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2 alleged Ghosn accomplices arrested in U.S. – court documents

May 21, 2020 - 12:19 AM

The Taylors and a Lebanese man named George-Antoine Zayek are accused by Japan of helping Carlos Ghosn flee Japan on December 29, 2019

FUGITIVE. Carlos Ghosn addresses journalists on his reasons for dodging trial in Japan, where he is accused of financial misconduct, at the Lebanese Press Syndicate in Beirut on January 8, 2020. File photo by Joseph Eid/AFP

Ghosn escape proves fresh headache for ailing Nissan

Jan 10, 2020 - 5:40 PM

The Ghosn scandal has already cost Nissan dearly

Turkish private jet firm says planes used 'illegally' in Ghosn escape

Jan 03, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Turkish private jet company MNG says one employee has admitted to falsifying the records to keep Carlos Ghosn's name off the flight manifest, and that he acted 'in his individual capacity'

'ILLEGAL.' This file photo shows former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn leaving his lawyers' offices in Tokyo on March 6, 2019. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Japan raid, Turkey arrests in widening Ghosn probe

Jan 02, 2020 - 7:22 PM

Colorful rumors abound regarding the exact circumstances of Carlos Ghosn's daring escape

RAID. Japanese prosecutors carry bags as they leave the residence of former auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn on January 2, 2020, after Ghosn fled Japan to avoid a trial. Photo by STR/Jiji Press/AFP

Brazil inmate found dead after foiled escape disguised as daughter

Aug 06, 2019 - 6:02 PM

(UPDATED) Clauvino da Silva made headlines after he was caught trying to escape from a Rio de Janeiro jail wearing a silicon mask, long dark wig, glasses, white flip flops and clothes belonging to his 19-year-old daughter

DISGUISE. Handout picture released by Rio de Janeiro's State Secretariat of Prison Administration showing Brazilian inmate Clauvino da Silva wearing a wig and a mask after been captured while trying to escape the Gericino prison complex, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 03, 2019. AFP PHOTO/SEAP

‘Escape Plan 3’ review: Brutish and brainless

Jul 14, 2019 - 12:33 PM

'Escape Plan 3' is a slog

Daniel Radcliffe set to star in new South Africa jailbreak drama

May 14, 2019 - 7:53 PM

In 'Escape from Pretoria,' the actor plays Tim Jenkins, a man who escapes from the Pretoria Maximum Security Prison in 1979

STAR. This 2016 file photo shows Daniel Radcliffe at the Deauville US Film Festival. The 'Harry Potter' actor stars in the upcoming film 'Escape from Pretoria.' Photo by Charly Triballeau/ AFP

Fleeing Saudi sisters issue plea for help and a message for Apple and Google

Apr 20, 2019 - 12:05 PM

After escaping a lifetime of abuse at the hands of their families, the two women have called for the removal of a controversial Western-backed app which restricts the lives of many Saudi women

Mystery Manila turns four

May 28, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Mystery Manila, the first live role-playing game in the Philippines, is celebrating its 4th Anniversary with exciting promos

182 Marawi residents escape combat zone

Jun 03, 2017 - 2:08 PM

The rescued Marawi residents include 38 teachers trapped inside Dansalan College and separate groups totalling 144 Christians and Muslims

5 escape from Oriental Mindoro jail

May 28, 2017 - 12:29 PM

5 detainees – wanted for different crimes – escape the Naujan town jail

'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe in apartheid jail break film

May 19, 2017 - 11:50 PM

Daniel is set to star in Escape From Pretoria a film based on Tim Jenkin s account of his escape from the notorious Pretoria Maximum Security Prison

British actor Daniel Radcliffe reacts as he poses on the red carpet on September 9, 2016 in the northwestern sea resort of Deauville, as part of the 42nd Deauville US Film Festival. / AFP PHOTO / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU

American arrested for selling ecstasy escapes after surgery

Apr 17, 2017 - 11:23 AM

A man arrested for selling ecstasy drugs escapes from the hospital after one of his guards went out for breakfast and the other fell asleep

WANTED. Jun No, an American arrested for selling ecstasy, escapes detention. Photo courtesy of the PNP

This terrifying doll lurks in this Mystery Manila escape room

Oct 28, 2016 - 9:12 PM

Looking for a good scare? Mystery Manila s Debby s Doll room features creepy old toys tinkling nursery rhymes and a doll inspired by the one from Annabelle

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

More than 100 inmates escape Haiti prison, one guard dead – official

Oct 23, 2016 - 3:55 PM

UPDATED Residents in the area are asked to cooperate with police who have launched a manhunt for the escapees

Indonesian sailor escapes Abu Sayyaf kidnappers

Aug 17, 2016 - 2:20 PM

The 28 year old attempted his escape after his captors allegedly declared they would behead him

Increasing productivity key to revive growth in Asia-Pacific

May 01, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Along with the economic slowdown progress in poverty reduction is slowing inequalities are rising and prospects of decent employment are weakening

POOR. Filipino residents living in shanties along a river bank collect useful items in the trash in Pasay City, south of Manila, Philippines, 27 December 2014. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Social protection key to tackle inequality in Asia-Pacific

Mar 23, 2016 - 7:57 PM

Over the past 20 years the rich in Asia and the Pacific have grown richer at the expense of the poor

Mia Santos, 29, sits on a wooden bed with her husband Elmer Dimasaka, 45, and two babies, at their shack along a street in Manila on January 18, 2016. Elmer earns two dollars a day by picking recycleable materials among garbage that he can sell to junkshops. The Philippine economy grew slower than expected in the third quarter, the government said on November 26 as it warned a leadership change next year could derail momentum in one of Asia's fastest-growing economies. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / AFP / NOEL CELIS

ESCAPE 2016: ILOVEYOU Virus art exhibit

Feb 12, 2016 - 4:28 PM

[PRESS RELEASE] The exhibition by 98B COLLABoratory will run from February 13 21 2016 in Escolta Manila

Escaping the zombies at the new Breakout PH 'Walking Dead' escape room

Oct 25, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Can you survive a zombie apocalypse? Experience what it s like to be in the world of The Walking Dead at Breakout

MAKEUP. The actors get into character with their bulging eyes and flesh wounds. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/

Daftar film yang dirilis minggu pertama September 2015

Sep 04, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Minggu ini pilihan tontonan di bioskop sungguh melimpah Ada film laris dari Korea franchise lama dengan pemeran baru dan aksi lucu karakter animasi favorit Masih kurang?

TED 2. Film ini bercerita tentang upaya pasangan boneka beruang dengan seorang wanita untuk bisa mengadopsi anak. Foto screengrab Youtube

'Possible sightings' in US hunt for escaped killers

Jun 21, 2015 - 6:58 AM

After two sightings police are expanding the hunt which appears to be closing in on the two killers

FUGITIVES. New York State Police handout composite image released 17 June 2015 showing possible appearance changes in convicted murderers David Sweat (L) and Richard Matt (R) who escaped from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, USA, 06 June 2015. Photo by New York State Police/EPA

Some Georgia zoo animals 'may still be on the loose'

Jun 19, 2015 - 12:38 AM

More than half of the zoo s 600 animals either drowned in the muddy waters or are killed by police

ESCAPED TIGER. An escaped tiger kills a man in Gerogia after the zoo gets hit by flood. File photo of tiger in Indonesia by Made Nagi/EPA

Escaped tiger from flooded Georgia zoo kills man

Jun 17, 2015 - 7:26 PM

Floods hit Tbilisi on Sunday killing at least 17 people and ravaging the city s central districts including the zoo

US woman pleads not guilty to helping killers escape

Jun 13, 2015 - 3:39 PM

The manhunt for convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat slips into an 8th day

WANTED. New York State Police handout composite image showing convicted murderers David Sweat (L) and Richard Matt (R) who escaped from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, USA on June 6, 2015. Photo from the New York State Police/Handout/EPA

US manhunt for jailbreak killers expands to 4th day

Jun 09, 2015 - 11:48 AM

Police backed by sniffer dogs and helicopters have scoured the area setting up roadblocks and alerting officials on the Mexican and Canadian borders but there has been no trace of the two men

WANTED. New York State Police handout composite image showing convicted murderers David Sweat (L) and Richard Matt (R) who escaped from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, USA, June 6, 2015. New York State Police/Handout/EPA

Manhunt on for two convicted killers after New York escape

Jun 08, 2015 - 8:27 AM

Richard Matt 48 and David Sweat 34 pull off the worthy of a movie breakout from the all male Clinton Correctional Facility in the small town of Dannemora

WANTED. New York State Police handout composite image showing convicted murderers David Sweat (L) and Richard Matt (R) who escaped from the maximum security Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, USA, June 6, 2015. New York State Police/Handout/EPA

Inclusive growth: Vital for Asia-Pacific sustainable development

May 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM

‘The Asia Pacific region with its strong growth performance and economic dynamism has achieved a remarkable reduction in extreme poverty along with broader development However much work remains ’

I tested 'Nightfall: Escape' and had a scary good time

May 12, 2015 - 3:31 PM

What Nightfall: Escape happens to be is a first person survival horror game with a feeling that evokes classics like Resident Evil and more so Silent Hill

World Bank cuts PH 2014 growth forecast to 6%

Jan 14, 2015 - 8:51 PM

Despite lowered expectations the World Bank commends the Philippines ambition to achieve inclusive growth

Tsunami early warning: Walking the last mile together

Dec 25, 2014 - 4:43 PM

The Indian Ocean Tsunami fundamentally changed how we deal with natural disasters making a profound impact on policies and budgets as well as operational and technical work


UN: PH, Indonesia hardest hit by disasters in past decade

Dec 19, 2014 - 10:44 AM

The Philippines and Indonesia record a total of 527 incidences and 354 293 disaster related deaths between 2004 and 2013

DISASTER-PRONE. Filipino residents wade on floodwater in Borongan City, Samar island, Philippines, December 7 2014. Typhoon Hagupit knocked out power and flattened houses as it pummeled the eastern and central Philippines overnight, leaving millions of people in darkness amid heavy rains and howling winds, officials said. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

The Captain in Golan: Nilo Ramones is home

Oct 01, 2014 - 7:15 PM

Captain Nilo Ramones the platoon leader in the UN encampment under siege recalls the tense firefight with the Syrian rebels and their subsequent escape

MAN ON THE GROUND: Captain Nilo Ramones, platoon leader at the besieged Position 68 in the Golan Heights. Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

PH exports to grow 6.8% in 2014 – UN ESCAP

Sep 25, 2014 - 10:37 AM

The UN ESCAP’s 2014 exports and imports projections for the Philippines are some of the highest among selected Asia Pacific economies

PH and Fiji in Golan: One order, different outcomes

Sep 05, 2014 - 1:31 PM

Last week Filipino and Fijian peacekeepers were given the same order to surrender their weapons to Syrian rebels Who made the right choice?

'BATTALION OF EXCELLENCE': The troops in Golan Heights are well-trained and well-armed. November 2013 file photo before the group left for Golan

‘PH growth to slow down after Aquino’s term’

Aug 25, 2014 - 6:28 PM

Growth is expected at 7 8 in 2017 according to DBCC projections

Unlock fiscal space to drive inclusive growth

Aug 10, 2014 - 12:59 PM

Creating the fiscal space for productive and countercyclical spending can help developing countries in the Asia Pacific region move towards implementing the G20 global growth compact adopted last year

Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)

PH economy to grow 6.7% in 2014 – UN ESCAP

Aug 07, 2014 - 10:58 AM

The Philippines will end the year with private consumption and investment driven growth the UN ESCAP says

Mysterious game: Escaping the traps at Breakout PH

Jul 05, 2014 - 12:30 PM

You re trapped in a room and you have 45 minutes to get out What s your plan?

HELP ME. Or, help yourselves get out of there before time runs out. Screengrab from YouTube

Zynga bets the ‘Farm’ on mobile gaming

Mar 05, 2014 - 3:26 PM

Zynga is repositioning itself as a mobile gaming service by introducing mobile sequels to its popular games

NEW GAME PLAN. Zynga will relaunch 3 of its games as mobile titles by the end of March.

Jailbreak in Yolanda-hit Leyte; inmates complain of 'lack of food'

Jan 30, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Police soon rounded up 147 of the 185 who escaped the provincial jail in the storm ravaged island of Leyte 38 remain at large

'LACK OF FOOD': Leyte inmates justify their escape, saying they're not getting enough food or shelter after Haiyan struck in November and ripped off much of the jail's roof

Ford recalls 150,000 vehicles over fire risk

Nov 27, 2013 - 10:03 AM

The vehicles in question are the 2013 model equipped with the 1 6 liter engine manufactured between October 2011 and June 2013

Ford Escape sits at a dealership on November 26, 2013 in Niles, Illinois. Ford Motor Company today announced a recall for the 2013 Escape crossover-utility vehicle. This is the seventh recall for the vehicle since it was redesigned for the 2013 model year. The latest recall is due to concern for engine fires caused by oil leaks in the cylinder heads. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

David Gandy: One-on-one with a British supermodel

Nov 09, 2013 - 12:27 PM

The British fashion icon talks to Rappler in this exclusive interview

NOT JUST A MODEL. David Gandy is a man of substance. All photos for Rappler by Jory Rivera

Facebook, Microsoft sponsor Internet Bug Bounty

Nov 07, 2013 - 5:15 PM

Report a vulnerability in the Internet and earn money? You can with the Internet Bug Bounty program

BUG BOUNTY. Facebook and Microsoft will pay big money for bad Internet bugs.

British supermodel David Gandy in Manila

Oct 23, 2013 - 4:43 PM

He was Forbes Magazine s 3rd most successful model in the world in 2009

REPRESENTING A PINOY FASHION BRAND. David Gandy is set to walk the Philippine runway on Oct 24. Photo for Rappler by Jedwin Llobrera

'Escape Plan': Reviving '80s action

Oct 19, 2013 - 9:00 AM

Prison break flick fueled by larger than life personas of Stallone and Schwarzenegger

PERSONA. Schwarzenegger in raw-action prison-break film. Photo from the film's Facebook

British supermodel David Gandy coming to Manila

Oct 02, 2013 - 1:13 PM

The British supermodel joins the ranks of SM Men s Fashion s endorsers

FROM THE UK TO THE PH. David Gandy is the newest endorser of SM Men's Fashion

At least 500 escape in assaults on Iraq prisons

Jul 22, 2013 - 10:05 PM

Iraqi militant stormed two prisons sparking clashes that killed 41 people and freeing at least 500 inmates officials said Monday

13 inmates bolt Negros jail

Apr 18, 2013 - 12:23 AM

Provincial police officer in charge Ricardo de la Paz says pursuit operations still ongoing

Ford recalls 485,000 Escapes on acceleration defect

Jul 27, 2012 - 10:15 AM

US safety regulators are opening an investigation into the defect following complaint about a number of accidents