Syria army, rebels clash as UN bids to free Golan peacekeepers

Syria army, rebels clash as UN bids to free Golan peacekeepers

By Menahem KAHANA GOLAN HEIGHTS  (AFP) – Syrian troops and Islamist rebels battled close to the armistice line with Israel in the Golan Heights on Monday, as the UN pressed efforts to free 44 peacekeepers held by insurgents. The unrest on Israel’s doorstep followed a spillover of mortar and gunfire into Israeli-controlled territory, putting the […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Kate and Cara star in new Burberry fragrance campaign

Kate and Cara star in new Burberry fragrance campaign

(Relaxnews) – The British models have fronted the launch of the new My Burberry fragrance campaign, which includes an exciting personalization service for the perfume bottles and even the ads themselves. Shot together for the first time, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne are the stars of the latest campaign for Burberry and were captured on […]

A penchant for healthy food can be trained: study

A penchant for healthy food can be trained: study

(Relaxnews) – In a small, preliminary study, researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University and at Massachusetts General Hospital found it may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy foods over calorie-laden, additive-rich fare. “We don’t start out in life loving French fries […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Books, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Online ·
Angelina Jolie weds in Versace – see the sketch

Angelina Jolie weds in Versace – see the sketch

(Relaxnews) – The American actress was dressed in a custom couture gown by Italian designer Donatella Versace during her recent wedding to Brad Pitt. Versace revealed Tuesday that the Italian house was chosen by the actress to design her wedding dress last month: “Congratulations Angelina Jolie! You look sensational in my creation for your special day! […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Jaguar XE to get star-studded London unveiling

Jaguar XE to get star-studded London unveiling

(Relaxnews) – It’s been five years since Jaguar had a ‘compact’ executive car in its range and, in the time that has passed since the X-Type was retired, the companies that Jaguar considers its closest competitors — Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz — have been busy. So, the XE, which is going to get a star-studded […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring ·
Notebooks and tablets high on back-to-school shopping lists

Notebooks and tablets high on back-to-school shopping lists

(Relaxnews) – As students head off to college for the start of the academic year, more than half will do so with a new tablet or notebook. Computers and the internet have revolutionized learning and as devices get smaller, lighter and more and more mobile, the benefits are becoming clearer to see — so much […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Home & Garden, Online, Science & Technology ·
Wingsuit daredevils risking their lives on film

Wingsuit daredevils risking their lives on film

(CHAMONIX-AFP) – Playing Icarus as they leap off sheer cliffs and fly at eye-watering speeds along mountainsides, thrill-seekers dressed like flamboyant bats have become an increasingly common sight in the Alps. But the incredible rush of wingsuits can come at the ultimate price. On a plateau of the Brevent mountain in Chamonix, France, a group […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Nicki Minaj tops, Iggy Azalea climbs global social media chart: Starcount

Nicki Minaj tops, Iggy Azalea climbs global social media chart: Starcount

(Relaxnews) – After taking a spot on last week’s social media chart by Starcount, Nicki Minaj climbs to the top spot for the week of Augut 25-31, riding the wave of the popularity of her new “Anaconda” video and her success at last week’s MTV VMAs. Australian artist Iggy Azalea is a new addition to […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, International Stars, Music, Online ·
PHL peacekeepers passed land mines in ‘greatest escape’

PHL peacekeepers passed land mines in ‘greatest escape’

MANILA, Sept 1 (Mabuhay) – Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. said not one soldier was hurt when they pulled off “the greatest escape” in Golan Heights to flee the Syrian rebels. Catapang revealed the soldiers, who were surrounded in position 69, fled around Sunday midnight (Syrian time) […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Speaker Emeritus Perez, Cong. Takano each to receive Public Servant Advocate Award at AAPI Awards Banquet Sep. 26

Speaker Emeritus Perez, Cong. Takano each to receive Public Servant Advocate Award at AAPI Awards Banquet Sep. 26

Los Angeles, Calif. –Asian Enterprise celebrates its 21st year of hosting the annual Asian Entrepreneur of the Year Awards with Wells Fargo Foundation and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage as Title Sponsors. This  much-awaited awards banquet is supported by a number of Fortune 500 Companies and gives recognition to outstanding Asian American and Pacific Islander Entrepreneurs who rise above economic challenges, as well as […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Happenings, Local News ·
Sharon Cuneta leaves TV5

Sharon Cuneta leaves TV5

Megastar Sharon Cuneta is no longer with TV5. The veteran actress, without going into details, broke the news on her Facebook and Twitter accounts on Friday. An accompanying caption wrote: “I am going to drop clues every now and then as to the things I will be working on which will start sooner than you […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Myanmar targets 5 million tourists with e-visa

Myanmar targets 5 million tourists with e-visa

(YANGON-AFP) – Myanmar launched an online visa application on Monday promising an end to painful waits for permits to visit the once secretive nation as it tries to lure five million tourists a year by 2015. The e-visa is open to tourists from 41 countries, from the United States and Britain to China, Japan and […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Romney for US president in 2016? Iowa poll puts him on top

Romney for US president in 2016? Iowa poll puts him on top

WASHINGTON  (AFP) – Americans may not be through with Mitt Romney after all. The two-time Republican presidential candidate has repeatedly stressed over the past year that he is not interested in a third shot at the White House. But an Iowa poll released Wednesday suggests that Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who lost to President […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Dawn Zulueta reacts: Bamboo is not my brother

Dawn Zulueta reacts: Bamboo is not my brother

Actress Dawn Zulueta took to the microblogging site Twitter to finally address rumors saying that she and “The Voice” judge Bamboo Mañalac are siblings. Zulueta denied that Mañalac is her brother, but she was quick to add that she has “high respect” for the singer. The actress said she and her brother, George, are the […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Aquino: I will celebrate the end of my term

Aquino: I will celebrate the end of my term

MANILA (Mabuhay) — In a seeming indication that he is currently not inclined to extend his term, President Benigno Aquino III has already detailed his plans for the day he will step down from the country’s top elective post. During a light moment in his interview with Bombo Radyo aired on Thursday, Aquino said he […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Bottega Veneta releases Knot fragrance

Bottega Veneta releases Knot fragrance

(Relaxnews) – The Italian luxury brand has revealed its newest perfume, the latest in an ongoing collaboration with Coty first begun in 2011. At the end of July, Bottega Veneta celebrated its famous clutch bag, The Knot, with a pop-up exhibition in Saint Tropez, and now it has unveiled a new fragrance in honor of the bag. […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Worldwide box office: ‘Apes’ back on top

Worldwide box office: ‘Apes’ back on top

(Relaxnews) – Thanks to its opening in China, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” returned to first place at the global box office for the weekend ending August 31. The sci-fi movie earned $52 million worldwide over the period, including $47 million in Chinese theaters. The sequel to “Rise of the Planet of the […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Concert tours for the season ahead: Lorde, Pharrell Williams, Elton John

Concert tours for the season ahead: Lorde, Pharrell Williams, Elton John

(Relaxnews) – The summer festival season is drawing to a close, but for some major artists the touring season is just getting under way. Before the year is up, Lorde, Lady Gaga or one of these other artists may be coming to a venue near you. Lorde September 5 – November 1 North American/New Zealand […]

01.09.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
Mazda’s new MX-5 among the hottest cars coming this fall

Mazda’s new MX-5 among the hottest cars coming this fall

(Relaxnews) – The diminutive drop-top two-seater sportscar will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with an all-new model, which will be launched simultaneously in Europe and the US on September 3. It may be a common sight on roads all around the world but back in 1989 when Mazda took the wraps off the original MX5 […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Motoring ·
New York kicks off Broadway Week

New York kicks off Broadway Week

(Relaxnews) – Taking place from September 1 to 14, the latest edition of Broadway Week once again offers tourists and New Yorkers 2-for-1 ticket pricing at the city’s top theaters. Throughout the operation, theatergoers will get two entries for the price of one to shows at all 21 theaters on the legendary street. Among the […]

30.08.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·