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Iran police ordered to show 'restraint' at air disaster demonstrations

Jan 13, 2020 - 8:53 PM

'The police treated the people who had gathered with patience and tolerance" in a second night of demonstrations in Tehran on Sunday,' says General Hossein Rahimi

SHOWING RESTRAINT. A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on September 22, 2019 shows Iranian uniformed police members in the capital Tehran. Photo by Iranian Presidency/AFP

Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at ISS

Aug 27, 2019 - 12:51 PM

The lifesize robot named Fedor – short for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research – copies human movements, a key skill that allows it to help carry out tasks remotely

Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station

Aug 24, 2019 - 3:07 PM

(UPDATED) The life-size robot, named Fedor, was to spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts in the space station

This handout picture taken on July 26, 2019 and released by the official website of the Russian State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS on August 21, 2019 shows Russian humanoid robot Skybot F-850 (Fedor) being tested ahead of its flight on board Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. - Russia space agency Roscosmos is about to send a humanoid robot to the International Space Station. Skybot F-850 will be sent to the ISS on August 22 on board the Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft, and will spend over two weeks there before returning to Earth on September 7. It's the first time that a robot will take the commander's place in a Soyuz — the Skybot will monitor and report on conditions during the otherwise uncrewed flight. (Photo by - / Roscosmos space agency / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / ROSCOSMOS / Space Center Yuzhny/TsENKI /" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Russia sends 'Fedor' its first humanoid robot into space

Aug 22, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with identification number Skybot F850, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia

FEDOR. This handout picture taken on July 26, 2019 and released by the official website of the Russian State Space Corporation ROSCOSMOS on August 21, 2019 shows Russian humanoid robot Skybot F-850 (Fedor) being tested ahead of its flight on board Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. File photo by Roscosmos space agency/AFP

'It's the apocalypse': Paris rioters run amok at yellow vest rallies

Mar 17, 2019 - 9:10 AM

The yellow vest protesters rip up paving stones which they used to smash shop windows and attack the police

LOOTING. A Yellow Vest protester destroys a shop window during clashes with riot police forces on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on March 16, 2019, on the 18th consecutive Saturday of demonstrations called by the 'Yellow Vest' (gilets jaunes) movement. Photo by Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP

10,000 'red scarf' protesters march against 'yellow vest' violence

Jan 28, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Dubbed the 'red scarf' movement, the centrist initiative is the brainchild of an engineer from Toulouse who was horrified by the violence seen among more extremist 'yellow vest' demonstrators

AGAINST VIOLENCE. Demonstrators hold a sign during a rally of French 'red scarves' (foulards rouges), critics of violent 'yellow vest' (Gilets Jaunes) protests in Paris on January 27, 2019. Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

Sudan opposition head backs protester calls for Bashir to go

Jan 26, 2019 - 12:10 PM

"This regime has to go immediately," opposition leader Sadiq al-Mahdi Mahdi tells hundreds of worshippers at a mosque in Omdurman, after nearly daily anti-government protests.

UNREST. Sudanese protestors burn tires during an anti-government demonstration on January 18, 2019 in the capital Khartoum. Photo from AFP

Sudan police break up new protests as opposition leader arrested

Dec 29, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The opposition Sudanese Congress Party says a few hours after protests began, its chief Omar el-Digeir was arrested by security agents and taken to an unknown location

Nicaragua police arrest 20, use stun grenades to end anti-govt demo

Oct 15, 2018 - 10:58 AM

Police wield clubs and hurl stun grenades to break up the demonstrators gathering at a shopping mall parking lot, beating men, women and even some elderly people

NICARAGUA POLICE. Riot police prepare to clash with demonstrators during a protest against the government of President Daniel Ortega in Managua, on October 14, 2018. Photo by Inti Ocon/AFP

LIVE UPDATES: Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur

Apr 15, 2018 - 4:45 PM

Get all the latest updates on the Palarong Pambansa being held in Vigan, Ilocos Sur on April 15-21, 2018

MEDAL TALLY: Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 13, 2018 - 1:22 PM

Get the latest Palarong Pambansa medal tally update being held in Vigan, Ilocos Sur on April 15-21, 2018

Iran's Rouhani rejects violence but vows 'space for criticism'

Jan 01, 2018 - 7:36 AM

His statements come as hundreds of protesters marched through Tehran and other cities in the 4th day of demonstrations

UNREST. Iranian President Rouhani finally broke his silence on the protests that mark the biggest test for the regime since mass protests in 2009. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: December 2-8, 2017

Dec 09, 2017 - 7:08 PM

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

A masked Palestinian boy stands in front of flames during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the entrance of the northern village of Qusra in the occupied West Bank near Nablus on December 4, 2017.An Israeli settler shot dead a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank last week after a group of Israelis was targeted by Palestinian stone-throwers, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI

The week in photos: November 25-December 1, 2017

Dec 02, 2017 - 2:31 PM

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

Pope Francis takes a ride in a rickshaw during the second day of his visit to Bangladesh, in Dhaka on December 1, 2017.Pope Francis arrived in Bangladesh from Myanmar on November 30 for the second stage of a visit that has been overshadowed by the plight of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. / AFP PHOTO / Vincenzo PINTO

IN PHOTOS: The agony of defeat at Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:39 PM

The rawness of emotions witnessed after each losing game weave an altogether compelling tale

STRENGTHENED BY FAITH. Players of CAVRAAâ'™s Secondary Basketball team offer a silent prayer after losing their third game to DAVRAA on Wednesday, April 26.

IN PHOTOS: Burning the dance floor at Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Dancesport enters the scene in Palarong Pambansa 2017

DELICATE. Elementary dance sports couple waltzes their way into the competition.

IN PHOTOS: Pencak Silat makes debut in Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Officials hope that the discipline will be a regular sport in future Palarong Pambansa games

RECHARGE. Athlete going back into attacking motion.

Pencak Silat makes Palaro dreams come true for Cebu athletes

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Nerio Cabije and Donald Villacorta of Cebu are aiming for the gold despite being newbies in Palaro

DREAM COME TRUE. Donald Villacorta (L) and Nerio Cabije (R) with their coach Marbin M. Genayas hopes to bag their first gold in Pencak Silat. Photo by Mars G. Alison

LIVE UPDATES: Palarong Pambansa 2017 in Antique

Apr 25, 2017 - 3:39 PM

Get all the latest updates on the Palarong Pambansa being held in Antique April 23 29 2017

Foreign governments warn citizens before Jakarta rally

Dec 01, 2016 - 6:27 PM

During the last protest clashes began in the evening when hardliners refused to disperse with protesters hurling missiles and police responding with tear gas and water cannon

VIOLENCE. An Indonesian man hurls a rock at police near the presidential palace in clashes that marred an otherwise peaceful rally against governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, a Christian accused of insulting Islam, in Jakarta on November 4, 2016. Photo by AFP

Indonesian police fire water cannon at pro-Papua demo

Dec 01, 2016 - 6:11 PM

The protesters mostly university students from the Free Papua Organization and the Papua Student Alliance yelled Free Papua facing off against hundreds of police in riot gear

WATER CANNONS. Protesters resist police using water cannons during a protest by mostly university students from Free Papua Organization and the Papua Student Alliance in Jakarta on December 1, 2016. AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYO

How Jakarta’s first Chinese Indonesian governor became an easy target for radical Islamic groups

Nov 08, 2016 - 9:24 AM

Friday’s protest had “Defending Islam” as its slogan but it is clear that various interests are behind the movement against Ahok

VIOLENCE. The Jakarta protest on November 4 was the largest the city has seen in a long time. ANTARA FOTO/M Agung Rajasa

Thousands of Islamic groups protest against governor's alleged blasphemy

Nov 04, 2016 - 6:43 PM

While the protest was peaceful some posters called for violence against the Jakarta governor

Para pengunjuk rasa sebelum salat Jumat. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler.

Authorities fear violence at planned protest by Islamic groups. Here's what you need to know.

Nov 03, 2016 - 10:50 PM

A cheat sheet on the November 4 protest that has government officials police and military on edge

ROUND TWO. The first demonstration in October attracted about 5,000 protesters according to police. Photo by Diego Batara/Rappler

Police on high security alert as Muslim groups plan massive protest

Nov 03, 2016 - 7:31 PM

Police brace for the November 4 rally in Jakarta as authorities fear that the demonstration could turn violent

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

Indonesia briefly detains 1,200 Papuans to halt protest

May 03, 2016 - 7:53 PM

The demonstrators were rounded up in and around the city of Jayapura as they sought to hold rallies to mark the anniversary of Indonesia taking control of the region from former colonial power the Netherlands in 1963

PROTEST HALTED. Papuan pro-independence activists, some in traditional tribal garb, march during a rally in Jayapura. AFP PHOTO

Protesters ransack Muslim prayer hall on Corsica

Dec 26, 2015 - 10:50 AM

They also try to burn copies of the Koran as tensions escalate

Indonesian police fire tear gas at pro-Papua protest

Dec 01, 2015 - 7:29 PM

About 400 police in riot gear were standing guard at the protest by a roundabout in downtown Jakarta which turned violent as demonstrators hurled rocks and police responded by firing tear gas and chasing protesters

VIOLENT. Papua protesters run as the demonstration turned violent. Photo by Rappler

Thai police detain 3 demonstrators in Bangkok

Feb 22, 2015 - 9:37 PM

The demonstrators were calling for a public forum with the junta appointed government to brainstorm ideas with people across the country

UNREST. A Thai demonstrator shouting slogans holds a sign in support of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra during a protest against the military coup in Bangkok, Thailand, 24 May 2014. Photo by Diego Azubel/EPA

Protest art: The effigies of PNoy in 2014

Dec 30, 2014 - 1:48 PM

From a lapdog to a pig faced pork barrel king activists depict President Benigno Aquino III through different images mirroring his supposed failures in office

The wonders of Hangzhou

Sep 22, 2014 - 1:20 PM

Undaunted by its long and humid summers as many as 80 million people visit the beautiful and romantic city of Hangzhou each year

Pro-Russian groups occupy regional gov't in Donetsk

Mar 03, 2014 - 10:39 PM

Some 300 pro Russian demonstrators occupied former president Viktor Yanukovych s stronghold

FACE OFF? Ukrainian (L) and Russian (R) military ships anchored opposite each other in the port of Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine, 02 March 2014. Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Thai PM faces charges as clashes leave 4 dead

Feb 18, 2014 - 9:53 PM

Anti graft officials say Yingluck could be removed from office if found guilty of neglect of duty

VIOLENCE IN BANGKOK. Thai riot policemen shoot rubbers bullets towards anti-government protesters after demanding for them to leave the area around the Government House in Bangkok on February 18, 2014. Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP

Thai protest leader says rallies are 'pro-democracy' in Obama letter

Jan 25, 2014 - 8:40 PM

Thailand has been periodically rocked by sometimes bloody rival mass protests since Thaksin was deposed in a 2006 military coup

Spain government approves tightening of abortion law

Dec 20, 2013 - 9:27 PM

Defenders of abortion rights will mobilize society against what is going to be an incomprehensible reduction in women s freedom

Miss World organizers defend Indonesia pageant

Sep 05, 2013 - 8:15 AM

Miss World is an immoral event If it goes ahead we will all be punished by God

'REJECT' MISS WORLD. Indonesian Muslim protesters hold banners that read 'Reject Miss World' during a protest in Jakarta on September 3, 2013. AFP/Adek Berry

Turkey PM begins emergency talks with protest leaders

Jun 14, 2013 - 7:15 AM

Turkish protest leaders go into emergency talks with Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan after demonstrators reject his last warning

FACING PROTESTS. Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara on June 11, 2013. Photo by Adem Altan/AFP

CONVERSATIONS: What are your thoughts on the rising tension between the PH and China over #Scarborough?

May 10, 2012 - 5:28 PM

How does the latest development in the ongoing standoff between the Philippines and China over the disputed Scarborough Shoal make you feel?