Monday, May 9, 2016

Let's Do The News! (May 9, 2016)

- Reports say that federal investigations may interview Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton within a week over her use of a private email server. The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently question several aides to Clinton, who has come under fire for using her private server to exchange work emails while she was Secretary of State. Investigators found the server contained classified informations. Clinton maintains that none of the documents were classified at the time she sent or received them and investigators haven't found traces to prove her violation.

- Jeb Bush, a Republican who dropped out from the presidential race, is now one of the many Republicans who strongly oppose the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Bush, whose older brother and father were US presidents, said on Friday he won't vote for Trump in November 2016 elections because the businessman is not a consistent conservative. Senator Lindsey Graham, also a politician who dropped out from the race, also opposes Trump.

- Schools in quake-hit Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan, are set to reopen this week after series of quakes struck the region since last month. As of Friday last week, 178 schools in the prefecture, were not able to accept students, more than double at one time after the strong quake on the 14th of April.

- Following the collapsed building in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, authorities demolished buildings and urging residents to move out a week. On the 29th of April, a 6-story apartment building in a low-income neighborhood fell down after heavy rainfall, killing 49 people as reported.

- A South Korean university professor has been arrested for falsifying data from a British-based company for cash. Most babies, infants, and mothers in South Korea suffered damaged to their lungs after inhaling a humidifier disinfectant that contained harmful chemicals. The product was made by Oxy Reckitt Benckiser and sold in South Korea between 2001 and 2011. The S. Korean government recognized a casual relationship between the product and the 2011 lung damage that killed 95 people.

- A group of attackers fired a police bus near Cairo, Egypt, killing 8 police officers, according to reports. The attackers that call themselves an affiliate of Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for the attack but another group linked to the Muslim Brotherhood also claimed responsibility.

- Thousands of people took part at Tokyo's annual Rainbow Pride parade in support of the country's LGBT community. Over 5,000 LGBT individuals and their supporters marched in this year's event held in Shibuya Ward on Sunday. Some waved rainbow-colored flags while other carried signs declaring that they are homosexual.

- Hundreds of sea lions have made their annual appearance off the coast of Russia's Far East, marking the beginning of spring. About 400 northern sea lions have gathered at a pier in the port town of Nevelsk, in southern Sakhalin, where numbers are increasing since last month. The sea lions will stay until July and then move further north in search for more fish.

- Check out highlights from the annual Gumball 3000 road trip

- Moments ago, the naval anime series Highschool Fleet collaborated with the Japan Self Defense Forces' Kanagawa Provincial Cooperation Office to make a recruitment poster for the Japanese military and posted around Kanagawa Prefecture. However, this Haifuri-themed poster drew flak from observers.


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