Monday, November 2, 2015

Let's Do The News! (November 2, 2015)

- 11 people are reportedly killed in a hotel attack in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. Local police say a car rigged with explosives rammed into the hotel's entrance on Sunday and exploded. It is believed to be an attack caused by an Islamic militant group.

- The first-ever Japan-South Korea summit in three years became meaningful as the two leaders, Japan PM Shinzo Abe and South Korean president Park Geun-hye, sought to solve historical issues and improve bilateral ties.

- The Turkish ruling party, AKP, vows to form a single-party government on their own after winning a majority in the country's general elections. They've won 316 seats in parliament, well over the majority.

- US Secretary of State John Kerry met up with his counterparts from five Central Asian nations to discuss ways to combat terrorism. The foreign ministers agreed to cooperate in monitoring the movements of WMDs amid the increasing activities of Islamic State militants infiltrating the region from Afghanistan.

- Two hosts of Eat Bulaga, Joey de Leon and Tito Sotto, got offended by the Filipino Muslim community ever since they wore Arab garbs in the variety show's Halloween special last Saturday.

- Another teaser for the third-generation Buick LaCrosse flagship saloon was showcased prior to this month's LA Auto Show premiere.

- Check out this Amazon Fire TV commercial starring former Top Gear host, now host for Amazon original motoring show, Jeremy Clarkson.

- New Pokemon XY toys on the radar! In celebration of the latest chapter of the XY saga, titled Pokemon XY & Z, Takara Tomy announced new toys based on the latest season. On the Moncolle side, there is now Zygarde Core, Ash-Greninja, and Zygarde 10% Forme. They'll be out this December in time for Christmas. Be on a lookout for the Zygarde Special Pack featuring four forms of Zygarde from the Core, 10% Form, 50% Form, and the Complete Form. They'll be out this December for 3.800 Yen.

There's also a stuffed toy of Zygarde Core itself with a feature that it crawls when you wind up. Available this December for 2,000 Yen.

And now, a little something for everyone. The Pikachu Talk plush where you can talk with Pikachu and it responds with feelings. Want to know what in the world Pikachu says? A special device featuring our favorite archnemesis Meowth can explain what Pikachu says! Yours for just 4,200 Yen when it's on sale this December.

- Seiyuu Miyu Matsuki died on the 27th of October at the age of 38 due to an illness, according to her talent agency. Back in July, she announced that she'll be taking a break from her seiyuu career to focus on treating her pneumonia. Matsuki was known for her roles as Isumi Saginomiya from the Hayate the Combat Butler series, Magical Sapphire in Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya, and many others.


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