Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Let's Do The News! (February 3, 2015)

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- The International Court of Justice from the United Nations rules on the genocide cases between Croatia and Serbia. The Croatian government alleged that Serbia committed genocide in the town of Vukovar and elsewhere in 1991, killing 20,000 during Croatia's war of independence that lasted up to four years.

- News Corp, the company controlled by wealthy businessman Rupert Murdoch, will not be prosecuted in the US over the phone-hacking scandal that damaged the media company's reputation.

- One of Japan's electronics giant, Toshiba, is stopping its production of televisions and will sell its joint-venture TV factory in Egypt. Reports told that Toshiba plans to sell the factory to its Egyptian partner by April and this planned sale follow's the Japanese electronics company's decision to phase out its overseas TV sales.

- The top Japanese officials are planning to step up their anti-terror efforts and safety measures for overseas Japanese nationals in the wake of the brutal murder of two Japanese captives by ISIS. They will establish an counter-terrorism task force HQ at the prime minister's office on Tuesday and it wll be headed by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga.

- The Philippine National Police's Special Action Force were hesitant to share the whole info with the military regarding the operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, that killed 44 of the country's top policemen and injured 12 others, according to the report from the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

- Former child/teen star John Wayne Sace makes a showbiz comeback and he admits that he was embattled from drug abuse. He will now make an appearance in TV5's newest dance show titled "Move It", hosted by Jasmine Curtis-Smith and DJ Tom Taus, as one of the solo competitors. His last appearance was on an indie film titled Pintakasi, starring JM de Guzman.

- Now available on Forza Horizon 2 for the XBOX One console this month is the Top Gear Car Pack. Available for $5.00 or free for Car Pass owners, six new cars are added to the mix such as the legendary Ford Lotus Cortina, the Lamborghini LM002, the ultra-fast Jaguar XJ220, BMW M235i, Lexus RC-F, and the Ferrari 458 Speciale.

Forza Horizon 2 Top Gear Car Pack
- Another crossover has been added to the Renault lineup and this time, it has an oddball name. Meet the Renault Kadjar.

2016 Renault Kadjar

- It is with regret that news of one of the people behind the RWBY web series, Monty Oum, has passed away at the age of 33 years old due to a severe allergy reaction during a simple medical procedure that left him in a coma.

- Love her or hate her, Marika Tachibana from Nisekoi gets the Beach Queens treatment by Wave. She's available this July for 6,200 Yen.

Beach Queens Marika Tachibana


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