Friday, May 20, 2016

Let's Do The News! (May 20, 2016)

- Former Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima was arrested at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport for graft charges on Friday. Reports told that Purisima has just arrived from Butuan City where he was arrested and the CIDG escorted him to the headquarters of the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan where he posted bail.

- The Department of Justice has dropped its probe on the alleged Davao death squad and its links to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. Earlier this month, the DOH confirmed that it is conducting an investigation on the Duterte-linked vigilantes but the witness is no longer in custody as of now.

- China denied US claims that its fighter jets intercepted an American Navy spy plane over the South China Sea, and demanded that the US end such missions close to Chinese territory. The Pentagon said two J-11 jets flew within abut 15m of the US EP-3 Aries aircraft on Tuesday, forcing the US pilot to drop altitude to avoid a collision. It said the US plane was conducting routine operations in international airspace.

- Egyptian authorities believed that there is a possibility of terrorism as the search continues on the missing EgyptAir jet that went missing over the Mediterranean Sea. The Airbus A320 lost from radar on Thursday about three and a half hours after leaving Paris for Cairo. The aircraft was carrying 66 passengers and crew.

- The state of emergency in France has been extended for two months. This measure has been in place since last November's terrorist attacks that killed 130 people. The French lower house approved the extension on Thursday by a vote of 46 to 20.

- Few days ago, General Motors issued a temporary suspension on the sale of their Lambda-platform crossovers (Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Buick Enclave) due to misprinted EPA window stickers after the impact of a emission-related hardware wasn't properly calculated into the EPA fuel economy rating. Now, General Motors may compensate almost 170,000 crossover vehicle owners in response to a class-action lawsuit filed for the overstatement of three models' fuel-economy figures.

- Meet the top 19 finalists who auditioned for the South Korean TV drama adaptation of THE IDOLM@STER video game franchise. One of the finalists were a surprise because actress Yukika Teramoto is one of the 19 finalists for actress auditions for the show.

- How does the new Divination Seance work on the upcoming Gyakuten Saiban 6 (Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice) video game, coming next month on the Nintendo 3DS? Let Ryuichi Naruhodo (Phoenix Wright) and Housuke Odoroki (Apollo Justice) explain in this new clip.

- Gran Turismo's entry to the PS4, Gran Turismo Sport, will be released on the 15th of November, 2016, featuring 130 cars, new class categories, new locations, first-ever livery editor, and other extras.

- Aston Martin once again partnered with Italian coachbuilder Zagato to create a specially made concept based on the flagship grand tourer Vanquish. It will be displayed at the upcoming 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, held at Lake Como in Italy.


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