Friday, May 1, 2015

Let's Do The News! (May 1, 2015)

- The current death toll from the Nepal quake is recorded at 6,204 while 13,932 people were injured. According to the Red Cross, the towns and villages near the epicenter have suffered almost total devastation.

- UK Prime Minister David Cameron rejected 8 billion pounds in child benefit cuts, which the Democrats claimed the Tories had proposed in government, while facing tough questions alongside Ed Miliband from a Question Time audience over their economic plans int he final TV event of the campaign.

- The Pakistani court has sentenced the attackers who killed Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist Malala Yousafzai to life imprisonment. Yousafzai was shot to death three years ago in the northwestern part of Pakistan as she was returning home from school.

- It's been four decades since the end of the Vietnam War, which pitted between North Vietnam against the US-backed South Vietnam and ended with the fall of Saigon. Three thousand people including high-ranking officials have attended the ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, and followed with a parade that featured Vietnamese troops and members of the nation's maritime police.

- Philippine President Benigno Aquino III claims that the government had done their very best to protect overseas Filipino workers in his Labor Day speech. He was praised for the delay of the execution of drug convict Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia, but he was criticized for his actions to save Veloso and for neglecting the welfare of other OFWs who became victims of human and drug trafficking.

- 24 of the Dassault Rafale multirole fighters will be sold by Qatar for 7.1 billion dollars under their agreement which includes MBDA missiles, a hundred mechanics, and training for 36 pilots.

- Explosions galore in this latest trailer for Mad Max Fury Road!

- Chevrolet's showcasing teasers for their next-generation Camaro muscle car.


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