Obama warns IS leaders: ‘You are next’

Obama warns IS leaders: ‘You are next’

By Andrew Beatty Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama voiced fresh determination to destroy the Islamic State on Monday, vowing to kill the group’s leaders and win back territory in the Middle East. Sounding a notably more strident tone, Obama said that the United States and its allies were taking the fight to […]

17.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
‘Nona’ kills man, leaves trail of destruction in Northern Samar

‘Nona’ kills man, leaves trail of destruction in Northern Samar

TACLOBAN CITY  (Mabuhay) – Typhoon Nona left Northern Samar with at least one dead, after it unleashed its wrath on Monday that caused widespread power outages and communication network paralysis. The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) identified the casualty as Pascual Ancente Jr., 31, of Allen Northern Samar. The victim died due […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·

Social media link to attacks poses conundrum

By Sophie Estienne San Francisco, United States | AFP |   – Pressure is growing on social networks to play a bigger role in finding and weeding out jihadists and others looking to recruit members and plot deadly attacks. But it’s more complicated than it sounds: networks like Facebook and Twitter support free expression, and filtering our bad actors […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·

Urgent aid needed to fight ‘super’ El Nino: Oxfam

Sydney, Australia | AFP   – Droughts, erratic rains and frosts brought by a super-charged El Nino are severely impacting the Pacific, with Papua New Guinea worst hit, aid group Oxfam said in a report Monday. Calling for an urgent up-scaling in relief to save lives, the charity said 4.7 million people faced hunger, poverty and disease in the […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Environment, World News ·
Female billionaires on the rise thanks to Asian businesswomen

Female billionaires on the rise thanks to Asian businesswomen

(Zurich-AFP) – The number of women among the world’s billionaires has risen faster over the past two decades than that of men, mostly thanks to Asian female entrepreneurs, a study published Tuesday showed. There were 145 female billionaires in the world at the end of 2014, compared with 22 in 1995, according to the study, […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden, Lifestyle ·
New Year celebrations around the world: New York

New Year celebrations around the world: New York

(Relaxnews) – Not many days from now, the planet will bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016 with open arms. We’re taking a world tour of the big cities where the New Year is a major cause for celebration. Let’s take a look at what’s planned in New York. The Big Apple is a must-do […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Holidays, New Year's Day ·
Scarlett Johansson snapped up by Sony Pictures for new R-rated comedy

Scarlett Johansson snapped up by Sony Pictures for new R-rated comedy

(Relaxnews) – Scarlett Johansson could be set to star in Sony Pictures’ upcoming movie ‘Move That Body’. The actress is in final negotiations with the studio to play in the R-rated comedy, The Wrap reports. The plot tells the tale of a bachelorette party gone wrong. The script was written by Paul W. Downs, who will co-star […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘House of Cards’ season 4 date announced

‘House of Cards’ season 4 date announced

(Relaxnews) – ‘House of Cards’ is returning to TV for its fourth season next spring. A new teaser for the political drama starring Kevin Spacey has revealed that the show’s 13 new episodes will air on Netflix on March 4. The entire season will be released on the same date. In the teaser, which is […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Pomegranates have an anti-aging effect and are good for our neurons

Pomegranates have an anti-aging effect and are good for our neurons

(Relaxnews) – Eating pomegranates regularly could provide protection from neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, according to an American study published in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience. Pomegranates have been proven scientifically to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer effects. They are also thought to have an anti-aging effect that can protect our neurons. The latest […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation ·
Obama urges tougher gun controls on school massacre anniversary

Obama urges tougher gun controls on school massacre anniversary

Washington, United States | AFP |   – President Barack Obama vowed not to give up on vexed efforts to tighten US gun laws Monday, the third anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting which killed 26 people. In a Facebook post, Obama took the Republican-controlled Congress to task for failing to pass reforms after the shooting that […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
House panel chair irked by question over support for Duterte

House panel chair irked by question over support for Duterte

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The chairman of the powerful Committee on Appropriations in the House of Representatives lost his cool in the middle of a committee hearing after one of his colleagues asked him if he still headed the panel even after expressing support for the presidential candidacy of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. Davao City […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Shaira-Mark love team put to rest

Shaira-Mark love team put to rest

TV5 star Shaira Mae dela Cruz admits to have been surprised over TV5 management’s decision to break up her onscreen partnership with Mark Neumann. “Nagulat po ako at nalungkot,” she said. Shaira and Mark have been working together constantly for some time now, starting with their appearance on the Filipino adaptation of theKorean series, “Baker […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Miles denies onscreen competition with Julia Barretto

Miles denies onscreen competition with Julia Barretto

MANILA  (Mabuhay) -– Miles Ocampo denied that she and Julia Barretto are trying to outshine each other in their scenes for their upcoming series “And I Love You So.” Ocampo maintained that she and Barreto are very good friends. “Sobrang close po kami ni Julia. Ang hirap po magpigil ng tawa lagi kapag magkaeksena kami […]

16.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·

America’s penchant for guns stronger than ever after attacks

Randolph Township, United States | AFP | Tuesday 12/15/2015 By Thomas Urbain The Paris and San Bernardino attacks have fueled a surge in US gun sales, as Americans seek to protect themselves – and stock up in case lawmakers finally act to tighten firearms controls. Since a Muslim husband and wife opened fire in California on December 2, killing 14 […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Paris spreads some love with new social campaign

Paris spreads some love with new social campaign

(Relaxnews) – A huge social media campaign has been launched to boost Paris’s profile in the wake of the city’s November terrorist attacks. #ParisWeLoveYou is an online solidarity movement that asks participants to upload a profile picture which will be collated into a giant mosaic expected to be unveiled in the French capital at a […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden ·
Baccarat Rouge 540 is a new addition to the Maison Francis Kurkdjian perfume range

Baccarat Rouge 540 is a new addition to the Maison Francis Kurkdjian perfume range

(Relaxnews) – The Baccarat Rouge 540 fragrance is the result of a partnership between the crystal manufacturer Baccarat and the perfume house Maison Francis Kurkdjian. This new celebratory fragrance will be available in mid-January 2016. Last year, crystal manufacturer Baccarat celebrated its 250th anniversary with the launch of the Baccarat Rouge 540 fragrance as a […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
New Year celebrations around the world: London

New Year celebrations around the world: London

(Relaxnews) – Not many days from now, the planet will bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016 with open arms. We’re taking a world tour of the big cities where the New Year is a major cause for celebration. Let’s take a look at London in the UK. The UK capital celebrates New Year on […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Could Barbra Streisand be set to direct ‘A Life in Pieces’?

Could Barbra Streisand be set to direct ‘A Life in Pieces’?

(Relaxnews) – Barbra Streisand could be set to direct an episode of the CBS show “A Life in Pieces.” The star’s husband James Brolin, who plays John Short in the series, suggested to his wife that she take control of an episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The singer hinted that she might well do so […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Music ·
Aquino expects country’s columnists to deliver message of hope

Aquino expects country’s columnists to deliver message of hope

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Friday he expects the country’s leading columnists and commentators to enlighten the public as the country holds a national election next year. Attending the Bulong Pulungan Christmas Party at the Sofitel Hotel in Pasay City, President Aquino praised the media luminaries for their contribution to […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Gerphil to tour with David Foster in 2016

Gerphil to tour with David Foster in 2016

It’s official: Asia’s Got Talent (AGT) finalist Gerphil Flores confirmed that she will be part of the Asian tour of “David Foster and Friends” in 2016. Flores said it’s a dream do come true for her to work with Foster, who was one of the judges of the pan-Asian talent contest. “Sabi ko nga po […]

15.12.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·