Thursday, August 20, 2015

Let's Do The News! (August 20, 2015)

- Continuing conflicts in Yemen has pushed it to the risk of famine according to a UN official. Over 21 million people in Yemen are in need in help as aid agencies are unable to reach areas affected by the ongoing violence involving Houthi rebels fighting with government troops and allies.

- Some reports told that huge amounts of ammonium nitrate may have caused the deadly explosions in Tianjin, China as week ago. So far, the confirmed death toll has risen to 114 with over 60 people remained unaccounted for.

- South Korean President Park Geun-hye will visit China next month to attend a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of what the Chinese calls a win against the Japanese occupation during the Second World War.

- Japan's Kounotori 5 unmanned space cargo ship, which has successfully launched from the Tanegashima Space Center on Wednesday, is flying without problems and taking supplies to the International Space Station.

- Despite the Supreme Court's decision to post bail, Senator Juan Ponce Enrile remains under hospital arrest in the Philippine National Police General Hospital. The Highest Court failed to release its resolution on Enrile's bail petition.

- While you gamers are enjoying the Persona 4: Dancing All Night rhythm game, a spin-off from the Persona role-playing series, the folks from Good Smile Company has unveiled a Phat! figure of Rise Kujikawa as seen on the game. This figure is priced at 10,800 Yen plus tax when arrived by February.

- The brand-new Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe has been officially unveiled and it's available with a choice of two versions with the S model delivering 510HP of power from its 4.4L TwinTurbo V8 engine.

- As Sef Cadayona preps himself for his upcoming comedy series, Juan Tamad, the young Kapuso actor admits he'll never step into the shoes of the channel's comic legends such as Ogie Alcasid or Janno Gibbs.

- Luis Manzano agrees that his mom, Batangas Governor Vilma Santos, is not prepared for a higher government post.


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