Friday, October 17, 2014

Let's Do The News! (October 17, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations Secretary General has called on global leaders to provide one billion dollars to fight against the Ebola Outbreak, which the UN had warned that it will reach about 10,000 victims in December.

- Police officers in Hong Kong have cleared one of the three main roads blocked by pro-democracy protesters. They've removed barricades and tents on the main road in Kowloon earlier as they've met little resistance from a small number of protesters at the site.

- Ground strikes in Baghdad is raising concerns that the US air strike in Iraq and Syria against ISIS aren't going so smoothly as the blasts killed at least 18 people and injured 66 others.

- A man charged a month ago in an Australian Court with supporting ISIS is facing a fresh accusation that he also planned a terrorist attack somewhere in Australia.

- According to Senator Antonio Trillanes, Vice President Jejomar Binay used his meeting with the Philippine President Benigno Aquino III early this week to stop the probe on DOJ secretary Leila De Lima.

- The Infiniti Q50, or known to you and me as the Nissan Skyline V37, will be taking on the British Touring Car Championship as Nissan's luxury brand will send two Q50 sedans for next year's season.

Q50 goes BTCC

- Japanese toymaker Takara Tomy announced some latest addition to their Pokemon XY MonColle lineup. For October 2014 release, expect MonColle figures of Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Mega Banette, and Talonflame. Each costs 330 Yen except for Mega Banette, which costs 650 Yen.

Takara Tomy Pokemon XY MonColle Talonflame

Takara Tomy Pokemon XY MonColle Zapdos

Takara Tomy Pokemon XY MonColle Moltres

Takara Tomy Pokemon XY MonColle Articuno

Takara Tomy Pokemon XY MonColle Mega Banette

Also keep an eye out for the Mega Evolution Collection Vol.1 where, for just 3,250 Yen when it's in stores this month, you can have five figures of Mega Evolved Pokemon such as Mega Charizard X (my personal favorite), Mega Scizor, Mega Gardevoir (possibly the most beautiful of the Mega Evolved Pokemon), Mega Ampharos, and Mega Mewtwo Y.

Takara Tomy Pokemon XY MonColle
Mega Evolution Collection Vol. 1

- IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Shooting for the third season of the BBC America original series, Orphan Black, is underway!

- The third rape complaint against actor and It's Showtime presenter Vhong Navarro has been rejected.

- Polo Ravales admitted that he negotiates with ABS-CBN execs and there's a high possibility that he will leave GMA after 19 years.

TTFN!!!

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