Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Let's Do The News! (July 28, 2015)

- Envoys from all 28 NATO countries are holding an emergency meeting to discuss Turkey's fight against the Islamic State militants and the Kurdish PKK separatists.

- South Korean PM Hwang Kyo-ahn declared a "de facto end" of the nation's MERS outbreak and over the past 23 days, no new infections were reported. Although, South Korean officials dealt with the deadly outbreak that killed 36 people, this thing isn't over yet according to the World Health Organization because to declare MERS-free, it needs to have 28 days without a new infection to make the announcement.

- The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant began work to dismantling the Number 1 reactor building. Workers are using a remote-controlled crane to remove one of the panels of the ceiling.

- Following his final SONA speech, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III still received a failing grade from militant and human rights groups as well as teachers who expressed disgust for his performance.

- A cyber security firm warned of an Android security issue which lets hackers break in with a text message. Zimperium Mobile Security states that the cyber attack will commence when they got a user's phone number, using which they can remotely execute code via a specially crafted media file delivered via MMS. It can even delete the message before the user can see it.

- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have been hampered by a 105 million dollar fine due to their recall woes especially ones that were easily hacked by some. Now, the Italian-owned American automotive giant must offer to buy back from customers hundreds of thousands of their vehicles as part of a costly deal with safety regulators to settle legal problems in about two dozen recalls.

- The unsung legendary German carmaker Borgward is teasing their all-new product, set to debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, and their first product for the Borgward's resurrection is a crossover.

- As Japan prepares for another Pikachu outbreak this August, check out this special clip as the presenters of Pokemon Get TV, the official Pokemon variety show airing on TV Tokyo, dancing with the world famous Pikachu!

- New Pokemon XY toys from Takara Tomy on the radar! For August, Hoopa Unbound is joining the MonColle lineup in honor of the recent Pokemon XY movie Hoopa and the Clash of Ages. This terrifying djinn Pokemon, transformed from its Confined form via a prison bottle as seen from the film, is yours for 1,500 Yen. Also in the MonColle lineup, and much to the amusement for collectors of Mega Evolution Pokemon figures, Mega Altaria's arrived! The figure version of the Dragon-and-Fairy Pokemon, which is the mega-evolved form of the peaceful Dragon-and Flying Pokemon Altaria, is yours for 650 Yen.

MonColle Hoopa Unbound

MonColle Mega Altaria


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