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Hong Kong hills shine with protest lights in festival-themed rally

Sep 13, 2019 - 10:07 PM

Activists use the night as a way to keep their movement buoyant with no signs of protests abating

SHINE. Pro-democracy demonstrators use the torch lights of their phones and hold lanterns while forming a human chain on Victoria Peak in Hong Kong on September 13, 2019. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

New Mars rover named after DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin

Feb 07, 2019 - 11:31 PM

Cambridge-educated Franklin 'helped us understand life on Earth and now her namesake will do the same on Mars,' says UK Science Minister Chris Skidmore

NEW MARS ROVER. A picture shows a working prototype of the newly named Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover at the Airbus Defense and Space facility in Stevenage, north of London on February 7, 2019. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Fire ruins famous Sagada sunrise view

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:44 PM

All tours are temporarily prohibited at Kiltepan Peak – that spot made famous by the movie 'That Thing Called Tadhana'

RUINS. A huge fire on November 8, 2018, hits the two buildings behind the spot where dozens of tourists station themselves to watch the Kiltepan sunrise in Sagada, Mountain Province. Photo courtesy of Sagada LGU

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 12, 2018

Apr 12, 2018 - 10:05 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

WAR ON DRUGS. A dead body with a sign board lays on the road in Tondo, Manila on July 28, 2016. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Preserving the memory of glaciers

Mar 19, 2017 - 12:13 AM

Glaciers hold the memory of former climates and help to predict future environmental changes says the Institute of Research for Development

Feeling like a rockstar, Tony Parker plans return to Philippines next summer

Jul 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Parker was very complimentary of the Filipino people and how they received the France national team

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Three astronauts touch down after 6 months in space

Jun 18, 2016 - 8:10 PM

Tim Peake the first British astronaut on the ISS Russia s Yury Malenchenko and NASA s Tim Kopra parachuted down onto the Kazakh steppe in their Soyuz capsule after spending 186 days in orbit

TOUCHDOWN. A handout photo provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on June 18, 2016 shows Tim Peake (seated L) of the European Space Agency ESA, Yuri Malenchenko (seated C) of Roscosmos, and Tim Kopra (seated R) of NASA sitting in chairs outside the Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft just minutes after they landed in a remote area near the town of Dzhezkazgan (Zhezkazgan), Kazakhstan. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA/EPA

SpaceX cargo arrives at crowded space station

Apr 10, 2016 - 8:18 PM

Included in the Dragon s cargo is an expandable room that will be temporarily attached to the orbiting outpost

DRAGON IN SPACE. A handout picture provided by NASA shows SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule docked to the Earth-facing port of the Harmony module of the International Space Station (ISS), May 19, 2015. File photo by NASA/EPA

Bradley expects Pacquiao to be in peak form for third fight

Mar 23, 2016 - 4:33 PM

I’m not depending on Manny Pacquiao to be weak in any way I think he’s going to be strong says Timothy Bradley Jr

PEAK FORM. Timothy Bradley, seen with new trainer Teddy Atlas (R) and cutman Malcolm Garrett, is expecting Manny Pacquiao to be in peak form when they face each other for the third time. File photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

'Exhilarated' British astronaut starts first spacewalk

Jan 15, 2016 - 9:36 PM

Peake says he felt exhilarated but had no time to dwell on these emotions

Photo by AFP/NASA/Tim Peake

10 Christmas stories around the world you (also) probably missed

Dec 29, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Last minute preps for Christmas made me miss the news I read back on people stories that happened during the holidays and came up with this list

In Christmas message, Pope Francis speaks out on conflicts, migrants

Dec 25, 2015 - 9:23 PM

The Pope asks God to repay all those both individuals and states who generously work to provide assistance and welcome migrants

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE. Pope Francis speaks to the faithful during the traditional Urbi et Orbi (to the city and to the world) Christmas Day message and blessing from the central balcony of St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City, December 25, 2015. Alessandro di Meo/EPA

UK astronaut to take part in London marathon from space

Dec 04, 2015 - 11:26 PM

Major Tim – his actual rank – will be only the second Briton in space after Helen Sharman in 1991

Photo from Peake's official Facebook page

‘Crimson Peak’ Review: Perfumed nightmares

Oct 17, 2015 - 1:15 PM

Crimson Peak has the feel of classic literature Its movements are precise Its characters tread paths that only an intelligent author can devise writes Oggs Cruz

Film minggu ini: Dari 'Goosebumps' hingga 'Crimson Peak'

Oct 16, 2015 - 11:58 AM

Rekomendasi film yang dirilis minggu ini mulai dari Goosebumps Crimson Peak hingga L’Arc~en~Ciel LIVE 2015 L’ArCASINO

Promo poster film 'Goosebumps' akan meriahkan musim Halloween. Foto dari

5 tempat foto paling seru di Jakarta Comic Con

Sep 26, 2015 - 10:11 AM

Salah satu atraksi yang paling diincar di Jakarta Comic Con adalah kesempatan untuk berfoto sambil duduk di Iron Throne

JAKARTA COMIC CON. Pengunjung berfoto di stan HBO, Jumat, 25 September 2015. Foto oleh Shinta Setiawan

David Lynch to make 'Twin Peaks' return after all

May 17, 2015 - 11:00 AM

David makes the announcement a month after saying a pay dispute had scuttled his return

David Lynch says he won't direct 'Twin Peaks' sequel

Apr 06, 2015 - 10:51 PM

After 1 year and 4 months of negotiations I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done Lynch tweets

'Binay owns 6 condo units in Makati'

Nov 18, 2014 - 1:14 PM

Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado says Vice President Jejomar Binay s alleged ownership of units in several Makati condominiums is an open secret in Makati

'OPEN SECRET.' Former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado says rumors of Binay owning units in Makati condominium buildings are true. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Dummy for alleged Binay condo to surface

Nov 18, 2014 - 6:35 AM

UPDATED A new witness claims fronting for Vice President Jejomar Binay to hide ownership of a unit at The Peak Tower in Makati City but the Binay camp says the unit belongs to former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado

'Twin Peaks' set to make 2016 comeback, 25 years later

Oct 07, 2014 - 11:05 AM

Series creators David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce all 9 episodes of the limited series

Why we must protect our seas

Jun 08, 2013 - 11:55 PM

Philippine fish stocks are depleting as a result of overfishing and habitat destruction

Mariko Jacinto: Picturing parties

Apr 19, 2013 - 6:26 PM

Mariko gifts us with an understated spiritual eyesight amidst the delusions behind social shindigs in all their short lived luster

HIGHLIFE. Glimpses of high society parties are depicted in Mariko Jacinto's artwork. All photos from Mariko Jacinto's Facebook page

[PH Travel] The prize of waking up early

May 12, 2012 - 4:20 PM

Who would want to wake up so early when the cold weather is inviting you to stay in bed?

THE SUN PEEKS. One beautiful reason why waking up ahead of your usual alarm is worth it. Photo by Izah Morales