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Grieving members of the public following a shooting at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch

New Zealand mosque shootings kill at least 49, seriously wound 20

WELLINGTON — At least one gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 20 during Friday prayers at two New Zealand mosques in the country's worst ever...
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‘Nasaan ang CHR?’: Explaining its mandate amid Cebu teen rape-slay

The Commission on Human Rights released an infographic on social media to explain its mandate in response to criticisms from some Filipinos following the case of...
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Activists in Hong Kong and Taiwan feel heat as China fears ‘separatist’ collusion

HONG KONG/TAIPEI – As Beijing grows wary of pro-independence groups seeking to forge closer ties in Hong Kong and Taiwan, activists say they are coming...
George and Amal Clooney

George and Amal Clooney on justice mission for women and gay people

EDINBURGH — Celebrity couple George and Amal Clooney said on Thursday they wanted to use their star power to push for justice globally for...
Kaliwa Dam

Why China-funded Kaliwa Dam, a possible alternate water source, is heavily opposed

The government is pushing through with the China-funded Kaliwa Dam project in Quezon province as a new water source in the metropolis even if...
Leni Robredo and social media_Interaksyon

Leni Robredo’s remarks on rape taken out of context on social media

Vice President Leni Robredo's statement on rape in 2018 resurfaced as some social media users took it out of context and attempted to connect it...

Prostitution, drugs, and rape: K-pop entertainment world rocked by scandals

SEOUL— South Korean police questioned two K-pop stars on Thursday as allegations of sex tapes, prostitutes and secret chat about rape rocked South Korea's music...
Olympus Trading platform

An easy-to-use, lower risk platform for newbie traders

(Sponsored content.) What makes Olymp Trade the best platform for beginners? It is more than a beautifully designed intuitive platform. Olymp Trade allows a budding...
U.S. actor Ben Stiller, actress and social activist Susan Sarandon and Lebanese actress and director Nadine Labaki clap after the screening of the documentary in Beirut

Laughter can bring attention to global refugee crisis, U.S. comic says

UNITED NATIONS — Most people wouldn't consider the global refugee crisis a laughing matter, but American comic actor Ben Stiller says humor can help...

#Trollintelligently: Fake Twitter accounts using other people’s photos exposed

The hashtag "#trollingintelligently" trended on Twitter Philippines after observant users found out that profile photos of some Filipino accounts are of foreign personalities and...
Marvin and Jolina

Iconic Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin love team will reunite in new film

The iconic 90’s love team of veteran artists Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin will return in an upcoming movie based as announced in their...
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Evidence shows death penalty does not deter crime. Yet politicians still call for it.

The rape-slay case of a grade 9 female student in Cebu revived calls on Twitter to enforce capital punishment for heinous crimes like rape...
Comic book cover

Long live comedy: Digital comics immortalizes iconic Filipino comedians

Artist Alan Czar Santos created a digital comic book that pays tribute to some of the most iconic Filipino comedians and entertainers who played...
Video gamers

ESPN to launch its own collegiate video game sports championship

NEW YORK — ESPN will hold its first ever college championship for competitive video gaming later this year, the TV sports network said on Tuesday,...
A flag is pictured outside the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva

‘Snail’s pace’ progress of women in politics calls for tougher measures, leaders say

UNITED NATIONS — The number of women in the top echelons of world politics has crawled to an all-time high, but progress is so...
water shortage hospital Rizal Medica Center

MWSS chief regulator: Growing population is reason for water shortage

The chief regulator of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) cited on Facebook the growing population in the metropolis as the reason for...
Security guards outside RCBC

RCBC sues ‘vicious’ Bangladesh Bank over heist claim

A Philippine bank has filed a lawsuit accusing Bangladesh's central bank of defamation, hitting back at what it says are baseless claims of its...
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#Trashtag challenge is good for nature, but personal safety hazards exist

In 2015, environment activist Steven Reinhold launched #Trashtag, a social media challenge that encourages people to post a photo of themselves before and after...
Pilots in a cockpit

Pilot gives heartwarming surprise tribute to parents onboard flight

An airline pilot impressed Filipinos when he gave a heartwarming tribute to his parents who were onboard the airplane he was flying, saying that...
La Mesa Dam Interaksyon

PAGASA counters Manila Water: El Niño not cause of water shortage

Experts from the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System and the weather bureau were not convinced with Manila Water’s attribution to the El Niño weather...