Pope to celebrate first Easter vigil

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is to celebrate his first Easter vigil on Saturday after praying for peace in the Middle East and stronger Christian-Muslim dialogue at a torch-lit ceremony for Good Friday. 

Bea, Enchong bare skin in ad campaign

MANILA, Philippines -- Bea Alonzo and Enchong Dee are the faces of the latest beauty clinic to join the local skin care industry. 

Joseph Marco leads 12 'Boys of Summer' list

MANILA, Philippines -- Kapamilya actor Joseph Marco is leading a campus magazine's "Boys of Summer" list. 

A fun-filled time at Hooters Manila

MANILA, Philippines - The Hooters restaurant chain is expanding to new locations across the country. 

'Walking Dead' turns Georgia town into tourism hub

SENOIA, Georgia -- Frank Hollberg III, whose family has sold furniture in Senoia, Georgia since 1894, laughed as he recalled the odd sight of watching a man walk through the idyllic downtown holding a head in his hand. 

No link between autism, early vaccines - study

NEW YORK - There is no link between receiving a number of vaccines early in life and autism, researchers said on Friday. 

THE LIST: Easter celebrations in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – Several establishments are welcoming Easter Sunday with champagne, plenty of food, and children’s activities such as the traditional egg hunt.

Vienna aims to muscle into growing gay travel market

FRANKFURT/VIENNA -- Vienna has joined a growing list of European cities seeking to attract lesbian and gay tourists who are expected to remain willing to spend on travel while other recession-hit travelers cut back. 

Monster trucks to roll into Manila in August

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Monster trucks are the next big thing for the Filipinos to look forward to this year as "Monster Jam" heads to Manila this August.

Tourists flock to see Filipino devotees nailed to cross

CUTUD, Philippines - About two dozen Filipinos were nailed to crosses on Good Friday in an extreme display of devotion that the Catholic church looks down upon as a form of folk religion but appears powerless to stop.