Gulf economy recovering but faces oil volatility – IMF

CRUDE OIL. Gulf economies remain vulnerable to volatility in crude oil prices, says the International Monetary Fund. Photo from Shutterstock DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Economic growth in the energy-rich Gulf will recover in 2018 from a contraction last year but remains vulnerable to volatility in crude oil prices, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast …

Cagayan braces for Typhoon Rosita a month after Ompong

PREPARATIONS. Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba (2nd from R) convenes the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on October 28, 2018, ahead of the arrival of Typhoon Rosita. Photo from the Cagayan Provincial Information Office CAGAYAN, Philippines – Still recovering from the wrath of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) in September, the province of Cagayan has started …

WATCH: Toothless in love, dragons in danger in 'How to Train Your Dragon 3

1MATCH URL: https://assets.rappler.com/E2B1859CAE37417A81A6493B23E08195/img/5F4BD59BCE8D4ACBABCC38F0994B337F/20181026_-_httyd.jpg Entertainment News TOOTHLESS IN LOVE. The Night Fury meets a ‘Light Fury.’ Screenshot from YouTube.com/DreamworksAnimation MANILA, Philippines – Toothless and Hiccup are back in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. And if the trailer is any indication, the film looks like it’s going to be another emotional adventure with the …

WATCH: Clippers' Boban Marjanovic breaks rim with no-jump dunks

BEHEMOTH. Boban Marjanovic proves why he is a crowd favorite with back-to-back no-jump dunks in the Los Angeles Clippers’ NBA season-opener. Photo from Los Angeles Clippers’ official Facebook account MANILA, Philippines – As a basketball player, being blessed with height higher than 6 feet tall is already a blessing. And then there are behemoths like …

Robredo camp: 'Outright ridiculous' to remove VP as Duterte's successor

OUT OF SUCCESSION LINE? Vice President Leni Robredo gestures during a speech at Barangay Ucab, Itogon, Benguet on September 28, 2018. Photo by OVP MANILA, Philippines – The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo slammed the House’s draft constitution proposing to remove her from the line of succession if President Rodrigo Duterte is unable to …

Beterbiev knocks out Johnson to keep light heavyweight crown

EXPLOSIVE. Artur Beterbiev and Callum Jonhson trade punches during their IBF world light heavyweight title fight. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP CHICAGO, USA – Russia’s Artur Beterbiev knocked out British challenger Callum Johnson in the 4th round on Saturday, October 6, to retain his International Boxing Federation light heavyweight world title. Beterbiev, 33, maintained his …

WATCH: The full trailer of 'She-Ra and the Princesses of Power' is out

1MATCH URL: https://assets.rappler.com/FCEE967E4314467B9801879D6029A443/img/44C089FA2B094CF9A1597C7344167B45/sheranew.jpg PRINCESS OF POWER. ‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ premieres this November in Netflix. Screenshot from YouTube/DreamworksTV MANILA, Philippines – The first trailer of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power was released on Thursday, October 4 in the US, and we’re given more background of Adora and her friends. (LOOK: First photos …