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Trump suggested wall spanning Sahara to stem migrants – Madrid

Sep 20, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Josep Borrell tells a lunchtime gathering Trump suggested building a wall bordering the Sahara, which spans around 5,000 kilometers

'Major transformation' ahead for Earth's ecosystems – study

Aug 31, 2018 - 8:08 AM

Some of these changes are already under way in the southwestern United States, where massive wildfires are destroying pine forests and transforming swaths of territory into shrubland

WILDFIRES. Burnt trees stand as the sun sets in a smokey skyline in Mariposa, California on July 19, 2017. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

LOOK: 'Just Dessert' drinks from Seattle's Best Philippines

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:26 PM

Sometimes dessert comes in a cup

Seeking tourists, Israel promotes a different sun and sand

Jun 06, 2018 - 6:07 PM

'When it's very cold in Europe, let's say in December, January and February, we have very mild temperatures in the Negev,' says the Israel tourism ministry

SAND, CYCLING. Cyclists stand on a cliff overlooking the crater of Machtesh Ramon on May 6, 2018 near southern Israeli city of Mitzpe Ramon in the Negev desert.  Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Release your inner Mongol: Camping in the Gobi Desert

Jan 02, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Camp under the same stars that lit the nights of Genghis Khan

Sri Lanka arrests nearly 550 deserters in army clean-up

Feb 13, 2017 - 5:06 PM

Sri Lanka s army navy and air force have a combined strength of just over 275 000 personnel but desertion has been a serious problem throughout its history

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin stable after South Pole health scare

Dec 01, 2016 - 11:35 PM

UPDATED Aldrin was visiting Antarctica as part of a tourist group when his condition deteriorated according to a statement from the tour operator White Desert

BUZZ ALDRIN. Buzz Aldrin speaks during WE Day Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center on September 20, 2016 in St Paul, Minnesota. File photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for WE /AFP

Toddlers left in car die in Israeli desert

Jun 22, 2016 - 11:24 PM

According to Israeli media the father is a teacher who parked his car outside the school in which he taught

WATCH: OFWs for Duterte gather in Dubai desert

May 07, 2016 - 9:41 PM

A group of overseas Filipino Duterte supporters organize a rally and a prayer vigil at the Desert Safari Dubai United Arab Emirates

DUBAI SUPPORTERS. In a show of force, overseas Filipinos gather at the Desert Safari in Dubai to support the candidacy of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

'Queen of the Desert' Review: Female triumph

Mar 05, 2016 - 5:23 PM

Nicole Kidman James Franco and Robert Pattinson star in Werner Herzog s Queen of the Desert

In search of pink flamingos and surreal sunsets

Nov 14, 2015 - 8:00 PM

In my search for pink flamingos and surreal sunsets I encountered much much more

Photo by Oscar H. Purugganan

Chile desert floods death toll hits 23, 57 missing

Apr 01, 2015 - 1:31 PM

Torrential rains have soaked the Atacama region home to the world s driest desert triggering flash floods that swept away entire villages in the Atacama and Antofagasta areas

CLEANUP. An undated photograph provided by Chilean Navy on 30 March 2015 shows members of Marine Corps squad of Chilean Navy during cleaning works at Tal Tal locality, 1200 km north of Santiago, Chile. Chilean Navy/Handout/EPA

Stargazing tourists flock to Africa's darkest place

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:04 PM

Far from the glow of city lights isolated places on Earth – designated as dark sky reserves – are becoming magnets for stargazing tourists

A file photo taken on June 14, 2010 shows a photo of the Milky Way taken over Balgowan, South Africa. Juan Mabromata/AFP

'Desert of Gold' features Filipino leaders in UAE

Jul 23, 2014 - 10:38 PM

This compilation features 36 uplifting stories of OFWs whose examples have helped shaped their communities and the nation

'Priscilla Queen of the Desert' now in Manila

Jul 11, 2014 - 3:01 PM

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is the story of two drag queens and a trans sexual who go out into the desert on a pink bus they call Priscilla

Chile hilltop flattened for world's largest telescope

Jun 20, 2014 - 7:46 AM

The European Extremely Large Telescope E ELT telescope being built by the European Southern Observatory aims to give astronomers new insight into the origins of the universe

WORLD'S LARGEST. Artist's impression of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT). The E-ELT will be the largest optical/infrared telescope in the world — the world's biggest eye on the sky. ESO

HIGHLIGHTS: Pacquiao-Bradley II press conference

Feb 04, 2014 - 8:10 PM

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley announce their upcoming rematch on April 12 at MGM Grand

Tiger Woods targets rebound at Dubai Desert Classic

Jan 29, 2014 - 12:15 AM

The world s number one seeded golfer Tiger Woods looks to win his third Dubai Desert Classic on the heels of his worst ever tournament performance on US soil

GETTING HIS STRIPES BACK. Tiger Woods, seen here during last October’s Presidents Cup, hopes to win his third Dubai Desert Classic. Photo by Tannen Maury/EPA

Filipino survivors of Algeria siege back in PH

Jan 29, 2013 - 9:57 PM

A total of 8 Filipinos were killed and 1 remains missing after the hostage crisis at an Algerian gas field

HOSTAGE. Satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe from October 8, 2012 shows Amenas, Algeria. Islamist militants held dozens of foreign hostages and hundreds of Algerian workers hostage in a gas field located approximately 45 km from the city. AFP Photo/Digitalglobe

US Gulf War hero dead at 78

Dec 28, 2012 - 9:20 AM

Schwarzkopf an American hero known popularly as Stormin Norman liberated Kuwait from Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 1991

WAR HERO. This August 2, 1990 file photo shows US Army General Norman Schwarzkopf (L), Commander of the US Forces in Saudi Arabia, talking with US General Colin Powell (R), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Dahran, Saudi Arabia. AFP PHOTO /Files / BOB SULLIVAN

17 dead in Pakistan, fresh film protests across Muslim world

Sep 22, 2012 - 8:11 AM

Violent demonstrations in Pakistan left at least 17 people dead and hundreds injured as fresh protests erupted across the Muslim world against a US made film and French cartoons mocking Islam

Chilean telescope finds sugar molecules near star

Aug 30, 2012 - 1:25 PM

Astronomers using a powerful radio telescope in Chile said Wednesday August 29 that they had discovered sugar molecules one of the building blocks of life orbiting a young star similar to the Sun

Image courtesy of the ESO.

Tony Awards: 'Once' scoops up 8 awards

Jun 11, 2012 - 12:09 PM

Once wins 8 awards out of 11 nominations including the top prize of the night Best Musical

A scene from the Broadway musical "Once." Photo courtesy of the "Once" official page on Facebook.

Despite loss, Pacquiao earns $26-M - Forbes report

Jun 11, 2012 - 11:42 AM

Despite a controversial loss Manny Pacquiao is still a winner money wise

SPOTTED: Pinoy personalities at Pacquiao-Bradley fight

Jun 11, 2012 - 5:55 AM

Filipino and foreign talents trooped to MGM Grand to watch the Pacquiao Bradley fight

Filipino-American rapper

Pacquiao's loss is God's will, says wife

Jun 10, 2012 - 8:49 PM

The shocking loss of Pacquiao has a deeper spiritual context according to wife Jinkee

'Once' leads 2012 Tony Awards nominations

May 02, 2012 - 1:26 PM

Musical based on award winning movie nabs 11 nods

A scene from the Broadway musical "Once." Photo courtesy of the "Once" official page on Facebook.