The Manila Times

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MIAMI: The eye of Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday, pummeling the island as a Category Four storm with lashing rain and winds of 155 miles (250 kilometers) per hour, the US National Hurricane Center said. The center of the storm came ashore near Yabucoa in southeastern…

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Ben Mbala powered defending champion De La Salle University to an 85-73 victory over Adamson University to share the lead with Ateneo de Manila University in Season 80 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) men’s basketball on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Mbala missed the first…

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SAN FRANCISCO: Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant apologized on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) for exchanges with fans on Twitter about his departure from Oklahoma City Thunder, branding his comments “childish” and “idiotic.” Durant, who was speaking while appearing on a Tech Crunch panel in San Francisco, said he regretted…

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MEXICO CITY: Nearly 140 people were killed when a powerful, 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the capital and sowing panic on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake. The toll could rise further. Rescue crews and volunteers in Mexico City—home to 20 million people—were clawing through…

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LONDON: Music piracy is on the increase worldwide, with 40 percent of users are accessing unlicensed music, up from 35 percent last year, the global recorded music industry group IFPI said. Internet search engines are making piracy easier, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said in a report…

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COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh: Bangladesh police Tuesday evicted Muslim Rohingya refugees from overcrowded roadside camps and farmland as aid groups scrambled to find emergency shelter for tens of thousands living outdoors in squalid conditions. Around 421,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh since August 25, the UN says, overwhelming the ill-equipped refugee…

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MEXICO: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced plans Monday for an $840 million Mayan theme park on the Caribbean coast to rival the major theme parks in the United States. The park, dubbed Amikoo — or “friend” in the Mayan language — will have rides and characters based on Mayan…

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