Monday, May 25, 2015

Let's Do The News! (May 25, 2015)

- Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi said that they are going to take back the city of Ramadi from the Islamic State militants in days but he states that more support from the international coalition was needed. Iraqi forces are suffering major damage from the IS over the past year.

- According to the No 10, citizens from other European countries residing in the United Kingdom are not eligible  to vote in the referendum on Europe. Those eligible will be the same as those who can vote in a general election, rather than local or European Parliament elections.

- Andrzej Duda won the Polish elections by about 53%, trumping against the current president Bronislaw Komorowski following the release of exit polls. Although he now has limited powers, Komorowski still is head of the armed forces and can veto new laws.

- Hundreds of Rohingya bodies near camps suspected of belonging to human smugglers have been found by Malaysian authorities and they believed that the Rohingya Muslims are trying to escape from Burma.

- The Metro Manila Development Authority is going to commence a metrowide earthquake drill on 72 barangays straddling the West Valley Fault to discuss steps to be taken on how to survive a more powerful earthquake when it hits the capital.

- Gay marriage is now legal in Ireland after the world's first national vote on this common issue.

- Mans Zelmerlow from Sweden became the winner of the annual Eurovision singing competition while 1st runner-up, Polina Gagarina, was booed by the crowd over her nation's strong opposition against Ukraine as well as its anti-gay laws.

- Actress Angelica Panganiban, who is going to play as villain Claudia Buenavista on the 2015 remake of Pangako Sa'yo, is going to get her "lifetime achievement" award.

- On this week's Jay Leno's Garage, Jay Leno drives a modified 1964 Honda S600.


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