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At least 11 dead in tornado-struck Mississippi

Apr 13, 2020 - 1:16 PM

(UPDATED) The tornadoes cause 'catastrophic' damage, according to US media, and prompt the National Weather Service to issue its highest level of tornado alert

Tornadoes tear through Tennessee, 25 dead

Mar 04, 2020 - 8:07 AM

News footage shows cars piled up, hangars destroyed, and what appears to be dozens of aircraft smashed into each other

DAMAGE. Buildings damaged by the storm are seen in the Germantown neighborhood following devastating tornadoes on March 03, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images/AFP

New-look Foton Tornadoes rebrand to Chery Tiggo Crossovers

Jan 08, 2020 - 6:22 PM

The Chery Tiggo Crossovers beef up their lineup for the 2020 Philippine Superliga season

REBRANDING. The Chery Tiggo Crossovers aim to end their Philippine Superliga title drought this season. Photo from release

Tornado hits 5 barangays in Marawi City – report

Nov 04, 2019 - 11:28 PM

(UPDATED) The Lanao del Sur Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office is conducting assessment in coordination with the city government

TORNADO. A tornado hits several barangays in Marawi City on Monday, November 4. All photos provided by PIA-10 Regional Director Frank Gumapon

F2 Logistics back in PSL finals after trouncing Foton

Aug 20, 2019 - 10:45 PM

The Cargo Movers make sure to avoid semifinal complications by disposing of the Tornadoes in 4 sets

MAIDEN. Kalei Mau reaches her first PSL finals. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Foton turns back Sta. Lucia for 4th straight win

Jul 16, 2019 - 10:45 PM

The Tornadoes storm back from two sets down to deal the Lady Realtors their seventh consecutive defeat

DOWNWARD SPIRAL. Ruby de Leon and Sta. Lucia continue to struggle in the PSL. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PSL: Petron snaps Generika-Ayala's streak for solo 2nd place

Jul 09, 2019 - 10:46 PM

Petron and Foton get off to stunning wins in the 2019 PSL All-Filipino Conference

ON TRACK. The Petron Blaze Spikers are still on the path to their title defense. File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron, Foton sweep separate PSL foes

Jul 06, 2019 - 11:14 PM

The Blaze Spikers bank on a returning star to roll to a 4-1 record as the Tornadoes also climb to 3-3

IN CONTROL. The Petron Blaze Spikers stay on top of their game. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Petron outlasts Cignal in PSL thriller; Foton downs PLDT

Jun 30, 2019 - 12:45 AM

The Blaze Spikers rebound from their first loss with a five-set escape over the HD Spikers

GRITTY WIN. The Petron Blaze Spikers get back on the winning track after surviving Cignal’s huge challenge. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PSL: Petron snatches first win over Marinerang Pilipina

Jun 20, 2019 - 10:49 PM

Petron shows no mercy in its bid for a 3-peat Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference title

HOT START. Petron blazes off to a dominant All-Filipino Conference title defense. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PSL: Kalei Mau powers F2 to 2nd win

Jun 18, 2019 - 10:40 PM

Kalei Mau delivers despite the dominant La Salle connection in her club

OFFENSIVE FORCE. Kalei Mau scores 17 points fo F2 Logistics. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Santiago, Foton stun F2 Logistics in PSL quarterfinals

Apr 08, 2019 - 7:06 PM

The No. 7 Tornadoes shock the No. 2 Cargo Movers to force a do-or-die quarterfinals match

ONE MORE. Dawn Macandili and the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers fail to dispatch the Foton Tornadoes. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Tornado kills at least 23 in US state of Alabama – officials

Mar 04, 2019 - 12:42 PM

(UPDATED) The swath of destruction left by the storm is a quarter mile wide and stretches for the 'several miles that it traveled on the ground'

TORNADO. This handout image provided by Justin Merritt from his Instagram account shows a tornado in Dothan, Alabama on March 3, 2019.  Handout photo by Justin Merritt/Instagram/AFP

3 dead, 172 injured in Havana tornado

Jan 28, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel says several emergency teams are working hard to restore power to blacked-out areas

AFTERMATH. A damaged car flattened by debris from a building is seen in the tornado-hit Luyano neighborhood in Havana early on January 28, 2019. Photo by Adalberto Roque/AFP

UP, Foton to face off in battle for 7th place

Jul 17, 2018 - 7:39 PM

Both teams will clash in the consolation match on Thursday, July 19

FIRST WIN. The UP-UIA Lady Maroons flashed their best form in the tournament to take their first win. Photo from press release

Generika survives Foton's threat in 5-set thriller

Jun 26, 2018 - 9:04 PM

The Foton Tornadoes tumble to their second straight loss

COMEBACK. Generika powers through the deciding set after gaining momentum from the 4th set. Photo from Philippine Superliga

Petron rallies to steal PSL Grand Prix finals opener; Foton bags bronze

May 01, 2018 - 8:15 PM

American import Channon Thompson delivers huge points down the last stretch of the match

REINFORCEMENT. National University stalwart Jaja Santiago comes to aid the Tornadoes to end their campaign on a high note. Photo from PSL

Stalzer, Hurley scorch hot as Petron eliminates Foton to return to PSL finals

Dec 09, 2017 - 10:17 PM

The Petron Blaze Spikers claim the right to challenge the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers in the best-of-3 finals of the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix

Foton cools hot-starting Sta. Lucia, seals PSL semis berth

Dec 08, 2017 - 1:28 AM

The Foton Tornadoes arrange a semifinals clash against rivals Petron Blaze Spikers

The week in photos: November 18-24, 2017

Nov 25, 2017 - 9:50 AM

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

Models celebrate during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Foton, Petron kick off 2017 Chooks-to-Go PSL Grand Prix

Oct 18, 2017 - 10:38 PM

PSL action will commence on Saturday, October 21

9 TEAM RECORD. The 2017 Chooks-to-Go PSL Grand Prix will the biggest one to date. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler.

UST’s Cherry Rondina hopes Grand Prix success carries over to UAAP

Dec 12, 2016 - 7:15 PM

The Cebu native hopes to bring more maturity to the Lady Tigresses after winning the PSL Grand Prix with the Foton Tornadoes

MOMENTUM. Cherry Rondina, seen in the photo holding the trophy, wants to carry over her momentum to the upcoming UAAP volleyball season.

Foton secures back-to-back PSL Grand Prix titles after surviving Petron

Dec 10, 2016 - 7:38 PM

The Tornadoes end the season with a bang as they complete back to back championship quest

BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPS. The Foton Tornadoes are back-to-back PSL champions. Photo by Jochebed Awa-ao

PSL: Petron looks past Game 1 loss, strives to even Grand Prix finals

Dec 10, 2016 - 1:40 AM

The Blaze Spikers face their biggest challenge yet needing a win to keep their title hopes alive

DO OR DIE. The Petron Blaze Spikers have to put their frustration over a pivotal Game 1 call to try to even the series in Game 2 on Saturday. Photo by Jochebed Awa-ao/Rappler

PSL: Foton outlasts Petron to take 1-0 lead in Grand Prix Finals

Dec 08, 2016 - 11:26 PM

The Tornadoes are one game away from retaining the Grand Prix title after a 5 set win over the Blaze Spikers

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

SCHEDULE: Foton vs Petron - PSL Grand Prix Finals

Dec 04, 2016 - 7:59 PM

Will the Foton Tornadoes complete a back to back gold medal finish or will the Petron Blaze Spikers climb back to the top?

Foton outlasts RC Cola to reach Grand Prix Finals for second straight year

Dec 03, 2016 - 4:35 PM

Ariel Usher led her team back to the Finals after a 5 set thriller against the Lady Troopers

TWISTER. The Foton Tornadoes will try to win their second straight Grand Prix title. Screenshot from livestream

PSL: Foton reigns supreme in battle of top teams

Nov 24, 2016 - 9:31 PM

Jaja Santiago and the Tornadoes claim the top semis spot with a 4 set victory against Petron

TWISTER. The Foton Tornadoes sent the rest of the PSL a stern message with their win over Petron. Screenshot from livestream

Flawless Foton continues to rise with win over Cignal

Nov 22, 2016 - 6:15 PM

UPDATED The Tornadoes add another game to their win streak with a sweep over Cignal

ANOTHER WIN. Jaja Santiago (right) leads Foton to another win in the PSL Grand Prix. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PSL: Foton claims crucial 5-set win in Jaja Santiago’s return

Nov 19, 2016 - 6:06 PM

With their full lineup intact Foton beats RC Cola to cruise to their seventh victory

WELCOME BACK. The Foton Tornadoes celebrated the return of Jaja Santiago with a victory. Screenshot from YouTube

F2 Logistics claim first PSL All-Filipino crown after dominating Game 3

Aug 17, 2016 - 9:04 PM

F2 Logistics downs Foton in a do or die Game 3 behind standout performances of Ara Galang and Mika Reyes

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. F2 Logistics handled business in Game 3 to become the new All-Filipino conference champions. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Foton vs F2 Logistics PSL Finals comes down to Game 3

Aug 17, 2016 - 10:41 AM

After F2 failed to clinch the series in Game 2 Foton looks to continue their momentum and clinch the All Filipino crown

The Foton Tornadoes are hoping to replicate this scene from last season. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Tornado hits Fort Santiago in Manila

Aug 14, 2016 - 8:50 PM

The tornado leaves 1 injured and more than 100 houses destroyed according to Manila disaster management chief Johnny Yu

IPU-IPO. A screen grab of the tornado that hit Manila. Photo by Paulo Domingo

Foton downs F2 Logistics in 4 sets to extend finals

Aug 13, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Jaja Santiago unleashes 19 points and Cherry Rondina adds 15 as the Tornadoes push the All Filipino Conference to a deciding Game 3

China mounts rescue efforts as tornado toll hits 98

Jun 24, 2016 - 10:30 AM

UPDATED President Xi Jinping has ordered all out rescue efforts after what Xinhua said was one of the worst disasters ever to hit Jiangsu including the worst tornado to hit China in half a century

RESCUE. A picture made available on June 24, 2016 shows firemen running to search for victims in Funing county, Jiangsu province, China, June 23, 2016. Storms and a rare tornado in Funing and neighboring Sheyang counties in the have killed 78 people. Photo by FEATURECHINA/EPA

Petron opens PSL title defense with sweep of Foton Tornadoes

Jun 18, 2016 - 6:54 PM

Captain Aiza Maizo Pontillas leads the scoring for Petron with 16 points

DEFENSE. Bernadeth Pons (3) and Shiela Pineda (6) do their part to get Petron's title defense started on the right foot. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Massive tornadoes rip across Oklahoma, at least 2 killed

May 10, 2016 - 5:47 PM

The first tornado hits Elmore City in rural Garvin County followed by the southwestern town of Ninnekah

A tornado rips through a residential area after touching down south of Wynnewood, Oklahoma on May 09, 2016. The tornado touched down quickly and destroyed an unknown number of structures before a series of other twisters riddled the area. One person is confirmed dead.  == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / MANDATORY CREDIT: "AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT / Josh EDELSON" / NO MARKETING / NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS / DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / GETTY OUT == == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / MANDATORY CREDIT: "AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT / Josh EDELSON" / NO MARKETING / NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS / DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / GETTY OUT ==   / AFP PHOTO / Josh Edelson

South American floods kill 12, force mass evacuations

Apr 21, 2016 - 8:38 AM

Argentina Chile and Uruguay have all been hit by the deluge which has inundated towns taken out bridges blocked roads and cut off water supplies in recent days

AFTER THE TORNADO. People walk past a car turned upside down by a tornado in Dolores, Uruguay on April 16, 2016. Nicolas Garcia/AFP

10 Christmas stories around the world you (also) probably missed

Dec 29, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Last minute preps for Christmas made me miss the news I read back on people stories that happened during the holidays and came up with this list

Death toll at 43 as wild weather tears across parts of US

Dec 28, 2015 - 6:42 PM

The National Weather Service says 21 states – from New Mexico to as far north as Michigan – are under a weather watch or warning as part of the storm system

TORNADO AFTERMATH. This still aerial image from video courtesy of NBCDFW.COM shows tornado damaged houses and vehicles in Rowlett, Texas on December 27, 2015. NBCDFW.COM/AFP

Death toll rises as tornados, storms strike southern US

Dec 27, 2015 - 3:15 PM

UPDATED The tornados – residents say at least 4 of them – ripped off power cables and knocked over pylons

Foton import Lindsay Stalzer named PSL MVP

Dec 05, 2015 - 4:55 PM

Foton Tornadoes power hitting import Lindsay Stalzer was named the 2015 Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Most Valuable Player

Lindsay Stalzer basks in her glory just moments after winning a PSL Grand Prix title with the Foton Tornadoes. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Foton defeats Petron in straight sets to win PSL Grand Prix title

Dec 05, 2015 - 4:37 PM

The Foton Tornadoes won the third and deciding match against the Petron Blazing Spikers to win the 2015 PSL Grand Prix title

CHAMPIONS. The Foton Tornadoes have ended the Petron Blazing Spikers' reign atop the PSL. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Blazing Petron demolishes Foton to tie PSL finals series

Nov 30, 2015 - 8:26 PM

Two time defending champions Petron force a do or die Game 3 on Saturday

BLAZING. Petron pushed the PSL finals series to the limit with a 4-set win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Foton shocks Petron to take Game 1 of Philippine Superliga finals

Nov 26, 2015 - 7:55 PM

Foton loses the first set before winning the next 3 to move to the brink of the PSL Grand Prix championship

BLAZED. The Foton Tornadoes moved to within a win of winning the 2015 PSL Grand Prix championship. Photo by Josh Albelda / Rappler

Defending champs Petron, Foton begin PSL finals series

Nov 26, 2015 - 3:39 AM

Volleyball fans are set for a thrilling Philippine Superliga Grand Prix finale as Foton slugs it out with two time defending champions Petron in their best of 3 finals

ABOVE THE NET. Jaja Santiago (C) and the Foton Tornadoes will look to end the championship run of the two-time defending champion Petron. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PSL: Foton trips top seed Philips Gold, Petron bags first semis berth

Nov 06, 2015 - 4:27 AM

The Foton Tornadoes continued to sustain momentum after winning its third consecutive game against the league leading Philips Gold Lady Slammers

Gilligan’s, Foton Tornadoes advance to PSL beach volley finals

Aug 02, 2015 - 4:33 AM

The Gilligan s duo of Danica Gendrauli and Norie Jane Diaz earned the right to meet Patty Orendain and Fiola Ceballos of Foton for the Philippine Superliga Beach Volleyball title

TWISTER. Patty Orendain and Fiola Ceballos will have a chance to win the Philippine Superliga beach volleyball title when they meet Danica Gendrauli and Norie Jane Diaz of Gilligan’s. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Houston submerged as wild weather wreaks havoc in US, Mexico

May 26, 2015 - 11:42 PM

Torrential rain leaves large parts of Houston submerged in savage weather that has killed nearly 20 people in the United States and Mexico

AFTERMATH. A car lies destroyed in front of a house after a tornado struck May 25, 2015 in Ciudad Acuna, northern Mexico, leaving at least 13 dead people and flattening hundreds of homes in a deadly six-second blast of carnage. Photo by Raul Llamas / AFP

Tornado, floods leave deadly trail at Mexico-US border

May 26, 2015 - 8:10 AM

The tornado sweeps in at impressive speed of 270 300 kilometers 168 186 miles per hour and lasts only 6seconds

TORNADO. Emergency workers and inhabitants inspect an area after the passage of a tornado in Ciudad Acuña, North of Mexico, 25 May 2015. Photo by EPA.