Friday, April 24, 2015

Let's Do The News! (April 24, 2015)

- A few days ago, a Hong Kong government official named Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee made racist remarks against "Filipino domestic workers" working in HK, causing outrage from the Filipino community and lawmakers in the Philippines take a stab on the HK politician over her racist remarks. Now, the lawmaker apologised to those who were offended by her article but she insisted the comments were not sexist nor racist.

- Memorial services are underway in the European nation of Armenia to mark the centenary of the start of "mass killings" by Ottoman Turks. In 1915, hundreds of thousands of Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Turks, whose empire was dissolving. Most of the victims were deported to barren desert region  where they died of starvation and thirst while some were killed in massacres. Over 1.5 million people were killed according to Armenian officials while Turkey says the number of deaths was smaller than what Armenians claimed. Turkey strongly opposes the genocide term to describe the killings and the dispute created tensions between Turkey and Armenia.

- The Battle of Gallipoli, one of the most gruesome events during World War One, were remembered as events are due to take place to commemorate the centenary of one of WWI's bloodiest campaigns ever told. Prince Charles and Prince Harry will be one of the attendees of the memorial services at the site of the battle at Cape Helles.

- Onto the drone investigation in Tokyo, police officials say that the drone they found on the roof of the Prime Minister's Office may have been controlled by someone up to 1.2km away. They suspect someone was intentionally flying the drone over the building, as it was carrying a bottle filled with cesium.

- Meanwhile, another drone was found into the compound of a British Embassy in Tokyo, only this time it was flown by one of Tokyo's TV networks, namely TOKYO MX. The Tv station flew the drone on Wednesday evening from its HQ to shoot footage for a program, and then it went missing after flying toward the embassy. No one was injured.

- The Japanese government will invite Philippine president Benigno Aquino III this June.

- As the countdown to the ultimate battle approaches, tickets for the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight will be released anytime now. Meanwhile, boxer Shane Mosley, the one who fought the two boxing superstars in the past, believes that this fight will end in a knockout.

- Japanese school swimsuits are going to look as boring as hell thanks to some Japanese swimsuit designer creating a new look for those traditional school swimsuits. Although a two-piece swimwear, these new swimwear can be taken off easily and long enough to ensure no skin is exposed even when sitting by the pool.

- More details about the 2016 Acura NSX hybrid engine-wielding supercar have been confirmed by the officials. It will be the first to use a multimaterial space frame consists of high-strength steel and aluminum, ablation technology where the ultra-rigid castings to be used within the crush zones, and the engine that powers it will be a 3.5L twin-turbo V6 engine mounted in the middle and connected with electric motors.


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