Thursday, July 23, 2015

Let's Do The News! (July 23, 2015)

- Greece is now a step closer to the bailout deal as the parliament approved the second set of reforms. Which means that the negotiations on the 86 billion Euro bailout can commence.

- Sandra Bland, the black American woman who died in police custody after being arrested, told the guard that she previously attempted suicide, according to the sheriff in Texas. Reports state that Bland hanged herself but her family doubt this.

- The Soyuz spacecraft carrying Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui and two others from Russia and the USA has docked with the International Space Station.

- Russia is planning to deploy mid-range bombers capable of carrying nuclear warheads in the Ukrainian region of Crimea, which Russia has annexed it last year. Reports state that a squadron of Tu-22M3 bombers will be stationed in Crimea in the near future and its deployment is one of several measures taken in response to the installation of an American missile base in Romania.

- The Ombudsman has cleared President Benigno Aquino III's liability in the death of 44 PNP Special Action Forces in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, last January, and insisted that former PNP Chief Director General Alan Purisima, former SAF Commander Getulio Napenas, and nine others are liable on what happened during the clash.

- The Department of Public Works and Highways announced that the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway, known as the Daang Hari-SLEX Link Road, will be opened this Friday, July 24, and this 4km, four-lane toll road will connect Bacoor, Cavite, to SLEX.

- R&B singer Chris Brown cannot leave the Philippines because of the pending clearance from the Department of Justice. 

- As everyone in Japan is waiting for the much-anticipated live-action, two-part, Attack on Titan, films, some might feel disappointed as the writer for the upcoming films warns of possible changes such as the films has been given a more Japanese feel rather than what expected from the anime, and for the annoyance of many, the removal of character Levi.

- Latest trailer for the upcoming 007: Spectre film highlights James Bond's DB10 as well as car chases and so much more in store for the upcoming Bond flick hitting in theaters this autumn.


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