Neurologist, author Oliver Sacks dies at age 82 31-Aug-15, 9:21 AM | Bill Trott, Reuters

In first, Saudi women allowed to run in local elections 31-Aug-15, 1:17 AM | Abdel Hadi al-Habtoor, Agence France-Presse

VIDEO | INC ends protest 31-Aug-15, 8:45 AM | | Jen Calimon, (UPDATE 3, 1:40 p.m.) On orders of its executive minister, Eduardo Manalo. the Iglesia ni Cristo officially ended Monday morning the massive street protest it launched late last week over allegations of "meddling" by the Justice department in the church affairs.

Did government 'capitulate?' Disclose 'agreement' with INC, Samson's lawyers demand 31-Aug-15, 11:53 AM | (UPDATE - 2:40 p.m.) The counsel of an expelled minister of the INC whose criminal complaint against leaders of the church triggered the mass rallies of the last five days are demanding that government disclose the alleged agreement with the INC that led to the end of the protest on Monday.

Malaysia's Mahathir calls for 'people power' movement to topple PM Najib 30-Aug-15, 8:32 PM | Agence France-Presse Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, called for a 'people power' movement to topple Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal.

PHOTO | Rains cause riprap to crumble, Marikina home to tumble into river 31-Aug-15, 3:43 PM | Text and Photo by Ana Relova, Steady, heavy downpour late Sunday evening at the Marikina-San Mateo and Rizal area caused a portion of the riprap along Barangay Nangka in Marikina to crumble, and a concrete house to tumble into the Marikina river.

VIDEOS | Bound by tragedy, 2 women comforted by UN chief's remark vs enforced disappearance 30-Aug-15, 2:48 PM | Bernard Testa, A Filipino mother and a Laotian wife, who have found solace in each other's company since an encounter in an international forum on desaparecidos, are these days drawing comfort from the United Nations chief's statement on the International Day of the Disappeared.

After Poe, NPC meeting other possible presidentiables, too 30-Aug-15, 4:06 PM| Following several meetings with presumptive presidential bet Sen. Grace Poe, the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) said at the weekend that it will also meet with other potential presidential aspirants soon.

11 dead, 219 people - many of them foreign workers - hurt in fire at Saudi Aramco housing complex 30-Aug-15, 5:15 PM| Agence France-Presse UPDATE3, 11:49 pm - At least 11 people were killed and 219 injured in Saudi Arabia Sunday when a fire broke out at a residential complex housing employees of oil giant Saudi Aramco, authorities said.

COPA's Saycon to Palace: we're not opportunists, we've been talking to INC since February 30-Aug-15, 5:02 PM| Saying they had been consulting various sectors including the Iglesia ni Cristo on pressing issues since February, COPA's Pastor Saycon Sunday took issue with a government warning for 'opportunists' to stay out of the ongoing INC protests against the DOJ.

332 lumad families flee Surigao Sur villages, says award-winning nun 31-Aug-15, 7:35 AM| More than 300 lumad families have reportedly fled their homes in San Miguel, Surigao del Sur after a tribal militia allegedly murdered two brothers, a Catholic nun slated to receive an international human rights award said.

Family reunion turns tragic as road crash kills 9 31-Aug-15, 8:23 AM| Dennis Arcon, A family reunion in Sultan Kudarat province took a tragic turn Sunday afternoon when a 10-wheeler truck collided with a mini truck on the Tacurong City-Isulan highway, leaving nine revelers, including three children, dead and seven other persons from both vehicles injured.

Joma backs Duterte; mayor says there's '50-50' chance he'll run for president 30-Aug-15, 10:13 PM| Philippines News Agency Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison has officially endorsed Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for the 2016 presidential elections.

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