Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Let's Do The News! (August 26, 2015)

- A year has passed since the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas and Israel stopped fighting at the Gaza Strip and people are living here in dire conditions after the conflict that killed 2,200 people on the Palestinian side and 70 on the Israeli side.

- Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and US President Barack Obama agreed to continue closely coordinating policies over North Korea as well as the problems in the global stock market.

- The Turkish government agreed to join airstrikes against Islamic State militants. The US Defense Department is very pleased about Turkey's move in the ongoing fight against the IS.

- Because the Bureau of Customs continue to impose taxes on goods sent by Overseas Filipino Workers to their families via balikbayan boxes, a group promoting the rights and welfare of OFWs declares "Zero Remittance Day" this Friday.

- A top consumer protection agency in Russia asked retailers in the country to stop selling certain detergent brands from US and German from the market. Rospotrebnadzor, the agency, made the announcement saying it conducted inspections and none of the products meet safety criteria. They are also inspecting household chemicals and detergents made by other companies.

- Shocking news for IDOLM@STER fans everywhere: Akiko Hasegawa, the seiyuu behind Miki Hoshii, gave birth to a baby boy yesterday.

- Check out what you can expect on the upcoming Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon RPG game , coming to 3DS next month in Japan and soon worldwide, in this latest trailer showcasing its gameplay mechanics. Ready to be a Pokemon and team up with some other Pokemons to save the world once again?

- For Bond fans across UK, advance box office for the upcoming 007: Spectre film will open on the 7th of September, 2015, at 0700 hours UK time. UK fans have the chance to book their tickets in advance to see the latest Bond movie starring Daniel Craig as 007 James Bond. For the first time, this movie will open to the public on the same night as the World Premiere in London on the 26th of October.

- Veteran actor Albert Martinez is still coping over his loss of his wife Liezl because of breast cancer five months ago.

- Parokya Ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda confirmed that his wife Neri Naig has suffered from miscarriage.


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