Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 08:28 a.m.
PARIS — David Beckham hugged his teammates with tears in his eyes, then walked off the pitch to a standing ovation — for the last time in front of a home crowd at a football game.
A clearly emotional Beckham was mobbed by his teammates on the field when coach Carlo Ancelotti decided to substitute him in the 81st minute of a 3-1 win over Brest on Saturday, giving him a customary sendoff in his last home game before retiring. Even goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu ran out to congratulate the former England captain on his career, while Brazil winger Lucas bowed in reverence.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 11:11 p.m.
NEW YORK — "The Voice" is leaving the judging drama to its rivals.
The NBC singing contest said Friday that Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green will return for "The Voice" Season 5, joining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 10:22 p.m.
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said.
North Korea routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy aimed at easing tensions.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 09:59 p.m.
MANILA -- With the proclamation of 12 newly-elected senators, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes is hoping that critics of the conduct of the second automated polls in the Philippines will simmer down.
“My only problem now is people making noise outside. They really want to sabotage elections in this country. Now that we have been able to show positive developments, I hope they will just keep silent,” he told reporters after the proclamation of three other winning senatorial bets on Saturday night.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 07:54 p.m.
MANILA (Updated) -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) proclaimed Saturday night the final set of winners of the May 13 senatorial race.
Completing the so-called "Magic 12" are Team PNoy's Cynthia Villar and United Nationalist Alliance's (UNA) JV Ejercito Estrada and Gregorio Honasan.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 06:35 p.m.
MANILA -- All 12 winning senatorial candidates have already been proclaimed by Saturday evening after the recent tally showed Cynthia Villar, JV Ejercito Estrada, and Gregorio Honasan firmly holding on the last three spots.
This developed after the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC), composed of members of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), received the last provincial certificate of canvass from Lanao del Norte, which has nearly 500,000 voters for the May 13 polls.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 06:12 p.m.
129 out of 304 COCs reported
Total registered voters: 52,695,140
1. Poe, Grace -- 20,147,423
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 04:32 p.m.
MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is not yet sure if it can proclaim all the three remaining winning senatorial candidates on Saturday night.
"We will push through with the proclamation tonight. But I don't know how many," he told reporters at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 04:28 p.m.
128 out of 304 COCs reported
Total registered voters: 52,695,140
1. Poe, Grace -- 20,029,370
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 04:18 p.m.
MANILA — Taiwanese investigators left the Philippines Saturday, expressing dissatisfaction with Manila's cooperation in probing the shooting death of a Taiwanese fisherman by the Philippine coast guard.
Investigating team leader Chen Wen-chi, director of Taiwan's Department of International and Cross-strait Legal Affairs, read a statement Saturday that said evidence showed the May 9 shooting was intentional. It also said Philippine law enforcers ignored international protocol, including warning the Taiwanese vessel.