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Laptop ban reduce passenger demand on US-bound flights from ME

The prevailing ban on laptops for passengers traveling specific routes from Middle Eastern countries to the United States has a negative impact on airlines in the region. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) confirmed Sunday that passenger demand for flights by Middle East airlines to the United States fell in […]

Visual effects director sells old SUV by epic viral video

He love his car. Have driven it for 10 years. It is 1996 Model Suzuki Vitara. But he has to let go from that personal attachment. This mixed feeling, “with deep sorrow selling my little beast,” for a 21-year old SUV proved powerful enough that owner Eugene Romanovsky had to […]

Autonomous flying taxi soon in Dubai on July 2017

First, the driverless cars. Now what is Dubai up to next? The city of Dubai, the modern capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of seven that comprise the United Arab Emirates, is opening up to another first in the world. It is because by July this year, passenger drones […]

Be aware: Are fast food wrappers killing consumers?

Out of 100 persons shopping at city malls in the country, roughly 80+ (80% or more) of the number end up eating in fast food chains. That is a pretty good stat for mall operators and food retailers. Good for business, they can say. But there’s a possible downside for […]

Bicol’s man in Washington trace roots from Calabanga

Bicol’s man in Washington trace roots from Calabanga. You read it right. The man you are staring at is Ninio Hilario Fetalvo, one of the assistant press secretary of President Donald J. Trump in the White House. As the administration of the new POTUS takes shape, 23 year old Ninio […]

Watch : The Inauguration of Donald J. Trump, 45th US President

This is the inauguration of Donald J.Trump. The 45th President of United States of America. Livestream. January 20, 2017, Washington, DC. USA. Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. In his inaugural address, he has promised to give the government back to the […]

Bull shark attacks spear fisherman in heart-pounding footage

A spear fisherman’s presence attracted the attention of a wandering bull shark off the coast of north Queensland, Australia. Thirty five year old Kerry Daniel was diving off the Australian coast when he spotted a ‘killer’ bull shark thrust toward him. The man related that he was fishing in a […]

Caring friends offer sentimental farewell to a beloved animal

After her homecoming on March 11, 2016, she was listed as aged 65 with a temperament as slow, easy-going. She enjoys the company of both her kind and humans. She was described with tall, well-rounded back. long head, and round top. She also have large tail hairs and slight pigmentation […]

UN chief appeals to international community: strive for peace in 2017

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 2 – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on New Year’s day called on the international community to strive for peace in 2017. January 1st this year is his first day as UN chief. Guterres noted that millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars […]

Update: Bald eagle hatch first egg with the world watching

Remember when it was shared here the live stream, real-time day and night watch of two bald eagles in southwest Florida while taking their turns warming their two eggs? Well, the good news is that, one of the eggs which earlier showed signs of hatching with cracks on the outside […]

The awesome 2016 year in review on Pope Francis

This info-video pretty much summarized the year’s activities of the Holy Father in 2016 produced by the Secretariat for Communication of Vatican. Captured moments and important fragments of mementos define the busy days of the Pontiff at the Holy See and in his various Pastoral visits within Italy and outside […]

This Russian subway train is what we need during the holidays

How would you like to travel on a train in style during the yuletide season? This Russian subway train knows what the holidays is all about. This is what Pinoys need now and beyond. See how the approaching train promises excitement and holiday cheers for the would-be passenger. It almost […]

This is why salmons cross the road

Amazing how nature makes things possible. Watch how salmons cross a flooded road and against the direction of flood water just to reach its spawning destination. Salmons have been proven to almost always go back to their original place of “birth” to spawn and then die. The location is always […]

Watch live Bald Eagle hatch eggs in Florida

Want to watch live bald eagles hatch? You have come to the right site. Join us as we take watch using the Eagle cameras set up, courtesy of the SouthWest Florida Eagle Camera (SWFEC). The project was launched in October 2012, and since then it has got stories to tell […]

Check out who’s helping distressed animals in extraordinary situations

Check out who’s helping distressed animals in extraordinary, life and death, situations. Amazing how some responsible individuals go beyond the ordinary, and push their limits of their good selves. Here, extraordinary heroes come together and show care and love for distressed animals, some fighting for their lives. The viral video […]

Report: Hijackers release passengers of Libyan Afriqiyah Airways plane

VALLETTA, Dec. 24 — Fresh wire reports said potentially two suspected hijackers and some of the seven crew members of hijacked Afriqiyah Airways still remained on board a Libyan plane, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Friday on Twitter. All of the 109 passengers have earlier been released by the […]

Now rising, the surreal clamor for fake new born baby dolls

We are aware that young kids grin from ear to ear when given adorable baby dolls with matching dress and accessories. All the more the delight is greater when dolls are lifelike, with movable arms, legs and winking eyas. Or with long hair they can trim and curl and all […]

Video: Watch a real car-size transformer named Letrons

What do you want for Christmas? A toy car-transformer? Someone can’t get enough of the smaller version of car transformers. So big boys play with close to real, big toys, too. Watch this car engineered to transform from a four-wheeled car to, well, as expected a transformer. But don’t hope […]

Fuel tanker explosion in Kenya kill dozens, injures several others

NAIVASHA, Kenya, Dec. 12 — At least 33 people have been confirmed dead and several others injured after an oil tanker crashed into other vehicles and burst into flames in Naivasha, about 90 km northwest of Kenya, disaster officials said on Sunday. Pius Masai, deputy director of the National Disaster […]

Dozens dead, many injured in east China construction site collapse

FENGCHENG, Jiangxi Province, Nov. 24 — Sixty-seven people have been confirmed dead and three others injured after a construction platform collapsed in east China’s Jiangxi Province Thursday, rescuers said. More than 60 people were working on the platform and another dozen were on the ground waiting to begin their shift […]

Fil-American woman dies in NY Times Square train shoving

The solid American dream of a Filipina just went bust. The Fil-Am woman identified as Connie Watton, 49, died after being pushed and shoved in front of oncoming train at the 42nd Street of Times Square station in New York city on November 8. NYPD arrested Melanie Liverpool Turner as […]

Donald Trump is new US president, Clinton concedes defeat

Former United States presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has conceded defeat from Republican candidate and President-elect Donald Trump. The defeated Democratic candidate and former US Secretary of State called by phone the winning Mr. Trump a few minutes ago. The ongoing election tally being broadcast live by major US news […]

Trump is on winning streak in the 2016 US presidential race

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 — Donald Trump was on the cusp of creating history as he inched closer to clinching the US presidency with a strong showing in battleground states helping him trump Hillary Clinton in the knife-edge race. Major US news networks projected Republican candidate Trump to have won the […]

Watch Live coverage as USA votes for its next president

Just to show a snippet and demonstrate to Filipinos in the country how elections is being held in the USA, we are sharing these various media online coverage. Many Filipino-Americans have invested interest on the elections. First time that many Americans of Asian origin showed active participation in the democratic […]

UN General Assembly appoints Antonio Guterres as new Secretary-General

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 13 — The UN General Assembly is scheduled to appoint Antonio Guterres as next UN Secretary-General on Thursday to replace the retiring Ban Ki-moon on Jan. 1, 2017. According to a letter sent by General Assembly President Peter Thomson on Tuesday, the date for the appointment has […]

US Zika travel advisory includes Philippines, 10 other SE Asian countries

The Philippines was included in the Zika virus-related travel advisory by the United States. The U.S. government on Thursday issued the advisory, recommending pregnant women to consider postponing non-essential travel to identified countries in the region. Ten other countries majority in the Southeast Asian region are also in the list, […]

More major quakes expected any day now around the world

Experts warn that an even worse disaster is imminent as the planet is overdue for a high-magnitude earthquakes along the Earth’s largest fault lines, even as Italy was devastated last week with hundreds of lives lost already. On Saturday, two earthquakes hit the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, a […]

US affirms commitment of $32-M for PH intensified law enforcement

President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry affirmed the long standing relations of the Philippines and the United States at Wednesday’s lunch meeting at the President’s Hall of Malacanang. Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella in a pres briefing said that Duterte and Kerry took note of the special […]

Military coup underway, takes over government of Turkey

It appears that government of Turkey have been overthrown in a coup, as the military claimed taking control over the country. This is a developing storye which will get updates. “Turkish Armed Forces have completely taken over the administration of the country to reinstate constitutional order, human rights and freedoms, […]

Permanent Court of Arbitration rules in favor of Philippines VS China

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was highly favored as the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) under the United Nations ruled in its arbitration case against China over the South China Sea dispute. The international tribunal set aside China’s nine-dash line claim over the disputed waters by ruling its invalidity. By […]

Dozens killed, injured in terrorist attack at Instanbul Ataturk airport

ISTANBUL, June 29 — At least 36 people were killed and 147 others injured in two explosions that hit the Ataturk Airport, the largest in Istanbul on Tuesday evening and involved three suicide bombers, forcing the suspension of all flights. “We’re evaluating the possibility of three suicide bombers,” Istanbul Governor […]

EU Brexit agitates global, PH financial outlook

MANILA — It is not true that the “Brexit” will have no effect on the country as apologists project it to be. The local stock market tumbled anew on Tuesday, as investors pocketed gains after last week’s British exit, ‘Brexit,’ vote continued to agitate the global financial markets. The Philippine […]

UK authorities discover anti-Brexit petition with thousands of fraudulent signatures

After the majority of the voters of United Kingdom voted for Brexit, authorities are investigating a highly-popular anti-Brexit petition with the discovery of tens of thousands of fraudulent signatures. The petition platform’s lack of identity check raised concerns the vast majority of 3.5 million signs could be fake. Britain’s House […]

Duterte, Marcos top choice of overseas absentee voters

MANILA — Filipinos abroad who participated in the overseas absentee voting (OAV) have voted for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., as their president and vice president, respectively, in the recently concluded May 9 polls. According to the data released by Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner […]

EgyptAir hijacking ends with release of hostages in Cyprus

This is the latest update on the hijacking and hostage situation of EgyptAir flight MS181 from Alexandria en route to capital Cairo but eventually diverted to Larnaca in Cyprus. According to RT the hostage siege aboard EgyptAir flight MS181 has ended with the hijacker Seif Eldin Mustafa being arrested, Its […]

Egyptair Flight MS181 en route to Cairo hijacked, lands in Cyprus

CAIRO, March 29 — An Egyptian passenger plane flight MS181 en route from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and landed at Larnaka airport on the south coast of Cyprus, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation and Cyprus state radio. It was also confirmed that the plane’s pilot was […]

Fly Dubai plane crashes in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don with 62 passengers

A passenger Fly Dubai Boeing-737-800 en route from Dubai to Russia’s Rostov-on-Don, crashed at the city airport missing the runway amid poor visibility, an emergencies source told RIA Novosti on Saturday. All passengers and crew perished. According to the source, 62 passengers, including four children, and seven crew members were […]

China gains control of Philippines’ Quirino Atoll of Spratly islands

China gains control of Philippines’ Quirino Atoll of Spratly islands as the tension caused by intrusions in the West Philippine Sea continues. The traditional fishing grounds of Filipino fisherman around, and including, Quirino Atoll or Jackson Atoll has been taken over by the Chinese, reports from national papers said. The […]

First McDonald’s outlet to offer horse meat burger opening soon

The newest McDonald’s restaurant outlet opening in March 8 will offer its client, possibly, a horse meat burger. The world famous food chain is opening its newest branch in Kazakhstan, the 120th country in its network, in the capital of Astana. The store will have a seating capacity good for […]

This artist creates artwork sans brush, ink and canvas

Прошлый сезон A photo posted by @semenbukharin on Nov 28, 2014 at 3:00am PST With neither brush, ink and canvas artist create artworks in the snow. With neither brush nor canvas for his artworks, this school groundskeeper create his paintings in the snow. Semyon Bukharin, a janitor in one of […]

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Payback: Muslim teen seeks $15-M from Texas school district

For bringing homemade clock to impress teachers was arrested and suspended. The clock has turned counter clockwise, literally. The attorneys for the Texas teen who made a splash in global headlines following his arrest over a homemade clock, announced on Monday that they are seeking a $15 million settlement for […]

First McDonald’s outlet to offer horse meat burger opening soon

The newest McDonald’s restaurant outlet opening in March 8 will offer its client, possibly, a horse meat burger. The world famous food chain is opening its newest branch in Kazakhstan, the 120th country in its network, in the capital of Astana. The store will have a seating capacity good for […]

MH17 report does not implicate Russia, Donbass Militia

The Dutch Safety Board issued a final report of the crash investigation on Tuesday, saying the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane crashed as a result of a ground-to-air missile explosion near the left side of the plane. The organization said an additional forensic investigation would be needed to establish the exact […]

Autonomous flying taxi soon in Dubai on July 2017

First, the driverless cars. Now what is Dubai up to next? The city of Dubai, the modern capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of seven that comprise the United Arab Emirates, is opening up to another first in the world. It is because by July this year, passenger drones […]

GARBAGE SHIP Return to Manila and containers of rotting waste gone!

Whatever happened to the Canadian garbage loaded on the ship destined to be on its way back to Vancouver? Remember how Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte was so “infuriated” and postured for media consumption he declared (garbage) war on Canada and Trudeau. Well, as always, it was all more of posturing […]

PANDEMIC: WUHAN doctor who discovers #2019nCoV gets infection

The Wuhan doctor who was first to disclose and blew the whistle on the discovery of the novel coronavirus is now infected by #2019nCoV. This we can relate even as the same doctor was subsequently punished by Chinese authorities for divulging his pioneer discovery. Opthalmologist Li Wenliang at the Wuhan […]

This Russian subway train is what we need during the holidays

How would you like to travel on a train in style during the yuletide season? This Russian subway train knows what the holidays is all about. This is what Pinoys need now and beyond. See how the approaching train promises excitement and holiday cheers for the would-be passenger. It almost […]

TRUTH BITES: The plight of mass migration hurting Europe

The most important and relevant documentary movie drops today. Will it be truth bites the plight of mass migration hurting Europe? We are referring to the much awaited “Borderless” movie by independent Canadian activist-journalist Lauren Southern and her team. After months enduring the rigors (and danger) of (clandestine) location filming, […]

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Zika virus is just one flight away from Australia to the Philippines

This should make everyone aware and cautious. The dreaded Zika virus is just one flight away from Australia to the Philippines. Or from an infected population in a Latin American or Carribean country to Manila. It will be carried not by Aedes aegypti, the mosquito vector of Zika virus, but […]

Have you read Pope Francis tweets? The latest about PH

With a growing number in followers (now 5.32 million), Pope Francis twits are viral. The Holy Father has been sending tweets since February of 2012. Fresh from his Apostolic Visit of the Philippines and Sri Lanka, his tweets are profound and far reaching. Sa aking mga kaibigan sa Sri Lanka […]

African Union urges members to use science to transform agri sector

NAIROBI, Feb. 24 — The African Union on Monday urged the continent’s governments to embrace the use of science in order to transform its agricultural sector. Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Rhoda Peace Tumusiime told an agricultural forum in Nairobi that all known advances in humanity are based […]

Watch Pope Francis in the USA – Vespers with the Clergy

The continuing live stream coverage of the Holy Father, Pope Francis Apostolic journey to the USA. This episode features the Pope Francis in the USA – Vespers with Clergy. Pope Francis celebrates Vespers with Clergy, Men and Women Religious in New York, on the occasion of his apostolic visit to […]

Search scientists know location of missing MH370 plane

CANBERRA, Australia –The saga for the search of missing MH370 plane is not yet over so it seems, despite past pronouncements the operation should have been minimized if not stopped already. But no, on Wednesday, the Australian research team claimed they have narrowed the location of the missing MH370 flight […]

PANDEMIC: LIVE blog Twitter explodes in NOVEL CORONAVIRUS posts

Finally, the deepest recesses of the world wide web, much of microblogging networks, special mention of Twitter, is exploding with posts about the newest scare of #20l9nCoV that was triggered in #Wuhan, China. Be forewarned. At times like these, posts on social media sites are not always true. Beware of […]

Russia impose ban on corn, soy bean imports from US

Russia bans import of soybeans and corn from the United States starting from February 15. Assistant to Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) Alexey Alekseenko told TASS on Wednesday, “Restrictions will be imposed on imports starting from February 15.” Answering a respective question, the agency […]