Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 08:39 a.m.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Multi-platinum selling superstar Taylor Swift is releasing her fourth studio album called "Red" on October 22.
She announced the news during a live web chat from Nashville, Tennessee, in a room full of fans.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 02:36 a.m.
LONDON — The BBC said Monday that its live coverage of the Olympic closing ceremony was watched by 26.3 million people in the U.K., or more than 80 percent of the country's audience share.
The broadcaster said in a statement that coverage on its flagship terrestrial channel, BBC1, peaked at 26 million on Sunday night, easily beating the previous U.K. audience record for an Olympic closing ceremony — the 11 million viewers who watched the ceremony in Barcelona in 1992. The BBC's high-definition and 3D coverage Sunday added another 300,000 viewers.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 12:11 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — Robert Pattinson has decided to come back to the spotlight.
The 26-year-old actor has been out of sight since learning last month that his girlfriend and "Twilight" co-star Kristen Stewart had an affair with a married movie director.
Monday, August 13, 2012 - 09:48 p.m.
MANILA -- Nine areas in Luzon are now under public storm warning as Tropical Storm "Helen" (international name: Kai-Tak) maintained its strength, threatening the country’s northern part.
Placed under storm signal number 1 are the provinces of Quirino, Aurora, Isabela, Kalinga, Apayao, Cagayan, including the Babuyan group of islands, Calayan group of islands, and the Batanes group of islands, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 5 p.m. Monday bulletin.
Monday, August 13, 2012 - 07:06 p.m.
MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III on Monday declared August 20, 2012, a regular holiday in observance of Eid'l Fitr, or the end of Ramadhan.
The President made the announcement through Proclamation 455, which was signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.
Monday, August 13, 2012 - 06:43 p.m.
MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III has declared August 25, which falls on a Saturday, a special (non-working) day in the City of Iloilo in celebration of its 75th Charter Day.
The Chief Executive issued the declaration, through Proclamation 430 signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. on July 11, to give the people of Iloilo the full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.
Monday, August 13, 2012 - 05:09 p.m.
JAKARTA — The Health Ministry said bird flu has killed a 37-year-old man in central Indonesia, marking the country's ninth fatality this year.
The Ministry's website said Monday that the man died July 30 in Yogyakarta province after being hospitalized for five days.
Monday, August 13, 2012 - 04:21 p.m.
NEW DELHI — Star cricketer Sachin Tendulkar was among those celebrating Sushil Kumar's wrestling silver medal at London that helped India to its biggest ever Olympic haul of six medals at one games.
The country of 1.2 billion people failed to win a gold medal, but finished with two silver and four bronze. Pistol shooter Vijay Kumar won the other silver while women's badminton player Saina Nehwal, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, rifle shooter Gagan Narang and female boxer M.C. Mary Kom won bronze medals.
Monday, August 13, 2012 - 02:26 p.m.
MANILA (3rd Update, 3:40 p.m.) -- President Benigno Aquino III has two weeks or until August 27 to pick the successor of ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona after the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) finally came up with a shortlist of eight nominees on Monday.
The shortlist submitted on the same day to Malacañang culminates the JBC's two-month search, which was saddled with controversies from representation issue on the part of Congress and Palace's supposed hand in lobbying for administration candidates.
Monday, August 13, 2012 - 01:11 p.m.
LONDON — For Stephen Kiprotich, being a relative unknown had an advantage: When the Ugandan runner joined the leaders late in the Olympic marathon, no one really paid that much attention.
That was part of his plan — blend in and then take the competition by surprise.