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Sick of lockdown: Panda escapes confinement in Copenhagen zoo

Jun 13, 2020 - 9:15 PM

Xing Er, a soon to be seven-year-old male panda, takes a tour of the zoo, which was closed at the time

A picture taken on April 9, 2019 shows Panda Xing Er sitting in its enclosure in the Copenhagen zoo. Driven by a sudden desire to escape, a panda briefly escaped on June 8, 2020 from its enclosure at the Copenhagen zoo, before being apprehended by the staff in the park, without causing injuries. Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix / AFP

Danish inventor seeks reduced sentence in appeals trial

Sep 05, 2018 - 12:16 PM

Peter Madsen has only appealed his sentence, and not the guilty verdict handed down by a Copenhagen district court on April 25 for murdering 30-year-old journalist Kim Wall

PETER MADSEN. This file photo taken on August 11, 2017 shows Peter Madsen (R) as he talks to a police officer in Dragoer Harbor south of Copenhagen on August 11, 2017, following a major rescue operation after the submarine sank in the sea outside Copenhagen Harbor. File photo by Bax Lindhardt/Scanpix Denmark/AFP

Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

Aug 14, 2018 - 12:43 PM

It is the first time a European metropolis has topped the annual chart compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit which identifies the best urban playgrounds to live and work in

VIENNA. Austria's Vienna at sunset. File photo from Shutterstock

LIVE: Closing Spaces – How do media and civil society fight back?

Nov 16, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Watch the livestream of this debate seminar in Copenhagen about journalism, democracy, and human rights

Sweden slaughters 200,000 hens on bird flu fears

Nov 26, 2016 - 9:33 AM

All of the farm s 200 000 hens will be put down to prevent the expansion of the virus Sweden s agriculture department

[Dash of SAS] Pleasure points

Jun 17, 2016 - 11:00 PM

The Pleasure Project is on a relentless pursuit of pleasure in the name of accessible and appealing sex education

What goes on in a sperm bank?

Jun 13, 2016 - 1:49 PM

In Denmark the typical sperm donor is 26 years old single and a student About 20 of the donors are already fathers

Seeking asylum in Denmark

May 29, 2016 - 9:00 AM

For those seeking asylum in Denmark Center Sandholm is the first stop

SEEKING ASYLUM. For those seeking asylum in Denmark, Center Sandholm is the first stop. All photos by Ana Santos

Sanitary pads and sanitation can keep girls in school

May 20, 2016 - 1:07 PM

For many women and girls in developing countries menstruation increases their risk of infection and makes them vulnerable to bullying and teasing

Global volatility shaking up worldwide living costs – survey

Mar 10, 2016 - 9:35 PM

Singapore remains the most expensive city in the world followed by Zurich and Hong Kong tied at second

epa05202294 A general view of the financial district seen from across the Marina Bay in Singapore, 09 March 2016. EPA/WALLACE WOON

Danish zookeepers fire rubber bullets to save man from polar bear

Dec 02, 2015 - 11:37 PM

He went up to the bear and it examined him by sniffing him and shoving him and he sustained some superficial injuries

BEAR WITH ME. In this file photo, polar bear cub Anori explores the open-air enclosure at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany, 29 March 2012. Marius Becker/EPA

Good COP, bad COP: Will Paris climate summit prevail?

Nov 25, 2015 - 2:18 PM

Much has changed in the climate arena since 2009 and observers say there is reason to be hopeful that negotiators may finally seal some sort of deal

'FAILURE' General view of the plenary session at the Bella Center in Copenhagen on December 19, 2009 on the 13th day of the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference. Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

UN chief seeks 'global action' on climate change this year

May 25, 2015 - 10:00 PM

The World Meteorological Organization WMO meeting comes ahead of a key conference in Paris at the end of the year which will be the first attempt to clinch a planet wide deal on global warming

File photo of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon taken on February 2015. Sebastian Silva/EPA

Police arrest fourth man over Copenhagen shootings

Mar 19, 2015 - 9:18 PM

Three other accomplices have been detained since February 16 for allegedly helping the 22 year old gunman obtain and get rid of weapons

Three injured in Copenhagen mall shooting

Mar 19, 2015 - 4:08 AM

The shooting happens a month after the killing of two people who were gunned down in Copenhagen in February

Brother of Copenhagen gunman arrested

Feb 28, 2015 - 12:49 AM

The suspect is charged with complicity in the perpetrator s actions

After Copenhagen shootings, Norway's Muslims and Jews link up

Feb 22, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Several Muslim speakers declare that Islam is a religion of peace and that it s true face had nothing to do with terrorism

MEMORIAL: People attend on February 16, 2015 a memorial ceremony after the terror attacks in Copenhagen, Denmark. EPA photo

Copenhagen attacks renew debate over 'integration struggles'

Feb 18, 2015 - 11:52 PM

So far no one has been serious about the aspect of cultural integration It s something that needs to be tackled right from primary school

PNP on US involvement, Sulpicio Lines, Filipinas in Mars | The wRap

Feb 17, 2015 - 7:26 PM

Police downplay US involvement in Mamasapano clash Sulpicio Lines can no longer ferry people 2 Filipinas are candidates for a colony on Mars

Two Copenhagen suspects deny charges: lawyer

Feb 16, 2015 - 10:23 PM

The suspects deny accusations that they helped the gunman get rid of one of the firearms and gave him a place to hide afterwards

TRAGEDY. A woman lights candle in front of the Danish embassy to pay tribute following the terrorist attack in Copenhagen, in Paris, France 15 February 2015. Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA

Kerry: Ignoring climate science puts 'our kids, grandkids' at risk

Nov 02, 2014 - 8:53 PM

The UN s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC says time is running out to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius and that current trends in carbon emissions heralded disaster

United States Secretary of State John Kerry arrives at the airport in Jakarta on October 20, 2014 for the inauguration of Indonesian President Joko Widodo and meetings with other regional leaders. Photo by Brian Snyder/AFP

UN climate panel on final stretch of key report

Oct 31, 2014 - 8:44 PM

The document crowns a vast overview of the existing scientific evidence for global warming predictions of its impacts and solutions for curbing greenhouse gas emissions which cause the problem

EMISSIONS. A photo taken on October 31, 2013 in Haubourdin, northern France shows smoke from a factory. Photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP

Green dream: Can UN summit revive climate issue?

Sep 20, 2014 - 1:02 PM

Among many campaigners there s a big difference in expectation and in strategy compared with 2009 Much of the old thinking has been ditched and tactics have been pruned or reworked

CHANGE? Protestors parade a recycled boat and raft during a flash mob Berlin, Germany, September 15, 2014, to protest the upcoming UN climate summit in New York, USA. EPA/Joerg Carstensen

Malta turns away ship with suspected Ebola case on board

Sep 19, 2014 - 12:40 AM

UPDATED An initial medical assessment in Italy of a sick Filipino passenger suggested he may be suffering from hepatitis

Foreign firms eye NAIA runway consultancy deal

Jun 08, 2014 - 3:57 PM

DOTC says it plans to increase the capacity of the existing runway to between 50 and 60 movements per hour

SPECIAL LOUNGE. The government will spend P10.32 million to build a lounge for dignitaries in NAIA 3 in time for the APEC summit in 2015. File Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

Building blocks missing for 2015 climate pact – ministers

Jun 07, 2014 - 11:20 AM

The Paris agreement is meant to set the cap on years of haggling among the 195 parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

A photo taken on October 31, 2013 in Haubourdin, northern France shows smoke from a factory. Photo by Philippe Huguen / AFP

A defining moment for climate change

Jun 03, 2014 - 10:00 AM

In Bonn it is our hope that the world will be able to finally move forward even if slowly at first toward consensus


Air quality worsening in world's cities – WHO

May 07, 2014 - 10:19 PM

Only cities in the developed world appear to be improving air quality

DANCE IN THE SMOG. Local residents dance on a square under heavy smog in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on October 21, 2013. AFP

Governments approve text of UN climate report

Apr 12, 2014 - 9:13 PM

The IPCC s assessment reports are closely watched events in the political and scientific fields of climate change

Danish zoo that killed giraffe puts down 4 lions

Mar 26, 2014 - 11:45 PM

A Copenhagen zoo that prompted international outrage by putting down a healthy giraffe has killed 2 lions and their 2 cubs to make way for a new male

A file photo dated 17 July 2013 shows a lion and her cub entering the lions enclosure for the first time. Copenhagen Zoo is once again in the world news after it was reported that the zoo put down 4 healthy lions. Photo by Mads Nissen/EPA

Danish animal welfare group backs zoo's giraffe killing

Feb 12, 2014 - 12:21 AM

We trust that the very well educated experts at Copenhagen Zoo have explored the possibilities of placing the giraffe in another zoo

MARIUS KILLED. A perfectly healthy young giraffe named Marius was shot dead at Copenhagen zoo on Febuary 9, 2014 despite an online petition to save it signed by thousands of animal lovers. Photo by AFP

Uproar over giraffe put down in zoo, fed to lion

Feb 10, 2014 - 1:50 AM

A crowd of visitors including small children in Copenhagen zoo looked on as an autopsy was carried out and the animal skinned and chopped up before being fed to a full maned lion

MARIUS KILLED. A perfectly healthy young giraffe named Marius was shot dead at Copenhagen zoo on Febuary 9, 2014 despite an online petition to save it signed by thousands of animal lovers. Photo by AFP

US, partners must 'renounce' spy tactics: climate activists

Feb 01, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Climate Action Network reacted to media reports citing a leaked document from rogue NSA analyst Edward Snowden claiming to show the NSA and allies had spied on the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference

Dutch-Filipino film wins at Copenhagen filmfest

Sep 19, 2013 - 6:42 PM

Best Youth Film for docu styled drama on child prostitution

SNOW WHITE. Sandy Talag in a brave role. Screen grab from the trailer

Migraine may cause permanent change in brain structure

Aug 29, 2013 - 8:39 AM

The review found that people with migraines faced a higher risk of brain lesions white matter abnormalities and altered brain volume than people without migraines

Air pollution boosts lung, heart risks

Jul 10, 2013 - 8:28 AM

Epidemiologists said they had found an unmistakable link between lung cancer and localized air pollution by particulate matter

CANCER-CAUSING. When it comes to particulate matter, 'the more the worse, the less the better'

Women and art: You Have Every Right

Mar 06, 2013 - 6:21 PM

This latest exhibit at the Ateneo Art Gallery brings together a diverse and compelling blend of women voices

A REMINDER. Today, women do more; yet they still need to be reminded of their right to be heard. All photos by Nikka Santos