Could skyscraper-studded Dubai benefit from hosting COP28?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — In a city known for its excesses, whether reaching toward the sky with the world’s tallest building or hard partying at its beach resorts and bars, Dubai has pulled off another record-breaking feat in the rolling dunes of its desert outskirts. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, named for the ruling sheikh of Dubai, stretches across some 122 square kilometers (47 square miles) and represents a pledge of...

Pivotal events that changed America as we knew it

The rapid advancement of photography during the 20th century means that historic events can be easily recorded and spread. This enables us to reflect on and learn from our past in a more immediate and visceral way. To that end, let's take a look back at some of the events that changed America and were caught on camera. Click through the gallery to get started.

The Top 20 National Parks in Australia

The Big Mac index: What it costs to buy a burger around the world

Novotel Manila ushers in season of joy with Christmas tree-lighting

NOVOTEL Manila officially heralds the beginning of the festive season with the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony held at the hotel's lobby. Cluster General Manager Maria Manlulu-Garcia, with hotel manager Darwin Labayandoy, led the ceremonial affair with special guest Araneta City's senior management consultant and executive director of J. Amado Araneta Foundation Inc. (JAAF) Rowell Recinto, along with Accor vice president for operations...

Philippines closer to target for foreign tourists – DOT

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is getting closer to achieving its target of 4.8 million foreign tourist arrivals before the end of the year. As of Nov. 23, the country has welcomed “an estimated 4.76 million international visitors,” said Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco. The figure is equivalent to 99.16 percent of the DOT’s 2023 target for international arrivals, she noted. “With great optimism and the...

The most fascinating castles in the world

No hotel bookings yet for January 2024, says HRRACI president

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It is too early for now to identify the percentage of bookings in hotels in the city for the Sinulog in January 2024. That is according to the president of the Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Association of Cebu, Inc. (HRRACI). Alfred Reyes, HRRACI president, said in a phone interview on Tuesday, that as of November 28, there are still no hotel bookings for January 2024 in Metro Cebu. He said that earlier this year, the...

This city has become one of the loneliest in Canada

An all-day dining experience at Marco Polo Plaza’s Cafe Marco

A feast for the senses awaits at Marco Polo Plaza’s Cafe Marco, offering an enticing all-day dining experience that promises to delight the taste buds. Starting November 23, 2023, this culinary haven invites guests to indulge in diverse cuisines, from the rich and aromatic flavors of Asia to the comforting familiarity of Western delicacies. A Gastronomic Adventure Throughout the Day Cafe Marco caters to every mealtime desire. And breakfast at...

My Beloved: Full Episode 66 (Stream Together)

Rico's (Alden Richards) loyalty is put to the test when his passenger unintentionally leaves the bag containing expensive jewelry.

Why planes are forbidden from flying over Disney parks (and other no-fly zones)

There are a number of airspace areas where aircraft are prohibited from entering. These usually include both manned (e.g. planes and helicopters) and unmanned ones (i.e. drones). There are essentially two main types of restricted areas: no-fly zones and prohibited airspace. They differ slightly, but both are implemented to the the same effect. In this gallery, we look at where in the world aircraft are prohibited from entering. Click on to find out if your country is on the list.

David Licauco spends some time off in Boracay

Our Pambansang Ginoo is having a well-deserved break in one of the most beautiful islands of the Philippines. On Instagram, David Licauco shared some shirtless photos taken on the beach side of Shangri-La Boracay. In the photos, the Kapuso star could be seen nursing a glass of wine as he lounged by the beach. He simply captioned his post with a beach with an umbrella emoji. Last month, David graced the cover of Preview magazine, where he looked...

Halos 100,000 ang turista sa Baguio ngayong long weekend, ayon sa City Tourism Office

24 Oras is GMA Network’s flagship newscast, anchored by Mel Tiangco, Vicky Morales and Emil Sumangil. It airs on GMA-7 Mondays to Fridays at 6:30 PM (PHL Time) and on weekends at 5:30 PM. For more videos from 24 Oras, visit #GMAIntegratedNews #KapusoStream Breaking news and stories from the Philippines and abroad: GMA Integrated News Portal: Facebook: TikTok: Twitter: Instagram: GMA Network Kapuso programs on GMA Pinoy TV:

The triumph and tragedy that is Mount Everest

The news has many times underlined the inherent dangers faced by mountaineers attempting to summit the world's highest peak, which can result in triumph or tragedy. Yet, the numerous accidents registered on Mount Everest don't scare the ones avid for the top. Browse this gallery and be reminded of the highs and lows associated with this legendary Himalayan mountain.

The loveliest picturesque towns in France

'PH best door to Asia'

ITALIAN Ambassador to Manila Marco Clemente said the Philippines is the "best door" to Asia for a European, as he described Filipinos as one of the "best integrated communities" in Italy. The ambassador said that he is happy that he will end his foreign service career in the Philippines. "I cannot think of a better way to wrap it up. I was interested in serving in this part of the world. But the Philippines is the best door to Asia for a...

What exactly was the Treaty of Tordesillas?

In June 1494, a document was created that effectively divided the newly 'discovered' lands outside Europe between the Portuguese Empire and the Spanish Empire. Known as the Treaty of Tordesillas, this agreement between the two maritime superpowers would have a profound effect on world history, and prove disastrous for millions. But what exactly did this medieval treaty entail, and who benefitted from it? Click through and find out more about this remarkable but controversial alliance.

Botanical Garden in Baguio adopts Christmas theme with various features

Botanical Garden in Baguio adopts Christmas theme with various features

12 crew members missing, 1 dead after cargo ship sinks off Greek island

ATHENS, Greece — A cargo ship sank off the Greek island of Lesbos in stormy seas early Sunday, leaving one crew member dead, 12 missing and one rescued, authorities said. The Raptor, registered in Comoros, was on its way to Istanbul from Alexandria, Egypt, carrying 6,000 tons of salt, the coast guard said. It had a crew of 14, including eight Egyptians, four Indians and two Syrians, the coast guard said. The ship reported a mechanical problem at...

Remarkable photos of giant monuments in Canada

Brazil's coolest coastal destinations

Brazil is the largest country in South America. It faces the Atlantic Ocean along 4,600 mi (7,400 km) of mostly tropical coastline, and that's good news for anyone seeking a sun, sea, and fun vacation in this vast nation known for its friendly and welcoming character. But in such a big place, where can you find the coolest coastal destinations? Pack your bags and click through for ideas of where to go and what to see!

Explore the mystical beauty of Southern Cebu (Full episode) | Biyahe ni Drew

Aired (November 26, 2023): Join Biyahero Drew as he uncovers the mysteries hidden in Southern Cebu’s must-visit scenic spots.

Leaked documents reveal Russian airlines are slowly collapsing

These are the oldest cities in the US

Although the US didn't achieve independence from Great Britain until 1776, many cities in the country were established much earlier. From North to South, Spanish, French, and English colonizers began arriving at the shores of the US in the early 16th century to establish settlements, some of which still exist today. But while these settlements grew into cities, it's important to note that most occupied lands had been settled long before by Indigenous peoples. Are you curious about what the oldest cities in the US are? Click on to discover the 15 oldest cities in the US that still exist and thrive today.

Destinations on Earth where Apollo astronauts trained for the Moon

When John F. Kennedy delivered his famous "We choose to go to the Moon" speech on September 12, 1962, the US President set in motion a national goal of landing a man on the Moon before 1970. Thus was born the Apollo program. But long before Neil Armstrong could take his "one small step for man" on July 20, 1969, dozens of astronauts went through years of rigorous training to get a sense of what space would be like. To make this instruction as realistic as possible, sites were chosen on Earth that looked eerily similar to the lunar surface. But where is this unworldly terrain, and who are the men who trained there? Click through and discover destinations of Earth where Apollo astronauts trained for the Moon.

A look inside London's award-winning £42 per night hotel

The hotel that's cheaper than my commute.

Places in the US that look like alien planets

Space travel—it’s unbelievably cool, but most of us won’t ever have the opportunity to check out alien planets. Lucky for you, the Earth is vast and strange, and that means it has a host of otherworldly landscapes just waiting for your exploration. There are plenty in the US alone, which means there’s no spaceship—or passport—required.

Awe-inspiring sunsets from around the world

El Born, Mitsukoshi, BGC

Transport your taste buds to Barcelona with Arroz de Carne Iberica and other standout Catalan dishes at El Born.

'No Registration, No Travel’ policy, epektibo na sa susunod na linggo; Mga sasakyang hindi rehistrado, hindi na puwedeng bumiyahe

'No Registration, No Travel’ policy, epektibo na sa susunod na linggo; Mga sasakyang hindi rehistrado, hindi na puwedeng bumiyahe

Pinakamatandang elepante sa Manila Zoo na si Vishwa Ma'ali, pumanaw na | 24 Oras

24 Oras is GMA Network’s flagship newscast, anchored by Mel Tiangco, Vicky Morales and Emil Sumangil. It airs on GMA-7 Mondays to Fridays at 6:30 PM (PHL Time) and on weekends at 5:30 PM. For more videos from 24 Oras, visit #GMAIntegratedNews #KapusoStream Breaking news and stories from the Philippines and abroad: GMA Integrated News Portal: Facebook: TikTok: Twitter: Instagram: GMA Network Kapuso programs on GMA Pinoy TV:

AirAsia offers 22% off on all seats and flights, with fares as low as P79 until Dec. 3

Did you spend the long weekend planning your next vacation? You can turn your travel plans into a reality without breaking the bank as AirAsia is offering a 22% discount on all its seats and flights in celebration of its 22nd birthday. From Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, domestic flights to Iloilo, Davao, Boracay, and more start at P79. International one-way b...

American words and their British equivalents

The British may have given the US their language, but that doesn't mean Americans speak exactly the same way. Vocabulary, pronunciation, and spelling differences have continuously emerged since the US territory was originally settled by British pioneers. In case you haven't spent much time distinguishing between these two versions of the English language, here's a small crash course in the differences you may encounter between the two variations. Check out these 80 American English words and their British counterparts!

One major 2022 find in Italy offered new insights into European history

The most haunted places in every state

The United States is teeming with paranormal activity. Many historical places are said be haunted, but other, more unassuming locations, are also home to otherworldly phenomena. If you are into ghost hunting and want to visit a haunted location, where should you head to first? Hopefully you'll find the answer in this gallery. Here we list the most haunted places in every state. Click on and happy ghost hunting!

Historic battlefields you can visit

Battlefields serve as a permanent reminder of some of history's bloodiest military engagements. The bucolic landscapes we see today were once stained with the blood of hundreds, sometimes thousands, felled in the throes of mortal combat. Preserved for posterity, these conflict locations remain hallowed turf, historical landmarks of past campaigns and encounters, many of which influenced the outcome of world wars. Click through and tread the fields of history's bloodiest battles.

Makukulay na mga bulaklak at paruparo, tampok sa Botanical Garden sa Baguio City

Makukulay na mga bulaklak at paruparo, tampok sa Botanical Garden sa Baguio City

Did you know these things about the beautiful country of Belgium?

This is how much it costs to live on a luxury cruise ship year-round

Twice the acclaim: Mactan-Cebu and Clark Airports

TWO Philippine airports have, so far, brought renown to Philippine design and infrastructure: Clark International Airport (CRK) — a finalist in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) Architecture and Design Awards recently — and Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2, which has garnered multiple international design awards since opening in 2018. The award-winning Mactan-Cebu International...

Remembering the Moskva: How did Ukraine sink Moscow’s Black Sea flagship?

The wonderful wetlands of the United States

America's wetlands, bogs, swamps, and marshes usually get a bad rap. They've been associated with humid, mosquito-infested, alligator-haunted areas of horrors for a large portion of history, and some today still hold that misconception. In truth, the wetlands of the United States, and the world at large, are some of the most beautiful, fascinating, and important ecosystems there are. More than where to find mosquitos and scary reptiles, they are also home to innumerable species of birds, butterflies, and fish. And to put aesthetics aside altogether, wetlands are also some of the hardest-working ecosystems in the world. They filter our air, fortify our coastlines, and blunt the damage that violent storms can bring. Intrigued? Then click on to take a look at some of America's most magnificent wetlands.

How Your Favorite Theme Park Attractions Were Designed, According to a Disney Imagineer

Filed under "Cool Jobs We Didn't Realize Existed".

Exploring the Creative City of Gastronomy— Iloilo! | Unang Hirit

PANGMALAKASANG ILONGGO DISHES, ATING TIKMAN! Saan ka man lumingon sa Iloilo City, bubungad sayo ang kabi-kabilang masasarap na Ilonggo dishes! Ano-ano kaya ang natikman ni food explorer Chef JR Royol na bago sa panlasa niya? Alamin sa video na ito.

Beyond Earth: NASA's Visual Journey Through the Solar System

Hawaii governor aims to simplify travel for Japanese

HONOLULU — Hawaii leaders want to make it easier for tourists from Japan to visit the U.S. state by creating a pre-clearance program allowing travelers from the country to save time at the Honolulu airport by completing immigration, customs and agricultural inspections before departure. Gov. Josh Green and other state officials proposed the idea during a recent visit to Tokyo. Green hopes the program will help boost tourism to the islands,...

Could Iceland's volcanoes cause travel chaos this Christmas?

Iceland's dramatic scenery and location attracts tourists in droves, keen to photograph and explore the unique landscape. Located between the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, this Nordic nation counts vistas of volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, and lava fields as features of its extraordinary terrain. But these natural phenomena also depict a truth about the sparsely populated country: it's situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, on a rift between tectonic plates. And with that reality comes consequences. Indeed, one of Iceland's many volcanoes seems set to erupt, and it begs the question: will it cause a repeat of the travel chaos seen in 2010, when European flights were grounded for over a month due to the ash from a volcanic eruption? Click on the following gallery to learn what the potential consequences might look like.

A quicker, safer drive to the heritage city via NLEx

I NEVER realized it was possible to drive to Vigan in just six hours. Typically, the journey to this northern heritage city takes at least 10 hours for me. However, with a combination of well-maintained highways, a dependable vehicle, and the right departure time from Manila, reaching Vigan in six hours, even with stopovers, is now achievable. This revelation was confirmed during the recent NLEX Lakbay Norte event organized by NLEX Corp. I...

Cities that were rebuilt after being completely destroyed

Throughout history, many natural and man-made changes have altered how cities were originally laid out. From fires that consumed them, to devastating tsunamis and wars that turned them into rubble, you'd be surprised to learn that many popular cities were totally destroyed at some point in history. With many totally collapsing to the ground, it's impressive to see how they managed to rise and rebuild themselves. Click on to discover the cities that moved past catastrophe to be reborn from the ashes.