• 3 Filipinas in Forbes top 50 businesswomen in Asia

    Three Filipinas are included in Forbes Asia’s power businesswomen list this year. These women, said Forbes, are active in the upper echelons of the business world, wield significant power and have access to robust financial resources.Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. Chairman Helen Yuchengco Dee;…

    Manila Bulletin
    • In message to US, Iran test fires new weapon in naval drill

      The claim was a new show of force by Iran just weeks ahead of a deadline for reaching a deal over its nuclear program with the U.S. and other global powers. Iran announced the test on the final day of military drills it is calling "Great Prophet 9." The exercises are being held near the Strait of…

      Associated Press
      • Shailene wasn’t interested in 50 Shades

        Shailene Woodley has revealed she “wasn’t really interested” in playing Anastasia in Fifty Shades of Grey as she goes topless in a new photo shoot.

        Cover Media
        • Pacquiao eager to start LA training

          Manny Pacquiao is unsure if Floyd Mayweather is going to use his bicycle or engage him at close range when they square off on May 2 in Las Vegas. “Hindi natin alam,” said Pacquiao as he was busy shooting jumpers just before Kia took on Talk ’N Text yesterday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Pwede…

          Manila Bulletin
          • Lesbian kiss on Korean drama sparks debate

            An unprecedented lesbian kiss between two high school students on a popular South Korean TV drama has fuelled a debate about portrayals of sexuality in a rapidly modernising society with deeply conservative roots. The broadcast and internet regulatory body, the Korea Communications Standards…

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            • IS executioner 'Jihadi John' named as London tech worker

              "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State group militant apparently responsible for beheading a series of Western hostages, was named on Thursday as Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi. A Washington Post report citing friends, a leading think-tank researching foreign jihadists and…

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              • Forget Your Anniversary

                When you think of celebrations in your family, you usually think of birthdays and anniversaries, with a couple of significant holidays like religious holidays and New Year's Day thrown in for good measure.

                Focus On The Family Singapore
                • ‘Noy angered by previous SAF failures to get Marwan’

                  Supt. Raymund Train, who led the SAF team that killed Marwan in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Jan. 25, recounted in a sworn statement the meeting he and senior SAF officers had with Aquino in Malacañang on Nov. 30. Train said among the senior officers who attended the meeting were then PNP chief…

                  Philippine Star
                  • 7 killed as Army Scout Rangers clash with Abus

                    Two Army Scout Rangers and five bandits were killed and 23 others were wounded following a shootout between government troops and the Abu Sayyaf  in the mountains of Patikul, Sulu yesterday morning. Fourteen of the wounded were Abu Sayyaf bandits and nine were Scout Rangers and Army Special Forces…

                    Philippine Star
                    • The story behind ‘A Thousand Years’ and why it almost got snubbed by ‘Twilight’

                      The singer-songwriter behind the hits “Jar of Hearts,” “Human,” and “A Thousand Years” spoke to Yahoo Philippines ahead of her March 5 concert at the Big Dome and confessed about her biggest break to date—the song that easily became the "Twilight" anthem.

                      Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom
                      • Japan police arrest teens for 'IS-inspired' killing

                        Japanese police on Friday arrested three teenagers on suspicion of killing a 13-year-old schoolboy, in a chilling murder some local media suggested was inspired by Islamist extremist executions. The brutalised and naked body of Ryota Uemura was found in undergrowth near a river last Friday.…

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                        • To manage diabetes, eat breakfast like an athlete, dinner like a sloth, study suggests

                          Type 2 diabetes patients should eat a high-energy breakfast and a low-energy dinner for optimal control over their blood sugar, according to researchers hailing from Sweden and Israel who conducted a small-scale study. In the new study, published in the journal Diabetologia, they worked with eight…

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                          • Nike unveils city-specific floral Air Max Ultra 1s

                            Nike is one step ahead this spring with a new capsule collection featuring floral redesigns of its Air Max Ultra 1 running shoe inspired by six world cities. The brand, which has been working on positioning itself as the go-to for the style-conscious urban runner for some time, is zoning in on…

                            AFP Relax
                            • Volkswagen Philippines introduces the Polo Hatchback

                              Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc. (ACEI) the official distributor of Volkswagen here in the Philippines just recently gave the us in the media a preview of the Volkswagen Polo hatchback which also marks the entry of VW in the subcompact hatchback segment. Unmistakeably VW, it comes with 15” alloy…

                              Power Wheels
                              • China defends its South China Sea activities as restrained

                                China defended its activities in the South China Sea as restrained and responsible Friday after the U.S. intelligence chief called its expansion of outposts in the region an "aggressive" effort to assert sovereignty. China says it has historical claims to a huge swath of the South Sea China that…

                                Associated Press
                                • What Color Is The Dress?

                                  White and gold? Or, blue and black? That is the question burning up the internet Thursday night! A Tumblr user named swiked posted a photo of a dress and asked people to weigh in on its color combination. Celebrities, such as fashionista Taylor Swift,

                                  Access Hollywood
                                  • Kindergarten kids with 'AK-47s' cause outrage in Russia

                                    Pictures of young Russian children posing with mock AK-47 rifles and other weapons at a kindergarten have provoked a storm of controversy, but some defended them as patriotic education. The controversial photos were taken last week during a "patriotic class" at a kindergarten in the second city of…

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