Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Let's Do The News! (December 1, 2015)


- Yesterday, ever since since Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte got proclaimed as the presidential candidate for the May 2016 elections, he used a swear word in referring to Pope Francis after getting caught in a traffic jam during the papal visit last January. The Catholics are furious against Duterte for "cursing" at Pope Francis. Even Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas lambasted Duterte, saying that he grieve in great shame. Meanwhile, Duterte defended himself that the Pope will soon understand his remarks as the Pope is compassionate.

- Philippine officials concluded their case against China over their maritime disputes at the South China Sea as Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said whatever is decided by the tribunal would have an impact on the nation's fate, the region, and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

- Russian leader Vladimir Putin has denounced Turkey again over its downing of a Russian warplane and refused an offer to meet up with Turkish leader Erdogan for talks on the sidelines of a climate conference outside Paris.

- South Korea's intelligence agency said that North Korea has failed in test-launching an SLBM (submarine-launched ballistic missile) on Saturday. It was highly likely that the North attempted the test in the Sea of Japan off the eastern city of Wonsan.

- The Chinese yuan currency has been added to the International Monetary Fund's basket of major currencies and the central bank of the People's Republic of China has welcomed their decision as this promises better improvement in the global currency system and produce the best results for China and globally.

- Bugatti finally announced that their Veyron replacement will be named "Chiron" and it will be unveiled at next year's Geneva Motor Show.

Bugatti Chiron teaser

- Incoming Top Gear presenter Chris Evans announced that the rebooted Top Gear will air on the BBC this May 2016.

- Amazon's newest "spokesperson" Jeremy Clarkson explains the future of Amazon's new drone delivery service called Prime Air.



- The new Porsche 911 Turbo range gets a 20HP boost from its 3.8L flat-six engine!

2016 Porsche 911 Turbo


- BBC confirms that the title of the Doctor Who 2015 Christmas special is "The Husbands of River Song" and an official image has been made public, with The Doctor, played by Peter Capaldi (possibly assuming that he's now holding a brand new sonic screwdriver, we presume?), and River Song, played by Alex Kingston, up against King Hydroflax, voiced by Greg Davies.

THe Husbands of River Song

TTFN!!!

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