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Case closed: 'How To Get Away with Murder' season 6 to be its last

Jul 12, 2019 - 11:23 AM

How are things going to end for Annalise Keating and her students?

'Urgent' need for international probe on Khashoggi killing – fiancée

Jun 25, 2019 - 10:45 PM

'There is an urgent need for an international investigation of this murder,' says Hatice Cengiz at an event on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva

APPEAL. Turkish writer and fiancee of the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi Hatice Cengiz attends a side event during the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on June 25, 2019. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

'Credible evidence' linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi murder – U.N. expert

Jun 19, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs Adel al-Jubeir slams Agnes Callamard's report, insisting it 'contains clear contradictions and unfounded allegations, casting doubt on its credibility'

KHASHOGGI MURDER. A man passes in front of a screen showing Jamal Khashoggi during a commemoration event of Khashoggi's supporters on November 11, 2018 in Istanbul. File photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Parañaque court acquits RJ Bautista in killing of brother Ramgen

Jun 14, 2019 - 7:47 PM

The murder case against another Revilla sibling, Ramona Bautista, is shelved as she remains at large

RAMGEN. Actress Janelle Manahan at the grave of her former boyfriend Ramgen Revilla whose murder sent his brother RJ Bautista to jail in 2011.

Family feud: In-laws suspects in murder of former Batangas vice mayor's widow

Jun 11, 2019 - 4:47 PM

The widow of the former vice mayor of Santo Tomas, Batangas is murdered, and her daughter-in-law and sister-in-law are the suspects. But here's the twist, the victim herself was the suspect in the killing of her husband.

Accused in murder of Christine Silawan pleads not guilty

Jun 07, 2019 - 11:32 AM

The accused in the killing of a high school student in Lapu-Lapu City pleaded not guilty during his arraignment

MURDER WEAPON. The scissors test positive to the DNA of Christine Lee Silawan and her alleged killed Renato Llenes. Sourced photo

Rappler investigative team wins 2 SOPA awards for drug war story

May 29, 2019 - 9:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Rappler's 7-part investigative story, 'Murder in Manila' will receive the Group B Excellence in Human Rights Reporting Award and the Group B Excellence in Investigative Reporting Award from the Society of Publishers in Asia

Could the fabled Orient Express take to the rails again?

May 18, 2019 - 5:31 PM

French rail operator SNCF restores original carriages of the fabled steam train

ORIENT EXPRESS. This picture taken on May 13 shows the interior of a restored carriage of an Orient Express train displayed at the Gare de l'Est train station in Paris. Photo by Christophe Archambault/AFP

Suspected jihadists back in dock over murder of 2 Scandinavian women

May 16, 2019 - 1:38 PM

The main suspects are all from the Marrakech region near the site of the killings, which shocked the North African country

TRIAL. A picture taken on May 2, 2019 shows suspects, in the murder of two Scandinavian hikers, arriving for their trial at a Moroccan court in Sale near the capital Rabat. Photo by AFP

Possible suicide pact in macabre German crossbow murders

May 14, 2019 - 10:24 PM

Police probing the initial triple death say they found the last wills of two of the victims in a hotel room, and no signs of a struggle or involvement of other people

GERMANY CROSSBOW DEATHS. Undertakers carry a body bag on May 13, 2019 out of a cordoned off house in Wittingen, northern Germany, where two bodies were found during investigations into the deaths of 3 people discovered in a Bavarian hotel room and killed by crossbow bolts. Photo by Christophe Gateau/dpa/AFP

Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo surrenders

May 10, 2019 - 11:33 AM

(UPDATED) Mayor Carlwyn Baldo appears before Legazpi City Regional Trial Court Branch 10 Judge Maria Theresa San Juan Loquillano days after she issued a warrant for his arrest over the killing of AKO-Bicol congressman Rodel Batocabe and his aide

SURRENDER. Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo surrenders to a courthouse. Photo from Baldo's Facebook page

Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo ready to surrender

May 06, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Legazpi RTC issues arrest warrant against Baldo for the murder Ako Bicol party-list Representative Rodel Batocabe

READY TO SURRENDER. File photo of Carlwyn Baldo, mayor of Daraga town, Albay during his arrest in January 20,  Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/RapplerF

SC upholds conviction of man behind 2011 car bomb blast

Apr 30, 2019 - 11:10 AM

The High Court sentences Datu Karim Masdal to reclusion perpetua without eligibility for parole

CAR BOMBING CONVICTION. Background photo by Charlie Saceda/Rappler

DNA of self-confessed killer found on Silawan case murder weapon

Apr 24, 2019 - 5:38 PM

DNA test results obtained by Rappler show DNA traces of self-confessed killer Renato Llenes are found on the scissors used to kill Cebu teen Christine Lee Silawan

MURDER WEAPON. The scissors test positive to the DNA of Christine Lee Silawan and her alleged killed Renato Llenes. Sourced photo

Anger as Malaysian cleared of murdering Indonesian maid

Apr 22, 2019 - 5:04 PM

Prominent Malaysian human rights lawyer Eric Paulsen calls the decision 'shocking and unacceptable'

ADELINA SAU'S DEATH. In this file photo taken on February 17, 2018, Petronela Koa cries next to the coffin containing her niece Adelina Sau during its arrival at Kupang airport in East Nusa Tenggara. File photo by Joy Christian/AFP

Suspect recounts how he killed Cebu teen

Apr 12, 2019 - 12:39 AM

The suspect, Renato Llenes, says he used a dummy Facebook account to become friends with the victim

Khashoggi family denies settlement with Saudis – statement

Apr 10, 2019 - 10:04 PM

'Currently, the trial is taking place and no settlement discussion had been or is discussed,' reads a statement posted on Salah Khashoggi's Twitter account

KILLED. File photo of a man passing in front of a screen showing Jamal Khashoggi during a commemoration event of Khashoggi's supporters on November 11, 2018 in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

DOJ official accused of manipulating case vs Daraga Mayor Baldo

Apr 09, 2019 - 9:33 AM

The camp of Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo also threatens to file administrative charges against the panel of prosecutors in Camarines Sur

MANIPULATION? The camp of Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo accuses a Department of Justice official manipulating the case against the mayor. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo charged with murder over Batocabe killing

Apr 04, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Prosecutors file the murder charges before the Legazpi City Regional Trial Court

CHARGED. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is charged of murder and attempted murder over the killing of Ako Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe. Photo from Carlwyn Baldo's Facebook page

Saudi Arabia rejects call for international probe of Khashoggi murder

Mar 14, 2019 - 11:20 PM

The head of a Saudi delegation speaking before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva insists that his country is taking all the 'measures required for us to resolve this heinous crime'

Pompeo says U.S. 'not covering up' Khashoggi murder

Feb 12, 2019 - 12:19 AM

'The president has been very clear – couldn't be more clear – as we get additional information, we will continue to hold all of those responsible accountable,' says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US PROBE. A man passes in front of a screen showing Jamal Khashoggi during a commemoration event of Khashoggi's supporters on November 11, 2018 in Istanbul. File photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

New pressure over Khashoggi death, Trump ignores deadline

Feb 09, 2019 - 11:21 AM

The US president is given 120 days to designate those responsible, but no definitive action is done on the deadline

US President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. (Photo by Doug Mills / POOL / AFP)

Khashoggi fiancee hopes Trump will change mind on killing

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:37 PM

During a press conference in Istanbul for a book on Jamal Khashoggi's life, Hatice Cengiz leaves the door open to a meeting with US President Donald Trump if certain conditions are met

HOPE. Hatice Cengiz, fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi speaks to medias on February 8, 2019 during a presentation press conference of her book named 'Jamal Khashoggi' in Istanbul. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Saudi Arabia executes 39-year-old Filipina helper

Jan 31, 2019 - 8:49 AM

Saudi Arabia carries out the death penalty against a 39-year-old Filipina household service worker found guilty of murder

U.N. legal expert to present Khashoggi report before June

Jan 30, 2019 - 2:42 PM

Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, carries out an inspection outside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul

UN EXPERTS. United Nations special rapporteurs, such as Agnes Callamard, are tasked to monitor human rights situations around the world. File photo courtesy of Loey Felipe/UN Photo

Party withdraws nomination of mayor tagged in Batocabe slay

Jan 06, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Reelectionist Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo 'is no longer the official candidate of Lakas-CMD,' the political party tells the Commission on Elections

MAYOR AND SUSPECT. Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo is accused of masterminding the murder of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe. Photo from Baldo's Facebook page

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Miss Spain is a woman

Dec 24, 2018 - 6:23 PM

A transwoman broke LGBT barriers by competing in an international beauty pageant. So why are some gay men so upset?

4 charged with murder over cop's death

Dec 21, 2018 - 12:35 AM

The suspects are said to be distant relatives of the slain policeman

Morocco eyes 'terror' link as it makes new arrests in hikers murder

Dec 20, 2018 - 8:27 PM

The killings spark fears of a hit to Morocco's crucial tourist sector as the kingdom's relative security has always been a major selling point

New Zealand warns Google over naming murder accused

Dec 19, 2018 - 11:56 AM

The internet giant breaks a court order suppressing the name of a man charged with murdering a British backpacker

GOOGLE. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

U.N. calls for 'credible' probe into Khashoggi murder

Dec 16, 2018 - 7:53 PM

'It is absolutely essential to have a credible investigation and to have the punishment of those that were guilty,' United Nations chief Antonio Guterres says

People hold posters picturing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and lightened candles during a gathering outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, on October 25, 2018. - Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor, was killed on October 2, 2018 after a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain paperwork before marrying his Turkish fiancee. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP)

Russian ex-policeman convicted over 56 murders

Dec 10, 2018 - 2:50 PM

The court in the Siberian city of Irkutsk finds Mikhail Popkov 'guilty of killing 56 people between 1992 and 2007,' the Irkutsk regional prosecutor's office says

Senators on convicted cops: EJK is real, review anti-drug campaign

Nov 29, 2018 - 4:24 PM

‘This is a compelling verdict because it tells us that justice is on hand, not just for the young Kian delos Santos, but for the other dubious deaths linked to the drug war’

Relatives and friends join Trixia delos Santos lights candle and offer prayers Wednesday, August 15, 2018, on the site where her brother Kian delos Santos killed in Baesa Libis, Brgy. 160 as they remember the 1st death anniversary of her brother. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Robredo wants deeper 'drug war' probe after conviction of Kian's killers

Nov 29, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the guilty verdict handed to the murderers of Kian delos Santos is a 'victory of the nation'

NO TO DRUG WAR. Vice President Leni Robredo is a staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody drug war. File photo by OVP

Court verdict: Cops lied, Kian delos Santos helplessly killed

Nov 29, 2018 - 2:27 PM

'Never has homicide or murder been a function of law enforcement. The public peace is never predicated on the cost of human life,' says Judge Rodolfo Azucena Jr of Caloocan

GUILTY. PO1 Jeremias Pereda, PO1 Jerwin Cruz, and PO3 Arnel Oares (L-R) are guilty of murder for the killing of Kian delos Santos.  File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

3 cops who killed Kian delos Santos do not define all of us – PNP

Nov 29, 2018 - 2:00 PM

But Philippine National Police spokesman Benigno Durana acknowledges the conviction is a reminder to cops to operate within the bounds of law

GUILTY. Two of the three cops invoeved in the killing of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos being escorted after they were found guilty. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Malacañang: Conviction of Kian's killers proves PH justice system working

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:04 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte will not pardon the policemen convicted of murder, says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo

The Caloocan RTC has handed down a guilty verdict on the Kian teen slay case today November 29, 2018.

Policemen guilty in Kian delos Santos killing

Nov 29, 2018 - 8:55 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The cops face the penalty of reclusion perpetua, or imprisonment for 20 to 40 years, without eligibility for parole

GUILTY. Cops (in yellow shirts) found guilty of murdering Kian delos Santos try to hide their faces as they are led outside the courthouse on November 29, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Cops arrest 4 Chinese over gruesome killing in Makati condo

Nov 23, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Police identify the victim as 26-year-old Chinese Wang Yalei

LINEUP. Composite photo of the 4 suspects in the murder of Wang Yalei. Photos from Makati police.

Crown prince a 'red line' in Khashoggi probe – Saudi FM

Nov 22, 2018 - 1:50 PM

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir insists that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is not involved in the killing

'RED LINE.' In this file photo, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir speaks during a press conference held at Saudi Foreign Ministry press hall, on January 3, 2016 in Riyadh. File photo by Ahmed Farwan/AFP

U.S. to give Saudis a pass even if Crown Prince behind murder

Nov 21, 2018 - 7:51 AM

'We may never know all of the facts surrounding the murder of Mr Jamal Khashoggi. In any case, our relationship is with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,' says President Donald Trump

PARTNERS. In this file photo taken on March 20, 2018 US President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Saudi king backs son amid furor over Khashoggi murder

Nov 20, 2018 - 9:18 AM

In his speech, the king praises his son's economic reform program aimed at creating jobs for a swelling youth population and preparing the kingdom for a post-crude era

KING'S BACKING. A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on December 13, 2017, shows Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (R) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) arriving for the opening of the shura council ordinary session in Riyadh. AFP PHOTO / SAUDI ROYAL PALACE / BANDAR AL-JALOUD

Turkey has more evidence in Khashoggi murder – report

Nov 16, 2018 - 3:47 PM

A Turkish newspaper says a second voice recording clearly reveals that the murder of the Washington Post columnist has been premeditated

MORE EVIDENCE? A Turkish police officer opens the door of Saudi Consul's residence on October 17, 2018 in Istanbul. File photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

[OPINION] The people lost another good defender

Nov 11, 2018 - 9:41 AM

Atty Ben committed his life to building the resources and infrastructure necessary to empower farmers. He believed in farmers.

PEOPLE'S LAWYER. Lawyer Benjamin Ramos defended farmers, peasants, and the marginalized. Photo from MASIPAG

Sanctions on Khashoggi killers weeks away – Pompeo

Nov 02, 2018 - 12:38 PM

The murder has placed strain on the decades-old alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia and tarnished the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

SANCTIONS. People hold posters picturing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and lightened candles during a gathering outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, on October 25, 2018. Photo by Yasin Akgul/AFP

Saudi Arabia rejects Turkey call to extradite Khashoggi killers

Oct 27, 2018 - 5:45 PM

'The individuals are Saudi nationals. They're detained in Saudi Arabia, and the investigation is in Saudi Arabia, and they will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia,' Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir says

NOT COOPERATING? Saudi Arabia dismissed on Octiber 13 accusations that Jamal Khashoggi was ordered murdered by a hit squad inside its Istanbul consulate as "lies and baseless allegations", as Riyadh and Ankara spar over the missing journalist's fate. Photo by Yasin Akgul/AFP

Turkey wants 18 Saudis extradited over Khashoggi murder

Oct 27, 2018 - 12:27 PM

A written request for the extradition of the 18 suspects has been prepared by Istanbul's chief prosecutor

Saudi crown prince deplores 'repulsive' Khashoggi murder in first comments

Oct 25, 2018 - 8:16 AM

'Those responsible will be held accountable... in the end justice will prevail,' says Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

CROWN PRINCE. In this file photo, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) addresses the first meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Economic and Development Affairs Authority in Riyadh on November 10, 2016. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/File

'It's War' | Conclusion

Oct 11, 2018 - 10:48 AM

'What would you call it, what do you call it if nobody dies? What else do you call it? It’s a war, a war on drugs,' says General Bato dela Rosa

'There Are Snakes Everywhere' | Part 6

Oct 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The murder of Charlie Saladaga causes little consternation. "It was nothing," says Angel. "The CSG were bragging. They were saying, ‘Look what happened. Which punk is next?’”