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6th golfer tests positive in U.S. PGA Tour

Jul 01, 2020 - 6:03 PM

As the tour rolls into into its fourth week, American Chad Campbell joins the list of players who tested positive for COVID-19

PULLOUT.  Four-time winner Chad Campbell withdraws from the PGA Tour. Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

U.N. expert report unmasks Libya arms embargo violations

Dec 14, 2019 - 12:29 PM

The UN experts conclude 'the arms embargo was ineffective, and resulted in regular maritime and air transfers to Libya of military material'

IN RUINS. In this file photo taken on October 14, 2019, Libyans check the site of an air strike in which three children were killed and others wounded on the southern outskirts of the capital Tripoli. Photo by Mahmud Turkia/AFP

Trump announces new acting U.S. homeland security chief

Nov 02, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Chad Wolf is the 5th official under Trump to lead homeland security, a department that oversees immigration-related agencies

Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving in a caravan towards the United States in hopes of a better life, head to Tijuana in Mexico's Baja California State, after leaving Mexicali on November 19, 2018. - US President Trump has sent about 5,800 troops to the border to forestall the arrival of large groups of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico and towards the US, in a move critics decry as a costly political stunt to galvanize supporters ahead of midterm elections earlier this month. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP)

Blast kills Chad soldiers, journalist after Boko Haram attack

May 26, 2019 - 6:24 PM

The group's vehicle hit a mine on the road while on their way to an army outpost

Israel and Chad renew diplomatic ties as Netanyahu visits

Jan 20, 2019 - 5:15 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno sign defense and security cooperation agreements

PROBE. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses American-Jewish leaders in Jerusalem on February 21, 2018. Two new corruption investigations announced this week, hot on the heels of a police recommendation that Netanyahu face charges in two other cases, have fuelled growing speculation he could be forced to step down or call an early election. Photo by  Thomas Coex/AFP

[OPINION] Food for thought: Hungry for change

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:33 AM

Please, before we say that we should not politicize food, consider this fact: literally everything we put in our mouths is political, and we haven't even started talking about sex

Former classmate says Trump court nominee lied about his drinking

Oct 02, 2018 - 2:43 PM

Chad Ludington, a North Carolina State University professor, says Brett Kavanaugh was 'belligerent and aggressive' when he drank

DEFENSE. Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on September 27, 2018. File photo by Andrew Harnik/AFP

Chadian government, unions reach deal to end strike

Mar 15, 2018 - 5:28 PM

The Chadian government and the trade union consortium announces a deal after two weeks of negotiations

CHAD STRIKE OVER? Chadian President Idriss Deby attends a meeting with EU and African leaders to discuss how to ease the European Union's migrant crisis, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on August 28, 2017. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

North Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new U.S. travel ban

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:42 AM

(UPDATED) Sudan, one of 6 majority-Muslim countries on the original travel ban, is removed from the list, leaving 8 nations with complete or partial blocks on travel to the United States

AIRPORT ARRIVALS. People walk through international arrivals at terminal four at John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport on June 26, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

UP cum laude answers call to teach Lumad students

Aug 09, 2017 - 9:59 AM

Chad Booc 23 chooses to serve as a volunteer teacher to Lumad students instead of getting a corporate job

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with one of his students named Ryan. Photos courtesy of Chad Booc.

VOLUNTEERISM. Chad Booc with some of his students at ALCADEV.

UN Security Council unanimously welcomes Sahel force

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:47 PM

At a time when terrorism is striking everywhere in the world we cannot let the Sahel region become a new haven for terrorist organizations from the entire world French ambassador to the UN Francois Delattre tells the council

FRANCOIS DELATTRE. France's Ambassador to the United Nations Francois Delattre arrives for a Security Council meeting at UN headquarters in New York on May 16, 2017. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Avril Lavigne calls out Mark Zuckerberg for Nickelback jab

Dec 23, 2016 - 5:59 PM

Either way you are allowed your musical opinion however your jab at Nickelback is in poor taste say Avril who was married to frontman Chad Kroeger

Screengrab from Instagram/@avrillavigne

10 countries host half world's refugees – Amnesty

Oct 04, 2016 - 3:02 PM

Countries immediately neighboring crisis zones – led by Jordan Turkey and Pakistan – bear the brunt of the global refugee problem

ESCAPE. In this file photo, Syrian refugees carry their belongings as they wait to enter Jordanian side of the Hadalat border crossing, a military zone east of the capital Amman, after arriving from Syria on May 4, 2016. Khalil Mazraawi/AFP

Q&A with Samsung PH's Chad Sotelo on the Note7's global recall

Sep 02, 2016 - 2:58 PM

We talk to Chad Sotelo Samsung Philippines marketing director about what Filipino consumers can expect regarding the reported Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall

Sotelo speaks at the Samsung's "Noteworthy Affair," the official launch of the Note7 held last August 15 at the Shangri-La at The Fort. File photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Rio 2016: Slew of surprises in record-breaking day

Aug 13, 2016 - 11:47 AM

Schooling beats Phelps Ledecky obliterates competition Ayana smashes 10 000m record 3 suspended for doping – all in one Olympic day

OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS. USA's Katie Ledecky (C) crosses Hungary's Katinka Hosszu (top) and Canada's Hilary Caldwell during the Women's 800m Freestyle Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 12, 2016. Martin Bureau/AFP

Microsoft buys interactive game streaming startup Beam

Aug 12, 2016 - 4:04 PM

Microsoft did not disclose financial terms of the deal to buy Seattle based Beam which puts an interactive spin on the hot trend of video games being spectator sports

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Aug 10, 2016 - 1:04 PM

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Olympics: With 21 golds, Michael Phelps still rules the pool

Aug 10, 2016 - 10:17 AM

UPDATED The American the most decorated athlete in Olympic history added to his staggering title tally by winning golds in the 200m butterfly and 4x200 relay within an hour

GOLD NUMBER 20. Michael Phelps of the USA celebrates after winning the men's 200m Butterfly final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Swimming events at Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 9, 2016. Tibor Illyes/EPA

Kiwi boxer Milnes brings Filipino flavor to Olympic qualifiers

Jun 17, 2016 - 1:09 PM

Chad Milnes may be representing New Zealand but the half Filipino boxer will be cheering on his kumpares from the Philippine team

FILIPINO KIWI. Chad Milnes, who is half Filipino on his mother's side, has been getting closer to his "motherland" in preparation for the AIBA World Olympic qualification event. Photo by Exxon Ruebe/Rappler

2,000 Chad troops head to Niger after Boko Haram attack

Jun 08, 2016 - 10:11 PM

The heavily armed soldiers from Chad will search everywhere for Boko Haram

Chad ex-dictator gets life sentence for regime's crimes

May 30, 2016 - 10:21 PM

A special court in sentences former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre to life in prison for war crimes crimes against humanity and a litany of other charges including rape

SENTENCED. Former Chadian leader Hissene Habre (C) reacts as he is escorted in to stand trial by Senegalese police at the Palais de Justice in Dakar, Senegal, 20 July 2015. Photo by EPA

Good vibrations: the Hollywood sex toys creating a buzz

May 29, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Doc Johnson makes a staggering 75 000 sex toys a week – many lovingly finished off by hand to employ a phrase largely redundant in the high tech world of intimate pleasure

Obama issues school rules on transgender bathroom use

May 14, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The move triggers an instant backlash from conservatives who perceive it as a threat to children s well being with a top Texas official refusing to comply with Obama s blackmail

SCHOOL RULES. President Barack Obama's administration tells schools they must let transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, taking an intensifying battle over civil rights to the national stage. Obama file photo from the White House

UN alarmed about Boko Haram ties to ISIS

May 14, 2016 - 10:45 AM

The UN Security Council has voiced deep concern that the activities of Boko Haram continue to undermine the peace and stability of the West and Central African region

TIES WITH ISIS. Soldiers from 21 Brigade and Army Engineers clearing Islamic militant group Boko Haram camps at Chuogori and Shantumari in Borno State, Nigeria, July 30, 2015. File photo by EPA/STR

With assistance, Africa targets coordinated fight against Boko Haram

May 01, 2016 - 1:22 PM

With US and European support African states threatened by Boko Haram are out to smash the militant Islamist group terrorizing the region – but a coordinated response is required if they are to succeed

In this file photo, soldiers stand in Niamey on March 19, 2016, during the funeral ceremony of an army commander killed by Boko Haram in the Diffa region, near the border with Nigeria. Issouf Sanogo/AFP

US quadriplegic learns to use hand in medical first – study

Apr 14, 2016 - 1:55 AM

Ian Burkhart possesses a pea sized chip in his head which his brain signals which are then deciphered by a computer and rerouted to the hand wrist and finger muscles

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Asia most exposed to disasters, Africa most vulnerable – study

Mar 24, 2016 - 7:41 AM

Among mega cities Manila – facing a triple threat from cyclones superstorms and earthquakes – tops the list of urban areas with the highest number of people exposed

ASIA MOST EXPOSED. Heavy traffic is seen along Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue with a backdrop of Manila's financial district skyline in Makati City, the Philippines, April 15, 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig /EPA

Chadian gang rape victim demands justice for all women

Mar 22, 2016 - 9:05 PM

In Chad there is no justice says 16 year old Zouhoura but she vows to fight on

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MARIE WOLFROM Zouhoura, who was kidnapped and raped by young Chadians dignitaries of the regime, holds a press conference, on March 18, 2016, in Paris. / AFP / ALAIN JOCARD

50 feared killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Feb 01, 2016 - 12:13 AM

The assault which killed at least 50 people in the mostly Muslim region took place after evening prayers

UN backs Burundi force as Africa leaders debate on troops

Jan 30, 2016 - 10:16 PM

Chad s leader Idriss Deby the new African Union chairman also tells fellow presidents that conflicts across the continent had to end

EFFORTS FOR PEACE. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon speaks at the 26th presidential summit of the African Union on January 30, 2016, at the organization's headquarters in Addis Ababa. Tony Karumba/AFP

Boko Haram threat hangs heavy over Nigeria in 2016

Jan 01, 2016 - 10:07 PM

Despite official assurances violence and fear of Islamist group Boko Haram continue to stalk several major cities in Nigeria s troubled northeast

TERROR SCOURGE. A photo taken on October 28, 2015 in Maiduguri shows a poster displaying 100 Boko Haram suspects declared wanted by the Nigerian army. AFP photo

RAW Deal: The 2015 year-end awards

Dec 23, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Who was WWE s rookie of the year? Which moment was the top swerve of 2015? Read on to relive the year s best WWE moments

YOUTH RISES. Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns re-shaped the WWE landscape in 2015. Photos from Wikimedia

Triple suicide attack kills 27 on Lake Chad island

Dec 05, 2015 - 11:22 PM

Three suicide bombers blew themselves up in three different places a source tells AFP

Lake Chad clashes leave 14 Boko Haram members dead: government

Nov 01, 2015 - 9:35 PM

Chadian government claims the situation has been brought under control but without elaborating

BOKO HARAM. A file of a screengrab taken in 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by Agence France-Presse shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau. Photo by Boko Haram/AFP

41 killed in Lake Chad blasts blamed on Boko Haram

Oct 11, 2015 - 8:56 PM

Another 48 people are wounded after provisional figures by security sources put the death toll at 37 with 52 wounded late Saturday October 10

BLACK FLAG. A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Gamboru deserted after Chadian troops chased them from the border town. Photo by Stephanie Yas/AFP

500,000 more children uprooted by Boko Haram – UNICEF

Sep 18, 2015 - 12:19 PM

The additional numbers of children made homeless has taken the total number of youngsters in the Lake Chad region who have been forced to flee to 1 4 million

'RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES.' A picture taken on September 16, 2015 shows children standing in the Assaga refugee camp, set up by the UN three months ago for Nigerian refugees who fled to southeast Niger to escape the Islamist group Boko Haram. Photo by Boureima Hama/AFP

AsiaPOP Comic Con update: Chad Michael Murray out, Mark Salling in

Sep 18, 2015 - 9:38 AM

‘One Tree Hill’ star Chad Michael Murray withdraws from AsiaPOP Comic Con due to commitments to ‘Agent Carter ’ Mark Salling of ‘Glee’ fame joins the stellar lineup of guests

IN AND OUT. Mark Salling will be at the AsiaPOP Comic Con, but Chad Michael Murray won't be able to make it

Salt, unsafe sex and booze: lifestyle killers on the rise

Sep 11, 2015 - 11:53 AM

A recent study shows that high blood pressure – which is easily diagnosed and readily treated – was the top health risk in 2013 contributing to 10 4 million deaths

Chad Michael Murray, Bill Goldberg coming to Manila for Asia Pop Comic Con

Sep 11, 2015 - 10:20 AM

Chad Michael Murray of Agent Carter and pro wrestler Bill Goldberg join Allison Harvard Colton Haynes and Paul Bettany at APCC 2015

APCC 2015. Pro wrestler Bill Goldberg and actor Chad Michael Murray fly to Manila for Asia Pop Comic Con 2015. Photos courtesy of Asia Pop Comic Con

Avril Lavigne, Chad Kroeger separate

Sep 03, 2015 - 11:34 AM

We are still and forever will be the best of friends Avril says

Nigeria army frees dozens of women, children from Boko Haram

Jul 29, 2015 - 4:17 AM

Army officials say the operation to free the captives took place in the town of Dikwa in Borno State

KO artist Kovalev defends light heavy titles vs Mohammedi

Jul 24, 2015 - 2:39 PM

Knockout king Sergey Kovalev who has stopped 10 of his last 12 opponents is a heavy favorite against Nadjib Mohammedi this weekend

Sergey Kovalev lands a right hand during his dominant win over Bernard Hopkins. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Senegal tries Chad dictator in test for African justice

Jul 21, 2015 - 9:01 AM

Once dubbed Africa s Pinochet 72 year old Hissene Habre has been in custody in Dakar since his arrest in June 2013

DEFIANT. Former Chadian leader Hissene Habre (C) reacts as he is escorted in to stand trial by Senegalese police at the Palais de Justice in Dakar, Senegal, July 20, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Chad warning on veil ban after deadly Boko Haram bombing

Jul 12, 2015 - 11:07 PM

The Muslim majority country bans the full face veil and ramps up security measures after the first ever Boko Haram attack in its capital

McGregor rallies to beat Mendes; Lawler finishes MacDonald in rematch

Jul 12, 2015 - 1:27 PM

Despite the seemingly insurmountable odds Conor McGregor became the interim featherweight champion while Robbie Lawler took down Rory MacDonald

Boko Haram attacks kill 17 in Chad, Nigeria

Jul 12, 2015 - 11:19 AM

The attacks underline the threat still posed by the Islamists in the region despite the authorities claims of recent military successes

ATTACK. Police inspectors check the site of an attack by Boko Haram. File photo by AFP

Aldo pulls out of UFC 189; Mendes to face McGregor for interim title

Jul 01, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Andre Pederneiras his coach called and basically said that Aldo’s rib is too painful and he will not be fighting ” UFC president Dana White says

PULL-OUT. Jose Aldo withdraws from his UFC 189 title fight due to a rib injury. Photo from Aldo's Facebook page

Avril Lavigne opens up about battle with Lyme disease

Jun 30, 2015 - 12:15 PM

I think for me it s like a second shot at life says Avril

Security clampdown in Chad capital after 'Boko Haram' suicide attacks

Jun 16, 2015 - 11:51 PM

Scores of police and soldiers patrol Chad s capital N Djamena a day after twin suicide bombings blamed on Boko Haram jihadists killed 24 people and wounded more than 100 in the first such attacks in the city

SURVIVOR. A woman rescued by Nigerian soldiers from Islamist militants Boko Haram at Sambisa Forest sits on a bed after receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Yola on May 5, 2015. Photo bt Emmanuel Arewa / AFP

Boko Haram fight HQ shifting to Maiduguri – Nigeria military

Jun 09, 2015 - 10:04 AM

Meanwhile President Muhammadu Buhari meets leaders of the G7 nations at a summit in Germany and reaffirms his pledge to crack down on the Islamists while calling for greater regional and international cooperation

LOOKOUT. A file photo taken on June 5, 2013 shows Nigerian soldiers patrolling in the north of Borno state close to a Islamist extremist group Boko Haram former camp near Maiduguri. Quentin Leboucher/AFP