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IN PHOTOS: 7 must see highlights from the 2016 Star Magic Ball

Coconuts Manila - ‎4 hours ago‎
Gerald Anderson and Bea Alonzo are finally able to attend the Star Magic Ball openly, years after their failed romance. PHOTO: Coconuts Manila.
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WATCH | Somali pirates free 26 fishermen, including Pinoy crew, held for nearly five years

InterAksyon - ‎1 hour ago‎
The release of the Naham 3 crew represents the end of captivity for the last remaining seafarers taken hostage during the height of Somali piracy.
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Abus attack South Korean ship, seize captain, crewman

Philippine Star - ‎Oct 21, 2016‎
Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants hijacked a South Korean cargo ship and seized the captain and its crew off Bongao, Tawi-Tawi on Thursday.
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LOOK: Kris Aquino, Bimby meet James Yap's newborn baby - ‎1 hour ago‎
Actress-TV host Kris Aquino and her son Bimby finally met the newborn baby of her former husband James Yap and his Italian girlfriend Michela Cazzola.
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One killed, 2 injured in Japan park blasts – fire department

Rappler - ‎1 hour ago‎
CRIME SCENE. A broken wooden bench stands at the site of an explosion at a park in Utsunomiya, some 100 kilometres (60 miles) north of Tokyo on October 23, 2016.
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Aguirre wants to revive probe of Mamasapano - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Department of Justice (DOJ) will reopen the investigation of the January 2015 Mamasapano massacre to give the public a complete picture of why 44 Special Action Forces (SAF) troopers died in the botched mission to capture high-profile terrorists.
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AFP forms joint task force to intensify Davao security

Manila Bulletin - ‎19 hours ago‎
Davao City - The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has activated a joint task force aimed at boosting security arrangements in this city and nearby locations.
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Divers retrieve bodies of 2 crash victims - ‎13 hours ago‎
The map shows Santiago Cove in Santiago, Ilocos Sur, where a Cessna single-engine plane crashed on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, and killed two persons.
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Train runs over 6 minors who slept on tracks; 3 girls killed

Manila Bulletin - ‎17 hours ago‎
Tragedy, not a hangover, followed the deep sleep that came after a weekend drinking spree of six minors who fell asleep yesterday on the railroad tracks along Antipolo Street, Sta.
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Thailand's government says Google removing content with royal insults

VentureBeat - ‎2 hours ago‎
(Reuters) - Thailand's government met with representatives from Internet giant Google, amid growing calls from Thai hardline royalists to bring those who insult the monarchy to justice, as many Thais look with uncertainty to a future without their ...
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PM's ostrich response to multiple crises in 'Budget Season 2017'

Malaysiakini (subscription) - ‎3 hours ago‎
MP SPEAKS Budget 2017 presented by Prime Minister-cum-Finance Minister Najib Razak feels like an ostrich's response to the multiple crises facing the nation.
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50000 evacuated in typhoon's path in southern China - ‎11 hours ago‎
A woman takes pictures on the waterfront of Victoria Harbour as Typhoon Haima approaches Hong Kong, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Haima churned toward southern China on Friday after smashing into the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, ...
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Law Minister K Shanmugam to lodge police report over States Times Review allegations

Channel NewsAsia - ‎21 hours ago‎
Refuting claims in the report, Mr Shanmugam said he was “quite shocked at such outright falsehoods”. “All of this is completely false,” he wrote.
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Cameroon rail accident toll rises to at least 60

InterAksyon - ‎20 hours ago‎
People escape the site of the derailment in Eseka. The accident claimed at least 60 lives and injured 600 people. AFP PHOTO. InterAksyon.
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19 die as helicopter carrying oil workers crashes in Russia

WHIO - ‎18 hours ago‎
In this handout photo, made available by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, a Mi-8 helicopter lies on the ground after it crashed about 45 kilometers (28 miles) northeast of Staryi Urengoi in Hassana, Russia.
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AT&T buying HBO and CNN owner Time Warner for $85.4 billion - ‎5 hours ago‎
In this Tuesday, May 26, 2015 file photo, pedestrians walk by an entrance to the Time Warner Center in New York. On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, several reports citing unnamed sources said AT&T (inset) is in advanced talks to buy Time Warner, owner of the ...
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Higher 'chalk allowance' for teachers sought

Rappler - ‎Oct 22, 2016‎
MANILA, Philippines - A Senate bill wants to increase the "chalk allowance" or the teaching supplies allowance for public school teachers from a yearly P1,500 ($31.08) to P3,500 ($72.51).
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Commuters' welfare group asks CA to reject Tugade's appointment

Business Mirror - ‎Oct 21, 2016‎
AN umbrella network of road users has urged the Commission on Appointments (CA) to junk the ad interim appointment of Transportation Secretary Arthur P. Tugade.
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With China ties, DOT expects 1M more tourists

Philippine Star - ‎16 hours ago‎
“Next year would be a good year for DOT because the tourism arrival will increase significantly. I'm only eyeing one million increase every year and with China giving us two million, then, if you have six million now plus two million, then you could ...

Facebook to cut down on censorship, allowing “significant” graphic posts

Manila Bulletin - ‎1 hour ago‎
MB FILE - A 3D printed Facebook logo is seen in front of a displayed stock. MB FILE - A 3D printed Facebook logo is seen in front of a displayed stock graph in this illustration taken April 28, 2016.
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The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the Lenovo Yoga Book

Engadget - ‎15 hours ago‎
There's nothing quite like the Lenovo Yoga Book. It's a small, lightweight clamshell device running your choice of Android or Windows 10 as an OS.
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Why is the Google Pixel graded on a curve when the iPhone isn't?

BGR - ‎17 hours ago‎
During the original iPhone introduction, Steve Jobs referenced a favorite quote of his from legendary computer scientist Alan Kay: “People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
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La Salle pounds UST anew with 43-point rout - ‎37 minutes ago‎
La Salle shook off its cobwebs early and clobbered University of Santo Tomas anew, 99-56, Sunday in the UAAP Season 79 men's basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
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Newly crowned champ Ginebra gives back with thanksgiving party for kabarangays

Sports Interactive Network Philippines - ‎26 minutes ago‎
BARANGAY Ginebra gave back to its fans after its PBA Governors' Cup conquest by holding a thanksgiving party on Sunday noon at The Arena in San Juan.
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Team-first Sarr not focused on catching Mbala in MVP race

Rappler - ‎21 hours ago‎
DOING HIS JOB. Papi Sarr (R) protects the ball during Adamson's game against UP. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler. MANILA, Philippines - Adamson big man Papi Sarr has performed impressively for the Adamson Soaring Falcons in UAAP Season 79.
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FEU assures Racela to finish UAAP season, will support coach's decision

Rappler - ‎Oct 22, 2016‎
MOVING ON? Nash Racela has reportedly been assigned to take over TNT KaTropa. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler. MANILA, Philippines - The FEU Tamaraws assured on Saturday, October 22 that Nash Racela will finish his duties as the head coach of the ...
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Missed the #AlDubWedding? These Videos Will Have You Covered - ‎6 hours ago‎
You've seen the Kalyeserye pre-nup photos, and yesterday, Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards finally tied the knot as AlDub. Congratulazione, Mister and Missus!
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LOOK: Kim Chiu and Xian Lim shine at Star Magic Ball 2016

Rappler - ‎19 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines - The fan favorite love team KimXi (Kim Chiu and Xian Lim) once more took to the Star Magic Ball 2016 red carpet together Saturday night, October 22.
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REFLECTION | The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector: 'Be humble'

InterAksyon - ‎6 hours ago‎
By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O. Carm | Photo by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon · Sunday, October 23, 2016 · 8:09 am.
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Why the few remaining snow leopards are still dying at the hands of humans

Christian Science Monitor - ‎14 hours ago‎
The report estimates that between 221 and 450 snow leopards have been killed since 2008, but notes that the number could be higher since killings in remote areas go undetected and it is difficult to monitor the trade of big cats.
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[ 22 October 2016 ] Oldest known planet-forming circumstellar disc discovered News

Astronomy Now Online - ‎Oct 22, 2016‎
Artist's impression of a protoplanetary disc showing a young star at its centre. Image credit: ESO/L. Calçada - ESO. A group of citizen scientists and professional astronomers, including Carnegie's Jonathan Gagné, joined forces to discover an unusual ...
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Scientists suggest new theory behind the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle

The Independent - ‎16 hours ago‎
The mystery of the Bermuda Triangle may finally have been solved by a group of satellite meteorologists. For decades, a series of disappearances within the 500,000km square area between Miami, Puerto Rico and Bermuda has remained unexplained and ...
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UN population body urges stronger sex ed for PH - ‎12 hours ago‎
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is pushing for a stronger sex education program in the country to address the problem of teenage pregnancy.
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Busay chief: I've never been into drugs - ‎19 hours ago‎
Busay Barangay Captain Amilo Lopez shows one of the types of medicine he uses to suppress his hypertension during a press briefing.
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Govt, NGOs mark lead poisoning prevention week

Manila Bulletin - ‎6 hours ago‎
Government and non-government organizations are observing this year's International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action with activities geared at minimizing, if not eliminating, preventable sources of human exposure to toxic lead.

Scientists unleash teeny tiny little soldiers in fight against breast cancer

Manila Bulletin - ‎8 hours ago‎
MOSCOW - A new study provides evidence that nanoparticles may be able to stop breast cancer in its tracks. A study published Oct. 19 in Science Translational Medicine details how scientists were able to use nanoparticles to target and destroy the DNA ...