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America's original sin: Floyd death prompts historical soul-searching

Jun 13, 2020 - 10:16 PM

'We're seeing tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of Americans wrestling with fundamental questions of what do we do with the unsavory – and, let's be frank, even immoral – aspects of our past.'

A statue of Confederate States President Jefferson Davis lies on the street after protesters pulled it down in Richmond, Virginia, on June 10, 2020. The symbols of the Confederate States and its support for slavery are being targeted for removal following the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd while in police custody. Parker Michels-Boyce / AFP

Trump nixes idea of renaming U.S. bases honoring Confederate heroes

Jun 11, 2020 - 5:47 PM

10 bases honoring generals from the secessionist South, which lost the Civil War and its struggle to preserve slavery, are in the spotlight

Fort Bragg, NC / US - May 20, 2020: Iron Mike Statue Commemorating Airborne Troops Throughout History

'Time for a change': Anti-racism protesters march across U.S.

Jun 07, 2020 - 1:54 PM

Protests took place from New York to Los Angeles with Washington as the epicenter

UNREST. A protester holds up a sign on the recently renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House as the sun sets during continued demonstrations on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. gears for weekend protests amid anger at new police abuses

Jun 06, 2020 - 6:30 PM

Massive street demonstrations are set including in Washington DC where tens of thousands of people are expected.

Protestors kneel and raise theirs fists during a vigil at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York, June 5, 2020 against the death of George Floyd and instances of police brutality. The United States has seen more than a week of nationwide protests over the death in police custody of George Floyd, captured in a shocking video showing white officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes as he pleaded for his life. TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP

U.S. scrambles to stem anger as Trump faces backlash for violent crackdown

Jun 03, 2020 - 2:03 PM

Protests have been held in cities across the country, mostly peaceful but many descending into mayhem as night falls, with both activists and officials blaming rabble-rousers, and thousands arrested

A man with an upsidedown US flag walks during a demonstration for the end of police brutaity in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina on June 2, 2020. US President Donald Trump said June 2, 2020, that he was now looking for a state to host the Republican National Convention later this summer, after North Carolina said it could not do so as planned due to the coronavirus pandemic. Charlotte was the designated city to hold the Republican convention from August 24 until August 27. Logan Cyrus / AFP

'LoL: Wild Rift' alpha invites to start on June 6 in the Philippines

Jun 03, 2020 - 1:14 PM

Invites will be sent via email, with the alpha running from June 6 to June 27

WILD RIFT. Image from Riot Games

Facebook apologizes for role in 2018 Sri Lanka unrest

May 13, 2020 - 5:20 PM

Facebook says in a statement to Bloomberg News, 'We recognize, and apologize for, the very real human rights impacts that resulted'

FACEBOOK. In this file photo illustration a Facebook App logo is displayed on a smartphone on March 25, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. File photo by Olivier Douliery/AFP

Sporadic violence in Delhi as death toll hits 32

Feb 27, 2020 - 4:37 PM

Thousands of riot police and paramilitaries patrol the affected northeast fringes of the Indian capital of 20 million people, preventing any major eruptions

AFTERMATH. In this file photo taken on February 26, 2020, Muslim people, that visited the capital for a wedding, walk past security personnel patrolling near burnt-out and damaged residential premises following clashes in New Delhi. Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP

'League of Legends' is coming to mobile, consoles

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:56 PM

'League of Legends: Wild Rift' will feature similar mechanics and gameplay to the original game, but with features tailored to the respective platforms it's coming to

THE WILD RIFT. A peek at what League of Legends could look like on mobile. Screenshot from Riot's 10th Anniversary announcement on YouTube.

Thousands riot in Papua, parliament building torched

Aug 19, 2019 - 2:36 PM

Monday's riots are triggered by reports authorities tear-gassed and detained some 43 Papuan university students in Surabaya on Saturday – Indonesia's independence day

RIOTS. Protesters take to the street to face off with Indonesian police in Manokwari, Papua on August 19, 2019. Photo by AFP

At least 52 dead in Brazil prison riot

Jul 30, 2019 - 7:10 AM

Brazil prison officials say 16 of the dead were decapitated in the second major eruption of violence to rock the country's severely overpopulated and deadly prison system in as many months

Brazilian riot police prepare to invade the Puraquequara Prison facility at Bela Vista community, Puraquequara neighborhood at the city of Manaus, Amazonas state on May 27, 2019. At least 40 inmates were killed in four jails in northern Brazil on Monday, authorities said, in the latest wave of violence to rock the country's severely overpopulated and dangerous prison system. Sandro Pereira / AFP

Prison riot in Tajikistan leaves 32 dead

May 20, 2019 - 4:07 PM

Five of the inmates and 3 guards are killed by ISIS prisoners during the riot on Sunday, the justice ministry says in a statement

Sri Lanka situation 'under control' after anti-Muslim riots

May 15, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Many Muslims have been bracing for revenge attacks since 3 churches and 3 luxury hotels were bombed by local Islamist extremists on April 21, killing 258 people

STANDING GUARD. A Sri Lankan security personnel looks on as he stands guard at a checkpoint on a roadside in Colombo on May 13, 2019. Photo by Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP

Escalating Sri Lankan anti-Muslim riots claim first life

May 14, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Violence breaks out late Monday, May 13, 3 weeks after terrorist bombings killed 258 people. Rampaging mobs carry out arson attacks, while 2,000 people vandalize a mosque, witnesses say.

SRI LANKA CURFEW. A Sri Lankan security personnel inspects a car as he blocks a road in Colombo on May 13, 2019. Photo by Lakruqan Wanniarachchi/AFP

Macron to hold crisis meeting after anti-government riots

Dec 02, 2018 - 6:41 PM

New figures released from the Paris police service show that 412 people were arrested during the worst clashes for years in the capital and 378 are still in custody

League of Legends introduces virtual K-pop girl group K/DA

Nov 07, 2018 - 4:10 PM

The virtual quartet’s music video for the single Pop/Stars amasses over 5 million YouTube views in a day

VIRTUAL POP. This pop group wants to sell you League of Legends skins. Screen shot from YouTube

Pussy Riot activist out of danger after suspected poisoning – German doctor

Sep 18, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Karl Max Einhaeupl, Charite hospital's chairman, adds that Pyotr Verzilov's 'health condition was improving from day to day and he is no longer in life-threatening danger'

RECOVERY. The CEO of Berlin's Charite Hospital Karl Max Einhaeupl (L) and leading doctor Kai-Uwe Eckardt address a press conference on September 18, 2018 in Berlin, on the health of Pyotr Verzilov, a member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, who was flown to Germany on September 16, 2018 after suspected poisoning. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Globe seeks new revenues from eSports

Apr 19, 2018 - 6:35 PM

With the launch of Globe Gaming, the telco looks to repeat its strategy of building new revenue streams around specific content, similar to what it has done with music, videos, and live events

Globe launches Globe Gaming on April 19. Photo by Chris Schnabel

Globe teams up with Riot Games, Garena, Mineski in strategic partnership

Apr 19, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The partnership, the companies say, will offer gamers better access to local, regional, and global eSports competitions, as well as original content and exclusive programming

TEAMING UP. Executives of Globe Telecom, Riot Games, Mineski, and Garena commit to their campaign to propel Philippine gaming forward. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr/Rappler

Sri Lanka to probe anti-Muslim riots, lift curfew

Mar 10, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Three people died, 20 others were wounded and more than 200 Muslim-owned businesses and homes were destroyed in four days of rioting

AFTERMATH. A Sri Lankan army patrol on the streets of Digana, a suburb of Kandy on March 8, 2018. Photo by AFP

Riot Games sues mobile game developer for copyright infringement

Jul 11, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Riot s lawsuit against Shanghai Moonton Technology follows attempts to get the Google Play store and Apple App Store to take down the infringing games

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

Troops deployed as Brazil riots spread

Jan 20, 2017 - 9:03 AM

Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas to try to separate two groups of inmates as they fought a pitched battle in the courtyard of the Alcacuz prison

RIOT. A wing of the prison is set on fire by inmates during a clash between gangs as fresh fighting erupts among inmates at Alcacuz Penitentiary Center near Natal in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil on January 19, 2017. Photo by Andressa Anholete/AFP

26 killed in latest Brazil jail bloodbath

Jan 16, 2017 - 8:01 AM

UPDATED The bloodbath that erupted on Saturday night January 14 is the latest of several gruesome gang related massacres this year in the country s overcrowded prisons

This grab from TV Ponta Negra taken on January 14, 2017 of the Alcacuz Penitentiary Center near Natal, Rio Grande do Norte state, northeastern Brazil shows inmates throwing objects from the prison roof during a riot. Ponta Negra SBT / AFP

Inmates beheaded in Brazil riot, 56 killed

Jan 02, 2017 - 11:18 PM

3rd UPDATE Bloodied and burned bodies were stacked in a concrete prison yard and piled in carts an Agence France Presse photographer at the scene says

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

Bilibid riot, De Lima affair, Manny Pacquiao | 6PM wRap

Nov 16, 2016 - 8:58 PM

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Inmate: Attack on Sebastian meant to stop testimony vs De Lima

Nov 16, 2016 - 12:26 PM

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group which probed the September 28 incident says there is no strong evidence so far to prove the latest allegation against Senator Leila de Lima

BILIBID 'RIOT" PROBE. PNP officials attend the hearing on the September 28 'riot' at the New Bilibid Prison on November 16, 2016. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Trillanes, De Lima want Senate probe into Bilibid 'riot, torture'

Sep 28, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The President s critics say the alleged maltreatment of inmates constitutes breaches of human rights of prisoners

House probe on Bilibid to push through with or without Sebastian

Sep 28, 2016 - 3:43 PM

House committee on justice chairperson Reynaldo Umali says high profile Bilibid inmate Jaybee Sebastian is not the be all and end all of the investigation

PROBE CONTINUES. House committee on justice Reynaldo Umali will once again preside over the next set of hearings on the proliferation of drugs at Bilibid on October 5 to 7. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bilibid riot, Recto, Peres | 12PM wRap

Sep 28, 2016 - 2:01 PM

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Alvarez on Bilibid riot: 'Forces' out to derail House probe

Sep 28, 2016 - 11:53 AM

After all these years why are they only killing each other inside just now? The intended resource persons of the committee on justice were targeted says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

BAD FOR HOUSE PROBE? Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the ongoing House investigation into the drug proliferation inside Bilibid is not out to destroy Senator Leila De Lima. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

High-profile inmate killed, 4 hurt in Bilibid 'riot'

Sep 28, 2016 - 9:51 AM

UPDATED High profile convict Tony Co is killed in a stabbing incident that led to a riot at the national state penitentiary says Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II

File photo by Rappler

LIVE: Rampage 2016 kicks off

Jul 23, 2016 - 9:35 AM

An intense clash between two of the country’s best League of Legends professional teams and a bonus celebrity showdown will highlight Rampage 2016

Misfits, Danzig to reunite for first show in 33 years

May 13, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Glenn Danzig Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein will play their first show together since 1983 at Riot Fest in September

WALK AMONG US. The Misfits core which performed together from 1980-83 will reunite for at least two festival appearances. Photo from

Saunas, aquariums, and bar found at Mexico prison

Feb 15, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Authorities seize contents of luxury cells at the prison where a deadly riot took place last week

epa05154458 Crowds wiat outside the prison of Topo Chico, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 11 February 2016. Scores of people died in a prison fire and riot. The riot reportedly was triggered by an attempted prison break by inmates belonging to the Los Zetas drug cartel, as one group of prisoners set a fire to distract the guards while other inmates tried to flee. EPA/MIGUEL SIERRA

Beijing pins Hong Kong riot on 'radical separatists'

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:49 PM

The riot that left police officers hurt showed elements of terror Zhang Xiaoming says

Drug cartel ruled in Mexico prison hit by riot

Feb 13, 2016 - 9:38 AM

Officials acknowledge that the prisoners had their own self government at the facility where 100 guards monitored 3 800 convicts

RIOT. Inmates on a roof at the Topo Chico prison, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, February 11, 2016. A prison riot in Monterrey, Mexico, has left at least 49 people dead and a dozen injured, officials said February 11. Photo by Miguel Sierra/EPA

At least 49 dead in Mexico prison riot

Feb 11, 2016 - 11:04 PM

3rd UPDATE Nuevo Leon state Governor Jaime Rodriguez says the fight erupted following a dispute over control of the prison between two rival members of the Zetas drug cartel

PRISON RIOT. An inmate waves to his relatives at Topo Chico prison, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, February 11, 2016. Photo by Miguel Sierra/EPA

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

The wRap Indonesia: Indonesian experts in Saudi, new mammal discovered

Oct 07, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the importance of Indonesia for the Trans Pacific Partnership Indonesia s defense of its haze fighting efforts and Malaysia s sanctions from FIFA

DEAL SEALED. Trade ministers from the twelve Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries participate in the closing press conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, October 5, 2015. Erik S Lesser/EPA

After Indonesia, FIFA sanctions Malaysia

Oct 06, 2015 - 10:54 AM

Malaysia was sanctioned as punishment for the crowd trouble that wrecked the World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia

Malaysian football fans throw flares onto the pitch during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia in Shah Alam. Hooliganism, match-fixing and humiliation on the field - Malaysia has emerged as Asian football's problem child, with the country's most popular sport rapidly becoming a national embarrassment. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

9 dead in Brazil prison riot

May 26, 2015 - 9:05 AM

Prisoners armed with knives take visitors including women and children hostage and demand to speak to local human rights commission officials about conditions

Nepal quake survivors clash with riot police

Apr 30, 2015 - 12:58 AM

The United Nations also appeals for 415 million for the devastated Himalayan nation

RUSH TO SAFETY. A handout photo provided by the International Federation of the Red†Cross (IFRC) on April 26, 2015 of IFRC Rescue workers carrying an injured person in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. Carl Whetham/IFRC/Handout/EPA

Egypt court sentences 11 to death over 2012 football riot

Apr 19, 2015 - 9:14 PM

Two of those sentenced to death are on the run

Pussy Riot take on 'Russian leader' in House of Cards

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:35 PM

In the third episode of House of Cards season 3 Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova come face to face with a fictional Russian leader

In this file photo, Nadezhda 'Nadya' Tolokonnikova (L) and Maria 'Masha' Alyokhina (R) of the Russian Punk band Pussy Riot attend a press conference at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), the Netherlands, 28 January 2015. Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

Armed mobs and riots in Mindanao?

Feb 06, 2015 - 9:50 AM

The angry armed mob woken from their sleep and numbering close to a thousand by some accounts picked on the trapped policemen Who is to blame for such an armed angry mob?

LGBT-unfriendly rule in League of Legends tourney reversed

Feb 04, 2015 - 10:28 PM

This particular League of Legends tournament earlier had a rule in which the teams were restricted to having a maximum of one Gay Transgendered woman for the entirety of a tournament day

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS. Screen shot from YouTube.

2014 in Moods

Jan 04, 2015 - 11:47 AM

4 moods dominated 2014 as seen from your votes on the mood meter