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LOOK: Nikki Luna’s ‘Rape of Seas’ goes on exhibit in Vienna

Feb 05, 2020 - 5:00 PM

The exhibit confronts the fragility of Filipino sovereignty over the West Philippine sea under the Duterte administration

'RAPE OF SEAS.' Nikki Luna's exhibit is currently running in Vienna, Austria. Photo courtesy of Nikki Luna

Dutch beauty Youtuber Nikkie Tutorials unveils herself as transgender woman

Jan 15, 2020 - 10:27 AM

'Filming this video is scary but it feels so liberating and freeing,' says Nikkie

New U.S. ambassador takes up post at United Nations

Sep 12, 2019 - 11:44 PM

Kelly Craft, 57, served previously as US ambassador to Canada where she was involved in negotiations on a new US-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement

WATCH: Wardrobe of misogyny and violence in Nikki Luna exhibit

Jan 11, 2019 - 9:40 PM

Strength in vulnerability permeates these artworks

U.S. fails in U.N. bid to condemn Palestinian Hamas movement

Dec 07, 2018 - 4:50 PM

The proposed measure wins 87 votes in the General Assembly, falling short of the required two-thirds majority. Fifty-eight countries oppose the measure and 32 abstain.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY. In this file photo, the UN General Assembly observes a minute of private prayer or silent meditation at the opening meeting of its session on September 12, 2017. UN file photo/Kim Haughton

After return of Balangiga Bells, will Duterte visit U.S.?

Nov 15, 2018 - 10:53 AM

President Duterte will not visit the US 'until the Bells of Balangiga are returned,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr recalls telling US Ambassador Nikki Haley

BALANGIGA BELLS. The United States says it is returning the historic Balangiga Bells to the Philippines. Photo by Gunther Sales/Philippine embassy in Washington DC

Duterte’s health, Resorts World Manila attack, Nikki Haley resigns | Midday wRap

Oct 10, 2018 - 1:36 PM

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Nikki Haley suddenly resigns as Trump's UN ambassador

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:42 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Meeting Haley in the Oval Office, Trump says that she had done a 'fantastic job' and would leave at the end of the year

RESIGNED. File photo shows United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaking at a UN Security Council meeting. Photo by Kena Betancur

HOAX: US Ambassador Nikki Haley 'quote' on Duterte

Sep 28, 2018 - 12:00 PM

This is a resurfaced claim from 2017. The US ambassador didn't say “we must give Duterte space to run the nation.”

Officials rush to assure Trump they didn't pen op-ed criticizing him

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:59 AM

Amid frenzied speculation about who is hiding behind a cloak of anonymity, Vice President Mike Pence is the first to assert that he did not pen the New York Times piece

ASSURANCE. Senior officials rush to assure US President Donald Trump they didn't write the New York Times 'resistance' op-ed published on Wednesday, September 5. AFP file photo

LOOK: Nikki Valdez, Luis Garcia get married in Hong Kong

Aug 19, 2018 - 4:53 PM

This is the second marriage for the actress

Tributes pour in for former UN chief, Nobel laureate Kofi Annan

Aug 18, 2018 - 7:48 PM

(4th UPDATE) World leaders and organizations pay tribute to the former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate

UN CHIEF. In this file photo taken on April 28, 2004, United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan takes a question during a press conference at the UN Headquarters in New York. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

The art of dissent in the time of Duterte

Jul 01, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Under the Duterte administration, artists have become among the strongest voices of resistance

POLITICAL ART. The Duterte administration has given rise to new work by artists criticizing the government's moves. File photos by Leanne Jazul/ Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

Threat of U.S. withdrawal hangs over UN rights body

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Longstanding US criticism of the UN Human Rights Council for its alleged bias against Israel has escalated since UN-skeptic Donald Trump came to power

LEAVING UN. File photo shows United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaking at a UN Security Council meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York. Photo by Kena Betancur/ AFP

[Right of Way] Nikki Veron Cruz on the challenges of being a female commuter

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Catcalled or pushed around while commuting? A longtime female commuter talks about how to toughen up!

U.S. vetoes UN resolution on protecting Palestinians

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:15 AM

The two failed votes at the Security Council come a few hours after a young Palestinian woman was shot dead by Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border fence

THE ISRAEL-GAZA CONFLICT. Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations Riyad Mansour speaks to members of the UN security council during an emergency session on Israel-Gaza Conflict at the United Nations headquarters on May 30, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/AFP

Power in Her Story: Women publishing books for women

May 19, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Power in Her Story, a women-centered publishing house, releases its first book. 'I Love my Body,' to teach kids that they own their body. It is written by women's rights advocate Nikki Luna and illustrated by Julienne Dadivas

These stars are celebrating their first Mother’s Day

May 12, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Extend your Mother’s Day 2018 greetings to these new moms!

MOTHERS DEAR. These celebrities are celebrating their first Mother's Day as moms. Screenshots from,, and

U.S. steps up threat to quit UN human rights council

Mar 24, 2018 - 11:30 AM

The United States says the UN human rights council was 'grossly biased' against Israel after adopting 5 resolutions against the country

THREAT. The United States says it was losing patience and again threatens to quit the UN Human Rights Council after adopting 5 resolutions condemning Israel. File Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP

Nikki Teodoro named special envoy to UNICEF

Mar 09, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Former Tarlac representative Nikki Teodoro, wife of former defense secretary Gilbert Teodoro, will serve as President Rodrigo Duterte's representative to the United Nations Children's Fund

The Philippines' beauty pageant obsession: Who benefits?

Jan 27, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Rappler explores the country's fixation with beauty pageants, and the debate on whether they are harmful or helpful to women

U.S. Ambassador voices regret to African UN envoys after Trump slur

Jan 19, 2018 - 10:15 AM

The chair of the Africa Group says US ambassador Nikki Haley did not offer an apology during the closed-door meeting, but she did express regret

REGETS. US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley arrives to attend a Security Council meeting on Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, at the United Nations headquarters in New York on January 18, 2018. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Russia warns U.S. not to get involved in Iran

Jan 04, 2018 - 9:25 PM

'We warn the US against any attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran,' says Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov

WARNED. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a brief press availability at United Nations headquarters, January 2, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Marcos compromise deal, Happiest country, Trump on Kim | Midday wRap

Jan 03, 2018 - 1:50 PM

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U.S. dismisses North-South Korea talks as 'band-aid'

Jan 03, 2018 - 7:13 AM

Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the UN, tells reporters: 'We won't take any of the talks seriously if they don't do something to ban all nuclear weapons in North Korea'

TOP REPRESENTATIVE. In this file photo, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks at a UN Security Council meeting over North Korea's new sanctions on September 11, 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York. Photo by Kena Betancur/ AFP

Nikki Valdez gets engaged on Christmas Day

Dec 26, 2017 - 5:39 PM

The actress' boyfriend Luis Garcia proposes in Vigan

BETROTHED. The couple get engaged shortly after their 3rd year anniversary. Screengrab from

U.S. slashes U.N. budget after condemning Jerusalem vote

Dec 26, 2017 - 1:48 PM

In a historic move, the US will cut the UN's budget by more than $285 million

CONDEMNATION. Members of the Palestinian delegation clap after the vote on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly. Photo by AFP

Philippines abstains from UN vote on Jerusalem

Dec 22, 2017 - 10:07 AM

The Philippines joins 34 other countries in abstaining from voting on the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

UN VOTE. The results of the vote on Jerusalem are seen on display boards at the General Assembly hall. Photo from AFP

Defying Trump threat, UN rejects US decision on Jerusalem

Dec 22, 2017 - 9:23 AM

The 193-member General Assembly adopted the resolution by 128 to 9 with 35 abstentions, in what Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour called a "massive setback" for the United States

CONDEMNATION. Members of the Palestinian delegation clap after the vote on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly. Photo by AFP

U.S. vetoes UN resolution rejecting Trump's Jerusalem decision

Dec 19, 2017 - 7:30 AM

The Palestinians slam the veto as 'unacceptable' and vowed to turn to the UN General Assembly to push for a resolution condemning the decision

UNSC VOTE. The UN Security Council voting on a draft resolution related to Jerusalem, December 18, 2017, at the United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Trump's accusers 'should be heard' – Haley

Dec 11, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Trump's UN Ambassador says 'Women who accuse anyone should be heard. They should be heard and they should be dealt with.'

UN AMBASSADOR. This file photo taken on November 18, 2016 shows South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley during the 2016 National Lawyers Convention sponsored by the Federalist Society in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan / AFP

Group warns of revenge killings, rise in clan feuding in Marawi

Nov 30, 2017 - 8:30 AM

According to International Alert Philippines, gender-related violence and clan feuds are the 3rd biggest cause of conflict in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

AFTER MARAWI This screenshot shows the battle area in Marawi City. Screenshot from Rappler

Marawi rehab: 'Build communities resilient to threat of extremism'

Nov 29, 2017 - 7:45 PM

'Are they treating this simply as a matter of building, constructing infrastructure? I hope not,' says International Alert Philippines country manager Francisco Lara Jr

MARAWI CITY. This screenshot shows the battle area inside Marawi City. Screenshot from Rappler

LOOK: Nikki Gil, BJ Albert post first photo of son Finn

Nov 21, 2017 - 2:52 PM

See Nikki's sweet message to her baby boy, and her anniversary greeting to BJ

Nikki Gil, BJ Albert welcome baby boy

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:46 PM

This is the couple's first child

North Korea says it will make U.S. suffer over 'vicious' UN sanctions

Sep 12, 2017 - 8:05 PM

North Korea categorically rejects the new measures with UN ambassador Han Tae Song saying in Geneva that the US had fabricated the most vicious sanction resolution and warning of retaliation

IN PHOTOS: Nikki Gil's surprise birthday party

Aug 24, 2017 - 3:19 PM

Nikki celebrates her 30th birthday with husband BJ Albert and friends

Berita selebriti hari ini: Jumat, 11 Agustus 2017

Aug 11, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder welcome baby girl

Aug 11, 2017 - 11:55 AM

The couple welcome their first child together Bodhi Soleil

LOOK: Nikki Gil is pregnant

Jul 15, 2017 - 9:53 PM

Nikki Gil and husband businessman BJ Albert are expecting their first child

U.S. pressures Myanmar to accept UN rights probe

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:59 AM

Yangon officials said last week that they would deny visas to the 3 person team mandated by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate abuses reportedly committed by security forces in Rakhine state

In this file photo, Rohingya migrants sit in a boat as they are towed closer to land by fishermen, off the coast near the city of Geulumpang in Indonesia's East Aceh district of Aceh province, before being rescued on May 20, 2015. Januar/AFP

U.S. vows to press China to enforce North Korea sanctions

Jul 10, 2017 - 1:05 AM

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says China has been helpful but needs to do more

PACKAGE SEIZED? This undated picture released on August 4, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at a meeting in Pyongyang. File photo by KCNA/AFP

RAW Deal: Predicting Takeover: Chicago and Backlash 2017

May 20, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Despite a lack of a build up to the NXT main event and uncertainty about whether Jinder Mahal can hang in the title picture two shows with major implications take place

WWE CHAMPION BET. Randy Orton is most likely to win over Jinder Mahal after defeating Baron Corbin in this week'€™s main event on SmackDown. File photo by JP Yim/Getty Images North America/AFP

U.S. pushes United Nations to address Venezuela crisis

May 17, 2017 - 11:10 PM

The UN Security Council will discuss the unrest in Venezuela that has left at least 42 dead at the request of the United States

Venezuelan opposition activists take part in a women's march aimed to keep pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, whose authority is being increasingly challenged by protests and deadly unrest, in Caracas on May 6, 2017. File photo by Juan Barreto/AFP

U.S. would talk to N. Korea if missile, nuclear tests stop – Haley

May 17, 2017 - 8:53 AM

We are willing to talk but not until we see a total stop of the nuclear process and of any test there says US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley

Nikki R. Haley (center), United States Permanent Representative to the UN, speaks to journalists following closed-door Security Council consultations on the recent missile launches by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), March 8, 2017. Also addressing reporters with her were Koro Bessho (left), Permanent Representative of Japan; and Cho Tae-yul, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea. United Nations, New York Manuel Elias/UN Photo

Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed expecting first child

May 05, 2017 - 11:55 AM

The couple announces the happy news on Instagram

U.S. steps up pressure on Syria ahead of Russia talks

Apr 10, 2017 - 12:55 AM

UPDATED US President Donald Trump s top advisers set the stage for a diplomatic confrontation in Moscow

TILLERSON. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks on visa travel at the US Customs and Border Protection Press Room in the Reagan Building on March 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, April 3-9, 2017

Apr 09, 2017 - 8:14 AM

Hello Here s a round up of videos from the past week you need to watch

U.S. threatens further strikes in Syria

Apr 08, 2017 - 7:35 AM

The United States took a very measured step last night We are prepared to do more but we hope it will not be necessary says US Ambassador Nikki Haley

'HORRIFIC ACTS.' In this file photo, Nikki Haley (center), United States Permanent Representative to the UN and President of the Security Council for April, addresses the meeting of the council on the alleged use of chemical weapons in an April 4 airstrike in Idlib, Syria, April 5, 2017. File photo by Rick Bajornas /UN Photo

UN chief urges restraint, council to meet on U.S. strikes in Syria

Apr 07, 2017 - 11:28 PM

Mindful of the risk of escalation I appeal for restraint to avoid any acts that could deepen the suffering of the Syrian people Guterres says in a statement

ANTONIO GUTERRES. Antonio Guterres attends a press conference on May 14, 2014 in Geneva. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP