US company to sell smartphone-shaped gun

US company to sell smartphone-shaped gun

Washington, United States | AFP | Monday 3/28/2016 – Americans will soon be able to buy a smartphone-shaped gun that can hold two bullets and easily slip into a pocket. The Minnesota-based company Ideal Conceal says it will sell the new weapon from mid-2016. “Ingeniously designed to resemble a smartphone, yet with one click of the safety it opens and […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

US governor rejects Georgia bill deemed anti-gay

By Jennie Matthew New York, United States | AFP | Monday 3/28/2016 – The Republican governor of Georgia on Monday rejected a “religious freedoms” bill that giant corporations, Hollywood and activists bitterly complained would infringe gay rights in the southeastern US state. It made Nathan Deal the second Republican governor this month to oppose legislation deemed to discriminate against the […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Bomb scare forces evacuation at Ateneo

MANILA, Mar 28 (Mabuhay) – Students and employees evacuated Ateneo De Manila University (AdMU) on Monday due to a bomb scare. The Guidon, the official AdMU student publication, reported on Twitter that Of?ce for Student Services (OSS) director Cholo Mallillin ordered the evacuation at around 9 a.m. “This is not a drill. We have an […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Learning graft in Marcos jewels

Learning graft in Marcos jewels

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Monday 3/28/2016 – Philippine authorities are staging an online exhibition of jewelry owned by late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and his family to try to educate a new generation about the corruption of that era. The postings on Facebook and Twitter by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) come as the family tries to extend […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·

S. Korea, Japan guarded over Trump’s foreign policy plans

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Monday 3/28/2016 – South Korea and Japan offered muted reactions Monday to Donald Trump’s suggestion that, as president, he would withdraw troops from both countries and allow them to develop their own nuclear arsenal. There are nearly 30,000 US troops permanently stationed in South Korea and 47,000 in Japan, with little appetite for nuclear […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: World News ·
Kerry says GOP campaign ‘an embarrassment’

Kerry says GOP campaign ‘an embarrassment’

President Barack Obama talks with Secretary of State John Kerry in the Oval Office, Nov. 1, 2013. Both US officials were supposed to go to the Philippines, but were scuttled by the shutdown and an earlier typhoon. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)President Barack Obama talks with Secretary of State John Kerry in the […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Facebook apologizes for Safety Check glitch after Pakistan blast

San Francisco, United States | AFP |   – Facebook apologized on Sunday for a bug that sent a Safety Check notification to users around the world following a deadly suicide bombing in Pakistan. Facebook users from Honolulu to Brussels and Cairo to Hong Kong were baffled by the notification, a feature that lets users signal to friends that […]

28.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
David Beckham buys land for Miami stadium

David Beckham buys land for Miami stadium

Former England football great David Beckham has taken a key step towards his goal of launching a Major League Soccer franchise by buying land for a stadium in Miami, one of his partners said Thursday. Beckham’s group of investors acquired land in the Overtown neighborhood northwest of downtown in the Florida city. “Big News: We’ve […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Home & Garden, International Stars, Sports & Recreation ·
Study finds ‘unacceptably high’ levels of sugar in fruit juices and smoothies marketed to children

Study finds ‘unacceptably high’ levels of sugar in fruit juices and smoothies marketed to children

Almost half of the fruit juices and smoothies marketed to children contain the equivalent of a child’s entire maximum daily recommended sugar intake, new British research has found.   Whether at breakfast or for an afternoon snack, it’s better to give kids a piece of fresh fruit rather than fruit juice — even 100% pure […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Victoria’s Secret names the sexiest things for 2016

Victoria’s Secret names the sexiest things for 2016

Victoria’s Secret has released the ultimate guide to the sexiest people, places and things for the coming year. The lingerie giant’s 2016 ‘What is Sexy?’ list honors Hollywood’s strongest, most powerful and aspirational women. In top place is pop star Jennifer Lopez, awarded the overall title of ‘Forever Sexy’. When it comes to dividing the […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Hollywood Stars, Lifestyle ·
US comedian and actor Garry Shandling dies

US comedian and actor Garry Shandling dies

US comedian and actor Garry Shandling, best known for his late-night talk show series “The Larry Sanders Show” and his quirky sitcom “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” died on Thursday at age 66. Los Angeles police said paramedics were called to the comedian’s home and he was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Hollywood Stars ·
Chinese national admits hacking US defense firms

Chinese national admits hacking US defense firms

By Rob Lever Washington, United States | AFP |   – A Chinese national pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from the hacking of trade secrets from US defense contractors, including plans for transport and fighter jets, officials said. Su Bin, 50, had been charged in a 2014 indictment with hacking into the computer networks of Boeing and other […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Jealous husband hampers Donna’s acting comeback

Jealous husband hampers Donna’s acting comeback

Donna Cruz was only 21 years old and at the peak of her career when she surprised everyone by marrying Dr. Yong Larrazabal and settling down for good in his native Cebu. Now 39, Donna is making a comeback after 18 long years with a Star Music album, “Now and Forever”. Any regrets that she […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Music ·
LA to host All-Star Game for record sixth time in 2018

LA to host All-Star Game for record sixth time in 2018

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |   – Los Angeles was named by the NBA on Tuesday as the host city for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, the record sixth time the Southern California metropolis will stage the event. The 67th showdown between elite squads from the Eastern and Western conferences will be played February 18, 2018, at the […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Happenings, Sports & Recreation ·
Investors agri, manufacturing, S&T examined eyed Washington

Investors agri, manufacturing, S&T examined eyed Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Secretary Virgilio De los Reyes of the Philippine Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and a panel of senior Philippine officials recently discussed the “opportunities and challenges” in Philippine agriculture, manufacturing, and science and technology, highlighting the country’s economic growth, the inclusiveness of progress, the sustainability of reforms, and the quality of the Filipino workforce. […]

25.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
Fox denounces Trump ‘sick obsession’ with journalist

Fox denounces Trump ‘sick obsession’ with journalist

New York, United States | AFP |   – Fox News renewed its bitter dispute with Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, accusing him of harboring a “sick obsession” with prominent news anchor Megyn Kelly and waging a campaign of crude verbal abuse against her. The strongly worded riposte is the latest episode in a simmering, months-long feud between the influential […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Domino’s to trial robots for pizza delivery

Domino’s to trial robots for pizza delivery

Fast food giant Domino’s is to trial pizza delivery robots in New Zealand, it said Friday, describing the hi-tech, driverless units as a world first. In a move enthusiastically backed by the New Zealand government, Domino’s said it was working with authorities on plans to roll out its DRU (Domino’s Robotic Unit). The four-wheeler, developed […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
UN condemns ‘unacceptable’ N. Korea missile tests

UN condemns ‘unacceptable’ N. Korea missile tests

By Carole Landry United Nations, United States | AFP |   – The UN Security Council on Friday strongly condemned North Korea over its ballistic missile launches and demanded Pyongyang to refrain from further violations of UN resolutions. Backed by China, Pyongyang’s ally, the council said in a unanimous statement that “all these launches were unacceptable” and “constituted a […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Palace official likens presidential bets to ‘Fantastic Four’

Palace official likens presidential bets to ‘Fantastic Four’

MANILA   (Mabuhay) – The four presidential candidates who faced off in the second leg of the PiliPinas Debates 2016 in Cebu City were like the “Fantastic Four,” a Malacañang official said Monday. In a media briefing, Undersecretary Manuel Quezon III of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) likened Vice President Jejomar Binay […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Why Liza feels Enrique is ‘destined’ for her

Why Liza feels Enrique is ‘destined’ for her

Liza Soberano, the star of the hit primetime series “Dolce Amore,” believes actor Enrique Gil was, in a way, destined to be her onscreen partner. The 18-year-old Soberano admitted that she was supposed to be paired with Gil for the 2011 remake of “Mula sa Puso.” Her part, however, went to Lauren Young. Soberano, who, […]

24.03.2016 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·