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G2, Cloud9 take League of Legends Spring Split crowns

Apr 20, 2020 - 2:56 PM

The brooms are out in the west as G2 Esports and Cloud9 sweep their foes for the LEC and LCS Spring Split trophies

TRIPLE CROWN. Cloud9 secures its third straight regional title. Photo from Twitter/@cloud9

IMF, World Bank to hold April meetings in 'virtual format'

Mar 04, 2020 - 8:45 AM

'Given growing health concerns related to the virus,' the April 16 to 18 meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank will be done in a 'virtual format'

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 10, 2017 a logo for the 2017 Annual Meetings is seen inside the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters in Washington, DC. - The spring gathering of finance ministers and central bankers held in Washington in April will be shifted to a "virtual format" due to the coronavirus epidemic, the IMF and World Bank said March 3, 2020. The twice-yearly meetings of the development lending institutions attract thousands of officials and private sector participants from 180 member countries -- just the kind of gathering health authorities say should be avoided. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

Tourists found alive after 2 weeks lost in Australian outback

Dec 03, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The pair survive for two weeks in the arid outback on some vodka, groundwater and biscuits. A third companion though is still missing.


[OPINION] War is a great teacher

Oct 06, 2019 - 5:50 PM

War dramatically changed my students' lives. I had witnessed how carefree teenagers became socially involved citizens.

Despite his fame, Korean actor Jung Hae-in says he's 'not a Hallyu star'

Sep 27, 2019 - 10:34 PM

The romantic leading man is back in Manila for another fan meeting

Ateneo blueRep's Spring Awakening musical hopes to empower youth

Mar 20, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Ateneo Blue Repertory’s Spring Awakening runs from March 29 to April 14 at the Hyundai Hall, Areté, Ateneo de Manila University

LOOK: Cast of Spring Awakening together with director Missy Maramara. Photo by Ateneo blueRep

Tainted water exhibition roves around Beijing after initial shutdown

Jul 14, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The mobile exhibition by an artist known as 'Nut Brother' features bottles of Nongfu Spring filled with contaminated drinking water from the village of Xiaohaotu in China's northwest Shaanxi province

DIRTY WATER. This photo taken on July 12, 2018 shows a woman looking at polluted water in a mineral water bottle at a roving exhibition created by Chinese performance artist Nut Brother, known for his advocacy work on environmental and social issues, in Beijing. Photo by Greg Baker/AFP

WATCH: Angelica Panganiban, Robin Padilla lend voices to animated comedy 'Hayop Ka!'

Jun 02, 2018 - 1:15 PM

'Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story The Movie' comes from 'Saving Sally' director Avid Liongoren

'HAYOP KA.' The new animated comedy features the voices of Angelica Panganiban and Robin Padilla. Screenshot from Pelikula Mania on YouTube

Retro prints meet modern silhouettes for Penshoppe’s Spring-Summer collection

Mar 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Channel your inner free spirit with Penshoppe's 2018 Sping-Summer collection!

The week in photos: March 3-9, 2018

Mar 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Men dismantle the symbolicly attached prosthetic arms from a replica of the Venus de Milo during an action led by Handicap International to raise awareness on the thousands of amputees worldwide in need of a prosthesis, at the Louvre-Rivoli metro station in Paris on March 6, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT

Here’s a look at Uniqlo’s S/S 2018 collection

Mar 09, 2018 - 12:00 PM

The brand stays true to form with its new collection

Tod's goes logo loco in their S/S 2018 collection

Feb 27, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Get ready to see these pieces in insta-worthy OOTDs

86% of Filipinos say news reports are accurate – U.S. think tank

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:06 PM

The Philippines ranks second among 38 countries in terms of fairness and accuracy, a recent survey by Pew Research Center says

PHILIPPINE MEDIA. The Pew Research Center survey shows Fiilipinos believe reporters give fair and accurate news.

Hundreds attend Sunday service a week after Texas church shooting

Nov 13, 2017 - 8:35 AM

A temporary memorial is also opened inside the church where the mass shooting took place

ROSES FOR THE VICTIMS. The First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs is turned into a memorial to honor those who died on November 12, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 6, 2017

Nov 06, 2017 - 10:15 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of the news you need to know this Monday.

Gunman kills 26 at Texas church service

Nov 06, 2017 - 6:33 AM

(UPDATED) The worshippers are gunned down at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, a small rural community about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of San Antonio

In this screen grab taken from a Facebook video released by user Jordan Steubing, Police and first responders block a road near a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 5, 2017. Jordan Steubing/Facebook/AFP

Presiden Obama mengaku tak prediksi terjadi krisis Arab Spring

Jul 01, 2017 - 6:09 PM

Menurut Obama Indonesia penting dan bisa menjadi contoh bagi negara muslim

SAMBUTAN. Mantan Presiden Amerika Serikat Barack Obama memberi sambutan dalam Kongres Diaspora Indonesia ke-4 di Jakarta, Sabtu, 1 Juli. Dalam sambutannya, Obama berbicara tentang sejumlah hal, antara lain demokrasi, kepemimpinan, persamaan hak, dan toleransi. Foto oleh Rosa Panggabean/ANTARA

Rebisco-PSL Manila succumbs to Hisamitsu Springs in Asian Women's Club opener

May 25, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The Philippine team loses in 3 sets to Japan s Hisamitsu Springs

NATIONAL DUTY. Jaja Santiago scored a game-high 16 points off 15 spikes and a block in the loss. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Melirik koleksi 'Spring and Summer 2017' dari Old Navy

May 12, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Salah satunya adalah koleksi Stay White yang menyuguhkan denim dan kemeja putih dengan teknologi anti noda

Old Navy Indonesia baru saja merilis koleksi 'Spring and Summer 2017' mereka. Foto oleh Yetta Tondang/Rappler.

Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:29 AM

UPDATED The annual spring offensive normally marks the start of the fighting season though this winter the Taliban continued to battle government forces

Green light given for Egypt's Mubarak to walk free

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:40 AM

An Egyptian prosecutor approves a request by Mubarak s lawyer for his release after a top court acquits him of involvement in the killing of protesters during the popular revolt in 2011

EYEING FREEDOM. This file photo taken on October 6, 2016 shows Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak waving to people from his room at the Maadi military hospital in Cairo. Khaled Desouki/AFP

Millions travel for China's Lunar New Year festival

Jan 25, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Transport officials predict that Chinese passengers will make almost 3 billion trips during the 40 day Lunar New Year period including more than 2 5 billion journeys by road

This photo taken on January 23, 2017 shows Chinese paramilitary guards monitoring passengers as they head to their train to travel to their hometowns for the Lunar New Year at Nantong Railway Station in Jiangsu province, near Shanghai. Stringer/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 15, 2017

Jan 15, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Here are the stories you should not miss this Sunday

Tunisia marks low key revolution anniversary

Jan 15, 2017 - 8:04 AM

On the anniversary of the uprising which inspired Arab Spring revolts across the region several protests were staged and the presidential convoy was stoned by demonstrators

A Tunisian peddler selling national flags crosses a police roadblock on his way to a rally on January 14, 2017 in the Habib Bourguiba Avenue in the capital Tunis marking the sixth anniversary of the 2011 revolution. Fethi Belaid/AFP

Jelang demo 4 November, saya teringat rencana demo 20 Mei 1998

Nov 03, 2016 - 10:56 PM

Pertanyaan mendasar bagaimana hubungan sebagian umat Islam pasca demo dengan pemerintah?

Mengapa demo 4 November tidak pantas disamakan dengan Arab Spring

Nov 02, 2016 - 2:38 PM

Apakah tujuan aksi ini juga karena opresi pemerintah dan ketimpangan hukum? Atau karena nihilnya proses demokrasi di suatu negara yang pemerintahnya berasaskan tirani?

Massa Front Pembela Islam (FPI) melakukan longmars menuju Bareskrim dan Balai kota di Jakarta, Jumat (14/10). Mereka meminta pihak kepolisian memproses hukum Gubernur DKI Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama atau Ahok terkait pernyataannya yang dinilai menyinggung umat muslim beberapa waktu lalu. Foto oleh Rivan Awal Lingga/ANTARA

Economic slump worries as IMF, World Bank pledge action

Apr 17, 2016 - 5:05 PM

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde: Clearly the question is how much is going to get done?

epa05262305 A handout photograph made available by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) showing International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde (C) speaking to members of the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) at the IMF Headquarters in Washington, DC., USA, 16 April 2016 The Spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group take place in Washington, DC, between 15-17 April 2016. EPA/STEPHEN JAFFE / IMF / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach shows how to cook lumpia

Mar 19, 2016 - 10:40 AM

Pia cooks lumpia fulfilling the request of fans in a Facebook live chat

PH team Renovatio fights for SEA in Heroes of the Storm tilt

Mar 08, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The Philippines Team Renovatio is off to the world stage as the Southeast Asian contingent of the Heroes of the Storm 2016 Spring Global Championship

TEAM RENOVATIO. Team Renovatio is the Southeast Asian qualifying team for the Heroes of the Storm 2016 Global Spring Championship. Image from AsiaSoft

5 years post Arab Spring: Where are these 5 countries now?

Jan 26, 2016 - 2:17 PM

A look at the 5 places most impacted by the Arab Spring 5 years after the protests in Tahir Square that signaled the end of Hosni Mubarak’s regime

CELEBRATION OF DEMOCRACY. Tunisians attend a concert of Lebanese singer, songwriter Maher Zain during the celebration to mark the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, at the Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis, Tunisia, 14 January 2015. File Photo by Mohamed Messara/EPA

Thousands on streets of Tunis for revolution anniversary

Jan 14, 2016 - 8:48 PM

Tunisians flock to Habib Bourguiba Avenue the main thoroughfare in central Tunis and the epicenter of the country s revolution 5 years ago

CELEBRATION OF DEMOCRACY. Tunisians attend a concert of Lebanese singer, songwriter Maher Zain during the celebration to mark the fourth anniversary of the uprising that ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, at the Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis, Tunisia, 14 January 2015. File Photo by Mohamed Messara/EPA

Aquino assures OFWs in Middle East: 'We're ready to protect you'

Jan 08, 2016 - 3:59 PM

President Aquino reminds OFWs and their families that the Philippine government managed to keep Filipinos safe at the height of the Arab Spring in 2011

STRAINED TIES. Iranian protestors hold posters of late Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr during a demonstration near the Saudi Arabian embassy in Tehran, Iran, January 3, 2016. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Europe's winter warmth puts nature in tailspin

Dec 31, 2015 - 10:44 PM

Across Europe unseasonably warm winter weather leaves the natural world in a spin with plants insects and animals convinced Spring must be just around the corner

HOT WINTER. Spring temperatures in the month of December in Turin, northern Italy, December 27, 2015. Italy and many other countries in Europe face one of the hottest beginnings of winter. Photo by Alessandro di Marco/EPA

Drifter charged with murder over Colorado shooting

Dec 01, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Another hearing is also set for December 9 when formal charges will be filed against Robert Dear

CHARGED. Hostages are escorted to safety during an active shooter situation outside a Planned Parenthood facility on November 27, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images/AFP

Suspected Colorado gunman set for first court appearance

Nov 30, 2015 - 5:16 PM

Robert Lewis Dear a bearded drifter who surrendered to police at the scene is expected to eventually face state charges of murder and attempted murder

ROBERT DEAR. This booking photo released by the Colorado Springs Police Department shows Robert L. Dear, 57, the suspect in the November 27, 2015, shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo by the Colorado Springs Police Department / AFP

US Planned Parenthood shooter spoke of 'no more baby parts'

Nov 29, 2015 - 7:02 PM

The alleged shooter was arrested after a deadly attack on a family planning clinic in Colorado Springs

Obama says 'enough is enough' after latest deadly shooting

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:56 PM

3rd UPDATE US President Barack Obama denounces America s epidemic of gun violence after yet another deadly shooting saying enough is enough

ROBERT DEAR. This booking photo released by the Colorado Springs Police Department shows Robert L. Dear, 57, the suspect in the November 27, 2015, shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo by the Colorado Springs Police Department / AFP

3 dead in Planned Parenthood shooting

Nov 28, 2015 - 7:00 AM

3rd Update Police question a man arrested for allegedly killing three people and wounding 9 others when he entered a family planning center in Colorado with a rifle and opened fire

AFTERMATH. Colorado Springs police chief Peter Carey walks on the scene during an active shooter situation outside a Planned Parenthood facility where an active shooter reportedly injured up to eleven people, including at least five police officers, on November 27, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Photo by Justin Edmonds / Getty Images / AFP

Petty corruption plagues Tunisian economy, experts say

Oct 02, 2015 - 9:40 PM

Several people have been jailed on corruption charges or have fled the country since Ben Ali s ouster

Egypt jihadists condemned to death for killing police

Oct 01, 2015 - 11:22 PM

The case stems from an August 2013 rocket attack on two minibuses carrying police in the northern Sinai

California wildfires death toll rises to 5

Sep 18, 2015 - 2:18 PM

Some 17 000 people are still unable to return to their homes as 13 000 firefighters battle blazes across the state

DEATH TOLL RISES. A general view shows the wreckage of cars destroyed by the 'Valley fire' in Middletown, California, USA, September 16, 2015. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

When the ghosts start haunting us

Aug 31, 2015 - 4:30 PM

There is no correlation between the ghost month and the rise or fall of the stock market It was the meltdown of China triggering the massive sell offs

BLOODY RED. August 24, 2015 was bloody. The local equity market had its third largest one-day decline in the past decade

Egypt slams 'politicized' HRW report on rights abuses

Jun 09, 2015 - 8:53 PM

Since Morsi s ouster hundreds of his supporters face a brutal government crackdown

ANTI-TERROR LAW. A supporter of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, stands beside the relative of a martyr during events commemorating of the anniversary day of the 2011 uprising, in Cairo, Egypt, 25 January 2015. Photo by Almasry Alyoum /Osama Said/ EPA

Aquino hits Napenas, Quevedo defends MILF, Pacquiao vs Mayweather | The wRap

Mar 10, 2015 - 7:53 PM

Aquino says Napeñas tricked him Quevedo says the MILF is not a terrorist group Pacquiao is unimpressed by Mayweather’s KO of a sparring partner

WATCH: Daenerys' warning in new 'Game of Thrones' trailer

Mar 10, 2015 - 1:19 PM

The trailer premieres at Apple s Spring Forward event

Apple shows off Apple Watch, new Macbook at Spring Forward

Mar 10, 2015 - 2:46 AM

Apple explains more about the Apple Watch and introduces some other surprises in its Spring Forward event

SPRING FORWARD. Screen shots from Apple livestream.

HIGHLIGHTS: Apple 'Spring Forward' event

Mar 10, 2015 - 12:15 AM

What did Apple announce on its Spring Forward event?

Apple Watch, Mobile World Congress 2015, techpreneurs in Forbes' richest (TechRap)

Mar 08, 2015 - 11:14 AM

The Apple Watch among others will be launched Monday What s the latest in the Mobile World Congress? And who are the techpreneurs in Forbes Magazine s richest list?

Chinatowns in PH

Feb 19, 2015 - 1:45 PM

Planning to visit different Chinatowns in the Philippines? Rappler lists down where you ll see them

BUSY STREETS. The streets of Chinatown, Binondo are packed with revelers and festival-goers. Rappler file photo

4 ways to get ready for Chinese New Year

Feb 17, 2015 - 3:31 PM

Little ways to join in on the fun including spring cleaning lucky decorations and gearing up for a feast