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‘Through Day and Night’ review: Winning, losing, trying

Two disparate ideas turn Veronica Velasco’s Through Night and Day into a film that feels like a complete missed opportunity. Ben (Paolo Contis) gifts his fiancée Jen (Alessandra de Rossi) with a trip to Iceland, her dream destination. At first, the two lovers are enjoying their ........»»

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Sri Lanka president seeks talks to end power struggle

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday, November 18 called crucial talks with political leaders ........»»

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Swimmer killed by stingray, 2 mauled by sharks in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia – A swimmer died after a rare suspected stingray attack off an Australian beach while another two people were mauled in separate shark encounters this weekend. The 42-year-old's death came more than a decade after world-renowned "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin was killed when a stingray barb punctured his chest ........»»

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3 killed in blast in India s Punjab state

AMRITSAR, India (UPDATED) – Three people were killed in a grenade attack on a prayer congregation in India's Punjab on Sunday, November 18 which left some 20 others injured, police said. Around 250 followers of the Nirankari spiritual group, who are considered heretics by most Sikhs, had gathered for morning prayers in ........»»

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5 Pinoy champion boxers to be feted in WBC Asian Summit

    MANILA, Philippines – The country's top boxers and promoters will be feted during the three-day 3rd WBC Women's Convention and Asian Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. To be given recognition for their ring exploits are current world champions Manny Pacquiao (WBC welterweight), Jerwin Ancajas (IBF junior bantamweight), ........»»

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Duterte orders Dureza, Panelo to meet with communist leaders

MANILA, Philippines – An "informal chat" is set to take place between government officials and self-exiled communist leaders Fidel Agcaoili and Luis Jalandoni. Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza said the meeting with the two National Democratic Front (NDF) leaders could happen in November. "President [Rodrigo] Duterte has ........»»

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review: Grounding the magic

There is a lot happening in David Yates’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), which in turn is the precursor to the events that surrounded the seven novels about an orphan who attends a magic school and becomes ........»»

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Cruising for a bruising: What we learned from the APEC summit

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – The annual meeting of leaders from the 21 Asian-Pacific countries produced little in the way of concrete results, but plenty of fireworks on the sidelines. Here's what we learned from the gathering held for the first time in the dusty and sun-baked city of ........»»

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FEU forces Final Four playoff vs La Salle

    MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University made the most of a lucky break to keep its UAAP Season 81 campaign alive.  The Tamaraws came out charging from the get-go against an Adamson Falcons side that played minus its top two scorers to cruise to an 82-56 victory and force ........»»

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Tropical Depression Samuel to affect Caraga, Davao Oriental

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – The trough or extension of Tropical Depression Samuel is expected to bring rain to parts of Mindanao. In a Facebook Live video past 5 pm on Sunday, November ........»»

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Alvin Pasaol a 1st-round pick in PBA draft, says UE coach

    MANILA, Philippines – Nothing is final yet, but it seems that UE superstar Alvin Pasaol has played his final game in the UAAP. After finishing with 20 points, 14 rebounds and 4 steals in the Red Warriors’ 71-79 loss against the NU Bulldogs, the burly 6-foot-3 forward couldn’t help ........»»

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Netanyahu says unnecessary and wrong to call snap Israeli polls

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, November 18 it would be "unnecessary and wrong" to call snap polls, as he sought to hold his governing coalition together following the resignation of his defense minister. "In a period of security sensitivity, it's unnecessary and wrong to go to elections," ........»»

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Often divisive Trump switches to Consoler in Chief role

PARADISE, United States – Even the bright lights on Donald Trump's motorcade grew dim as "the Beast" limousine and the rest of the presidential procession slid into the haze covering the fiery inferno of northern California. All along the route to the town of Paradise stretched blackened fields. Many of ........»»

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More than 400 hurt in French fuel price protests

PARIS, France – More than 400 people were hurt, 14 seriously, in a day and night of "yellow vest" fuel price protests around France that claimed one life, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said on Sunday, November 18. The injury toll, more than double the last tally provided on Saturday, November 17 ........»»

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APEC s future in doubt after costly summit failure

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – With Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin absent and leaders unable even to agree a joint statement, some critics are questioning whether the annual APEC summit is still worth the effort. "Expectations are low and probably won't be fulfilled anyway." That was the brutal if prescient ........»»

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After criticism, no more balloon releasing in next Mimaropa Festival

PALAWAN, Philippines – After receiving flak from a zero waste advocacy group, Department of Tourism (DOT) regional officials vowed there would be no more balloon releasing activity in next year's Mimaropa Festival. DOT Mimaropa Regional Director Maria Luisa Diploma said the concern raised by EcoWaste Coalition will be part of ........»»

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Yemen rebels mobilize to fight ahead of UN envoy visit

  SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni rebels have said they are ready to mobilize more fighters to the frontline despite a lull in battleground Hodeida, as the UN envoy prepares to visit the country to boost peace efforts. Dozens of Huthi rebels put on a show of strength on the outskirts of the ........»»

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Pope denounces din of rich few on World Day of Poor

VATICAN CITY, Holy See – Pope Francis railed against social inequality Sunday, November 18, lamenting "the din of the rich few" drowning out the voice of the needy, as he marked the second "World Day of the Poor." At a mass attended by about 6,000 poor people at St. Peter's Basilica in ........»»

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FEU aims to make most of last Final Four chance

MANILA, Philippines – Despite trouncing the No. 2 Adamson Soaring Falcons in their final UAAP elimination round game, Far Eastern University (FEU) head coach Olsen Racela rued that the Tamaraws could have been in a better spot had they played more consistently. "If we took care of business early on, we should've been in ........»»

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Macron, Merkel aim to present united stance in Trump era

BERLIN, Germany – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron were due to meet in Berlin Sunday, November 18, in a show of unity against rising populism in the era of US President Donald Trump. At their second meeting in a week, the two are expected to once again ........»»

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