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4 killed by lightning strike in Pangasinan

May 30, 2020 - 12:11 PM

A farmer, a pedestrian, and two girls are struck dead by lightning in 3 separate incidents in Pangasinan

WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES. Four people are killed by lightning in 3 separate incidents in Pangasina. Image from Shutterstock

Turkish drones kill 19 Syrian government soldiers as tensions soar

Mar 02, 2020 - 9:13 AM

The report comes hours after Turkey shot down two Syrian warplanes

SIEGE. Turkey-backed Syrian fighters ride a tank in the town of Saraqib in the eastern part of the Idlib province in northwestern Syria, on February 27, 2020. Photo by Bakr Alakasem/AFP

CGI remake of 1st Pokémon movie arrives on Netflix as part of Pokémon Day 2020

Feb 28, 2020 - 12:10 PM

New and special Pokémon will also be appearing in 'Pokémon Go' and 'Pokémon Sword' and 'Shield'

ASH AND PIKACHU. Series protagonists appear in the remake of the 1st Pokémon movie. Image from YouTube/The Official Pokémon YouTube channel

Iraq commemorates top commander killed in U.S. strike

Feb 11, 2020 - 7:10 PM

Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was the deputy head of the Hashed al-Shaabi, a loose network of paramilitary groups formed in 2014 to fight jihadists that has since been absorbed into the Iraqi state

TRIBUTE. Iraqi's national security adviser Faleh Fayyad (L), who also is a leader of the Popular Mobilisation Froce known as the Hashed al-Shaabi, addresses a memorial service held in Baghdad's high-security Green Zone on February 11, 2020 to mark 40 days since the killing of Iran's late top general Qasem Soleimani (portrait-Centre-L) and Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (C-R) in a US drone strike near Baghdad airport last month. Photo by Sabah Arar/AFP

Israeli strikes kill 23 Syrian, foreign fighters in Syria

Feb 06, 2020 - 11:58 PM

The reported Israeli strikes come as government forces press a blistering offensive against Syria's last major rebel bastion, in the Idlib region in the northwest

ISRAELI STRIKES. This image grab taken from a video released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency on February 6, 2020, shows an explosion following an Israeli air strike on an undisclosed location in Syria. AFP PHOTO/HO/SANA

Caloocan police urged to stop 'illegal' detention of 10 labor organizers

Feb 06, 2020 - 12:36 AM

Faculty members of the Ateneo de Manila University's Philosophy Department join the call for their release

DETAINED. The labor organizers are detained by Caloocan cops. Photo from Solidarity of Unions in the Philippines for Empowerment and Reforms

New air strike on pro-Iran convoy in Iraq ahead of Soleimani funeral

Jan 04, 2020 - 8:57 AM

(UPDATED) The new strike targets a convoy belonging to the Hashed al-Shaabi, an Iraqi paramilitary network whose Shiite-majority factions have close ties to Iran

Pro-Iran protesters leave U.S. embassy in Baghdad

Jan 01, 2020 - 11:57 PM

The Hashed calls on its supporters to leave the embassy and regroup outside the Green Zone 'out of respect for the state'

French unions vow no surrender in month-long pension strike

Jan 01, 2020 - 8:48 PM

The government says the changes are necessary to make the system fairer for all and more sustainable, but unions argue that workers, particularly in the public sector, will lose out

Tear gas fired at pro-Iran protesters outside U.S. embassy in Baghdad

Jan 01, 2020 - 4:42 PM

Security forces inside fire tear gas at the protesters, several of whom are reported wounded and ferried away by ambulances

RETALIATION. Members of Iraq's Hashed al-Shaabi military network attempt to break into the US embassy in the capital Baghdad, on December 31, 2019, during a rally to vent anger over weekend air strikes that killed pro-Iran fighters in western Iraq. Photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

IN PHOTOS: New Year fireworks, smoke, and tear gas as decade begins with a bang

Jan 01, 2020 - 9:30 AM

(UPDATED) Revellers watch fireworks display from Australia to the United Kingdom to welcome 2020

BURST OF COLORS. Fireworks explode around the London Eye during New Year's celebrations in central London just after midnight on January 1, 2020. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Macron set to stand firm in pension strike standoff

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:59 PM

Union leaders are demanding Macron drop his plan for a single points-based system and a 'pivot age' of 64 to benefit from a full pension, above the official retirement age of 62

Angry Iraq protesters attack U.S. embassy over strikes

Dec 31, 2019 - 6:14 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The demonstrators are protesting US airstrikes that killed at least 25 fighters

Iraqis burns the American flag in the southern city of Basra on December 30, 2019, during a demonstration to denounce the previous night's attacks by US planes on several bases belonging to the Hezbollah brigades near Al-Qaim, an Iraqi district bordering Syria. - US air strikes against a pro-Iran group in Iraq reportedly killed at least 25 fighters, triggering anger in a country caught up in mounting tensions between Tehran and Washington. (Photo by Hussein FALEH / AFP)

Washington says Baghdad failed to 'protect' Americans

Dec 31, 2019 - 8:54 AM

But Iraqi demonstrators torched US flags across 3 cities in Baghdad after the deadly air strikes that targeted bases of the Hezbollah Brigades

PROTEST VS US. Iraqis burns the American flag in the southern city of Basra on December 30, 2019, during a demonstration to denounce the previous night's attacks by US planes on several bases belonging to the Hezbollah brigades near Al-Qaim, an Iraqi district bordering Syria. Photo by Hussein Faleh/AFP

Iran says U.S. strikes on Iraq show its 'support for terrorism'

Dec 30, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Iran's government spokesman Abbas Mousavi says the presence of foreign forces in the region was the cause of insecurity and tensions

SUPPORTING TERRORISM? In this file photo taken on May 31, 2019 Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Iran-backed armed group, Hezbollah brigades, march during a military parade marking Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day in Baghdad. The US bombed the headquarters of the group in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon said today, after a series of attacks in Iraq against American interests. Photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

U.S. strikes on pro-Iran group in Iraq kill 25, sparking anger

Dec 30, 2019 - 9:47 AM

(UPDATED) Iraqi leaders fear their country could become a battleground between Tehran and Washington, in a context where they are also grappling with huge street protests against corruption

US STRIKES. In this file photo taken on May 31, 2019 Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Iran-backed armed group, Hezbollah brigades, march during a military parade marking Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day in Baghdad. The US bombed the headquarters of the group in Iraq and Syria, according to the Pentagon, after a series of attacks in Iraq against American interests. File photo by Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

French government, unions exchange barbs in strike deadlock

Dec 29, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The strike has now lasted 25 days and is on course to surpass the longest transport strike in France which lasted for 28 days in the 1980s

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fire – army

Dec 26, 2019 - 6:02 PM

The army says the 'projectile was fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory and was intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system'

DEBRIS. A Palestinian fighter from Ezz-Al Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, checks debris at the site of an Israeli air strike in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on December 26, 2019. Photo by Said Khatib/AFP

Day 5 of public transport chaos as French strike bites

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:58 AM

The biggest labor unrest in years comes as France's economy is already dented by more than a year of weekly anti-government demonstrations by so-called 'yellow vest' activists protesting unemployment and waning spending power

TRANSPORT STRIKE. Passengers stand inside the Gare de Lyon railway station in Paris on December 8, 2019 during a strike of state railway company SNCF employees over French government's plan to overhaul the country's retirement system, as part of a national general strike. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

No let-up in French strikes as fresh turmoil hits weekend

Dec 07, 2019 - 6:31 PM

The walkouts would last well into next week, unions warn

France braces for second day of stoppages as strike bites

Dec 06, 2019 - 1:29 PM

The strike is seen as a major test for President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious vision of reforming France

STRIKE. In this file photo taken on November 27, 2019, French farmers stand in front of their tractors as they block the traffic on the A47 motorway, in Givors, south of Lyon, central-eastern France, as part of a protest against government policies. Photo Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP

'Wide-scale' Israeli strikes kill 11 fighters in Syria – monitor

Nov 20, 2019 - 5:34 PM

The Israeli army says they carried out dozens on strikes against the Iranian elite Quds Force and the Syrian military, in response to 4 rockets fired at Israel a day before

SYRIA STRUCK. A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on November 20, 2019 shows destruction at a house in the suburb of Qudsaya, west of Damascus, which was reportedly caused by an Israeli air strike. Photo by SANA/AFP

Israel intercepts rocket fire from Syria, reportedly hits back

Nov 19, 2019 - 6:52 PM

The flareup comes after a major escalation in and around Gaza following Israel's targeted killing of a commander of Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, which is allied with Damascus

ISRAEL AND SYRIA. Israeli soldiers and armored vehicles are pictured on November 19, 2019, near the border with Syria in the annexed Golan Heights. Israel's anti-missile defense system intercepted four rockets fired from neighboring Syria, the army says. Photo by Jalaa Marey/AFP

'They're not criminals': Vico Sotto backs arrested workers in labor strike

Nov 17, 2019 - 12:26 PM

'These people are not criminals. They are fighting for what they believe to be just,' says Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto in defending workers who held a strike against Regent Foods Corporation

WITH WORKERS. Vico Sotto sides with arrested workers in a labor dispute with Regent Foods Corporation. Rappler screenshot.

Israel to probe 'unexpected' civilian casualties in Gaza strike

Nov 16, 2019 - 10:10 AM

Thirty-four Palestinians are dead after a strike targeting Islamic Jihad in Gaza

Palestinian rockets are being fired from Gaza city on November 12, 2019. - Israel's military killed a commander for Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a strike on his home in the Gaza Strip, officials said, prompting retaliatory rocket fire. (Photo by BASHAR TALEB / AFP)

Turkey-led strikes kill 14 civilians in northeast Syria

Oct 19, 2019 - 12:04 AM

Syrian Democratic Forces spokesman Mustefa Bali says Turkey is clearly violating the terms of the agreement reached during a visit to Ankara by US Vice President Mike Pence

INJURED. A man who was injured during the ongoing Turkish offensive against Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria receives treatment at a hospital in Tal Tamr, near the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain, October 18, 2019. Photo by Delil Souleiman/AFP

Teachers' strike in Chicago cancels classes for 300,000 students

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:09 AM

At the heart of the dispute is class sizes and resources rather than pay, with teachers saying they want more social workers, nurses and librarians for their students

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 17: Striking Chicago public school teachers and their supporters march through the Loop on October 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. About 25,000 Chicago school teachers went on strike today after the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) failed to reach a contract agreement with the city. With about 300,000 students, Chicago has the third largest public school system in the nation. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP SCOTT OLSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

[OPINION] Jeepney strikes as justified resistance

Oct 09, 2019 - 8:59 AM

"We are all failed by the system. We can blame our drivers all we want, but these complaints are misguided. This oppression is not the fault of the masses."

Enchong Dee hits MMDA spokesperson Celine Pialago over transport strike statement

Oct 01, 2019 - 5:13 PM

'Why not provide for the jeepney driver’s modernization?' says the actor

Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino Fancon. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

‘Libreng Sakay' cushions transport strike’s impact

Oct 01, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Piston says that Metro Manila, along with other areas in the country, were 95% paralyzed by the strike

EFFECTIVE? Various local government units deployed Libreng Sakay buses in view of the nationwide transport strike, but a number of commuters still remained stranded. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

LTFRB threatens to suspend, cancel franchises of operators who joined strike

Sep 30, 2019 - 9:58 PM

The PUV modernization program will continue despite the transport strike, says Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Chairman Martin Delgra III

SUCCESS? Transport group Piston claimed that the nationwide transport strike held on Monday, September 30, was a success, but LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III said that reported aggressive protests mired the high participation numbers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Piston says nationwide transport strike a success

Sep 30, 2019 - 7:07 PM

Despite contradicting statements from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, Piston claims high participation rates in Rizal, Alabang, Navotas, Davao, Southern Tagalog, and Angeles, Pampanga

LOOK: Saving their livelihoods. Jeepney drivers and operators in Baguio and Benguet together with their families and friends picketed the Department of Transportation in the city to voice out their opposition to the Jeepney Modernization Program which they said they are not against modernizing transportation but how is it being directed in favor of the big businesses. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Malacañang 'will not be intimidated' by September 30 transport strike

Sep 29, 2019 - 10:50 PM

Transport groups will again protest the government's public utility vehicle modernization program, but Malacañang says the program is 'long overdue'

TRANSPORT STRIKE. A protester at a previous transport strike in July 2019. Photo by Maria Tan

Libreng sakay: Free rides on Monday due to nationwide transport strike

Sep 29, 2019 - 7:27 PM

Some local government units are offering free transport for their citizens as transport groups are set to hold a nationwide strike

FREE RIDES. The FREE RIDES. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and local governments will offer free rides to affected commuters due to the September 30, 2019 nationwide transport strike. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler   and local governments will offer free rides to affected commuters due to the September 30, 2019 nationwide transport strike. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, September 30, 2019

Sep 29, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of areas and schools where classes have been suspended for Monday, September 30, 2019, due to a nationwide transport strike

'Kapag may isa, maraming sumusunod': Leading a Philippine youth climate strike

Sep 28, 2019 - 9:05 PM

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg captured the world’s attention with her solo protest and chilling speeches. Five Filipino activists tell their stories on how they gained courage in one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change.

Photo by Bea Tulagan

What does it mean to go on strike for the climate?

Sep 26, 2019 - 12:17 PM

Responding to the leaders' lack of action on the climate crisis, voices of the youth are slowly amplified through the global climate strike

HEAR THE YOUTH. Chito Gascon speaks in front of youth members during the global climate strike at the Commission on Human Rights on September 20.

From the streets to the summit: Young climate leaders mobilize at UN

Sep 22, 2019 - 8:41 AM

The UN invites some 500 young activists and entrepreneurs to join the first United Nations Youth Climate Summit

YOUTH IN THE UN. Greta Thunberg speaks while sitting with the other speakers at the event, (L-R) Komal Karishma Kumar, Wanjuhi Njoroge, António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, and Bruno Rodriguez at the first ever United Nations Youth Climate Summit on September 21, 2019 in New York City.  Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

Environmental activists get down and dirty on mass cleanup day

Sep 21, 2019 - 11:43 PM

Thousands of volunteers conduct cleanups a day after massive climate protests around the globe

GLOBAL CLEANUP. Hundreds of volunteers participated in the 34th International Coastal Cleanup Day at the Baseco Beach in Manila. September 21, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Paris climate march organizers call for protest end after clashes

Sep 21, 2019 - 11:10 PM

'Take no risks and leave the march for the climate. The conditions for a non-violent march are not in place,' co-organizer Greenpeace tells French protesters after violence erupts during the climate march in Paris

MARCH TURNS VIOLENT. A French firefighter holds an axe and a sledgehammer on his shoulder during a climate change protest in Paris on September 21, 2019. Photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Filipino youth call for urgent action as global climate strike begins

Sep 20, 2019 - 9:34 PM

The global climate strike urges everyone to join the youth in demanding climate justice, and put pressure on politicians and companies to set more effective measures to preserve the environment

Ateneo community and other participants gather at Gate 2.5 to join the Global Climate Strike. Photo by Dom Aumentado/Rappler

'Millions' protest in youth-led global climate strike

Sep 20, 2019 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) From Sydney to Seoul, Manila to Mumbai, children heed the rallying cry of fellow teen activist Greta Thunberg and shut their textbooks in a collective call to action

GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE. Environmental activists hold a protest rally at the UP Diliman in Quezon City on Friday, September 20, 2019, to mark the weeklong Global Climate Strike. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Students joining climate strikes may be excused from classes – DepEd

Sep 19, 2019 - 7:32 PM

But students need to get the consent of their parents or guardians to participate

EXCUSED. This file photo shows students of Corazon Aquino Elementary School at the start of school year 2018-2019 on June 4, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Auto workers' strike batters General Motors shares

Sep 17, 2019 - 7:26 AM

Workers from 31 plants opt to walk out after talks between the company and the United Auto Workers Union hit an impasse

FLINT, MI - SEPTEMBER 16: United Auto Workers (UAW) members picket at a gate at the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant after the UAW declared a national strike against GM at midnight on September 16, 2019 in Flint, Michigan. Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike after their contract expired and the two parties could not come to an agreement. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images/AFP BILL PUGLIANO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

[OPINION] The climate emergency challenge: It's time

Sep 16, 2019 - 9:57 AM

Join us at the UP Diliman Campus College of Science Amphitheater, 2:00 to 6:00 PM, as we aim to set the world record for the biggest number of people to make a human earth formation

Drone strikes on Saudi Arabia ripple across oil market, diplomacy

Sep 15, 2019 - 7:43 PM

Here is what we know about the implications of the strike on the world's largest oil processing facility and nearby Khurais, which hosts a massive oil field

LIST: Mobilizations for 2019 Philippine climate strike

Sep 12, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Environmental groups lead the call for climate justice through climate strikes happening around the country

Lightning strike kills farmer, injures 3 in Negros Occidental town

Sep 12, 2019 - 4:18 PM

The 42-year-old farmer and his 3 companions were seeking refuge from a heavy downpour when the incident happened, say local officials

WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES. A farmer was killed after being struck my lightning in Moises Padilla town in Negros Occidental on September 11, 2019. Image from Shutterstock

More than 100 believed killed in Yemen air strike – ICRC

Sep 01, 2019 - 9:15 PM

The Saudi-led military coalition says it launched air strikes against a Huthi military target that 'stores drones and missiles'

Syria resumes Idlib air strikes after scrapping ceasefire

Aug 06, 2019 - 12:43 AM

The northwestern region of some 3 million people is one of the last major centers of resistance to President Bashar al-Assad's regime after 8 years of war

FAREWELL. Children wave goodbye as displaced Syrians who fled from their villages near the village of Jibala in the south of Idlib province to escape bombing by Syrian government forces, return home shortly before a truce fell apart between rebels and President Bashar al-Assad's regime, on August 4, 2019. File photo by Aaref Watad/AFP