Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Let's Do The News! (August 12, 2015)

- The yuan currency in the People's Republic of China has once again dropped by 1.9 % of devaluation.

- Rebel groups and pro-government forces have agreed a two-day ceasefire in rebel-held Zabadani, near the Lebanese border, and in Fuaa and Kafraya in Idlib province, under army control.

- Foreign prosecutors said that they have found what could be possible Russian missile fragments at the site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down in July of last year, killing all 298 people onboard.

- Thirty years have passed since the horrible plane crash in Gunma Prefecture where a JAL flight crashed into Mount Osutaka on August 12, 1985, killing 520 people onboard but only four survived. To mark the terrible occasion, relatives of the victims of Japan's worst air disaster are making their annual visit to the mountain crash site.

- Classes in most parts of Metro Manila are suspended due to the ongoing water interruption of Maynilad Water Services. Classes in those schools remain suspended until today, and again on the 17th to 18 when another water interruption has been scheduled for the pipe-laying work along Juan Luna St. and Hermosa St. in Tondo to complete the flood interceptor project of the DPWH.

- 29 of the Philippine National Police's Special Action Forces who survived January's Mamasapano clash that killed 44 SAF members have been given a special meritorious promotion.

- Hyundai Motor Company showcased their Vision G Concept at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, demonstrating the future direction of the Korean carmaker's premium vehicles.

Hyundai Vision G Concept
- Japanese porn star Maria Ozawa dismayed by Robin Padilla's decision to withdraw from their horror movie project just 10 days before the start of their shooting, calling him "unprofessional". His manager defends him by stating that Robin "begged off" not "backed out" from their upcoming film.

- Michael Sy Lim, the blogger of his Fashion Pulis blog, was arrested over a libel case filed by Deniece Cornejo. If you remember her, she's one of the people behind the assault on It's Showtime presenter Vhong Navarro last year. Anyway, the blogger in question posted an article based on an alleged leaked medical report, that Deniece may have STD.

- Production for the final season of the phenomenal Victorian-era British TV drama, Downton Abbey, is underway and as the shooting for the final season reaches its climax, the cast and crew are tweeting about their last days of Downton.


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