Friday, November 13, 2015

Let's Do The News! (November 13, 2015)



- The US Department of Defense says that they are launching an all-out airstrike in Syria against an Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John", who purportedly murdered numerous captives including Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

- As the National League of Democracy party is showing dominance in Burma's general election campaign, Aung San Suu Kyi, the opposition leader who backed this party, invited her supporters working in the entertainment industry to a luncheon party at her home in Yangon to congratulate them for their help.

- The South Korean Supreme Court upheld a life sentence for the captain of the submerged Sewol ferry, for homicide and other charges. In April of last year, the Sewol ferry submerged at the southern coast of South Korea, killing 295 people onboard including students on a field trip. The ferry's captain, Lee Joon-seok, and 14 other crew members were indicted for failing to evacuate passengers. The court sentenced him to 36 years in prison last year but few months earlier this year, the high court convicted him of homicide and sentenced him to life imprisonment.

- New Mormon gay policy changes triggered criticisms from church members of all political backgrounds. Under the new rules, issued last week, children living with gay parents are banned from being baptized until they're 18. After that, they can be baptized only if they disavow same-sex relationships.

- Meanwhile in Ukraine, lawmakers approved the bill that bans discrimination of gays. paving the way for visa-free travel between Ukraine and the European Union.

- The FIA has accepted track changes to the Nurburgring for added safety regulations. When the updates are done, the speed limits will be lifted on the legendary racetrack for next year.

- Inside the world of Pokemon, there's a new free-to-play Pokemon game coming to the 3DS this December and...it's another boring puzzle game. Called Pokemon Picross, players need to solve puzzles to turn them into portraits. Take advantage of collected Pokemon's abilities as they can be proven useful in times of harder puzzles. There are over 300 puzzles to clear including more complex ones. Meanwhile, the Wii U version of Pokken Tournament will hit Japanese stores this March 18, 2016 with a first look at Shadow Mewtwo coming exclusively in this game.

- Following his resignation as chairman of the management board at Volkswagen due to the ongoing TDi scandal, Martin Winterkorn has vacated the boards of Porsche SE, Audi, and Truck & Bus GmbH as well.

- Buick showcased two teaser clips for their third-generation LaCrosse flagship saloon before its LA Auto Show world premiere.



- The recent Eat Bulaga kalyeserye revealed that Lola Nidora is officially officially broke and all of her assets had been sold as well as her (gasp) mansion! What's going to happen on the surprise party Tidora, Yaya Dub, and Alden planned for her? Be ready for tomorrow because all that's about to change in Kalyeserye!

TTFN!!!

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