• Donaire wins in a flash; Nietes stops Mexican

    It didn’t take long for Nonito Donaire Jr. to announce that he still has what it takes to be called a champion once more. The Filipino Flash, who was knocked out last October, was his old self, deadly and explosive, last night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Donaire needed less than two rounds to…

    Philippine Star
    • 3 BIFF men, 4 soldiers killed in clash

      Three commanders of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), one of them wanted for the killing of 44 police commandos in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Jan. 25, were killed by soldiers yesterday. Army officials and local officials identified the slain BIFF commanders as Yusof Abesalih, also…

      Philippine Star
      • Inside Floyd Mayweather's camp, where the cars are clean

        While Floyd Mayweather Jr. worked inside, a man with a spray bottle and cloth worked to make sure there wasn't an offending particle of dust on the ride the fighter would pilot home. This was a relatively light day of work at the gym Mayweather owns in this city's faux Chinatown just west of the…

        Associated Press
        • Putin letter to Arab summit triggers strong Saudi attack

          By Yara Bayoumy and Mahmoud Mourad SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy on Sunday, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fuelling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.…

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            • UFO conspiracy theorist claims to have seen nine-foot alien on space shuttle

              London, Mar 29 (ANI): A UFO conspiracy theorist Clark McClelland who had claimed to be a NASA veteran, has said that he saw a nine-foot alien on the space shuttle. McClelland has maintained the truth of his story, despite being dismissed by skeptics, as 'delusional' and never having worked with…

              • "Transformers" expands franchise with spinoffs

                29 Mar – Looks like Paramount Pictures will be following in Lucasfilms' footsteps with their "Star Wars" plan, by expanding the "Transformers" cinematic universe with more sequels and spinoffs. The studio is bringing in Academy award-winning director-producer Akiva Goldsman to work with…

                Cinema Online
                • New Spanish transport plane turned over to AFP today

                  The first of three C295 transport planes acquired by the government from a Spanish firm will be formally accepted by the Air Force today. Key security officials including Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, Armed Forces chief Gen. Gregorio Catapang Jr. and Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Delgado…

                  Philippine Star
                  • Oregon's pink chicken mystery solved; owner explains

                    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mystery of Portland's pink chickens is solved.Multnomah County Animal Services says the birds' owner told the agency he used food coloring, beet juice and Kool-Aid to dye the two birds, then released them to "make people smile

                    Associated Press
                    • New species of tarantula found

                      Scientists from the Museum of Natural History (MNH) of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños have discovered a new species of cave-dwelling tarantula on an island off the coast of Quezon. The new species of the spider, Phlogiellus kwebaburdeos, was described in the recent issue of the…

                      Philippine Star
                      • Philippines to resume repair, reconstruction work in disputed South China Sea

                        The Philippines said Thursday it would resume repair and reconstruction works in the disputed South China Sea after halting activities last year over concerns about the effect on an arbitration complaint it had filed against China. Manila had called on all countries last October to stop…

                        Manila Bulletin
                        • Italy clears Knox of murder that gripped the world

                          Italy's top court has thrown out Amanda Knox's conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama that has gripped a global audience. Judges at the Court of Cassation on Friday also quashed all charges against Knox's Italian…

                          AFP News
                          • NBA Playoff Picture Update: The East goes through Atlanta

                            With just a few weeks remaining until the NBA postseason, every night can impact the standings. NBA Playoff Picture keeps you up to date on all the most important news for all 16 berths and seeds. Hail to the Hawks: The Atlanta Hawks' 99-86 win over the Miami Heat combined with the Cleveland…

                            Ball Don't Lie
                            • GMA prays her ill fate befalls none

                              Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo shudders at the mere thought of her jailers being given a dose of their own medicine by taking her place in detention when the Aquino administration steps down from power in 2016. Colleagues in the House of Representatives made this…

                              Manila Bulletin
                              • Baby girl born with 'trunk' labelled as 'Ganesha' in Aligarh

                                Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Mar. 29 (ANI): A baby girl born with a 'trunk' has become the center of attraction in a village in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, as people are flocking to see her believing that she is an incarnation of Lord Ganesha. Born on Thursday, the child has a protuberance between her two…

                                • Gift returns: Sterling wife wants house, $1 million

                                  The wife of Donald Sterling sought revenge Friday against a woman whose recording cost her husband ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers by playing audio that showed the billionaire showered her with millions of dollars in gifts. In closing arguments in the trial seeking the return of more than…

                                  Associated Press
                                  • Hugh Jackman 'Wolverine' News

                                    Hugh Jackman is getting de-clawed. The actor announced on Saturday that he is almost done with the role of his "X-Men" character, Wolverine. "WOLVERINE ...ONE LAST TIME. HJ," he posted on Instagram, with a photo of his two fists and three claws coming

                                    Access Hollywood
                                    • Jeane Napoles ITR case holds no water – Tax Law Experts

                                      Tax lawyers said yesterday the criminal charges filed against the daughter of alleged pork barrel mastermind, Janet Lim Napoles, arising from non-filing of income tax returns (ITRs) will not prosper. Lawyer Frederick Kapitan, former chief of the tax fraud division of the Bureau of Internal Revenue…

                                      Manila Bulletin
                                      • Diabetes drugs may increase risk of heart failure

                                        Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study has examined that glucose or sugar-lowering medications prescribed to patients with diabetes may pose an increased risk for the development of heart failure in these patients. The study conducted at American College of Cardiology examined clinical trials of…