Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Let's Do The News! (October 7, 2014)

The big scoop today...

- Japan's next-gen weather satellite, the Himawari 8, was successfully launched into initial orbit as scheduled. The rocket was lifted off at precisely 2:16 PM Japan Standard Time from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. It will be placed in a geostationary orbit about 36,000 km above the Earth and operations will commence next year.

- So far, 54 people died in the Mt. Ontake eruption that occurred on the 27th of September, 2014, the worst volcanic eruption in Japan for over seven decades.While 12 people remained missing at that time, the Japanese government had deployed a thousand police officers, firefighters, and SDF personnel to continue their search and rescue ops.

- US Vice President Joe Biden apologizes for remarks on Syria, clarifying that he didn't mean to criticize Washington's allies in the Middle East for the response to the battle against ISIS.

- The Belgian defense ministry commenced their first air strike against the ISIS in Iraq on Sunday. An F-16 fighter jet conducted the raid on the Islamic State extremists after spotting the group's unit fighting against Iraqi troops.

- As the Ebola Outbreak continues to worsen, US President Barack Obama will consider heightened airport screenings and other measures to prevent the spread of the Ebola disease.

- The Philippine Government is committed to spend billions of Pesos in funds for the creation of the politically autonomous Bangsamoro entity.

- The first Forza Horizon 2 DLC Pack has announced and for tomorrow's Mobil 1 Car Pack, there are six new cars rolling out such as the Jaguar F-Type Coupe, SRT Grand Cherokee with an 8-speed gearbox, Renault Clio RS 200 EDC, VW Scirocco 16v, Maserati 300 S, and the 1988 BMW M5. It's free for Season Pass holders.

The Forza Horizon 2 Mobil 1 Car Pack
- The Angry Birds are getting a movie this 2016! Be prepared because the birds are ready to crash the big screen!

- REPORT: The Naruto manga series which spawned a massively popular TV show, numerous movies, and an array of merchandising rights, is reaching its climax next month. Looks like the ninja saga has come to a gripping climax.


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