Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Let's Do The News! (July 29, 2015)

- The leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish party, HDP chairman Selahattin Demirtas, told that the Turkish and the Americans are making a "safe zone" in Syria in an attempt to stop the PKK separatists from forming their own territory during the fight against the Islamic State.

- One man was killed as at least 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais, France, according to authorities, following British PM David Cameron's vow to combat the migrant crisis.

- US President Barack Obama vows his nation's willingness to strengthen economic ties with the African Union during his Ethiopian visit as part of his African Union tour. He is the first US leader to give a speech at the African Union HQ in Addis Ababa.

- According to a US research group, construction of a rocket launch site in North Korea may be complete and enable them to fire long-range ICBMs of a larger scale than before.

- The Senate will begin their investigation regarding Canada's alleged dumping of its waste in the Philippines, according to Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. This investigation will also determine the risks these toxic wastes are.

- The Boy Scouts of America lifted their ban on gay adult leaders after 79 percent of its National Executive Board members voted for it on Monday but the policy allows church-sponsored units to maintain the exclusion.

- For the 2016 model year, the Chevrolet Colorado pickup now adds the long-awaited 2.8L Duramax diesel engine producing 181HP of power and 369lb-ft of torque. This diesel variant is available in both LT and Z71 Crew Cab and a choice of 2WD or 4WD, all come with a 6-speed AT with a standard automatic-locking rear differential. Thanks to the Duramax engine's torque, tow rating is 7,700lbs (7,600lbs for 4WD models).

- The Ferrari 488 Spider was unveiled and the open-top version of the new 488 GTB, served as the replacement of the 458, still comes with the same 3.9L Twin Turbo V8 engine producing 661HP of power and 560lb-ft of torque. The Spider model can go 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds and onwards to 203mph, slightly slower than the hardtop equivalent.


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