Monday, April 20, 2015

Let's Do The News! (April 20, 2015)

- A Magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck the Okinawa Prefecture of Japan on Monday morning. It occurred at around 1043 hours Japan Time and its epicenter was located off Japan's Yonaguni Island, which is close to Taiwan. It registered an intensity of 4 on the scale of 7 at Yonaguni. There was a tsunami warning issued for the southwestern region of Okinawa but an hour later, the advisory has been lifted. So far, no reports of casualties has been given.

- There was a new footage shown by the Islamic State terrorists showing the brutal killings of about 30 Ethiopian Christians.

- The leader of Yemen's Houthi militia accused Saudi Arabia of plotting to seize Yemen in the midst of the Saudi-led air strikes happening for over three weeks.  He states that Saudi plans to invade Yemen, its occupation, and placing this country again under its feet and hegemony.

- Following the reports on the sinking of a boat, carrying 700 migrants, in the Mediterranean sea, with only 28 survivors rescued, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi led calls for the European Union to take action on the sea migration, stating that the trafficking of migrants amounts to a new slave trade.

- On his Pakistani visit, Chinese president Xi Jinping is expected to announce his 46 billion dollar investment by building a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, running from Gwadar to Xinjiang in the hopes for boosting Pakistan's economy and help end power shortages.

- McLaren unveils the less-powerful version of the 570S called the 540C. Part of the McLaren's Super Series range, this new model starts at 126,000 Pounds and the 3.8L V8 turbo engine that powers it develops 540PS of power output and the same number for torque, while mated with a 7-speed SSG.

2016 McLaren 540C
- Following Riders of Berk and Defenders of Berk, Dreamworks announced a new TV series based on the How to Train Your Dragon films called Dragons: Race to the Edge. It will be a Netflix-original series and it will be streaming on Netflix very soon.


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