Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 02:07 a.m.
VIENNA — A revolutionary discovery is rewriting the history of underwear: Some 600 years ago, women wore bras.
The University of Innsbruck said Wednesday that archeologists found four linen bras dating from the Middle Ages in an Austrian castle. Fashion experts describe the find as surprising because the bra had commonly been thought to be only little more than 100 years old as women abandoned the tight corset.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 09:58 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Halle Berry suffered a minor head injury during a fight sequence on a movie set and was treated at a Los Angeles hospital and released.
Berry's Los Angeles publicist Meredith O'Sullivan says the 45-year-old actress suffered the injury Tuesday night on the set of her upcoming movie "The Hive." She was taken to a hospital as a precaution but was released a short time later.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 06:32 p.m.
JERUSALEM — An Israeli lawmaker has torn up a copy of the New Testament in front of cameras in his parliament office.
An aide said Christian missionaries mailed the Christian scripture to Michael Ben-Ari of the ultranationalist National Union Party.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 04:46 p.m.
MANILA (Updated 4:46 p.m.) -- Screening body Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has received at least seven letters from lawyers and certain individuals who are opposed to the possible appointment of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Among those who are opposed to her nomination are lawyers Arturo de Castro and Frumencio Pulgar, who feared a slow administration of justice under de Lima because of her penchant for "sensational cases."
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 03:55 p.m.
MANILA -- Malacañang condemned on Wednesday the grenade attack in Maguindanao that killed a seven-year-old girl and wounded her mother.
Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident, which happened near an area where a voter's registration is being held for the 2013 polls.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 03:40 p.m.
MANILA (2nd Update, 3:15 p.m.) -- The two children who were earlier found positive for enterovirus have recovered and were discharged from the hospital, the Department of Health (DOH) said.
The health department recently intensified security among travelers following the deaths of 56 children in Cambodia due to Enterovirus 71 (EV-71), a more virulent strain of enterovirus that causes diarrhea, rashes, and hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), and is sometimes associated with severe central neurological diseases.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 03:06 p.m.
MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday received in Malacañang two foreign ministers from New Zealand and Canada who were both invited by Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario.
Aquino first received Foreign Minister New Zealand Murray McCully at the Music Room of the Malacañang Palace where they discussed the advancement of economic ties and various areas of cooperation between Philippines and New Zealand.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 01:43 p.m.
MANILA — Indonesia's top diplomat said he has begun an emergency swing through Southeast Asia to try to end disagreements over territorial rifts in the South China Sea.
Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa is pushing for a new pact aimed at avoiding future confrontations in the disputed region.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 01:03 p.m.
MANILA (Updated) -- The main proponent of the reproductive health (RH) bill said lack of time should not be used as an excuse for the non-passage of the highly divisive measure.
Albay Representative Edcel Lagman, main author of House Bill 4244, said Tuesday that the House of Representatives can easily pass the bill if it wants to.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 12:36 p.m.
PARACHINAR, Pakistan — A minibus carrying Shiite Muslims hit a roadside bomb in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing 12 of them in the country's latest apparent sectarian attack.
The incident took place shortly after the victims left Spai, a predominantly Shiite village in the Orakzai tribal area, said local government official Jamil Khan. They were headed for the nearby district of Kohat, he said.