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China virus death toll jumps to 17, officials say avoid epicenter city

Jan 22, 2020 - 10:56 AM

(4th UPDATE) China's National Health Commission announces measures to contain the disease – including sterilization and ventilation at airports and bus stations, as well as inside planes and trains

CONTAGION. This file photo taken on January 18, 2020 shows medical staff members carrying a patient into the Jinyintan hospital, where patients infected by a mysterious SARS-like virus are being treated, in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province. Photo by STR/AFP

Thais find second case linked to China mystery virus

Jan 17, 2020 - 3:27 PM

Authorities ramp up airport screenings ahead of an expected surge in arrivals for Chinese New Year. More than 1,300 passengers are expected to arrive in Thailand daily from Wuhan alone. 

VIRUS. Thai villagers wear masks to protect themselves from the bird flu virus in Kanchanaburi province westhern of Thailand, 21 October 2005. (Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul /AFP)

Duque orders check on travelers from China following reports of mystery viral pneumonia

Jan 05, 2020 - 8:50 AM

Chinese authorities have confirmed 44 cases of a mystery viral pneumonia, which sparked fears about a resurgence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome or SARS

Where to get a good scare (and have a good time) this Halloween 2019

Oct 19, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Looking for a good spook this Halloween? These haunted houses, ghost hunting tours, and spooktacular events will do just the trick!

Netflix's 'Murder Mystery' gets a sequel

Oct 12, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Guess the case isn't closed just yet – A 'Murder Mystery 2' is in the works!

MH370 families hope for closure from official report

Jul 30, 2018 - 11:44 AM

Malaysia transport ministry gives to relatives aboard the missing Flight MH370 the official investigation team's report

FINAL REPORT. File photo shows a young girl holding a balloon with a message during a memorial event for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, in Kuala Lumpur 4th anniversary of the ill-fated plane's disappearance. Photo by  Manan Vatsayana/AFP

Mystery Manila turns four

May 28, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Mystery Manila, the first live role-playing game in the Philippines, is celebrating its 4th Anniversary with exciting promos

'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' review roundup: Microtransactions mar the magic

Apr 26, 2018 - 3:56 PM

Early reviews position the game as an equivalent of a first-year Hogwarts student's first handmade potion: it's likely to have mixed results, and may even feel weird after your first sip

A HOGWARTS MYSTERY. Does the game live up to its hype? Check out our review roundup!

Ayala Museum's app has a mystery they want you to solve

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Ayala Museum has teamed up with Mystery Manila for this interactive game

Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

'Stranger Things' actress Millie Bobby Brown to star, produce 'Enola Holmes Mysteries'

Jan 10, 2018 - 9:40 PM

Millie is set to do the movie, based on Nancy Springer's books

Solving life's daily mysteries

Dec 08, 2017 - 2:53 PM

Solve everyday mysteries by adopting these detective-like qualities

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Mystery Manila and Ayala Museum team up for a Night at the Museum-esque adventure

Nov 28, 2017 - 4:37 PM

Quest of Heroes made history fun for millennial barkadas

Ayala Museum and Mystery Manila team up for a Halloween treat

Oct 24, 2017 - 2:53 PM

Go on a quest to save the world with Quest of Heroes, a mystery adventure

This terrifying doll lurks in this Mystery Manila escape room

Oct 28, 2016 - 9:12 PM

Looking for a good scare? Mystery Manila s Debby s Doll room features creepy old toys tinkling nursery rhymes and a doll inspired by the one from Annabelle

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Possible MH370 debris arrives in Malaysia for analysis

Mar 10, 2016 - 9:08 PM

An initial investigation will be conducted in Malaysia before deeper analysis in Australia

Joao de Abreu, President of Mozambique's Civil Aviation Institute (IACM), holds a piece of suspected aircraft wreckage found off the east African coast of Mozambique at Mozambique's Civil Aviation Institute (IACM) in Maputo on March 3, 2016. A hunk of suspected aircraft wreckage found off the east African coast will be sent to Australia where experts will examine whether it is a new piece in the puzzle of missing flight MH370, officials said. The fragment was reportedly found near Mozambique and could provide clues in the huge and costly Australia-led investigation into what happened to the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared nearly two years ago.  / AFP / ADRIEN BARBIER

Two years on, MH370 kin want search extended

Mar 06, 2016 - 10:43 PM

We are fighting to search on because our loved ones are not home yet So how can we say it s the end?

epa05197357 A woman writes messages for the passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on a banner during a remembrance ceremony to mark the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 06 March 2016. Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared on 08 March 2014, after changing course in a 'deliberate action', according to experts, only forty minutes after taking off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing with 239 people on board including the crew and passengers. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

Weary crowd cheers Lav Diaz's 8-hour epic at Berlin film fest

Feb 19, 2016 - 11:29 AM

It was an amazing experience – totally worth it said Taiwanese film critic Yun hua Chen

'HELE SA HIWAGANG HAPIS.' Director Lav Diaz at a photo call for the Berlin International Film Festival 2016 with stars Piolo Pascual and John Lloyd Cruz. Photo by Britta Pedersen

Filipino maestro of slow burn films, Lav Diaz, heads to Berlin

Feb 18, 2016 - 10:44 PM

My principle is the filmmaker shouldn t struggle by himself The viewer must struggle with me says the director whose 8 hour film A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery is the longest ever to compete in the Berlinale

LAV DIAZ. The director's 8-hour long 'A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery' ?('Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis' ?in Filipino) is the longest entry ever at the Berlinale. Screengrab from Instagram/paulsoriano1017

Piolo Pascual talks about making 8-hour film with Lav Diaz, John Lloyd Cruz

Jan 14, 2016 - 3:10 PM

Piolo Pascual and John Lloyd Cruz star in Lav Diaz s Hele sa Hiwagang Hagpis an entry in the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival

PIOLO PASCUAL. The actor stars in Lav Diaz's 'Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis' with John Lloyd Cruz. Photo by Vernise L. Tantuco/Rappler

5 ways to #BeTheBoss

Sep 05, 2015 - 9:06 AM

Entrepreneurs behind today s thriving SMEs share lessons on how you can grow your own business

Poe’s 2016 campaign, Veloso’s case, MH370 debris | 12PM wRap

Aug 06, 2015 - 12:17 PM

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Weedkiller likely cause of Nigeria 'mystery disease' – WHO

Apr 19, 2015 - 6:52 PM

The current hypothesis is cause of the event is herbicides says WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl

[Executive Edge] The business of mystery in Manila

Mar 23, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Mystery Manila feeds on your curiosity playfulness – fear even – all in an aim to improve camaraderie among peers while you all solve a themed mystery

Search for Earhart plane on remote Marshalls atoll

Jan 25, 2015 - 4:00 PM

The search for Amelia Earhart s plane continues after almost 80 years since the mysterious disappearance of the world s first woman to fly across the Atlantic solo

AMELIA EARHART. Earhart was a first woman to fly across the Atlantic solo. She disappeared in 1937 with navigator Fred Noonan when attempting to circumnavigate the world in a twin-engine Lockheed Electra aircraft. Photo courtesy of Underwood & Underwood

Q and A: What happened to AirAsia flight QZ8501?

Dec 29, 2014 - 4:22 PM

From weather to similar plane mysteries aviation experts answer questions on the disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501

WHAT HAPPENED? People watch as an AirAsia plane (C) taxis on the tarmac after landing at terminal 1 at Changi international airport in Singapore on December 29, 2014. Photo by Mohd Fyrol/AFP

#PugadBaboy: Mysteries of the cloth

Oct 31, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Timeline: Last known moments of flight MH370

Mar 17, 2014 - 9:26 PM

More than a week after a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet vanished a clearer picture is emerging of the events leading up to and immediately after its disappearance

BOEING 777-200. Malaysia Airline's ground staff park a Boeing 777-200 at Kuala Lumpur International airport after setting a world record for the longest non-stop flight from Seattle to Kuala Lumpur on April 2, 1997. File photo by Francis Silvan/AFP

Thailand exposed as crime hub

Mar 10, 2014 - 10:50 PM

Its role as a hub for criminal networks using false documents is in the spotlight after two unknown passengers on vanished flight MH370 used passports stolen in the kingdom

MISSING PLANE. The arrival board at the Beijing Airport showed the flight MH370 in red text. It was the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 plane, which lost contact with air traffic authorities on March 8, 2014. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

'Sherlock' creators plan ahead to season 5

Jan 13, 2014 - 10:15 PM

What exciting twists and turns await Sherlock in the coming seasons?

THE WAIT. The end of season 3 begins a new period of anticipation. Screen grab from the 'Sherlock' Facebook page

Capital Cities: Unabashedly Cheery

Jan 11, 2014 - 10:02 PM

In town for a series of shows The LA based indie pop duo explains why their debut album is bursting with optimism and where they got their sweet moves

CAPITAL CITIES. Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant met through an online ad posted by Sebu   on Craigslist. In 2010, they formed the band. Photo courtesy of MCA Music

5 Philippine mysteries for Sherlock to solve

Jan 08, 2014 - 10:50 AM

What would the great detective say about white ladies taxi crime and Anne Curtis?

Night and Spencer Day: Jazz artist to perform in Manila

Sep 28, 2013 - 11:17 AM

Singer songwriter pianist and rising star in jazz to mark Asian debut as special guest of Ambrosia s David Pack

SETBACKS AND TRIUMPHS. Singer-songwrirter-pianist Day. Photo from his Facebook

Aussie croc now No. 1 after Lolong's death

Feb 12, 2013 - 10:15 AM

The 5 48 m reptile based in Cairns Australia is now the world s largest crocodile in captivity after Lolong passed away on Sunday

Who’s the mystery man in Princess Diana's photo?

Jan 05, 2013 - 3:29 PM

Diana s biographer identified the mystery man in the newly revealed photo of a teenage Princess Diana

N. Korea TV confirms leader Kim is married

Jul 25, 2012 - 11:24 PM

He marries Ri Sol Ju who has been pictured several times at Kim s side at public events in recent weeks

DOH to set rules on 'mystery' virus

Jul 11, 2012 - 5:10 PM

The Department of Health is set to issue guidelines on the mandatory reporting of enterovirus 71 that has killed over 50 children in Cambodia

HOPING FOR CURE. Parents and children line up for hours to avail of free medical treatment at the Kantha Bopha Children's Hospital in Phnom Penh. Photo by Paul John Cana

RMS Titanic: the timeline

Apr 15, 2012 - 12:53 PM

Her maiden journey was also her last

MYSTERY SOLVED. History Channel brings together a pool of experts and more advanced technology to finally bring the final mysteries surrounding the Titanic's sinking to light.

'Hunger Games' sets US box office record

Mar 27, 2012 - 10:55 AM

The picture also scored the third biggest movie opening ever

HUNGER FOR 'HUNGER GAMES.' Movie goers enter the theatre for the opening of "The Hunger Games" March 22, 2012 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. The science fiction action-drama film is based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT