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Fires contained in hard-hit Australia state, but now floods threaten

Feb 13, 2020 - 6:26 PM

Days of recent rainfall have extinguished the largest fires and brought those that remain under control

CONTAINED. A car makes its way through rows of charred trees following bushfires in Budgong National Park in New South Wales on January 15, 2020. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

House passes bills declaring waling-waling, balangay as national symbols

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:55 PM

Counterpart measures in the Senate, however, are yet to be filed

NEW NATIONAL SYMBOLS? Lawmakers are pushing for bills that would make the balangay and the waling-waling as national boat and orchid, respectively. Photos from Wikipedia

House pushes bills declaring waling-waling, balangay as national symbols

Nov 19, 2019 - 6:13 PM

The waling-waling is an orchid endemic to Mindanao, while the balangay is the oldest warcraft found in the Philippines

NEW NATIONAL SYMBOLS? Lawmakers are pushing for bills that would make the balangay and the waling-waling as national boat and orchid, respectively. Photos from Wikipedia

Last Australian state decriminalizes abortion

Sep 26, 2019 - 11:56 AM

Australian legislators from across the political spectrum vote to overturn the laws that date back to 1900 and meant women seeking an abortion in Sydney or elsewhere in the state and their doctors could face up to 10 years in prison

Pro-life and pro-choice advocates hold a protest rally outside the New South Wales Parliament in Sydney on August 6, 2019. Scores of protestors gathered outside the NSW Parliament ahead of debate on Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill. Saeed KHAN / AFP

Britain's Prince Charles celebrates 70th birthday

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:35 PM

In two official photographs released to mark the Prince of Wales's milestone, Charles is shown surrounded by his wife Camilla, two sons William and Harry, and 3 grandchildren

ROYAL FAMILY. Britain's Prince Charles poses with his wife Camilla, two sons William and Harry, and 3 grandchildren. Photo from The Royal Family's Facebook page

Prince Charles at 70: Man on a mission

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:18 PM

Prince Charles, who is turning 70, is the longest-serving heir in British history and would become the oldest person ever to inherit the throne

'THE MEDDLESOME PRINCE.' Prince Charles' views vary in a wide range of topics, from dairy farming to culling of badgers. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga

Who built Stonehenge? Cremation ashes yield clues

Aug 03, 2018 - 3:00 PM

A study discovers that many of the people buried at the site probably came from as far afield as Wales in western Britain, source of the bluestone used to carve Stonehenge's mysterious and entrancing monuments

Wikipedia down in several countries in EU law protest

Jul 05, 2018 - 2:50 PM

In Spain, Italy and Poland, an explanatory protest statement about the upcoming vote comes up when the online encyclopedia is consulted

WIKIPEDIA. The Wikipedia logo is seen on a tablet screen on December 4, 2012 in Paris. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed freed after 'settlement'

Jan 27, 2018 - 9:02 PM

(UPDATED) The prince had been among those rounded up in an anti-corruption drive targeting the kingdom's elite

FREED. In this file photo, Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saoud waves at the Elysee Presidential Palace after a meeting with then-French President Francois Hollande in Paris on September 8, 2016. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP

Ferry McFerryface chosen as name of new Sydney ferry

Nov 14, 2017 - 1:03 PM

'We asked Sydney to name their new ferries, and we have listened. Ferry McFerryface will be the harbor's newest icon, and I hope it brings a smile to the faces of visitors and locals alike," NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance says

BOATY MCBOATFACE. An undated handout image released in London on March 21, 2016, shows a computer generated image (CGI) of the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) new polar research ship, which lives under the monicker Boaty McBoatface. File photo by NERC/AFP

5 fakta menarik Taron Egerton

Sep 24, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Perannya dalam 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' berhasil mencuri banyak perhatian dan membuat karier aktingnya meroket

'KINGSMAN'. Nama aktor Taron Egerton melejit setelah berperan di dua film 'Kingsman'. Foto dari akun Instagram @kingsmanmovie

William, Harry lead tributes to Diana, 20 years after her death

Aug 31, 2017 - 7:45 AM

Two decades on her sons William and Prince Harry only now feel able to talk publicly about her death a seismic event which continues to resonate in the monarchy and British society

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Prince Harry place flowers alongside tributes left by members of the public at one of the entrances of Kensington Palace to mark the coming 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in London on August 30, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Diana aura still captivates, 20 years on

Aug 30, 2017 - 10:21 AM

The life of Diana – a shy teenage aristocrat who suddenly became the world s most famous woman – and her tragic death at 36 still captivates millions across the globe

Photographs of Diana, Princess of Wales, are seen tied onto a gate outside Kensington Palace in Central London on August 29, 2017 ahead of the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

'Frozen in time': Diana's tragic fairytale

Aug 29, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Twenty years after her tragic death the turbulent life of Diana Princess of Wales still captivates people around the world

'PEOPLE'S PRINCESS' This file photo taken on June 17, 1997 shows Britain's Diana, Princess of Wales (L), at a ceremony at Red Cross headquarters in Washington, to call for a global ban on anti-personnel landmines. Jamal A Wilson/AFP

Diana confessions set to air on British TV

Jul 31, 2017 - 7:39 AM

Ahead of the 20th anniversary of her death in a Paris car crash Channel 4 will broadcast Diana: In Her Own Words on August 6 despite a report that her brother Earl Charles Spencer is unhappy with the decision

In this file photo, Diana, Princess of Wales, chats with children during her visit to the British international school in Jakarta,  November 1989. Kraipit Phanvut/AFP

FAST FACTS: 2017 UK general election

Jun 05, 2017 - 1:03 PM

Britain s snap general election is set to go ahead on Thursday June 8 and will decide who shapes the United Kingdom s future as it leaves the European Union

WHO'S GONNA DRIVE? A Union flag themed toy car is pictured on Clacton Pier before the UK Independence Party's (UKIP) leader campaigned with their candidate for the Clacton constituency, in Clacton-on-Sea, eastern England, on May 20, 2017. Chris J. Ratcliffe/AFP

Prince Harry suffered 'total chaos' over Diana's death

Apr 17, 2017 - 3:21 PM

Speaking to The Telegraph newspaper the 32 year old prince says he had spent years trying to ignore his emotions following Diana s death in 1997 when he was just 12

In this file photo, Britain's Prince Harry (C) shakes hands with locals during a visit to the Stewart Island Community Centre in Oban, Stewart Island, as part of his first visit to New Zealand, on May 10, 2015. Robyn Edie/Pool/AFP

Australia floods still rising, police search for missing

Apr 02, 2017 - 8:10 PM

At least two people are dead and several missing due to the powerful Cyclone Debbie

AFTERMATH. This handout taken and received from Michael Barnes of Rotorwing Helicopters on March 31, 2017 shows an aerial view of the flooding in the northern New South Wales town of Lismore after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie. Photo by  Michael Barnes / Rotorwing Helicopters/ AFP

Australia floods still rising with 2 dead, 4 missing

Apr 01, 2017 - 10:20 AM

3rd UPDATE Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from a string of towns in Queensland and New South Wales as the floods move south towards Ballina

AUSTRALIA FLOODS. This handout taken and received from Michael Barnes of Rotorwing Helicopters on March 31, 2017 shows an aerial view of the flooding in the northern New South Wales town of Lismore after the area was hit by Cyclone Debbie. Photo by Michael Barnes/Rotorwing Helicopters/AFP

Scotland takes a step towards new independence vote

Mar 13, 2017 - 8:01 PM

UPDATED First Minister Sturgeon says the new independence referendum could be held between late 2018 and early 2019 once the outline of the Brexit agreement becomes clear but before Britain actually leaves the EU

DIVIDED? A Scottish Saltire (C) flies between a Union flag (R) and a European Union (EU) flag, in front of the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, on March 13, 2017. Lesley Martin/AFP

Judges rule UK parliament must approve start of Brexit

Jan 24, 2017 - 5:50 PM

4th UPDATE Majority of the 11 Supreme Court judges agree that the national parliament has to be consulted but lawmakers in Scotland Northern Ireland and Wales have no say

PARLIAMENT. People walk by the Houses of Parliament in central London on October 20, 2016. Photo by Ben Stansall / AFP

Japanese tourist adrift on surfboard for 16 hours rescued off beach

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Most people that get themselves in that situation die He s just so lucky that someone on ship spotted him an Australian police officer says of the tourist

One dead, one missing as storm batters Britain

Nov 23, 2016 - 8:44 AM

The Environment Agency issued 16 flood warnings across England and Wales advising people to take immediate action

Members of the emergency services assess properties that were flooded after a period of intense rainfall linked to Storm Angus, in Stalybridge northern England, on November 22, 2016. Oli Scarff/AFP

British PM seeks to unite first ministers over Brexit plans

Oct 23, 2016 - 8:08 AM

UPDATED Theresa May will call on the devolved administrations to commit to working fully with the British government in a bid to enhance prosperity and security Downing Street says in a statement

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on September 7, 2016 ahead of Prime Ministers Questions in the House of Commons.  Adrian Dennis/AFP

Wales footballer Ched Evans cleared of rape at retrial

Oct 15, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Ched Evans who plays for English third tier club Chesterfield had originally been sentenced to 5 years before an appeal sent the case to retrial

EXONERATED. Ched Evans is a free man after being cleared of rape charges following a 5-year battle. File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

'Dragon-slayer' Ronaldo shatters Wales' Euro 2016 dreams

Jul 07, 2016 - 10:13 AM

Portugal earns a Euro 2016 final slot after a 2 0 win over Wales

DRAGON-SLAYER. Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal eliminated Wales at Euro 2016. Photo by Georgi Licovski/EPA

Tembus babak final Euro 2016, Portugal ulangi memori 2004

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:03 AM

Tim nasional Portugal berhasil mengalahkan Wales dengan skor 2 0

Ronaldo gagal mengeksekusi penalti saat Portugal menjamu Bulgaria, pada 26 Maret 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@UEFAEuro

Bale, Ronaldo will put friendship aside at Euro 2016 semifinal

Jul 04, 2016 - 1:21 AM

There will be no love lost between Real Madrid teammates Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo when Wales faces Portugal in Wednesday s Euro 2016 semifinal

FRIENDSHIP ASIDE. Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Gareth Bale (R) will face off with a shot at going to the Euro 2016 final on the line. Photo by Juanjo Martin/EPA

Portugal vs Wales lebih dari persaingan Ronaldo dan Bale

Jul 03, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Ini adalah pertama kali dalam sejarah Wales mencapai babak semifinal Euro 2016

Gareth Bale bawa Wales ke semifinal Euro 2016 untuk pertama kali dalam sejarah. Foto dari Facebook

Australia's ruling conservatives struggle to form government

Jul 02, 2016 - 4:17 PM

4th UPDATE 76 seats are needed to rule outright in the 150 seat House of Representatives but there was a swing against the government as vote counting went deep into the night

POLLS. Voters cast their ballot papers at Mount Alexander College in Travancore, suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 02 July 2016. Photo by Tracey Narmy/EPA

Wales fights back against Belgium to reach historic Euro 2016 semi-final

Jul 02, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Wales victory gets them a matchup against Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in their first ever major tournament semi final

Wales vs Belgia: Demi memori 1958

Jul 01, 2016 - 5:51 PM

Belgia akan mati matian menghentikan Gareth Bale

Belgia melempem setelah kalah 0-2 dari Italia. Foto dari Facebook/BelgianRedDevils

Crown wins approval for Sydney casino aimed at Asian gamblers

Jun 28, 2016 - 3:00 PM

The Crown Sydney Hotel Resort will be a 6 star property worth over 1 billion

Gareth Bale's Wales delights at taking top spot from England

Jun 21, 2016 - 1:10 PM

In the last 16 at Euro 2016 Wales will play one of the 4 best third placed finishers

VICTORY. Gareth Bale (2-R) of Wales and his teammates (L-R) Ashley Williams, goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, and Hal Robson-Kanu celebrate after winning the UEFA EURO 2016 group B preliminary round match against Russia. ARMANDO BABANI/EPA

Euro 2016: Sturridge stoppage-time winner stuns Wales as England tops Group B

Jun 16, 2016 - 11:22 PM

Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge rise from the bench to score as England came from behind to defeat neighbors Wales 2 1

STOPPAGE TIME DRAMA. Daniel Sturridge knocked in a dramatic goal in the 92nd minute to give England a big win at Euro 2016. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Inggris vs Wales: Mengejar kemenangan yang tertunda

Jun 16, 2016 - 6:37 PM

Hasil seri saja cukup bagi Wales untuk menjaga peluang lolos ke babak berikutnya

Marcus Rashford melakukan debut sempurna dengan menyumbang satu gol untuk membawa Inggris menekuk Australia, pada 27 Mei 2016. Foto dari Twitter/@England

36 suporter Inggris di Euro 2016 ditangkap polisi Perancis

Jun 16, 2016 - 4:17 PM

36 pendukung tim sepak bola Inggris ditangkap karena bikin kerusuhan di Kota Lille Perancis

Polisi Perancis membubarkan suporter timnas Inggris yang membuat kerusuhan di Lille, pada 15 Juni. Foto oleh EPA

Wales star Gareth Bale hurts fan with wayward shot

Jun 12, 2016 - 12:33 PM

The Real Madrid star was practicing free kicks in the warm up when one wayward shot struck a man sitting behind the goal square in the face

Gareth Bale of Wales (R) in action during the UEFA EURO 2016 group B preliminary round match between Wales and Slovakia. Photo by ARMANDO BABANI/EPA

Death toll from Australian storm rises to 4

Jun 07, 2016 - 5:10 PM

In Tasmania Premier Will Hodgman says they ve experienced the worst flooding in 40 years and it s likely to get worse

epa05349412 Floodwater flotsam decorates playground swings at a park in Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia, 07 June 2016, as the Meander River flow recedes. More than 100 people have been rescued by helicopters across Tasmania in what Premier Will Hodgman says are the worst floods in the state in 40 years. EPA/BOB IDDON AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

East Australian coast lashed by freak storm

Jun 05, 2016 - 3:58 PM

The wild storm struck New South Wales after wreaking havoc in Queensland state with an intense low pressure system bringing heavy rains gales and rough seas

DARK AND DREARY. People take a walk in the storm conditions in Sydney on June 5, 2016. William West/AFP

Teen charged in Australia with terrorism offenses

Jan 26, 2016 - 9:23 AM

Australian authorities charge a teenager with collecting documents that could facilitate terrorist acts officials say

In this file photo, storm clouds are seen over Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia, January  12, 2015. Joel Carrett/EPA

Mosque raided after Australia 'terrorism-linked' shooting

Oct 04, 2015 - 3:12 PM

The mosque in the western Sydney suburb was raided with the consent of religious leaders

Zuckerberg, Gates make bid for universal Internet access

Sep 27, 2015 - 12:13 AM

The pledge is part of a United Nations effort to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 Other supporters include Wikipedia s Jimmy Wales and U2 frontman Bono

TITANS. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft's Bill Gates. Photos from respective Facebook pages.

Webhits: Who says this 58-letter word is too long?

Sep 11, 2015 - 3:00 PM

It s a cinch

Death toll rises to 6 in Australian floods

May 03, 2015 - 3:13 PM

Numerous communities remain isolated as flood warnings continue following heavy rains in Australia

Clear-up in Australia after destructive storms

Apr 23, 2015 - 10:31 AM

Flood warnings remain in effect for several swollen rivers and 190 000 homes and businesses are still without power

DEBRIS. A young child amongst the damage and destruction caused by flooding in Dungog in the New South Wales, Hunter region, of Australia. April 22, 2015. Nikki Short/EPA

3 dead as wild weather lashes Australian state

Apr 21, 2015 - 10:34 AM

UPDATED The Australian state of New South Wales is lashed by a once in a decade storm with homes washed away thousands hit by power cuts and sand drifts sweeping inland off Sydney s iconic Bondi beach

WINDY DAY. Pedestrians shelter under umbrellas from heavy rain in Sydney, Australia, April 20, 2015. Paul Miller/EPA

Stranded Filipino seafarers in New South Wales now safe

Apr 01, 2015 - 12:29 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is told to notify Araw Manning Agency which deployed the seafarers

Solve PH brain drain problem to boost growth - UK think tank

Mar 11, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Even if remittances buoy the economy most of the productivity gains accrue to developed countries where Filipinos work

Australia's Abbott announces fresh security crackdown

Feb 23, 2015 - 1:29 PM

Abbott unveils the measures in the wake of a hostage siege in a Sydney cafe that left three dead in December