US Homeland Security meets airlines on expanding laptop ban

US Homeland Security officials met with major US airlines and a trade group on Thursday to discuss the impact of possibly expanding a ban on large electronic gadgets on planes to flights from some European airports, three sources briefed on the meeting said.

House panel to take up Duterte impeachment Monday

The House of Representatives justice committee will take up the impeachment complaint filed against President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday.

Napoles formally asks court to be put in NBI custody

Janet Lim Napoles, who is accused of engineering the pork barrel scam, has formally asked the Sandiganbayan to allow her transfer from the Correctional Institute for Women to the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation.

‘Most wanted’ Western Mindanao NPA commander captured – Army

The military said soldiers and police captured what authorities described as the “most wanted” commander of the New People’s Army in Western Mindanao in Zamboanga del Sur province Thursday.

Disney’s ‘Pirates’ rolls out red carpet for rare China premiere

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' premiered in Shanghai on Thursday.

Hezbollah: Future war could be in Israeli territory

Lebanese Hezbollah said on Thursday that any future conflict between the Shi'ite group and Israel could take place inside Israeli territory, as tensions rise between the arch foes.

South Korea urges ‘parallel’ talks, sanctions to rein in North

South Korea's new president launched international efforts to defuse tension over North Korea's weapons development on Thursday, urging both dialogue and sanctions while also aiming to ease China's anger about a US anti-missile system.

WHO wants transparency, market revamp for fairer drug pricing

The world needs greater transparency on the pricing of medicines, and an overhaul of some approaches, in order to increase access to life-saving drugs, global health experts said.

JOIN AND WIN AN AK-47 | Al Qaeda entices Yemeni recruits with quiz

Al Qaeda has started reaching out for recruits in Yemen by handing out quiz sheets, with an AK-47 assault rifle as top prize, residents and media said on Thursday.

Military claims 31 BIFF slain in Maguindanao fighting

The military claims to have killed at least 31 Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in a week of fighting within Maguindanao province’s so-called SPMS Box -- for the towns of Shariff Aguak, Pagatin (Datu Saudi), Mamasapano and Shariff Saydona.

Bus driver shot dead in Makilala

A bus driver was shot dead as he steered his vehicle in Makilala town, Cotabato province early Friday morning.

FACTFILE | What we know about US probes of Russian meddling in the 2016...

Learn what is publicly known and not known about US investigations into meddling and possible collusion between Russia and members of the Trump campaign.

Trump blasts Comey as acting FBI chief vows to press probe on campaign ties...

President Donald Trump on Thursday called ousted FBI chief James Comey a "showboat" and "grandstander," but its acting leader contradicted the president and promised the agency's probe into possible Trump campaign ties to Russia would proceed with vigor.

Sandigan clears Binays for Israel pilgrimage

The Sandiganbayan has allowed former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay to join her husband former Vice President Jejomar Binay for a two-week pilgrimage to Israel this month.

FOOD TALK | For Michelin chef Jordi Roca, ‘Dessert is freedom’

When ladies get together and share the secrets to their sweet creations.