Friday, June 19, 2015

Let's Do The News! (June 19, 2015)

- Prayers are held across the United States after the recent Charleston church shooting that killed nine people by the suspect named Dylann Roof, who was arrested by policemen during a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina. About six women and three men, including the pastor, were killed in the attack and an investigation has been launched.

- Greece has ordered an emergency summit of eurozone leaders on Monday after the latest attempt to resolve the debt crisis failed with no breakthrough. Greece has less than two weeks to strike a deal with its creditors or face default on the existing loan.

- Mount Shindake in Kuchinoerabu Island, Kagoshima Prefecture, has been erupted again. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, a gray smoke shot up 200 meters from the crater around 0943 hours Japan Time. So far, the eruption alert is at the highest level of five and calling on people in the region to remain on alert status.

The MERS death toll in South Korea is now upped by 1, bringing the total count of 24. Meanwhile, Thailand has reported their first MERS case in the form of a male from Oman.

- Senator Grace Poe is once again at the top spot of the preferred Presidentiables in next year's elections, this time based on the latest survey conducted by Social Weather Stations. She received 42% of the ratings, 11% more than last March's survey.

- Jule Hamp, a female executive from the North American division of Toyota, may have illegally imported medicine tablets that contain a narcotic banned in Japan. She was arrested for allegedly violating Japan's narcotic drugs control act.

- The new Peugeot 308 GTi has been unveiled with two versions; a 250 model and the top-sped 270 model. Both of them are armed with Peugeot's 1.6L THP 4-cylinder engine with supercharged air cooling system.

2016 Peugeot 308 GTi
- Incoming Top Gear presenter Chris Evans announces tryouts for the next presenter of the hit motoring TV show. This is your chance to be part of the TG team!

- The invasion of a thousand Pikachus in Yokohama is happening again this August!


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