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WHO urges countries to 'wake up' and halt virus

Jul 04, 2020 - 10:14 AM

'People need to wake up. The data is not lying. The situation on the ground is not lying,' WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan says at a briefing hosted by the UN correspondents' association in Geneva

WAKE UP, HALT VIRUS. WHO Health Emergencies Program head Michael Ryan attends a press conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, on July 3, 2020 at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Fianna Fail's Micheal Martin elected as Ireland's PM

Jun 27, 2020 - 9:37 PM

Michael Martin takes over the role of Irish premier from Fine Gael's Leo Varadkar in an historic reconciliation of Ireland's two major political parties

NEW PM. Leader of Ireland's Fianna Fail party, Micheal Martin (C) speaks to members of the media as he arrives at the count centre in Cork, where he is seeking to be re-elected in south central Cork, in Ireland on February 9, 2020, the day after the vote took place in the Irish General Election. Photo by Paul Faith/AFP

White Canadian cop convicted of beating black teenager

Jun 27, 2020 - 12:18 PM

Police officer Michael Theriault, who was off-duty at the time of the attack, is charged with his brother Christian of aggravated assault and obstruction of justice after beating Dafonte Miller and hitting him with a metal pipe

Appeals court orders charges dropped against ex-Trump aide Flynn

Jun 24, 2020 - 10:49 PM

The court endorses Attorney General Bill Barr's extraordinary decision to drop the criminal charges against Michael Flynn even after he had twice pleaded guilty to lying to FBI investigators

CHARGES DROPPED. In this file photo, Michael Flynn speaks at the US Institute of Peace in Washington DC. File photo by Chris Kleponis/AFP

China charges Canadians with spying, Ottawa 'disappointed'

Jun 19, 2020 - 6:40 PM

(UPDATED) The Supreme People's Procuratorate says it has begun the prosecution of ex-diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor, who are 'suspected of foreign espionage' and 'providing state secrets'

CHARGED. This file picture taken on March 6, 2019 shows Louis Huang of Vancouver Freedom and Democracy for China holding photos of Canadians Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, who are being detained by China, outside British Columbia Supreme Court, in Vancouver, as Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou appears in court. File photo by Jason Redmond/AFP

Trump appointee shakes up U.S. broadcasting, raising fears

Jun 19, 2020 - 11:09 AM

'This kind of blatant political interference has long been the norm in the developing countries with which I'm most familiar, but not in the US,' Janet Steele, director of the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication at George Washington University

TRUMP. In this file photo taken on March 6, 2020 US President Donald Trump speaks after touring tornado damage in Cookeville, Tennessee. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

‘I kicked its butt’: Nuggets coach Malone beats coronavirus

Jun 17, 2020 - 12:07 PM

Nuggets coach Michael Malone says he felt unwell around March, days after the NBA shutdown

BACK SOON. Denver coach Michael Malone and his Nuggets are among the 22 teams set to play in Orlando when the NBA resumes in July. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Iran scientist freed by U.S. back home after prisoner swap

Jun 08, 2020 - 2:43 PM

Majid Taheri returns to Iran after being detained in the US for 16 months following a prisoner swap with US Navy veteran Michael White

PRISONER SWAP. This handout photo released by the US State Department on June 4, 2020 shows US Navy veteran Michael White (L) holding a folded US flag as he poses with US Special Envoy to Iran Brian Hook at Zurich Airport in Zurich, Switzerland, on June 4, 2020, after White was released from Iran. Photo by US State Department/AFP

NBA legend Jordan donating $100 million to social justice groups

Jun 06, 2020 - 9:36 AM

Michael Jordan pledges the largest financial contribution to non-profit groups by a sports figure

Former NBA star Michael Jordan and President of the Los Angeles Lakers Jeanie Buss attend the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, February 18, 2018 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

'Angry' Jordan joins sports world call for change after George Floyd death

Jun 01, 2020 - 1:02 PM

NBA icon Michael Jordan, who was famously reluctant to comment on social issues during his playing career, calls out the 'ingrained racism' towards people of color

SPEAK OUT. NBA legend Michael Jordan says people "need to continue peaceful expressions against injustice and demand accountability." Photo by AFP Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Jamie Foxx, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Michael B Jordan join Black Lives Matter protests

May 31, 2020 - 6:55 PM

The stars take to the streets as they call for justice for justice for George Floyd

'Last Dance' hangover: What Jordan, Bulls documentaries to watch next

May 30, 2020 - 9:51 PM

Even after 10 episodes of 'The Last Dance,' basketball fans keep craving for more stories about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls

GOAT. Several documentaries have been produced about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

LOOKBACK: 2 teams that could have challenged the Bulls’ dominance

May 28, 2020 - 9:50 PM

These teams in the Jordan era already had good rosters that could have been even way better

WHAT IF. Had Lithuanian star Arvydas Sabonis joined Portland immediately after the draft, a potent Blazers squad could have challenged the heavyweights. Photo by Bob Strong/AFP

Jailed Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released due to pandemic

May 21, 2020 - 11:00 PM

Michael Cohen is serving a three-year sentence after admitting paying hush money to two women who said they slept with Donald Trump, for tax fraud, and for lying to Congress

RELEASED. In this file photo, Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 27, 2019. File photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

2 alleged Ghosn accomplices arrested in U.S. – court documents

May 21, 2020 - 12:19 AM

The Taylors and a Lebanese man named George-Antoine Zayek are accused by Japan of helping Carlos Ghosn flee Japan on December 29, 2019

FUGITIVE. Carlos Ghosn addresses journalists on his reasons for dodging trial in Japan, where he is accused of financial misconduct, at the Lebanese Press Syndicate in Beirut on January 8, 2020. File photo by Joseph Eid/AFP

Horace Grant slams Jordan over 'Last Dance' claim

May 20, 2020 - 9:31 AM

Former Bulls teammate Horace Grant says 90% of the documentary series on Michael Jordan was ‘BS in terms of the realness’

CRITIC. Horace Grant thinks NBA legend Michael Jordan is an abusive teammate. Photo by Doug Collier/AFP

'Bulls could've won 7,' says Michael Jordan

May 19, 2020 - 3:24 PM

'Yes, I would have signed for one year,' drops Michael Jordan in 'The Last Dance' finale

GOING FOR 7. Michael Jordan (left) retires after leading the Chicago Bulls to 6 championships along with Dennis Rodman (center) and Scottie Pippen. Photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

Thanks, Jordan: NBA world reacts to 'The Last Dance' finale

May 18, 2020 - 9:55 PM

NBA players and personalities share their thoughts as 'The Last Dance' wraps up with the airing of its final two episodes

GOAT. Michael Jordan is seen in a new light through "The Last Dance." Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBA Photos

Game-worn Air Jordan sneakers sell for record-breaking price

May 18, 2020 - 1:53 PM

The signed Air Jordan 1 dethrones the Nike Moon Shoe, a pair of which sold for more than $400,000 in 2019

HIS AIRNESS. Michael Jordan dominating the NBA helped grow the legend of his Air Jordan brand. Photo by Dick Raphael/NBA Photos

Drawing the curtain on 'The Last Dance'

May 18, 2020 - 12:12 PM

'The Last Dance' wraps up with the back-to-back championship duels between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz in focus

LEGENDS. "The Last Dance" has cast a new light on Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. File photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

What shoes did Jordan wear in his most iconic NBA moments?

May 17, 2020 - 11:00 PM

Michael Jordan had countless of unforgettable moments in the NBA and his shoes were a major part of them

DYNASTY. Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dominated the NBA in the 1990s, winning 6 championships in 8 seasons. Photo from Netflix

Jordan memorabilia soars in value amid 'Last Dance' nostalgia

May 17, 2020 - 10:51 AM

The documentary series on Michael Jordan has boosted sales of collectibles related to the NBA legend

LOOKBACK: Kukoc finds self in crosshairs of Jordan, Pippen

May 15, 2020 - 11:59 PM

Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen made life a living hell for future Bulls teammate Toni Kukoc during the 1992 Olympics

DYNASTY. (From left) Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Toni Kukoc won 3 NBA championships together. File photo by Vincent Laforet

Ex-U.P. chancellor: Gov’t should give SUCs ‘more resources’ for online learning

May 15, 2020 - 9:07 PM

'They should never ever sacrifice the education budget so we could build up necessary facilities for online learning,' former University of the Philippines Diliman chancellor Michael Tan says

MORE FUNDS. Former UP chancellor Michael Tan says that the government should allot more funds to state universities and colleges for the shift to online learning. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

DOH urged to ease rules on families of coronavirus deaths

May 15, 2020 - 1:32 PM

Former UP chancellor Michael Tan, a medical anthropologist, cites the guidance of the World Health Organization that deceased COVID-19 patients are no longer infectious

FRONTLINERS. East Avenue Medical Center health workers, push a man on a stretcher with suspected COVID-19 patient under investigation or patient under monitoring going inside the isolation tent for treatment on Monday, April 12, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOKBACK: Ranking Chicago Bulls’ finals opponents

May 14, 2020 - 6:30 PM

The dual three-peat runs cemented the Chicago Bulls’ legacy, but not without some tough challenge

THRILLER. Karl Malone (second from right) and Jazz teammate Greg Ostertag fight for a loose ball with Bulls stars Michael Jordan (right) and Dennis Rodman during Game 4 of the 1997 NBA Finals. Photo by Jeff Haynes/AFP

Why did Jordan retire after first NBA three-peat?

May 13, 2020 - 9:41 PM

Despite enjoying immense success in the NBA, Michael Jordan shocked the world as he retired from basketball in 1993

RETIRED. Michael Jordan walked away from the NBA months after winning his third title with the Chicago Bulls. Photo from Netflix

Running with the Bulls, flying with His Airness

May 13, 2020 - 7:27 PM

Check out some former PBA imports who won NBA championships with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls

WINNER.Dickey Simpkins suited up for Alaska years after helping the Bulls win the last title in their second three-peat. Photo by Johm Zich/AFP

U.S. judge stalls effort to drop case against ex-Trump aide Flynn

May 13, 2020 - 10:51 AM

'The parallels and the contrasts between the Watergate affair and the present situation now before this Court are striking,' says a group dubbing itself the 'Watergate Prosecutors'

STALLED. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn arrives for a meeting with US President Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York in 2016. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

NBA stars react to Jordan's baseball career, raw emotions

May 11, 2020 - 11:27 PM

The latest episodes of 'The Last Dance' feature Michael Jordan's baseball career, the emotional Father's Day game, and his infamous fight with Steve Kerr

BIG LOSS. Michael Jordan dealing with the death of his father James was explored in the latest episodes of "The Last Dance." Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBA Photos

Not like Mike: NBA stars who suffered ill-fated returns

May 11, 2020 - 8:02 PM

Several NBA stars tried their best for another shot at basketball glory, but their stories simply were not as sweet the second time around

ROBBED. Injuries prevented Brandon Roy from carving out what could have been a significantly better NBA career. File photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images/AFP

Bulls fight: That time Michael Jordan and Steve Kerr traded blows

May 11, 2020 - 12:12 PM

Instead of ripping Michael Jordan and Steve Kerr apart, their practice dust-up strengthened their relationship that resulted in 3 NBA championships

SEEKING PERFECTION. Michael Jordan was notorious for getting in his teammates' faces, but not without a reason. File photo Brian Drake/NBA Photos

Obama calls Trump's handling of pandemic a 'chaotic disaster'

May 10, 2020 - 8:50 AM

In a leaked web call, former US president Barack Obama also hits the dropping of charges against Michael Flynn then rallies support behind Democratic party presidential bet Joe Biden

TRUMP CRITIC. Former US President Barack Obama speaks during the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 27, 2016. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP PHOTO

Finishing 'The Last Dance' amid the coronavirus pandemic

May 08, 2020 - 9:53 PM

'The Last Dance' director Jason Hehir says he and his crew faced technological and collaborative difficulties in completing the 10-part series from their own homes

HIT. "The Last Dance" has millions of basketball fans and non-fans tuning in each week to watch its new episodes. File photo by Andrew Bernstein/NBA Photos

Age-old debate: Kobe settles Jordan comparisons

May 08, 2020 - 8:28 PM

As much as Kobe Bryant created his own legend, Michael Jordan was a part of it

BROTHERLY BOND. Late NBA icon Kobe Bryant considered Michael Jordan as his "big brother." File photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

LOOK: Michael Bublé surprises Filipina caretaker with new home

May 08, 2020 - 11:13 AM

The singer gifted Minette, his late grandfather's caretaker of 8 years, with a newly-renovated home of her own in Vancouver, Canada

U.S. Justice Department drops case against ex-Trump aide Flynn

May 08, 2020 - 9:13 AM

In a nearly unheard-of reversal, the department says that Flynn's December 2017 guilty plea was moot because the lies were insignificant

TRUMP AND FLYNN. US President Donald Trump and former national security advisor Michael Flynn. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Candid Jordan: What surprised 'The Last Dance' director the most?

May 06, 2020 - 9:59 PM

Michael Jordan opens up to 'The Last Dance' director Jason Hehir about the most controversial parts of his basketball career and personal life

REVELATIONS. Michael Jordan tells it all in the "The Last Dance." Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBA Photos

Jordan defends 'selfish' reluctance on politics

May 05, 2020 - 11:39 AM

Michael Jordan addresses his oft-quoted quip: 'Republicans buy sneakers, too' in the latest 'The Last Dance' episodes

NOT AN ACTIVIST. Michael Jordan defends himself from getting into politics. Photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

NBA stars react to Kobe, Jordan 'problem' in 'The Last Dance'

May 04, 2020 - 8:46 PM

Episodes 5 and 6 of 'The Last Dance' draw the same hype and excitement from sports stars just like the first 4 episodes

BUILT DIFFERENTLY. Michael Jordan admits he has a "competition problem." File photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

Kobe cameo, Jordan highs and lows in new 'The Last Dance' episodes

May 04, 2020 - 12:11 PM

Late NBA legend Kobe Bryant transformed from boy to man on court with the help of 'big brother' Michael Jordan

LOOKBACK: How an unknown Drazen Petrovic earned Jordan's respect

May 02, 2020 - 2:29 PM

Before his tragic death, Drazen Petrovic always went down swinging and never scored less than 16 points against Michael Jordan and the Bulls

LOOKBACK: Legends left without NBA titles by Michael Jordan

Apr 30, 2020 - 1:28 PM

The greatest of all time killed the dreams of 5 men to achieve his own 6 times over

STARS COLLIDE. Houston Rockets' Charles Barkley tries to go to the basket against Utah Jazz's Karl Malone in Game 3 of the 1997 Western Conference Finals. Photo by Hector Mata/AFP

LOOKBACK: That time a Bulls teammate blocked Michael Jordan

Apr 29, 2020 - 7:53 PM

Former Bulls center Bill Wennington managed to block Michael Jordan during a drill and the man considered the greatest of all time took offense

ALPHA DOG. Michael Jordan has been known for getting in teammates' faces and always wanting nothing but perfection from them. File photo from Netflix

QC officials maul, drag fish vendor for not wearing face mask

Apr 28, 2020 - 6:24 PM

(UPDATED) The Quezon City local government has ordered a 'full-blown investigation' into the incident

ARREST? Officials from the Office of the Mayor's Oplan Task Force Disiplina drag a fish vendor after he failed to wear a face mask outdoors. Rappler screenshot

Smash hit Jordan documentary fills TV void for NBA fans

Apr 28, 2020 - 5:10 PM

The documentary trends on Twitter after 6.1 million people watched the opening episodes in the US

HATRED. Michael Jordan's bitterness for the Detroit Pistons continues until today. Photo by Andrew Bernstein/NBA Photos

Binay orders Makati police to probe assault of private village resident

Apr 27, 2020 - 12:42 PM

Makati City government spokesperson Michael Camiña says the appropriate charges will be filed against those found accountable 'after a full investigation'

DASMA INCIDENT. A Makati police officer is seen tackling Dasmariñas Village resident Javier Salvador Parra to the ground on April 26, 2020. Screenshot from Parra's video

Jordan and Pippen: Kerr tells difference between Bulls stars

Apr 25, 2020 - 6:32 PM

Steve Kerr says Michael Jordan had a tough approach on his teammates while Scottie Pippen made the people around him feel comfortable

RUNNING MATE. Michael Jordan (left) and Scottie Pippen were the two cornerstones of the Chicago Bulls' dynasty. Photo by Vincent Laforet/AFP

What 'The Last Dance' revealed about Jordan, Bulls

Apr 24, 2020 - 11:15 PM

Basketball fans and non-fans who were too young – or weren't even born yet – to watch Michael Jordan and the Bulls share their thoughts on 'The Last Dance'

LOOKBACK: When Jordan was paid more than 21 NBA teams

Apr 21, 2020 - 4:35 PM

Beyond his otherworldly talent, there are key reasons Michael Jordan raked in millions more than other NBA teams' entire payroll