Monday, May 29, 2017

Let's Do The News! (May 29, 2017)



- President Rodrigo Duterte cancelled his supposed Japan visit on June 5 until 7, 2017. According to sources, Duterte will not attend the 23rd International Conference on the Future of Asia to be held in Tokyo, Japan due to the current situation in Mindanao, including the declaration of Martial Law and ongoing operation against the Maute Group in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur.

- Right now, 97 people are reportedly killed during the Marawi Siege.

- The House Bill 4795 states that cyberbullying may face up to 10-year-imprisonment and a penalty of 500,000 pesos. Under the proposed Bill, social media and text messages threat are covered by the Cybercrime prevention Act.

- 13 people are reportedly killed during a suicide attack in Afghanistan on the first day of Islam's holy Month of Ramadan.

- German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe can no longer rely on the United States and Britain following last week's G7 and NATO summits. Her comments came after US President Donald Trump failed to clarify whether the US would stay in the Paris climate accord, an international framework aimed at working towards resolving global warming.

- Meanwhile, President Trump criticized the recent leaks from the White House, saying it's "fake news." Returning from his overseas trips, Trump expressed regret over numerous reports on alleged communications between executives of his campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

- Russia's new passenger plane made its first trial flight, following a successful first flight of a new Chinese passenger plane earlier this month. Russian government-affiliated aircraft maker Irkut developed the new passenger plane, the MC21, using light and durable carbon fiber and other materials.

- India's health ministry says it has confirmed its first Zika virus infections. Authorities say 3 cases of the disease were confirmed in the western state of Gujarat in the one-year period through January.

- People of Hong Kong staged a protest ahead of next month's 28th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing. About 1,000 people took part in Sunday's demonstration, including people who took part in protests in Hong Kong in 1989 to support the pro-democracy movement.

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