Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Let's Do The News! (April 28, 2015)

- So far, the death toll from the Nepal Quake is now up to about 4,310 while almost eight thousand have been wounded. According to the United Nations, over eight million people have been affected by the worst quake in eight decades and 1.4 million are in need of food aid.

- The US city of Baltimore has been placed on a state of emergency following violent protests linked to the death of a black man named Freddy Gray, who was fatally injured in police custody. A week-long curfew has been announced and over five thousand National Guard troops could be deployed.

- Last night, South Korean president Park Geun-hye has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo, who is suspected of corruption charges. However, she's facing tougher scenarios when it comes to choosing a successor, despite criticisms over a series of wrong decisions.

- ASEAN leaders are pushing their code of conduct to address the ongoing territorial disputes in the South China Sea as the People's Republic of China presses on with land reclamation work around the Spratly Islands.

- The captain of the doomed Sewol ferry, named Lee Joon-seok, was sentenced to life imprisonment by a South Korean appellate court. It's harsher than the November verdict that sentenced him to 36 years in prison for negligence and abandoning passengers in need because they've convicted him on homicide charges in the ruling.

- It's sadly official, ladies and gents. Next Silent Hill game, which would be starring TWD's Norman Reedus in it, is a no-go. It's just been confirmed by Konami, which recently announced their delisting from the American stock exchanges.

- The Argentine judge dismissed charges on sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson over the controversial plate as seen from last year's Patagonia Special, but calls it arrogant and disrespectful.

- Eat Bulaga presenter Ruby Rodriguez is more than welcome to allow her daughter, Toni Aquino, to go on showbiz. In the past, Ruby didn't allow her daughter to go showbizness because she wants her to finish her studies first.

- A fresh batch of trailers from the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants, finally stroke fear into our view. Check them out!


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