- In the Jee Ick Joo murder case, the owner of Gream Funeral Services where the body of the abducted Korean businessman was brought, clarified the alleged cremation of the victim's body. Department of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre presented funeral service owner Gerardo Santiago to the press. Santiago once disappeared in the middle of the issue of the murder of the Korean businessman after the funeral service was revealed and then returned home from Canada due to alleged death threats according to Aguirre comes from two groups who want to kill him.
- PNP Chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela rosa admitted that they failed to conduct a full lifestyle check on SP03 Ricky Sta. Isabel when they accepted him at the Anti-Illegal Drugs Group. Dela Rosa said that the process was skipped due to Sta. Isabel being recommended by Superintendent Rafael Dumlao, who was incidentally part of the Jeek Ick Joo murder case.
- Following the said murder case, President Rodrigo Duterte issues an apology to South Koreans. During his speech at the ground breaking ceremony of a power plant in Maasin, Leyte, Duterte vowed he will put whose responsible for this crime to justice.
- In response to a major assault by a powerful jihadist group, the major Syrian Islamist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham said that six other factions joined forces with it in northwestern Syria. Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, formerly allied with al Qaeda as the Nusra Front, launched the attack on a number of Free Syrian Army groups this week, accusing them of conspiring against it at peace talks in Kazakhstan this week.
- White House officials are proposing higher taxes to help pay for US President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall along the Mexican border, according to reports. Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Thursday that the White House will propose a 20-percent tax on products from countries that the US has a trade deficit with. He said that the administration is considering discussing the specifics with Republican lawmakers. This comment comes following Trump's idea of pushing for tax reforms on Mexican imports to pay for the cost of building the wall.
- A US magazine moved the minute hand of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Doomsday Clock to 2 and a half minutes from midnight, thirty seconds less than few years ago, warning people are close to end civilization with nuclear weapons, climate change, and other factors. This warning comes as the United States and Russia remained at odds in a variety of theaters, including Syria, as well as North Korea's repeated nuclear tests.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to export the latest MiG fighter jets to other countries. Putin observed flight tests of the MiG-35 fighter conducted on the outskirts of Moscow on Thursday by video link. The latest model is reported equipped with a missile system capable of hitting both land or sea targets from outside the enemy air-defense system. Putin stressed that it will help markedly boost the Russian air force.
- British PM Theresa May expressed hope to further strengthen bilateral ties with the United States. May is visiting the US to hold talks with President Donald Trump in Washington on Friday, making it the first summit talks for the new US president since last week's inauguration. May told groups of Republicans in Pennsylvania that the two countries shared the same values of freedom and democracy, stating that they will enjoy a special relationship which must be renewed for a new age.
- Codemasters announced that Dirt 4, the latest installment of the Dirt rally racing series, will launch this June for PS4, XBOX One, and PC.
- The same upgrades from the Aston Martin Vanquish S, now in the new open-top Volante version.
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