Pope Francis names Filipino bishop of Chalan Kanoa as archbishop of Agaña

Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Filipino Bishop Ryan Jimenez of Chalan Kanoa in the Northern Mariana Islands as the new archbishop of Agaña in...

K-pop group NMIXX break fresh ground, tease new music

LONDON — Performing with a live band gave South Korean girl group NMIXX new means to connect with audiences as they brought their "mix pop" sound...

Conspiracy theories on the Trump assassination attempt are spreading like wildfire – on both...

As the sound of gunshots interrupted Donald Trump’s rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on July 13, the former US president clutched his right ear before...

James Reid surprises fans with impromptu ‘Hurt Me Too’ performance in BGC mall

Singer and record producer James Reid surprised fans with his impromptu performance of his latest single "Hurt Me Too" at a grand piano at SM...

K-pop stars Stray Kids prepare for comeback with upbeat London show

LONDON — "This is a career highlight," popular K-pop group Stray Kids said as they headlined the British Summer Time (BST) Hyde Park Festival on Sunday. The...
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Lola Nena’s references viral Claudine Barretto video trend in content

A bakery, known for its old-fashioned Filipino donuts, once again caught social media users' attention for referencing Claudine Barretto's viral phrase in its content. Lola...
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Romanian court reinstates influencer Andrew Tate’s travel ban

BUCHAREST — Internet personality Andrew Tate will not be able to leave Romania while awaiting trial on charges of human trafficking after a Romanian court of...

Six foreign nationals found dead in Bangkok hotel, Thai PM orders probe

BANGKOK — Thai police are investigating the deaths of six foreign nationals whose bodies were found in a room at an upmarket hotel in Bangkok on...

Explainer: What is Weverse, ‘super app’ joined by Ariana Grande?

SEOUL — Pop star Ariana Grande is joining Weverse, a superfan platform owned by HYBE 352820.KS, an entertainment firm that manages K-Pop phenomenon BTS. Here is what we...

Sofia Andres fangirls as Sabrina Carpenter praises her daughter dancing to ‘Espresso’

Actress Sofia Andres turned her fangirl mode on after American pop singer Sabrina Carpenter took notice of her daughter in a TikTok clip. The actress...

Asian currencies, stocks subdued as dollar steadies

Indonesia's rupiah, shares slip ahead of central bank meeting Indonesia's cenbank to keep rate unchanged on Wednesday - poll U.S. dollar inches away...

Calls for ‘#JusticeForVince’ amid death of cadet over thumbs-up emoji in chat

The hashtag "#JusticeForVince" was launched on social media after a second-year cadet of a maritime academy in Laguna died after allegedly being punished for...

Hann Resorts plans up $342 million Philippines IPO next year, says PAGCOR

MANILA — Hann Resorts, an operator and owner of an integrated casino-resort in the Philippines, is planning an initial public offering (IPO) worth 15 billion to 20...
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Australian researchers turn morning coffee waste into greener concrete

Researchers made used coffee grounds into concrete additive Say makes concrete stronger and more sustainable Concrete production responsible for 7% of global emissions...
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Old photo of staff’s unsanitary practice in donut kiosk resurfaces on social media

An old photo of a staff's unsanitary practice while manning a donut kiosk once again sparked food safety concerns. An online user on the X...