Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Let's Do The News! (February 18, 2015)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- In Ukraine, the country's leader Petro Poroshenko said that 80% of the nation's forces are making an "organised" withdrawal from the embattled town of Debaltseve with more to follow.

- Swiss authorities have raided the HSBC's Geneva subsidiary in an inquiry into alleged money-laundering. The investigation could be extended to those suspected of committing or participating in money laundering.

- The International Organization for Migration warned the public of the increasing number of people risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea to escape Libya from Islamic State militants. Over 3,800 people had been rescued at sea in the past 5 days and most of them were reportedly on board jam-packed rubber dinghies while over 300 migrants from Africa are believed to have died last week when their boats capsized.

- The Senate will continue the hearing of their investigation on the Mamasapano clash by Monday, 1000 hours Philippine Time, according to an advisory emailed to reporters by the office of Senator Grace Poe as she will taking the lead on the investigation along with committees on peace, unification, and reconciliation, and finance.

- The Department of Public Works and Highways began pavement reconstruction and drainage improvement on the Dimasalang Street in the Santa Cruz and Sampaloc areas of Manila, which is set to be completed within the April 17 deadline.

- The all-new Hyundai Tucson was unveiled ahead of its Geneva Motor Show premiere next month.

2016 Hyundai Tucson

- The Skoda Superb flagship has been given its full model change and this all-new model will be at next month's Geneva Motor Show.

2016 Skoda Superb

- DON'T WORRY. The upcoming third installment of the Five Nights At Freddy's franchise is still on the works right now. Last weekend, FNAF creator Scott Cawthon fooled the fans on the franchise's Steam page into thinking that their upcoming FNAF3 was cancelled because someone hacked and released the game early on a different website. He WAS kidding and of course, they're still making FNAF3 for now.

- Japanese viewers of the Pokemon XY anime series can take home Serena's Fennekin for use in the XY or ORAS game for the 3DS! Digital subscribers should watch out for the code in a February 26 episode of the XY anime on TV Tokyo where they can input it via Mystery Gift to claim Serena's Fennekin for use in-game. Serena's Fennekin is Level 15 and comes with three attack moves like Scratch, Flamethrower, and Hidden Power.

- Yesterday's "On Target" column from the Philippine Daily Inquirer erupted an outrage as columnist and radio anchor Ramon Tulfo detailed the appearance of drug sellers in numerous areas nearby his daughter's school. His daughter, Nastassja Ramone Tulfo, angered over his column over his "impulsive writing".


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