim Jong-Nam

Nov 12, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Leaders of the East Asia Summit make a call to 'prohibit the use of chemical weapons and toxic materials as weapons,' a draft statement shows

SLAIN BROTHER. A man watches a television showing news reports of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, in Seoul on February 14, 2017. File photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

U.S. releases trove of Kennedy assassination files

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:21 AM

(UPDATED) In a statement the National Archives says that on orders from President Donald Trump it had released 2,891 records related to the November 22, 1963 slaying of JFK in Dallas, Texas

KENNEDY FILES. Picture of President Kennedy in the limousine in Dallas, Texas, on Main Street, minutes before his 1963 assassination. Photo by Walt Cisco, Dallas Morning News, via Wikimedia Commons

Trump says he'll allow release of Kennedy assassination files

Oct 21, 2017 - 10:43 PM

The files are due to be opened in their entirety Thursday, October 26, nearly 54 years after John F Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas

SECONDS FROM ASSASSINATION. US President John F. Kennedy in a limousine in Dallas, Texas, on Main Street, minutes before the assassination, 22 November 1963. Image by Walt Cisco, Dallas Morning News/Wikipedia/Public Domain

Turkey sentences 40 to life in jail over Erdogan death plot

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:14 PM

(UPDATED) The convicted defendants include former brigadier general Gokhan Sahin Sonmezates, who was accused of directing the plot

ERDOGAN. Turkish President and Chairman of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during the AK Party's group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) in Ankara, on October 3, 2017. Photo by Adem Altan /AFP

Women plead not guilty to murdering North Korea leader's half-brother

Oct 02, 2017 - 10:07 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Two women go on trial accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea's leader, in an audacious assassination in Malaysia that stunned the world and sparked a diplomatic crisis

In this file photo, a man watches a television showing news reports of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, in Seoul on February 14, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

'It' scares up box office glory for 2 weeks

Sep 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The film is way ahead of other box office hits – including new releases 'American Assassin' and 'mother!'

PENNYWISE. The murderous clown, played by Bill Skarsgard, is the evil driving force in the film based on a Stephen King novel. Screengrab from YouTube.com/WarnerBrosPictures

Who posted the bomb threat? Police affidavit vs anti-Duterte netizen misses crucial details

Sep 16, 2017 - 5:16 PM

The police accuse Willyn Trabajador of posting a bomb threat against President Rodrigo Duterte, but the criminal complaint they filed against her raises more questions than answers

For anti-Duterte netizen, online troll attacks turn into real world nightmare

Sep 15, 2017 - 4:30 PM

EXCLUSIVE: The Philippine National Police files a criminal complaint against Willyn Trabajador, whom they accuse of posting a bomb threat against the President's followers. But Trabajador insists her account was cloned.

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Tama na ang pagpatay!

Aug 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Ang Agosto 21 – at mga susunod pang protesta – ay hindi na tungkol kay Kian lang. Tungkol na ito sa anak, kapatid, apo, pamangkin, kaibigan, kaklase, estudyante, kapitbahay ng bawa't mamamayan.

Duterte urges Filipinos to reflect on lessons from Ninoy Aquino

Aug 20, 2017 - 6:05 PM

August 21 2017 marks 34 years since the assassination of former senator Benigno Ninoy Aquino Jr

Kim Jong-Nam murder trial to start in October

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:02 AM

3rd UPDATE The women who face the death penalty if convicted deny carrying out the killing and say they were duped into believing they were taking part in a reality TV show

Johnny Depp apologizes for Trump assassination joke

Jun 24, 2017 - 10:32 AM

When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? I want to qualify I am not an actor I lie for a living

JOHNNY DEPP. The actor apologizes for making a joke about assassinating US president Donald Trump. Photo by Getty Images via screengrab from Facebook/PiratesoftheCaribbean

Kim assassination suspects should not be ambushed – lawyer

Apr 13, 2017 - 7:03 PM

Police accuses the pair of wiping the banned nerve agent VX on Kim Jong Nam s face at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13 as he was about to board a flight to Macau

DOAN THI HUONG. Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong (L), 28, is escorted with a heavy police presence after a court appearance with Indonesian national Siti Aisyah, 25, at the magistrates' court in Sepang on March 1, 2017, for their alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/ AFP

Malaysians' emotional return from Pyongyang in Kim body swap

Mar 31, 2017 - 12:56 PM

The Malaysians were flown out on a government owned business jet piloted by a senior Royal Malaysian Air Force officer

Kim Jong-nam file photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Malaysia pursuing other possible suspects in Kim killing

Mar 19, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar does not elaborate on whether any North Koreans are among the people being pursued

KILLED. A man watches a television showing news reports of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, on February 14, 2017. Photo by Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

Police cordon off embassy after North Korea envoy ordered expelled

Mar 06, 2017 - 3:29 PM

UPDATED Prime Minister Najib Razak on demanding an apology: Right now we are not getting anything I don t expect anything

The North Korean flag is seen past a barbed-wire fenced wall of the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur on March 5, 2017. Lilian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Malaysia expels North Korea ambassador over Kim murder

Mar 04, 2017 - 10:28 PM

4th UPDATE Ambassador Kang Chol has been declared persona non grata Malaysia s foreign ministry says in a statement adding he is expected to leave within 48 hours

A North Korean flag flies at its embassy in Kuala Lumpur on February 18, 2017. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

North Korea suspect cites Malaysian 'conspiracy' against him – reports

Mar 04, 2017 - 12:34 PM

Ri Jong Chol denies any involvement in the murder saying that police had presented him with fabricated evidence and said he would be rewarded with a comfortable life in Malaysia if he confessed

CONSPIRACY? This handout picture released by the Royal Malaysian Police in Kuala Lumpur on February 19, 2017 shows suspect North Korean Ri Jong Chol, who was then detained in connection to the February 13 assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. File photo by Royal Malaysian Police/AFP

Frustrated Malaysian police release North Korean suspect

Mar 03, 2017 - 11:13 AM

3rd UPDATE The North Korean was deported Friday night a government official who asked not to be named confirms

RELEASED. North Korean national Ri Jong Chol (C) is escorted with a heavy police presence as he leaves the Sepang police headquaters in Sepang on March 3, 2017. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysian court charges two women with Kim murder

Mar 01, 2017 - 12:55 PM

The suspects who claim they thought they were merely taking part in a prank video remained composed throughout the brief hearing

Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (C), 25, is escorted with a heavy police presence after a court appearance with Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong, 28, at the magistrates' court in Sepang on March 1, 2017, for their alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Dela Rosa: Maute group tried to assassinate me

Feb 28, 2017 - 6:00 PM

A month after he visits his alma mater in Marawi City PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa reveals a failed attempt by the Maute Group to assassinate him

MAUTE GROUP TRY?  PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa is flanked by MSU officials and his security team during its commencement ceremony late January 2017. File photo courtesy of PNP PIO

U.S. axes North Korea talks after Kim murder – report

Feb 25, 2017 - 6:28 PM

According to a report by the Washington Post US cancels unofficial talks with Pyongyang after Malaysian police confirmed that Kim Jong Nam was assassinated with VX a lethal nerve agent

TALKS CANCELLED. The US State department refused to issue visas to diplomats from Pyongyang.

Malaysia seeks to reassure public after nerve agent attack

Feb 25, 2017 - 3:39 PM

People were worried about the use of the highly toxic agent developed for chemical warfare Malaysia state police chief Abdul Samah Mat says

KIM ASSASSINATION. Royal Malaysian Police deputy inspector-general Noor Rashid Ibrahim (L) consults with Selangor state police chief Abdul Samah Mat (R) during a press conference at the Bukit Aman national police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on February 19, 2017, following the February 13 assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Photo by Mohd Rasfan/AFP

Malaysia seeks North Korean fugitives in Kim killing

Feb 19, 2017 - 3:41 PM

3rd UPDATE The 4 fugitives are all male and aged between 33 and 57 says a Malaysian police official

A man watches a television showing news reports of Kim Jong-Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, in Seoul on February 14, 2017. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017 - 10:15 AM

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Malaysia pledges to return Kim body after autopsy

Feb 16, 2017 - 5:54 PM

Malaysia s deputy prime minister tells reporters he believes North Korea had put in a request to claim the body through the police and the hospital and that Malaysia is ready to comply

POLICE PERSONNEL. A Malaysian police personnel mans the main gate as medical staff leave the Forensic wing at the Hospital Kuala Lumpur on February 16, 2017, where the body of a North Korean man suspected to be Kim Jong-Nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, is being kept. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana / AFP

Myanmar Muslim lawyer killed for party links – NLD

Jan 30, 2017 - 10:39 AM

UPDATED Ko Ni a legal advisor to Aung San Suu Kyi s National League for Democracy NLD party is gunned down as he got into a taxi outside Yangon s airport

'Assassin’s Creed' Review: Joyless but curiously compelling

Jan 07, 2017 - 10:42 AM

Assassin’s Creed may be quite a joyless affair but that doesn’t necessarily mean it isn’t compelling cinema writes Oggs Cruz

Screengrab from YouTube/20thCenturyFoxFilm

Russia bids farewell to slain Turkey envoy

Dec 22, 2016 - 8:23 PM

UPDATED President Vladimir Putin led the farewell to Andrei Karlov at a packed memorial in Moscow

FAREWELL. Russian President Vladimir Putin pays his respects to slain Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, during the funeral ceremony at the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow on December 22, 2016. Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik/AFP

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Russia joins probe into Turkey envoy murder

Dec 20, 2016 - 3:52 PM

4th UPDATE Six people are detained over the attack including the sister mother father and uncle of suspect Mevlut Mert Altintas 22 an off duty policeman

This picture taken on December 19, 2016 shows Andrey Karlov (R), the Russian ambassador to Ankara, lying on the floor after being shot by a gunman (C) during an attack during a public event in Ankara. Hasim Kilic/Hurriyet/AFP

Caught on camera: Russian envoy's murder in Turkey

Dec 20, 2016 - 8:45 AM

The press came to cover the opening of a show at an Ankara exhibition hall but their cameras end up capturing the chilling scene of the Russian envoy s murder at the hands of a Turkish policeman

AIM. This picture taken on December 19, 2016 shows Andrey Karlov (bottom), the Russian ambassador to Ankara, lying on the floor after being shot by a gunman (R) during an attack during a public event in Ankara. Hasim Kilic/Hurriyet/AFP

Russia envoy to Turkey assassinated in Ankara

Dec 20, 2016 - 6:46 AM

UPDATED Andrei Karlov dies of his wounds after the shooting in an Ankara exhibition center which occurred on the eve of a key meeting in Moscow between the Russian Turkish and Iranian foreign ministers on the Syria conflict

ASSASSINATION. This picture taken on December 19, 2016 shows Andrey Karlov (R), the Russian ambassador to Ankara, lying on the floor after being shot by a gunman (C) during an attack during a public event in Ankara. Hasim Kilic / Hurryet / AFP

LOOK BACK: The 1972 assassination attempt on Imelda Marcos

Dec 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

On December 7 1972 a man wielding a bolo attempted to stab former first lady Imelda Marcos

FAILED ATTEMPT. In 1972, Carlito Dimahilig attempted to stab former First Lady Imelda Marcos. Youtube video screengrab

LOOK BACK: The Aquino assassination

Aug 20, 2016 - 11:45 PM

Rappler revisits the events surrounding the assassination of Benigno 'Ninoy' Aquino Jr

Aquino: There's no place like home

Jun 30, 2016 - 3:34 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III returns to his roots after 6 years

Former President Benigno Aquino lll welcome by neighborhood during his returm home at 25 Times St. in Quezon City on Thursday. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Video game giant Ubisoft thinking young at age 30

Jun 16, 2016 - 3:46 PM

Real innovation and magic happens when teams and players are free to create innovate take risks and have fun says Ubisoft chief executive Yves Guillemot

Dancers move to the beats from Ubisoft's 'Just Dance 2017' during a demo of new titles at the Los Angeles Convention Center during the second day of 2016 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) annual video game conference and show on June 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN

WATCH: Michael Fassbender in first 'Assassin's Creed' trailer

May 12, 2016 - 1:03 PM

The first trailer of the video game adaptation is out and sees Michael Fassbender s character do gravity defying stunts

Screengrab from YouTube/20thCenturyFoxFilm

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Mar 02, 2016 - 6:27 PM

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