Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government plans to abolish the agency tasked with recovering the billions of dollars plundered by late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his allies, a cabinet member said Wednesday. The announcement was the latest development in the remarkable political rehabilitation
An edgy new opera production by Australian Jewish director Barrie Kosky tackling Wagner's anti-Semitism head-on won rapturous applause at Germany's renowned Bayreuth opera festival and rave reviews Wednesday. An audience including German Chancellor Angela Merkel cheered the four-and-a-half-hour
The United States broke the mixed 4x100m medley world-record at the world aquatic championships on Wednesday while Cameron McEvoy was the fastest from the men's 100m freestyle heats. The US quartet of Ryan Murphy, Kevin Cordes, Kelsei Worrell and Mallory Comerford clocked 3mins 40.28secs in the
Over 10,000 people, including thousands of holidaymakers, were evacuated from campsites and homes in southern France as firefighters on Wednesday battled the latest in a string of huge blazes along the Mediterranean coast. The new fire broke out Tuesday night after France asked for Europe's help
At least 26 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a Taliban attack on a military base in southern Kandahar province, the defence ministry said Wednesday, the latest blow to the country's struggling security forces. The Afghan air force said it carried out strikes backing up soldiers on the ground
Venezuela hurtled toward a high-stakes political confrontation with the opposition calling a general strike Wednesday in a bid to stop embattled President Nicolas Maduro from going ahead with a controversial plan to rewrite the country's constitution. The military, along with the courts, has proved
In a world where on-screen violence has become commonplace, Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company is turning to science to discover whether the playwright can still make our hearts race more than 400 years on. The renowned theatre company has started measuring the pulse of audience members as they
Kermit, The Fraggles, Miss Piggy and other Muppets stars have joined forces for a new Jim Henson exhibition in New York. The permanent gallery at the Museum of the Moving Image, celebrates the career of The Muppets creator, who considered himself a visual artist. “To really tell a rich and kind of riveting
A Los Angeles man was arrested on Tuesday after federal prosecutors said he arranged to smuggle into the United States three live, highly venomous king cobra snakes hidden in potato chip canisters. The man identified as Rodrigo Franco was charged with illegally importing merchandise into the country.
The Philippines tried Wednesday to reassure Southeast Asian neighbours about its proposal to partner with Beijing in oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea, promising to consult them on any plans. President Rodrigo Duterte has softened his predecessor's policy opposing China's claims
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy took the stand on Wednesday as a witness in a major graft trial involving former members of his conservative Popular Party, a first in the country. "I never dealt with party financial matters," Rajoy told the courthouse on the outskirts of Madrid during
Hundreds of Thai schoolchildren and naval officers sent 1,066 turtles scuttling into the sea on Wednesday in a ceremony aimed at bringing good fortune to the new King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who turns 65 on Friday. The sea turtles, seen as symbols of longevity, waddled into the waves off Sattahip naval
Nicaraguan singer Hernaldo Zuniga brought his entire family to trek through the lush forests and mist-shrouded volcanoes of northwestern Rwanda in search of mountain gorillas. Zuniga counts himself lucky that his family of five scored their permits to see the gorillas before Rwanda's eyebrow-raising
On Monday, July 25, the Senate passed on third and final reading a bill that requires motorcycles and scooters to use bigger license plates. Senate Bill No. 1397, also known ... The post Senate Passes Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act of 2017 appeared first on Carmudi Philippines.
An overwhelming vote by the US House of Representatives to slap tough new sanctions on Moscow is a "serious step" towards wrecking chances of improving ties, Russia's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday. "What has happened goes beyond the realms of common sense," Sergei
Brazil's Odebrecht paid more than $27.7 million in bribes in Colombia, including $11.1 million the United States has identified, a prosecutor said on Tuesday. Four senators were under investigation for allegedly taking bribes related to infrastructure contracts in excess of $27 million, prosecutor
Since the 1987 Constitution took effect, martial law has been declared only twice. The first to declare it was former Presdient Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in Maguindanao in 2009 after the bloody Maguindanao massacre, while the latest is the declaration of President Rodrigo Duterte of martial rule in the
MANILA, Philippines — The military is now on the offensive mode against the New People’s Army (NPA). This, after President Rodrigo Duterte announced his decision to stop the peace talks with the communist group following the series of attacks and extortion it has launched. “The president was just right
A woman has been arrested in Japan on suspicion of destroying 54 violins and 70 bows worth around $950,000 that were owned by her ex-husband, police and media said Wednesday. The collection included an Italian-made instrument worth 50 million yen ($445,000), according to Jiji Press.
Jean-Michel Basquiat enjoys a stratospheric following -- earlier this year, a 1982 oil painting by the late 20th century great became the most expensive work by a US artist ever sold at auction. New York is where the black artist -- son of a Haitian father and Puerto Rican mother -- was born and raised
PAMPANGA, Philippines — Three foreign nationals were arrested last night after they were caught in the act of stealing money from an ATM in Pampanga. The arrested include a Nicaraguan, an Italian and a Romanian national. Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Director Police Superintendent Aaron Aquino
Amber Rose didn't hold back when she launched a foul-mouthed tirade at Rob Kardashian for posting revenge porn of her pal Blac Chyna following their split.