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Sea of meth as Myanmar army smashes 3 drug labs

Mar 07, 2020 - 3:53 PM

The seizure in one of the world's biggest narcotics-producing regions hauled in 43 million meth tablets worth nearly $100 million in Myanmar

Foreign military attaches check drugs in a football ground where seized drugs, vehicles, laboratory accessories and precursor chemicals are being displayed to be witnessed by invited military attaches and journalists in Kawnghka at Shan State on March 6, 2020. - 97 million US dollar worth of drugs and related items were seized this year during a special operation held to crack down drugs trafficking, a military spokesperson said. (Photo by YE AUNG THU / AFP)

Rappler Talk Sports: 3 PWR wrestlers in WWE tryout

Oct 08, 2019 - 12:23 PM

After their WWE tryout experience, Jake de Leon, Crystal, and Ken Warren get to see action in the 'PWR Special: Homecoming' on Saturday, October 12

Dark magic and puppets: A chat with Netflix's 'The Dark Crystal' creators

Aug 31, 2019 - 11:21 AM

We talk to executive producer Lisa Henson and director Louis Leterrier, the visionaries behind Netflix's 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' prequel puppet series

3 Pinoy wrestlers join WWE tryout in China

Jul 17, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Crystal, Jake de Leon and Ken Warren are among the 40 wrestlers from Asia who tried their luck in WWE's search for its next wrestling superstars

WWE TRYOUT. Jake de Leon, Crystal, and Ken Warren of Philippine Wrestling Revolution joined other wrestlers from Asia in the WWE tryout held in Shanghai, China this year. Photos from

WATCH: Teaser trailer for 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance'

May 31, 2019 - 4:34 PM

The puppet-animated series is set to premiere on Netflix in August

PUPPET ANIMATION. 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' features classic puppetry and cutting-edge visual effects. Photo courtesy of Netflix

LOOK: A beautiful garden art café employs people with special needs

May 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Next time you're out of town, chill at Julyan's Coffee Spot, an autism awareness café near Crystal Beach, Zambales

Photo by Claire Madarang

Crystal Brosas' Christmas wish isn't for herself – it's for her mom K

Dec 25, 2018 - 11:15 AM

The rising singer talks Christmas traditions and more

RAW Deal: A locally-flavored Mae Young Classic (we hope)

Jul 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM

It's a shame that the WWE stint of local wrestling queen Crystal didn't push through as it would have been historic

QUEEN. Top female wrestler Crystal would have been the first Filipino to compete in WWE. Photo from Crystal’s Facebook account (@CrystalPWR)

Tackle graft, governance to stem 'Golden Triangle' meth trade – UNODC

May 21, 2018 - 3:15 PM

Worth an estimated $40 billion a year, huge volumes of meth pass through the Golden Triangle – a wedge of land which intersects China, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar – waved through by corrupt law enforcement and border controls

YABA. Yaba tablets which contain methamphetamine and caffeine. Image from Wikipedia page

LIVE: World Movement for Democracy 9th Global Assembly

May 09, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Rappler will be livestreaming select sessions from Dakar, Senegal

Crystals 101: Everything you need to know about crystal healing

May 02, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Xavier Cortez, who sells crystals to the likes of Nadine Lustre, talks to us about crystal healing

Trailblazers: The women of Philippine pro wrestling

Mar 27, 2018 - 1:00 PM

6 of the country's fearless female wrestlers talk about living their dreams and making history in the ring

Indonesia police seize over a ton of crystal meth on ship

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Indonesian police seize 1.6 tons of crystal methamphetamine on the ship, and are questioning 4 Taiwanese crew

Oil slick off China coast triples in size – official

Jan 22, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Authorities spotted 3 oil slicks with a total surface area of 332 square kilometers (128 square miles) on January 21, compared to 101 square kilometers reported January 17

BURNING UP. This handout file picture from the Transport Ministry of China taken and released on January 14, 2018 shows smoke and flames coming from the burning oil tanker 'Sanchi' at sea off the coast of eastern China. Transport Ministry of China/Handout/AFP

Myanmar makes record drug bust with 30 million meth pills

Jan 18, 2018 - 5:40 PM

In addition to the meth tablets, the authorities find 502 kilograms (1,104 pounds) of heroin and 1,750 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, bringing the total estimated value to $54 million

China says Iranian oil tanker wreck located

Jan 17, 2018 - 10:30 PM

'The location of the wreck has been confirmed,' China's transport ministry says on its official social media platform, adding the ship lay at a depth of around 115 meters

SANCHI BURNING. This handout file picture from the Transport Ministry of China taken and released on January 14, 2018 shows smoke and flames coming from the burning oil tanker 'Sanchi' at sea off the coast of eastern China. Photo by Transport Ministry of China/AFP

Manchester City wants trophies not records, says Sterling

Dec 29, 2017 - 10:53 AM

While the historic sub-plots are a welcome bonus, City winger Sterling insists it is the thought of moving another step closer to the Premier League trophy that inspires his side.

HISTORY. Unbeaten Manchester City will play Crystal Palace with the chance for a record-tying 19th straight victory, but Raheem Sterling says they're more interesting in winning titles than setting records. Photo by Lindsey Parnaby/AFP

Fergie opens up about 'lowest point' during her former meth addiction

Dec 09, 2017 - 1:19 PM

The singer recalls that she was hallucinating everyday when she was addicted to crystal meth

Berita selebriti hari ini: Kamis, 30 November 2017

Nov 30, 2017 - 10:21 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Commander dismissed after U.S. Navy ship crashed off Japan

Aug 18, 2017 - 10:33 AM

About a dozen sailors are expected to be disciplined in total

DAMAGED. US Navy guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald arrives at its mother port US Naval Yokosuka Base, Kanagawa prefecture on June 17, 2017. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

U.S. Navy probes destroyer crash that killed 7 in Japan

Jun 19, 2017 - 9:06 AM

3rd UPDATE The US navy and Japan s coastguard are conducting separate inquiries but will likely be co operating a spokesman for Japan s transport safety board says

COLLISION POINT. This photo shows damages on the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald at its mother port in Yokosuka, southwest of Tokyo on June 18, 2017. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Bodies of U.S. sailors found in flooded destroyer after Japan crash

Jun 18, 2017 - 10:55 AM

4th UPDATE The US Navy says a number of missing sailors are found dead in damaged areas of a destroyer that collided with a Philippine flagged container ship off Japan s coast

DAMAGED. US Navy guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald arrives at its mother port US Naval Yokosuka Base, Kanagawa prefecture on June 17, 2017. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Tujuh orang hilang dalam insiden tabrakan kapal perang AS

Jun 17, 2017 - 12:42 PM

Kapal perang USS Fitzgerald mengalami tabrakan dengan kapal kontainer komersial ACX Crystal di Semenanjung Izu

DFA 'closely monitoring' sea collision off Japan

Jun 17, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The Department of Foreign Affairs says is it coordinating with the governments of US and Japan to determine the extent of damage the number of casualties especially if any Filipino nationals are involved

USS Fitzgerald file photo from Wikipedia

7 U.S. Navy crew missing, commander hurt in crash off Japan

Jun 17, 2017 - 7:35 AM

6th UPDATE Several other crew members are injured and are evacuated by air to hospital including ship commander Bryce Benson

PWR delivers with WWE officials in attendance

Feb 06, 2017 - 5:00 AM

With WWE officials and local wrestling fans watching it is make or break time for the superstars of Philippine Wrestling Revolution

Wrestling 'reboot' at PWR Live: Bagong Yugto

Jan 27, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Philippine Wrestling Revolution heads to Quezon City for the first time seeking to write a new chapter in its first show of 2017

Poster and images from PWR

Chelsea ties club record with 11th straight win

Dec 18, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Diego Costa scores the lone goal in a tight win over Crystal Palace while Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice in a Manu U win over West Bromwich Albion

LONE SCORE. Chelsea's Diego Costa knocked in the game's only goal in the 43rd minute to move his side 9 points clear in the Premier League. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Thai drug police make record crystal meth bust

Dec 16, 2016 - 6:02 PM

The haul of high grade meth better known as ice has a street value of around 40 million the Narcotics Suppression Bureau NSB says in a statement

Liverpool aims to storm Palace to strengthen Premier League title bid

Oct 28, 2016 - 12:08 PM

Jurgen Klopp has kept his squad fresh through player rotation and hopes to push the team s unbeaten run to 10 matches

TITLE CONTENDERS. Daniel Sturridge and Liverpool are heading to Crystal Palace with the aim of strengthening their Premier League title bid. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

PWR Renaissance 2016: Pulling out all the stops (and spots)

Oct 10, 2016 - 2:39 PM

The Senyorito Jake de Leon retains his PWR Championship against John Sebastian while Main Maxx defeats a valiant Crystal to continue his PHX Title reign

MAIN EVENT. John Sebastian punishes the back of titleholder Jake de Leon during the match for the PWR Championship at Renaissance on Saturday, October 8. Michael Bueza/Rappler

New Zealand woman arrested in Bali drugs case

Sep 02, 2016 - 3:31 PM

Myra Williams could face up to 12 years in jail after being detained at the Indonesian island s airport Wednesday following her arrival from the Australian city of Melbourne

Tears, tributes as world says goodbye to Muhammad Ali

Jun 11, 2016 - 6:29 AM

Thousands gather to say farewell to The Greatest with former US president Bill Clinton among those offering eulogies

FAREWELL TO THE GREATEST. Lonnie Ali speaks during a memorial service for boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Lingard rocket delivers Manchester United to FA Cup glory

May 22, 2016 - 3:46 AM

Jesse Lingard s extra time thunderbolt lifts Manchester United over Crystal Palace for the team s record tying 12th FA Cup

GAME WINNER. Jesse Lingard knocked in the winning goal, taking Manchester United's fate into their own hands. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Kalahkan Crystal Palace 2-1, Manchester United juara Piala FA untuk kali pertama dalam 12 tahun

May 22, 2016 - 3:15 AM

Louis van Gaal meraih gelar perdana setelah era Sir Alex Ferguson

PENENTU KEMENANGAN. Gol tunggal Juan Mata pada menit 72 memberikan kemenangan bagi Manchester United saat dijamu Norwich City Sabtu, 7 Mei. Foto dari Twitter/@ManUtd

Crystal Palace vs Manchester United: Agar tidak pergi dengan kepala tertunduk

May 21, 2016 - 5:38 PM

Satu satunya cara untuk menyelamatkan muka Louis van Gaal di Manchester United adalah memenangi Piala FA

Louis van Gaal (kanan) merayakan kemenangan Manchester United  atas Everton di semi final Piala FA di Stadion Wembley, 23 April 2016. EPA/HANNAH MCKAY

Sharp posts full-year loss; Hon Hai executive to take helm

May 13, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The net loss of the Japanese electronics firm for fiscal year 2015 reaches 256 0 billion yen 2 3 billion

epa05300829 Sharp Corporation President Kozo Takahashi delivers a speech on the company's FY 2015 financial earnings in Tokyo, Japan, 12 May 2016. In red for the second year, the Japanese electronics maker reported a net loss of 255.97 billion yen (approx 2.1 billion Euro) and an operating loss of 161.97 billion yen (approx 1.3 billion Euro). EPA/CHRISTOPHER JUE

Hasil Piala FA: Kalahkan Watford 2-1, Palace hadapi MU di final

Apr 25, 2016 - 8:48 AM

Final Piala FA antara Manchester United vs Crystal Palace akan digelar pada 21 Mei 2016

Crystal Palace tumbangkan Watford skor 2-1 di laga semifinal Piala FA, pada 25 April 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@CPFC

Hasil Liga Inggris: City dan MU berebut tiket ke Liga Champions

Apr 21, 2016 - 9:05 AM

Manchester United menang atas Crystal Palace sementara City hanya bisa seri dengan Newcastle

Matteo Darmian jadi ‘man of the match’ MU saat tumbangkan Crystal Palace, 21 April 2016. Foto dari Twitter/MUFC

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace: Peluang empat besar lebih lebar

Apr 20, 2016 - 8:53 PM

Saat yang menentukan untuk memperbaiki peringkat Tapi tim sedang lesu darah

LIGA PRIMER INGGRIS. Gelandang Manchester United, Ashley Young (kiri) terjatuh ketika tengah diadakan pertandingan antara Cyrstal Palace melawan Manchester United di Selhurst Park, London pada 31 Oktober 2015. Foto oleh Hannah McKay/EPA

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Amankan posisi di empat besar

Apr 17, 2016 - 9:05 PM

The Gunners memang sangat agresif Tapi mereka juga terlalu gampang kebobolan

DIKEPUNG LAWAN. Pemain Arsenal, Theo Walcott dikepung pemain Newcastle United dalam laga Liga Primer, Sabtu, 2 Januari 2016. Foto oleh EPA

Foreigner jailed for 14 years for smuggling drugs into Bali

Mar 28, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Indonesia has some of the world s toughest anti narcotics laws People caught smuggling more than 5 grams of some controlled substances can be sentenced to death

CONVICTED. Sayed Mohammed Said of India (R) gestures in the courtroom as he attends his sentencing on drugs related charges in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March 28, 2016. Photo by AFP

Hasil Liga Inggris: Leicester semakin nyaman di puncak klasemen

Mar 20, 2016 - 9:53 AM

Leicester City tundukkan Crystal Palace 1 0 Arsenal bekuk Everton 2 0 dan gol Fabregas selamatkan Chelsea dari kekalahan lawan West Ham

Arsenal menang 2-0 atas Everton, tapi masih berada di posisi tiga klasemen sementara Liga Inggris. Foto dari Facebook

Crystal Palace vs Leicester City: Saatnya The Foxes melompat lebih tinggi

Mar 19, 2016 - 7:05 PM

Selisih dengan para penguntit Leicester City harus terus diperlebar Crystal Palace menjadi salah satu korban The Foxes untuk melakukannya

TOP SCORER. Penyerang Leicester City James Vardy menjadi 'top scorer' sementara Liga Inggris saat ini dan baru saja memecahkan rekor mencetak gol secara berturut-turut milik Ruud van Nistelrooy. Foto oleh Lindsey Parnaby/AFP

Hasil Liga Inggris: Dengan 10 pemain, MU kalah dan Liverpool menang

Mar 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM

West Brom pecundangi Manchester United 1 0 Liverpool tumbangkan Crystal Palace 1 2

Hasil Liga Inggris: Chelsea hajar Palace, Tottenham tahan Everton

Jan 04, 2016 - 11:49 AM

Tottenham bertahan di peringkat 4 klasemen sementara di bawah Arsenal Leicester dan City

Diego Costa (tengah) menerobos pertahanan Crystal Palace dalam laga Liga Primer Inggris, pada 3 Januari 2016. Foto oleh Gerry Penny/EPA

Slurping xiao long bao: Visiting 6 soup dumpling restaurants in Manila

Dec 12, 2015 - 3:01 PM

6 restaurants in Metro Manila 6 soup dumplings sampled Which is the best? What s your favorite xiao long bao spot in Manila?

Indonesia jails 3 Hong Kong men for carrying crystal meth

Nov 26, 2015 - 7:02 PM

Prosecutors had demanded the death sentence for the 3 men after they were caught in the capital Jakarta with 49 kilograms 108 pounds of crystal methamphetamine

CRYSTAL METH. Crystal meth seizures have risen across the Asia-Pacific. File Photo by Nikki Short/EPA

Japan’s Citizen Finedevice to invest P1.73B in Batangas

Nov 22, 2015 - 10:00 PM

The investment is expected to create 530 jobs and produce 12 3 million P577 8 million worth of exports

HK drug lord sentenced to death in Indonesia for smuggling crystal meth

Nov 14, 2015 - 3:14 PM

Wong Chi ping is accused of smuggling 860 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine into Indonesia

DEATH SENTENCE. Hong Kong drug lord Wong Chi Ping, wearing a balaclava while sitting next to boxes containing some of the 860 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine he was arrested for smuggling into Indonesia. Photo by AFP