Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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

Welcome back. Here is your current sitrep:

- Tropical Storm Betty has been weakened and downgraded into an low pressure area as it approaches 1,120 km east of Casiguran, Aurora. Wind speeds are now 45 kph. According to PAGASA, the LPA will be off from radar within 48 hours but when it remains, it will make landfall to Northern and Central Luzon.

- One of the surviving members of the PNP Special Action Force reveals why they had to give the finger of the killed terrorist Marwan directly to USA's Federal Bureau of Investigation because they had the DNA profile of the terrorist's brother.

- Fourteen senators signed a Senate draft report that claims that PH President Benigno Aquino III responsible for the mishandling of the Mamasapano clash last January, according to Senator Grace Poe.

- Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu won the parliamentary elections despite TV exit polls suggesting his Likud party had finished in a virtual tie with the left-of-center Zionist Union.

- The Syrian government claims that they've shot down an American drone near the city of Latakia, President Bashar al-Assad's stronghold in north-west Syria. US officials have yet to confirm this but if confirmed, it would be the first time Syrian forces attacked a US aircraft since the start of coalition strikes against ISIS.

- DID YOU KNOW? The Department of Science and Technology said that they will provide free public wi-fi in the Philippines starting this July. What does that mean? Yes. You can browse the internet and post status updates no matter where you are. But here's the kicker, the internet speed is limited to 256 kbps and it will also have a bandwidth cap per person, meaning a user can expect slower speeds if used too much.

- Umi Sonoda from Lovelive! School Idol Project gets her very own Nendoroid from Good Smile Company and she will be available to you for 3,241 Yen plus tax and she arrives this July.

- The BBC mulls airing the remaining Season 22 episodes of Top Gear including the triple hybrid hypercar battle between the P1, 918, and the LaFerrari, according to reports.


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