Friday, June 10, 2016

Let's Do The News! (June 10, 2016)

- Incoming Foreign Affairs Secretary Jun Yasay said the Duterte Administration vows to strengthen the nation's foreign relations after the United Nations condemned President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's stand on media killings. Earlier, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon opposed Duterte's comments on the extra judicial killings involving the media.

- Mt. Bulusan ins Sorsogon province spewed a 2km ash column around 1135 hours local time. PHIVOLCS said that the eruption was "phreatic" which produced a grayish ash plume that drifted to the west side of the volcano. 113 quakes were reported around Mt. Bulusan.

- Debris found washed ashore in Madagascar by a man who previously found a piece of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be examined by investigations to see if it, too, came from the missing plane. An American adventurer, named Blaine Gibson, who was searching for the missing MH370 over the past year, contacted the Australian Transport Safety Bureau to report he had found debris in Madagascar, according to reports.

- Britain holds a National Service of Thanksgiving in honor of Queen Elizabeth on Friday, starting the weekend of events to celebrate Her Majesty's 90th birthday. The church service as London's St. Paul's Cathedral, attended by numerous dignitaries including other members of the royal family and Prime Minister David Cameron, will be a double celebration for the queen with Prince Philip, marking his 95th birthday.

- A Muslim funeral for Muhammad Ali drew thousands of admirers to the boxer's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Around 14,000 people, attended the jenazah, Arabic for funeral, where he was repeatedly feted as "the people's champion".

- Apple's App Store will be given a major overhaul for the first time. Details about the App Store's overhaul will be revealed next week at the Worldwide Developer Conference.

- Singer Ed Sheeran is facing a $20 million lawsuit alleging he used another song as the basis for his hit song "Photograph". The suit accusing him of copyright infringement was filed Wednesday by Martin Harrington and Tom Leonard, composers of the song Amazing, which was recorded and released by Matt Cardie,winner of the 2010 season of The X Factor.

- Disney Channel's new original animated series, Elena of Avalor, is set to premiere on the 22nd of July. The series' theme song will be performed by Latin Grammy Award winner Gaby Moreno, who is set to make a special guest appearance in the new series.

- Learn more about the new Ecto-1 for next month's Ghostbusters comedy movie with this BTS clip.


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