Sunday, December 14, 2014

Let's Do The News! (December 14, 2014)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- Over 20 people died and 88 people missing in the Indonesian landslide.

- The Malacanang mulls declaring non-working holidays next month in an event Pope Francis arrives in the Philippines from Jan. 15 to 19. Philippine Airlines, meanwhile, will close flights to Tacloban on Jan. 17 for the Pope's visit.

- Haitian PM Laurent Lamothe announced his resignation along with several ministers in the midst of violent protests against the Haitian government.

- Meanwhile in the USA, tens of thousands of people are protesting against the killings of black people by white police officers. About 25,000 demonstrators gathered at the nation's capital and marched through Capitol Hill.

- The Japanese general elections are underway and citizens are casting their votes. So far, voter turnout is lower than the previous election held two years ago.

- Four separate Taliban attacks in 2 days killed 21 people in Afghanistan, sparking concerns about the nation's lack of security before most foreign troops withdraw.

- The second-generation Audi Q7 has been revealed and the new model lost 325kg of weight. It's set for its 2015 NAIAS debut next month.

2016 Audi Q7

- The new Audi RS3 Sportback is here and it's now the most powerful hot hatch in the market thanks to its 2.5 TFSi engine developing 362HP of power, more than the Mercedes-AMG A45!

2016 Audi RS3 Sportback
- All 918 units of the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar have already been sold.


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