Thursday, May 14, 2015

Let's Do The News! (May 14, 2015)

- Attempts for the return of Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, despite the ongoing Burundi coup, has failed and he has returned to Tanzania where he was attending a summit.

- Investigations on the derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia yesterday, which killed seven people, revealed that the train travelled at twice the speed limit by about 106mph and the driver applied the emergency brakes in the event it came too fast. The speed was recorded on the train's black box recovered from the wreckage.

- Hostiles shot down five people, including an American citizen, at a guesthouse located in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan. The shootout between hostiles and security forces lasted for five hours and then three hostiles are killed.

- 31 people are killed on a fire at a slipper factory located in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. The fire broke out on Wednesday and spread through the entire factory where over 200 workers were inside the building and welding work was going on near the entrance.

- Two patrol planes from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force have made a brief landing in Vietnam on their way back from an anti-piracy mission off Somalia.

- Sony announced that the movie adaptation on the Ratchet & Clank video game franchise hits US theaters this 29th of April, 2016, with Focus Features handling the US distribution of the film. Numerous celebrities are joining the cast for the new movie including Paul Giamatti, Monsters Inc's John Goodman, Shake It Up's Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson, and action star Sylvester Stallone.

- The PS3-exclusive free-to-play flight shooting game Ace Combat Infinity has reached its first year in service and to commemorate their first anniversary, a new update has implemented. In addition to the new "Adriatic Sea Landing Operation" online co-op mission, three fan-favorite aircrafts are added such as the MiG-31B Foxhound, the very unique and very expensive X-49 Night Raven from Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere, and the ultra-powerful Fenrir which comes with the signature Long Range Shockwave Missile (LSWM).

- Getting ready for the 10th anniversary concert of THE iDOLM@STER this July? Looks like you will need some stuff to show some love from your favorite idols from this, Cinderella Girls, or Million Live. First, there's some light sticks which has a color representative to your favorite idol. There are total of 37 light sticks and it costs 1,200 yen each. If you bought a bountiful of light sticks as intended, you buy either a holstered belt for 2,500 yen or a more convenient bag for 6,000 yen.

- Luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce officially announced that they will name their upcoming convertible version of the Wraith as Dawn, after their legendary Silver Dawn convertible from the 1950's. It will be fully revealed this 2016.

- The brand new Seat Leon Cupra ST lapped the Nurburgring in 7:58 dead, making it the quickest estate to lap round the ring and it's quicker than the Audi RS4 Avant. It's even quicker than its 3-door cousin despite the added weight. We're super jealous for this ride!

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