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  • 2 days LIVE UPDATES: Australia vs France – FIBA World Cup 2019 Battle for 3rd Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Australia and France may have missed the chance of contending for the grand prize, but they can still end their respective FIBA World Cup campaigns without going empty-handed.  The two teams vie for the bronze medal when they tangle in the battle-for-third duel at the Wukesong Sports ... more
  • 3 days Hong Kong hills shine with protest lights in festival-themed rally Rappler
    HONG KONG – Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists used torches, lanterns and laser pens to light up two of the city's best-known hillsides on Friday, September 13, night in an eye-catching protest alongside an annual festival. Friday evening marks the start of the mid-autumn festival, one of the ... more
  • 3 days Sports wRap: Yeng Guiao steps down from Gilas, the UAAP is back and wild Rappler
          MANILA, Philippines – On episode 3 of Sports wRap, we discuss the biggest news in Philippine sports.  With the 2019 Southeast Asian Games coming up, what’s the women’s national volleyball team up to? Who’s in the roster, who’s out, and how do we stack up? Following their ... more
  • 3 days China to exempt U.S. pork and soybeans from added tariffs – state media Rappler
      BEIJING, China – China said Friday, September 13, that some high-profile US agricultural products including pork and soybeans will be exempt from added tariffs , ahead of trade talks between Beijing and Washington scheduled for October. The announcement is the latest in a series of appeasement measures between ... more
  • 3 days Scola stars as Argentina thwarts France for FIBA World Cup finals berth Rappler
    BEIJING, China – Age is just a number for Luis Scola as he propelled Argentina to the finals of the FIBA World Cup with an 80-66 win over France at the Wukesong Sports Arena in Beijing, China on Friday, September 13.  The 39-year-old Scola delivered game-highs of 28 points and 13 ... more
  • 3 days Mugabe’s family agree to burial at ‘heroes’ monument Rappler
    HARARE, Zimbabwe – The family of former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe have agreed to bury him at a monument for national heroes in Harare, the family said on Friday, September 13, though the date for the ceremony remained unclear. Mugabe died in Singapore last week aged 95, leaving ... more
  • 3 days Lugo leads Mapua’s 2OT stunner over Letran; Lions sweep Chiefs Rappler
        MANILA, Philippines –The Mapua Cardinals needed two thrilling overtime periods to complete a 105-101 stunner over the Letran Knights in the NCAA Season 95 men’s basketball tournament on Friday, September 13.  Veteran lead guard Noah Lugo powered the Cardinals with a career-high 31 points on an efficient ... more
  • 3 days Cyclists should get off bikes to cross Mactan bridges, says MCBMB Rappler
    CEBU CITY, Philippines – Amid criticism over a new policy affecting cyclists, Cebu officials assured them on Friday, September 13, that they can still use bridges connecting Mactan island and mainland Cebu – for as long as they get off their bikes and lug them across, using the ... more
  • 3 days House passes corporate income tax bill on 3rd reading | Evening wRap Rappler
    Today on Rappler: House passes Citira bill on 3rd reading. A total of 170 members of the House of Representatives vote in favor of the Duterte administration's 2nd tax reform package. Dengue death toll climbs to 1,021 in August. The Philippines also has the highest dengue fatality rate in Southeast Asia at 0.4%. Agriculture department 'floods' market with cheap, imported NFA rice. Agriculture Secretary William Dar leads the ... more
  • 3 days Samsung A-series refresh: Specs, features, and price in the Philippines Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Flagship phones aren’t the only ones getting a mid-year refresh from Samsung nowadays, with the brand having expressed a desire to cater more to the budget-to-midrange market. Samsung introduced the Galaxy A10s, A20s, A30s, and A50s, Wednesday, September 11, featuring a number of performance ... ... more
  • 3 days IN PHOTOS: Evacuations follow magnitude 5.5 earthquake in Luzon Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Following a magnitude 5.5 earthquake that struck ... more
  • 3 days BCDA chief Vince Dizon is Duterte’s latest adviser Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines - Bases and Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO Vivencio "Vince" Dizon has been named Presidential Adviser for Flagship Programs and Projects, said Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on Friday, September 13. Dizon will serve in this role in a concurrent capacity. His designation as adviser has been effective ... ... more
  • 3 days Influential U.S. scientist under fire for Xinjiang links Rappler
    As Western academic institutions re-evaluate their ties with China in the face of the mass detention of around one million Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang, one leading U.S. scientist is facing criticism for giving a keynote speech at the country’s largest conference for biometrics. As  revealed  by Coda Story ... more
  • 3 days WATCH: Natalie Portman joins Hollywood in space with ‘Lucy in the Sky’ Rappler
    TORONTO, Canada –  NASA may have grounded its space shuttles, but more Hollywood A-listers than ever are exploring the final frontier, with Natalie Portman launching one of two astronaut movie premieres at Toronto's film festival. Lucy in the Sky opens with Portman drifting through space in her ... ... more
  • 3 days [PODCAST] Laffler Talk: Office Blues Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Marami sa ating binubuno ang malaking bahagi ng araw na nasa loob lamang ng office cubicle, nakatali sa mesa’t silya, sa harap ng computer. Tila walang katapusan ang trabaho. Buti na lang, hindi nauubos ang mga kuwento at diskarte para magkaroon ng kahit na papaano'y peace ... ... more
  • 3 days Spain boots out Australia in 2OT to reach FIBA World Cup finals Rappler
           MANILA, Philippines – Spain displayed nerves of steel and eked out a 95-88 double-overtime win over Australia to reach the finals of the FIBA World Cup at the Wukesong Sports Arena in Beijing, China on Friday, September 13.  Marc Gasol churned out 33 points on top of 6 rebounds, 4 assists, ... more
  • 3 days More PH-U.S. security cooperation activities lined up in 2020 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine and US militaries drew up plans for more security cooperation activities in 2020 during this year’s Mutual Defense Board and Security Engagement Board (MDB-SEB) at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on Friday, September 13. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief ... ... more
  • 3 days Leigh Nash of Sixpence None The Richer to perform in Manila Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Ready to relive your old-school playlists with Leigh Nash? The lead vocalist of '90s alternative rock band Sixpence None The Richer and the voice behind iconic throwback hits, "Kiss Me," "There She Goes," "Need to Be Next to You," and "Don't Dream It's Over" ... ... more
  • 3 days Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits Quezon Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocked Burdeos, Quezon, at 4:28 pm Friday, September 13. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the earthquake, which was tectonic in origin, was felt in the following areas: Intensity V - Burdeos and Infanta, Quezon; Los Baños and Pakil, Laguna Intensity ... more
  • 3 days How going zero waste is addressing PH’s plastic pollution Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – We have an ugly plastics situation. The Philippines is the  third biggest source of plastic leaking  into seas worldwide, just behind China and Indonesia, according to a widely-cited 2015 study on plastic waste. The study titled, " Plastic waste inputs from land into the ocean ," came out 4 years ago, but it appears the situation has remained unchanged, if ... ... more
  • 3 days 29% of local posts now occupied by ‘fat’ political dynasties Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Political dynasties now possess 29% of all local elected posts, growing by about 1% or 170 positions per election period since 1988, a study by the Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) showed. ASoG Dean Ronald Mendoza presented findings from a study looking into political dynasties, term limits, ... more
  • 3 days The Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro is a 19,000-peso phone with a Snapdragon 855 chipset Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Xiaomi is building a reputation for being able to cram the best processors in budget phones. It adds to that reputation with its newest, the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro (6GB RAM + 64GB storage), priced officially at P18,990 and equipped with Qualcomm’s range-topping Snapdragon ... ... more
  • 3 days Company volunteers band together for environment in SERVATHON 2019 Rappler
    This is a press release from Hands On Manila Foundation, Inc. On Saturday, September 28, 21 companies and over 1,000 employee volunteers will come together at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum Tent to participate in an annual service marathon (SERVATHON) organized by Hands on Manila Foundation, Inc. With the theme “Hands on, ... more
  • 3 days Racehorse trainer Baffert denies doping Triple Crown king Justify Rappler
          LOS ANGELES, USA – Legendary trainer Bob Baffert on Thursday, September 12, denied doping 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify after it emerged the horse failed a drug test before last year's Kentucky Derby. US racing was rocked on Wednesday after the New York Times revealed ... more
  • 3 days LOOK: You can now enjoy the KFC Zinger with rice Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – KFC does it again! After launching the Baconized Zinger in August, the crazy chicken chain is now offering their signature crunchy and spicy Zinger chicken fillet not just in sandwich form, but this time, as a rice meal. Starting Monday, September ... more
  • 3 days UK parliament speaker vows to thwart Boris Johnson over Brexit law Rappler
    LONDON, United Kingdom – Britain's parliamentary speaker has warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson not to disobey the law by refusing to ask for a Brexit delay and vowed to thwart any attempt to circumvent legislation. Parliament passed a law earlier this month aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit, but Johnson is adamant ... more
  • 3 days Misamis Oriental bans pork from Luzon, Visayas Rappler
    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Misamis Oriental on Wednesday, September 11, has prohibited the entry of pork and pork products into the province, joining 3 others which have imposed a similar ban to prevent their local hogs from being contaminated. The provinces of  CebuBohol , and  Negros Occidental  have earlier ... more
  • 3 days DOST Filipino scientists and engineers bag 2019 Presidential Lingkod Bayan award Rappler
    Below is a press release from Department of Science and Technology-Science and Technology Information Institute. The Filipino minds of our scientists and engineers from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) are once again recognized with the conferment of the 2019 Presidential Lingkod Bayan award in their chosen field of expertise. The ... more
  • 3 days BI arrests 277 illegal Chinese workers in Pasig Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Philippine authorities have arrested 277 illegal Chinese workers in a raid of an office in Pasig City. The Bureau of Immigration said in a statement on Friday, September 13, that the raid took place in Ortigas Center, initially just  targeting 4 Chinese fugitives ... more
  • 3 days Google moves to make original reporting rank higher in search Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Google is making a move to highlight original reporting more in search.  Google’s vice president for news, Richard Gingras, made the announcement in a blog , on Thursday, September 12, acknowledging the value of original reporting.  Some stories can also be both critically ... ... more
  • 3 days Dengue death toll climbs to 1,021 in August Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – A total of 1,021 people died due to dengue from January 1 to August 24, 2019, according to the latest data from the Department of Health (DOH).  During the 8-month period, the DOH recorded 249,332 cases – more than twice the number of cases ... ... more
  • 3 days House passes Citira bill on 3rd reading Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The bill that seeks to lower the income tax of companies and rationalize tax perks has successfully hurdled the House of Representatives.  On Friday, September 13, lawmakers voted 170-8-6 in favor of  House Bill (HB) No. 4157 or the proposed Corporate Income Tax and Incentive Rationalization Act (Citira) on ... more
  • 3 days Hong Kong festival mooncakes get a protest makeover Rappler
    HONG KONG, China – At the back of her tiny shop, Hong Kong baker Naomi Suen pulls out a fresh tray of mooncakes – each one sporting popular slogans from recent pro-democracy protests. The cakes are a contemporary political twist on a gift traditionally given during the annual mid-autumn festival at ... more
  • 3 days Guevarra: Give DOJ more control over BuCor Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Friday, September 13, that the law that "diminished" the control over the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) "may have to be reviewed" in light of scandals hitting the national penitentiary. "I am beginning to think that the law itself ... more
  • 3 days Rappler Talk: Challenges of managing a family business Rappler
    Bookmark this page to watch the interview at 4 pm on Friday, September 13 MANILA, Philippines – Children fighting over control of a company after the death of a patriarch is a common plot of telenovelas featuring rich families. It gets even more complicated when illegitimate children step in. All ... more
  • 3 days Duterte names ex-ARMM official, youth activist as Bangsamoro gov’t members Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed two more members of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA), bringing its composition to 78 members out of the 80 required by the Bangsamoro Organic Law. Rasol Mitmug Jr, former chief of staff of former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) governor Mujiv ... more
  • 3 days LOOK: Ninoy Aquino monument in Quezon City removed Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Quezon City government on Friday, September 13, removed the Ninoy Aquino monument to give way to better traffic flow. The statue, erected in memory of slain Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr on his 77th birthday in 2009, was located at the corner of ... more
  • 3 days Apple Watch Series 3 price down to P11,990 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Older iPhones aren’t the only ones getting a price cut from Apple. The company’s smartwatches too are getting one, with Watch Series 3 going down to P11,990 from P17,990.  The Series 3 watch originally launched in late 2017 for P19,990, before receiving a price ... more
  • 3 days Team USA basketball star hits out at ‘slander, disrespect’ Rappler
        BEIJING, China – A key member of the US team dumped out in the FIBA World Cup quarterfinals has hit out at the "disrespect" and "slander" directed at the deposed champions. Myles Turner of the NBA's Indiana Pacers made an impassioned defense of Team USA after they were beaten for the ... more
  • 3 days Magdalo asks CA to stop DOJ panel investigating sedition complaint Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Former Magdalo representative Gary Alejano and his party mate Jonnell Sangalang have asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to stop the Department of Justice (DOJ) panel investigating the inciting to sedition complaint against the opposition.  Alejano and Sangalang filed with the CA a petition for ... more
  • 3 days Tropical Depression Marilyn slows down Rappler
    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Marilyn slowed down on Friday morning, September 13, while still maintaining its strength. In a bulletin issued 11 am on Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Marilyn ... more
  • 3 days Adele files for divorce from husband Simon Konecki Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Adele's Hello has officially turned into goodbye. Grammy-winning singer Adele filed for divorce from estranged husband Simon Konecki on Thursday, September 12, in a Los Angeles court, according to a People report.   The final decision comes 5 months after the pair announced their separation in ... more
  • 3 days Rappler pushes for responsible use of plastic with #ManyWaysToZeroWaste movement Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Plastic waste has become one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. We’ve been seeing a record number of dead whales being washed ashore, their bodies full of plastic bags and wrappers. Photos of turtles with straws sticking up their noses or their shells stuck in ... ... more
  • 3 days Q and A: Miss World Philippines 2019 candidates talk pageantry, defining the Filipina Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines — As we wait for the next batch of Miss World Philippines queens, Rappler caught up with several candidates to talk about  watching Mr World  last August 23, their own pageant journeys, and how they define being a Filipina. (IN PHOTOS: Meet the 40 candidates of Miss World Philippines 2019 ) Ilene de Vera, Candidate 20 You recently ... ... more
  • 3 days Lapulapu statue in Cebu to be replaced in 2021 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The iconic bronze statue of Mactan ruler Lapulapu will be replaced in 2021 by a monument that will more accurately portray the Battle of Mactan, said the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). The new statue will be the winning entry of the Lapulapu National Monument ... ... more
  • 3 days De Lima hits Gordon insinuation that GCTA used to raise campaign funds Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Detained Senator Leila de Lima slammed co-Senator Richard Gordon for "irresponsibly" saying that she used the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law to raise campaign funds during the 2016 elections. "I take serious offense at Gordon's arrogance and impudence to even insinuate that I benefited from the Good Conduct ... more
  • 3 days Netanyahu, Trump deny report of Israeli spying near White House Rappler
    WASHINGTON, USA – President Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, September 12, denied a media report that Israel spied on cell phones in the vicinity of the White House – and President Donald Trump said he believed him. Speaking on a trip to Russia, Netanyahu said there was no eavesdropping on cell ... more
  • 3 days Recipe for disaster? U.P. scientists slam release of invasive ‘anti-dengue’ species Rappler
      MANILA, Philippines – Scientists from the University of the Philippines Diliman's Institute of Biology (UP-IB) on Wednesday, September 11, condemned the recent release of invasive fish and toad species to quell mosquito populations, calling the measure "a recipe for ecological disaster." As a response to the ... more
  • 3 days Former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters announces surprise comeback Rappler
      PARIS, France – Belgium's former world No. 1 Kim Clijsters announced on Thursday, September 12, her return to competitive tennis in 2020, 7 years after retiring to become a stay-at-home mom of 3 children. The 36-year-old four-time singles Grand Slam champion said she loved being a mom but missed the ... more
  • 3 days Momoland to donate concert earnings to kids in Antipolo Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – ICYMI, Momoland is heading back to the Philippines for another show in October, and this time, it will benefit children in need. According to ABS-CBN , Momoland's agency, MLD Entertainment, said that the South Korean girl group will donate the earnings from their upcoming concert, Good Friends ... more
  • 3 days IN PHOTOS: A night of big stars at Sine Sandaan red carpet Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines — The big names in Philippine Cinema gathered together for one night on Thursday, September 12, at the New Frontier Theater at the Araneta Center to celebrate the 100 years of Philippine Cinema. The event, led by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) chaired by Liza ... more
  • 3 days Ravish Kumar: Fighting for India’s free press Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – When Indian journalist Ravish Kumar heard that he won a Ramon Magsaysay Award, he was speechless. Minutes before, he thought he was receiving a call from a "troll." Instead, it was the foundation's president Carmencita Abella on the phone telling him the good news. Kumar's assumption wasn't ... ... more
  • 3 days #AskTheTaxWhiz: What is a compromise settlement? Rappler
    What is a compromise settlement? Is that the same as a compromise penalty ? No, it's not the same as a compromise penalty, which is only an amount you pay for various tax violations . If you've been audited by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and was ... more
  • 3 days Shakespeare’s Rose Theater cancels Manila run Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – UK-based Shakespeare’s Rose Theater announced on Friday, September 13, that it will no longer be staging Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Manila. The two plays by William Shakespeare were originally set to be staged by the award-winning theater company at the Theater at Solaire from September 17 to ... more
  • 3 days Agriculture department ‘floods’ market with cheap, imported NFA rice Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Agriculture Secretary William Dar on Friday, September 13, led the unloading of cheap imported rice of the National Food Authority (NFA) in a public market in Quezon City to push down prices of the staple. Dar said that the NFA will be selling 3.6 million ... more
  • 3 days Pig carcasses retrieved along Marikina River Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Marikina City Veterinary Office recovered Thursday, September 12, in different areas along the Marikina River River 36 pig carcasses, which it immediately buried. The agency said the swine remains were retrieved in 3 barangays.  Ten were found in Barangay Nangka;  24 pig carcasses in Barangay Kalumpang, and two 2 ... more
  • 3 days HIGHLIGHTS: Miss World Philippines Charity Gala 2019 Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines — The Miss World Philippines Organization held its charity gala night on Wednesday, September 11. Candidates walked onstage dressed in creations by the country's top designers. The candidates modeled the creations of Mark Bumgarner, Rau Ablaza, Nat Manilag, Mikee Andrei, Cherry Veric, Rosenthal Tee, Rhett Eala and Albert Andrada. ... more
  • 3 days Tropical Depression Marilyn maintains strength Rappler
    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Marilyn maintained its strength before dawn on Friday, September 13, with rain expected from it and the southwest monsoon  or hanging habagat. In a briefing at 5 am on Friday, the Philippine ... more
  • 3 days Trump says Iranian leadership ‘wants to meet’ Rappler
    WASHINGTON, USA – President Donald Trump on Thursday, September 12, said he believes that Iran's leadership wants a meeting, adding to expectations that he is trying to arrange a summit with his Iranian counterpart at the upcoming UN assembly. "I can tell you that Iran wants to meet," he told reporters ... more
  • 3 days Mosquito trials raise hopes of defeating dengue Rappler
    NHA TRANG, Vietnam – Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia – dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due in part to rising temperatures and low immunity to new strains. But one group of scientists ... more
  • 3 days Google agrees to 945M-euro tax settlement with France Rappler
    PARIS, France – US internet giant Google has agreed a settlement totalling 945 million euros ($1.0 billion) to end  a tax dispute in France under an agreement announced in court on Thursday, September 12.  The company will pay a 500-million-euro fine for tax evasion, as well as a further 465 million ... more
  • 3 days CA allows Nueva Ecija Governor Umali to assume office Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – The Court of Appeals (CA) has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of an Ombudsman decision to keep Nueva Ecija Governor Aurelio Umali from assuming office. The CA’s 7th Division granted Umali's petition for a TRO against the implementation of a  2016 Ombudsman order ... more
  • 3 days Google employees free to express views under settlement with U.S. Rappler
    SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Google said Thursday, September 12, said it will remind workers they are free to express views on "workplace issues" as part of a settlement with a US government agency investigating the internet giant. Under the terms of the agreement with the US National ... more
  • 3 days ‘Absurd’: Why build China-backed telco towers in military camps? Rappler
    MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan slammed the  deal entered into by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with the Mislatel consortium allowing the Chinese-backed telco to set up equipment and infrastructure in military camps and installations. “Why build these telco towers inside camps ... ... more
  • 3 days Bangladesh PM blames Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation failure Rappler
    DHAKA, Bangladesh – Bangladesh's prime minister has blamed Myanmar for the failure of a recent attempt to repatriate Rohingya refugees, saying its neighbouring country did not do enough to win the community's trust. The comments from Sheikh Hasina came 3 weeks after a fresh push to return the ... more
  • 3 days New U.S. ambassador takes up post at United Nations Rappler
    UNITED NATIONS – US Ambassador Kelly Craft took up her post at the United Nations on Thursday, September 12, 9 months after the departure of her high-profile predecessor Nikki Haley . Craft, 57, served previously as US ambassador to Canada where she was involved in negotiations on a new US-Mexico-Canada ... more
  • 3 days Tropical Depression Marilyn begins to enhance monsoon Rappler
    What's the weather like in your area? Tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Marilyn began to enhance the  southwest monsoon  or hanging habagat on Thursday evening, September 12, according to the state weather bureau. In a briefing at 11 pm on Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and ... more
  • 3 days Sudan, South Sudan leaders vow to seek peace in their troubled nations Rappler
    JUBA, South Sudan – War is "no longer an option" for Sudan and South Sudan , their leaders agreed Thursday, September 12, during talks which focused on border disputes and the oil trade, but also resolving protracted conflicts in both nations. Sudan's new prime minister Abdalla Hamdok met ... more
  • 3 days Johnson denies lying to Queen in Brexit crisis Rappler
    LONDON, United Kingdom – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied Thursday, September 12, that he had lied to Queen Elizabeth II when requesting she suspend parliament this month in the run-up to Brexit. Johnson asked the British head of state to shutter parliament for 5 weeks from last Tuesday, September 10, ... more
  • 4 days Afghanistan’s Taliban sends warning to Trump in bitter exchange Rappler
    KABUL, Afghanistan – The war of words between the Taliban and President Donald Trump escalated Thursday, September 12, as the Afghan insurgents warned that the US leader had failed to grasp "what type of nation he is dealing with." The latest salvo in the bitter exchange comes a ... more
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