Filipinos carry out bloody Good Friday ‘crucifixions’

Filipinos carry out bloody Good Friday ‘crucifixions’

By Joel Guinto San Fernando, Philippines, AFP  – Devotees in the fervently Catholic Philippines marked Good Friday by being nailed to crosses and whipping their backs bloody, in extreme acts of devotion that attracted thousands of spectators. The annual ritual in scorching hot farmlands just outside of Manila is one of many colourful outpourings of […]

06.04.2015 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Polish castle to set the scene for real-life wizarding school

Polish castle to set the scene for real-life wizarding school

(Relaxnews) – Fans of the Harry Potter series and the magical arts have launched a crowdsourcing campaign that aims to bring a College of Wizardry to life, and — if all goes well —  turn a castle in Poland into a permanent school of sorcery. Within three days of being posted on crowdfunding site Indiegogo […]

Tech agenda: Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

Tech agenda: Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

(Relaxnews) – What will the company unveil — a smartwatch, a smart home platform, new Macs or something completely different? Apple’s WWDC June 2-6 San Francisco, California, USA Apple’s annual developers conference will see the company demonstrate its latest software innovations and the improvements it has planned for its desktop and smartphone operating systems. However […]

02.06.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Online, Science & Technology ·
PHL climate change envoy leads new protest fast

PHL climate change envoy leads new protest fast

By Karl Malakunas MANILA  (AFP) – A Philippine diplomat who went without food for 14 days last year will lead another fast on Saturday in a bid to pressure world leaders over climate change. Naderev “Yeb” Sano, the Philippines’ lead negotiator at United Nations climate talks, drank only tea and water throughout the last meeting […]

06.02.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Philippine News ·
Spending the night in a cemetery and other strange New Year’s customs

Spending the night in a cemetery and other strange New Year’s customs

(Relaxnews) - Ahead of New Year’s Eve, the social networking site Badoo asked members to cast their votes to elect the world’s strangest and funniest New Year’s traditions. The locals in Talca, Chile came out in first place by a long shot in the “strangest” category with their custom of spending the night in a cemetery […]

Expect increasingly violent cyclones, weather experts warn

Expect increasingly violent cyclones, weather experts warn

By Jean-Louis Pany PARIS (AFP) – Meteorologists have yet to formally link global warming to typhoons like the one that devastated the Philippines, but they expect increasingly extreme weather phenomena due to a rise in ocean temperatures. The trail of death and destruction left in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan was at the forefront […]

13.11.2013 · Filled under: Environment, Science & Technology, World News ·
Euro zone remains a source of confusion for UK travelers

Euro zone remains a source of confusion for UK travelers

(Relaxnews) – Not all of the European Union’s 28 member states have adopted the common currency, making things a little more complicated for tourists traveling to the continent. One in ten Britons admits to having exchanged their pounds sterling for the wrong currency before a trip to a European destination, a new study from International […]

03.09.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, World News ·