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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash

"President Raisi, the foreign minister and all the passengers in the helicopter were killed in the crash," a senior Iranian official told Reuters DUBAI (Updated...
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Philippines says China should allow scrutiny of disputed shoal

MANILA —The Philippines challenged China on Monday to open Scarborough Shoal to international scrutiny after it accused Beijing of destroying the shoal's marine environment. "We are alarmed and...

Factbox: Singapore’s new leader Lawrence Wong

SINGAPORE — Lawrence Wong, 51, took over as prime minister of Singapore last Wednesday, becoming the fourth leader of the Asian financial hub since its independence in 1965. Wong...

Prayer rally vs charter change set outside Senate on May 22

Opponents of the proposed Charter change are bringing their message to the Senate. Church and civil society organizations have scheduled a prayer march Wednesday outside...

Tech giant reports Philippines among top countries interested in AI

Data from a tech giant revealed that Filipinos are among the most interested in artificial intelligence (AI) technology globally. Google Trends said that the Southeast...

Cannes festival director laments focus on controversies rather than cinema

CANNES — Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux lamented on Monday an increased focus in recent years on political and social issues in the movie industry,...
Pope Francis

Pope Francis says US Catholic conservatives have ‘suicidal attitude’

Pope Francis said his conservative critics within the Roman Catholic Church in the United States are trapped in a "suicidal attitude," according to an...
Arshie Larga

How Arshie Larga feels about joining Forbes 30 under 30 Asia Class of 2024

"Para akong nanalo sa lotto, hahahaha!" This was how pharmacist and content creator Arshie Larga reacted after learning of his inclusion in the Forbes 30...

What if companies rewarded employees for their failures?

A growing number of companies are encouraging their employees to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams in-house — a trend known as intrapreneurship. Some managers do...
Student protester

What is it about Gaza? Wars are raging around the world, so why are...

University campuses around the world have become the site of tiny tent cities in recent weeks, with student activists protesting the ongoing conflict in...
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Victoria’s Secret fashion show set for a comeback after six-year gap

The popular annual runway show from Victoria's Secret, featuring supermodels with jewel-encrusted bras and angel wings, will be back this fall season after a...
Elon Musk

Elon Musk ordered to testify again in US SEC probe of Twitter takeover

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal court ordered on Tuesday that Elon Musk must testify again in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's investigation into his...

Comelec faces backlash for suggesting voters check candidate qualifications

The role of the Commission on Elections was questioned by Filipinos after it urged voters to do a deep dive on electoral candidates amid...
JFF 2024

Rundown: Japanese Film Fest 2024 movies you can stream for free

Cinephiles and lovers of Japanese culture can start binge-watching movies for this year's edition of the famous Japanese Film Festival next month. Organizers of the...
Atin Ito Coalition

CBCP head seeks peaceful solution to WPS dispute

A civilian-led supply mission to the West Philippine Sea has received backing from the head of Catholic bishops’ leadership, who urged a peaceful resolution...
King Charles portrait

King Charles unveils his first portrait since coronation

LONDON — Britain's King Charles on Tuesday unveiled the first official portrait of himself since his coronation last May. The portrait by artist Jonathan Yeo depicts...
Philippine peso bills

BSP says its less hawkish stance may put pressure on peso

(Updated, 11:29 a.m.)  MANILA — The Philippine central bank's less hawkish stance may put pressure on the peso but that has not happened yet, its...

Video edit showing print ads featuring Maja Salvador amuses netizens

A video posted by a TikTok user amused Filipinos for featuring several print advertisements of a hair product which was endorsed by actress Maja...
R'Bonney Gabriel

‘Are you on OnlyFans?’: R’Bonney Gabriel shares encounter while in BGC

Miss Universe 2022 R'Bonney Gabriel shared that she was approached by someone in the Bonifacio Global City who asked if she was on the...
Anwar Ibrahim

Meta restores Facebook posts by Malaysian media on PM Anwar’s meeting with Hamas

KUALA LUMPUR — Meta Platforms has restored Facebook posts by Malaysian media covering Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim's meeting this week with a Hamas leader, saying...