Climate change takes toll on oceans, ice: UN report

Climate change takes toll on oceans, ice: UN report

Humanity should brace for blowback from oceans and frozen zones increasingly addled by climate change, a major UN report will warn. Loading the atmosphere with CO2 and greenhouse gases has spawned a host of consequences, starting with irreversible sea-level rise,...

Tokyo stocks open higher helped by cheap yen

Tokyo stocks open higher helped by cheap yen

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday as investors took heart from a relatively cheaper yen, with relief prevailing after key central bank meetings ended without causing major marketdisruptions. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.27 percent or 59.84 points at...

Gilas lineup for FIBA Women’s Asia Cup named

Gilas lineup for FIBA Women’s Asia Cup named

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) revealed its final roster for the Gilas Pilipinas Women team that will play in the FIBA Women's Asia Cup in Bangalore, India. Through social media posts on Thursday night, the Gilas Women lineup for the continental competition...

2 Japan warships to arrive in PH Saturday for 3-day visit

2 Japan warships to arrive in PH Saturday for 3-day visit

Two Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ships, the JS Bungo (MST-464) and the JS Takashima (MSC-603), will be docking at Pier 15, Manila South Harbor Saturday for a three-day goodwill visit to the Philippines. Philippine Navy (PN) public affairs office chief,...

New Zealand economic growth hits five-year low

New Zealand economic growth hits five-year low

New Zealand’s economic growth slowed to a five-year low in the 12 months to June, official data released Thursday showed, fuelling expectations further interest rate cuts are imminent. Statistics New Zealand said the economy expanded 0.5 percent in the...

Paine sees ‘very exciting era’ for Australia

Paine sees ‘very exciting era’ for Australia

Captain Tim Paine has predicted a “very exciting era” for Australian cricket after the team retained the Ashes against England, while revealing he broke his thumb in the final Test. The series was drawn 2-2, with Australia keeping the urn as the Ashes...

Basilan youth urged to contribute to peace, dev’t

Basilan youth urged to contribute to peace, dev’t

Screen actor and Philippine Army (PA) reservist, 2nd Lt. Matteo Guidicelli, has urged students of the Basilan State College to be players in the province’s peace and development activities. During a forum held at the college last Tuesday, Guidicelli also...

PRRD off to 2nd Russia visit in October

PRRD off to 2nd Russia visit in October

President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Moscow for a second time this October upon the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Malacañang said on Wednesday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo confirmed to reporters that Duterte accepted the...

PH Armor Division showcases new capabilities, equipment

PH Armor Division showcases new capabilities, equipment

The Philippine Army’s (PA) Armor Division, formerly known as the Mechanized Infantry Division, celebrated its 43rd founding anniversary at its headquarters in Camp O’Donell, Capas, Tarlac last Tuesday by showcasing its new capabilities and newly-acquired...

Completed Songlim Kimchi Plant

Completed Songlim Kimchi Plant

The new Songlim Kimchi Plant was constructed and completed. The Kimchi plant, which had been realized at a high level of aseptic and non-proliferative production processes, was able to contribute to improving the diet of the people in the province by industrially...

Black carbon from air pollution found in placentas: study

Black carbon from air pollution found in placentas: study

Black carbon particles typically emitted by vehicle exhaust and coal-fired power plants have been detected on the foetus-facing side of placentas, researchers said Tuesday. The concentration of particles was highest in the placentas of women most exposed to airborn...

Tree-planting to offset carbon emissions: no cure-all

Tree-planting to offset carbon emissions: no cure-all

A few euros, a couple of mouse clicks and a tree is planted — as air travel is increasingly becoming a source of guilt, consumers and companies are looking for other ways to ease their conscience and reduce their carbon footprint. But as more polluting...

China chooses panda as Winter Olympics mascot

China chooses panda as Winter Olympics mascot

China has chosen its most iconic animal — the panda — to be the official mascot of the Beijing Olympics in 2022, the Winter Games organising committee announced on Tuesday. The mascot, named “Bing Dwen Dwen,” is a chubby giant panda wearing a...