Friday, May 22, 2015

Let's Do The News! (May 22, 2015)

- The Islamic State has taken over the last Syrian government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq as government troops retreated from the border. With the border takeover, the IS are beginning to take control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. What's worse, they'll be using the ancient ruins as their main line of defense against airstrikes.

- A report from an ASEAN correspondent from BBC delves deeper on the human trafficking trade in Thailand. He spent six months analyzing the gruesome human trade occurred in this ASEAN nation.

- British PM David Cameron plans to negotiate the EU on restricting migrants' access to the UK welfare system. He wants to ensure that the nation's benefits are not a drive of the EU's freedom of movement rules.

- Cho Hyun-ah, the former Korean Air executive infamous for her "nut rage" last year, was released when the appeals court overturned her conviction for violating aviation safety laws.

- It is said that the National Security Agency plans to hack Google and Samsung's app stores to plant spyware on smartphones. It was all part from the leaked info by fugitive Edward Snowden regarding the NSA targeting innocent people by spying on their data.

- The Philippine National Railways is unlikely to continue their operations before the start of the school year next month because rail experts from the US were recently arrived this week and they will resume their operations likely before the June 12 Independence Day.

- The next generation of Need For Speed is coming on the PC, PS4, and XBOX One this fall. Here's your first look at the upcoming racing game.

- A new Pokemon Mystery Dungeon game has announced! It will be titled Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon and it's coming on the 3DS late 2015.

- Rin Hoshizora from Love Live! anime series loves ramen and because she loves ramen so much, she even got a role for an upcoming commercial for Acecook, promoting their limited-edition noodles as well as The School Idol Movie, coming next month.


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