Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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

- A Saudia Airlines flight SV872 has been reported isolated on a runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on Tuesday afternoon. Initial reports say police has been deployed in the area.

- Senator Leila De Lima uncovered the names of cops who are alleged members of the Davao Death Squad, a vigilante group behind the extrajudicial killings in Davao years ago. The names De Lima revealed are similar to those mentioned by the hitman Edgar Matobato, who testified before the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights last week.

- The Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Senate Electoral Tribunal on Senator Grace Poe's eligibility to run in the 2013 elections and ruled that she is qualified to sit as the senator of the republic. A decision was made on Tuesday and declared Poe as a natural-born Filipino citizen, and, therefore qualified to hold the senate office.

- Back to the Manhattan bombing, the suspect behind last Saturday's bombing, Ahmad Khan Rahami, made many visits to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rahami was arrested by authorities on Monday after a shootout with the police. Reports quoted investigators as saying Rahami repeatedly visited the two countries between 2011 and 2014. He reportedly once stayed in the countries for a year. There are also reports claimed that his family members claimed to be victims of an anti-Muslim discrimination.

- The suspect behind the Minnesota knife attack last weekend, which hurt 9 people, was a 22-year-old Somali. The man attacked shoppers with a knife at a mall on Saturday and the attacker was killed by the police at the scene. Reports told that investigators have identified the suspect as a Somali who lives by the city and made references to Allah during the attacks and asked at least one of the victims if he or she is a Muslim. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for this attack.

- Police are investigating the deaths Robert an Sharon Gordon when their bodies are fund in their Orange, California home, although it is believed that their deaths are in a apparent murder-suicide. Robert "Baja Bob" Gordon was a famed off-road rally driver who later focused on horse racing. He is the father of the famed racing driver Robby Gordon.

- The once forgotten American supercar, the Saleen S7, is back with a limited-edition model called the S7 LM. Only seven will be made, in honor of the company's 20th anniversary of a seven-year run of racing championships. It will feature exposed carbon fiber, advanced electronics, and a mighty 1,000 HP of power from its 7.0L V8 Twin Turbo engine.

- Citroen will show off their C3 WRC Concept, based on the third-generation Citroen C3, at next month's Paris Motor Show, previewing Citroen's next WRC competitor.

- The Amazon Original Series, The Grand Tour, hosted by former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, will be available for Amazon Prime subscribers beginning November 18 and it will run for 12 episodes with a new one every Friday.


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