Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Let's Do The News! (December 30, 2015)

- Davao city mayor Rodrigo Duterte says that if elected as president, he would deploy an addition 3,000 special forces troops to the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Mindanao.

- Senator Grace Poe wants three justices of the Supreme Court to inhibit her from the disqualification case after securing a restraining order yesterday.

- Today marks the 119th death anniversary of the Philippine hero Jose P. Rizal, and President Benigno Aquino III urged his citizens to be inspired by their national hero and be a hero in their own way.

- Fr. Albert San Jose of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish, the Catholic priest who went viral for riding the so-called hoverboard during the Christmas Eve mass inside a church in Binan, Laguna, apologized after his suspension, owning up to his mistake and vowed that it will not happened again.

- A husband and wife interested in helping Islamic State militants have been convicted of planning a large-scale bomb attack in London to mark the 10th anniversary of the July 7, 2005 attacks.

- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is the first leader to go to prison following his claim over the cusp of a historic peace deal with the Palestinians a few years ago.
- The African nation of Guinea is declared free of the Ebola outbreak, marking it a step closer to end the world's largest Ebola epidemic.

- The flagship Times Square store of America's popular toy store Toys R Us is closing this week after 15 years.

- Former Pentagon chief William J. Perry warns of possible nuclear strikes that could happen any time now during an interview with reporters. Possible nuclear attacks may involve a nuclear terror attack in a major American city or a shooting war with Russia that could result into a nuclear strike.

- Twitter revised their rules of conduct to emphasize that it prohibits violent threats and abusive behavior by users.


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