Friday, January 23, 2015

Let's Do The News! (January 23, 2015)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia dies at the age of 90. It's just been confirmed by the royal officials due to his lung infection. Abdullah took over the kingdom ten years ago but faced health problems in recent years. His 79-year-old brother, Salman, was named the new king of KSA.

- Former Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra was impeached over the rice subsidy scheme. The top legislators of Thailand have voted to impeach her and ban her from politics for five years. Keep that in mind that Yingluck was ousted last year before a military coup ousted her government.

- The mother of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, one of the reported journalists held captive by ISIS, has called on the militants to release her son. She said that the held journalist is not a threat to the Islamic State. A purported member of ISIS threatens to kill the captive journalist and another man unless a ransom is paid within 72 hours.

- Meanwhile, Japan PM Shinzo Abe urged the Cabinet to do whatever they got to save the two Japanese nationals taken hostage by ISIS militants.

- Town officials told the Sandiganbayan that they didn't receive the agricultural and livelihood kits promised to them by the foundations linked to PDAF scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles.

- Actor Edgar Allan Guzman leaves TV5 with no reason why.

- Jessie's Cameron Boyce will star on the upcoming Disney XD comedy series Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything, coming this summer.

- Ford confirms unveiling of their next-gen Focus RS this February.


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