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A man holds a sign calling for China to release Wang Bingzhang and former Canadian diplomat Kovrig, who was arrested in China on Tuesday, outside the B.C. Supreme Court bail hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou

Canada says China has granted consular access to second detainee

OTTAWA — Canadian diplomats received consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada's foreign ministry...
Pope Francis attends the international meeting of choirs in the Vatican

Did Pope Francis really endorse President Duterte’s war on drugs?

Online articles claiming that Pope Francis endorsed President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration and his bloody drug war turned out to be incorrect following a fact-check...
Catriona Gray in evening gownvideo

Tsunami, Cobra, Infinity, Lava: A look at the many walks of Miss Universe Philippines

Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray stunned spectators and her fans when she executed her signature walk in the preliminary swimsuit competition of the...
Sinopec oil tanker approaches cargo vessel Dongtai Baoze berthed at an anchorage off Zhoushan port to supply it with bunker fuel

High stocks, low prices clog palm oil supply chain in Southeast Asia

KUALA LUMPUR — Palm oil suppliers across Southeast Asia are struggling to cope with record output, with plantations delaying harvest and mills stalling on deliveries as storage tanks...
Angkas Supreme Court Interaksyon

Why Angkas plans to continue operations despite Supreme Court ruling

Motorcycle ride-hailing app Angkas announced that it will continue operations despite the Supreme Court's recent resolution allowing the Land Transportation, Francising and Regulatory Board...
Catriona Gray Interaksyon

The makings of Catriona Gray’s ‘lava walk’ and ‘Ibong Adarna’ evening gown

Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray was the hot topic on social media last night for her signature walk and her symbolic orange evening dress...
Victims of sexual abuse

Albie Casiño’s Instagram story exposed girls’ ‘abusers.’ Will it help?

Filipinos saw the rise of men and women telling their stories of sexual harassment and naming the perpetrators on social media. Just this December, a...
Ateneo Blue Eagle Gym

Ateneo probe finds story of rape on campus ‘likely a hoax’

The administration of the Ateneo de Manila University announced that the alleged rape on its campus narrated through an anonymous post on a Facebook...
James Harden Interaksyon

Harden’s 50-point triple-double lifts Rockets past Lakers

James Harden recorded a 50-point triple-double and came through during a decisive stretch in the fourth quarter to lift the host Houston Rockets to...
DLSU Green Archers

DLSU expected to tap ex-Qatar national basketball team coach

The De La Salle University men's basketball team has tapped the services of former Qatar men's basketball national team head coach Tim Lewis to...
People cry as they light candles in tribute to the victims of the deadly shooting in Strasbourg

Islamic State says Strasbourg shooter was one of its soldiers, gives no evidence

PARIS/CAIRO — Islamic State said the man who killed three people in Strasbourg was one of its soldiers, the group's Amaq news website said...
Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers_Interaksyon

The case of Miss USA bashing fellow Miss Universe candidates over their English skills

A video of a Miss Universe 2018 candidate bashing two of her fellow candidates for their English skills recalled the debate on whether candidates...
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Philippine central bank pauses, holds key rate after hiking spree

MANILA — A cooling of inflation allowed the Philippine central bank to leave its benchmark interest rate on hold on Thursday after five straight hikes,...
TIME Magazine editions

TIME’s Person of the Year recognizes global assault on journalism

Time Magazine has just announced its "Person of the Year" for 2018, and for once, it isn’t one person. This time it is four...
Balangiga Bells Interaksyon

Why the proposal to bring a Balangiga bell to National Museum is opposed

A proposal to install one of the recently-returned Balangiga Church Bells at the National Museum in Manila was opposed by members of the Catholic...
l law in Mindanao Interaksyon

More questions about the new martial law extension

Those opposing the extension of martial law in the island of Mindanao continue to question the necessity of another year-long extension of martial rule...
Aeta beggars in Manila Interaksyon

DSWD’s reminder against helping beggars points to larger problem of ethnic peoples

To avoid giving alms to beggars this holiday season has been a constant reminder of the Department of Social Welfare and Development to the...
Bong Go's tarp in PNP_Interaksyon

PNP’s open support for senatorial hopeful and why it violates rules

A tarpaulin of former presidential aide Bong Go was spotted at the Philippine National Police's Camp Bagong Diwa despite the police ethics code saying...
Queen band

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ emerges as the most streamed song of the 20th century

Fans and music enthusiasts are elated when Universal Music Group announced that British rock band Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is officially considered the most streamed...
New Orleans Pelicans Interaksyon

Davis’ season-high 44 points help Pelicans stop Thunder

Anthony Davis had his second consecutive 40-plus point game as the host New Orleans Pelicans cooled off the Oklahoma City Thunder 118-114 on Wednesday...