Elizabeth Edwards, 61, dies after long struggle with cancer

(CNN) – Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of 2004 vice presidential candidate and former North Carolina senator John Edwards, died Tuesday after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 61. She died at the family home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, according to a...

Sniffing out the fakes: Perfume world battles smell-alikes

By Emma Charlton PARIS, November 15, 2010 (AFP) – Kenzo Flower or Coco Chanel? Take your pick among dozens of fragrances, copied for a fraction of the price. This is the promise made by a growing army of “smell-alike” perfumers — and they have the law on...

‘Mindfulness’ as good as antidepressant drugs, study says

Mindfulness therapy is gaining headway in many areas of psychology, and now there’s more evidence to back up its effectiveness. A new study published the Archives of General Psychiatry finds that depression patients in remission who underwent mindfulness therapy did as well...

Angelica Panganiban says she’s adopted

MANILA, Dec 6 – Angelica Panganiban, who recently met her American father in the United States, has revealed that she is an adopted child. Panganiban also divulged that her biological mom died 2 years ago. The actress’s mom was buried in Singapore where she paid her...

Filipinos celebrate Donaire’s victory

MANILA, Dec. 6 – Senator Pia Cayetano filed resolution on Monday, commending Nonito “The Flash” Donaire Jr. for winning the World Boxing Association (WBA) bantamweight title via a fourth round knocked out against Wladimir Sidorenko of Ukraine last Saturday at...

Gays press US court to uphold same-sex marriage

SAN FRANCISCO, December 6, 2010 (AFP) – Supporters of same-sex marriage in California took their fight to a US federal appeal court Monday, in the latest stage in a legal saga which could have national implications. Gay rights activists want the Ninth US Circuit Court of...

Consul General welcomes the OBM Mission to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – Consul General Mary Jo Bernardo Aragon welcomed the participants to the Outbound Business Matching (OBM) Mission to Los Angeles during a briefing held at the Philippine Consulate General on 3 December 2010. The OBM Mission was organized by the Philippine Trade...

Pinoy journalists get together

“JOURNAL” JOURNALISTS: A number of former editorial staff and reporters of “The Journal” or Philippine Journalists, Inc., publisher of the Times Journal, People’s Journal, People’s Tonite, Taliba, and Women’s Journal, had a...

WikiLeaks: US suspected Saudi ambassador to the Philippines of terror link

MANILA, December 7, 2010 (AFP) – The United States suspected a Saudi Arabian ambassador to the Philippines of potential involvement in funding terrorists, according to US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks this week. A security aide of then-US president George W. Bush...