Saturday, September 3, 2016

Let's Do The News! (September 3, 2016)

- Authorities say they cannot confirm reports that the Abu Sayyaf Group claimed responsibility on last night's deadly bombing in Davao. Last night, a bomb exploded at a Davao night market, killing 14 people and hurt 67 others as of now. No one who's behind the deadly explosion that rocked Davao last night. Right now, President Rodrigo Duterte cancelled his Brunei trip following the deadly explosion on his hometown. The president on Saturday morning has placed the whole nation under a "state of lawlessness". However, President Duterte is still scheduled to go to Laos for the ASEAN Summit on the 6th of September. More on the ongoing situation regarding the deadly Davao bombing can be found here.

- With President Duterte placed the whole country under a "state of lawlessness" following the deadly Davao explosion, the Malacanang explained what that is as this latest declaration came from the Constitution's Article VII Section 18 of the Constitution.

- Pouring more oil into the ongoing fire of the Clinton e-mail scandal, the Federal Bureau of Investigation releases notes from their interview with Democratic Presidentiable Hillary Clinton regarding her e-mail cases when she was a Secretary of State back then.While the Republicans, even Donald Trump (who now hired someone who attacked Clinton with false claims since 1992 as his deputy campaign manager, which makes the fight even dirtier for the two presidentiables), kept using this as a chance to strike against Clinton, the Clinton campaign was very "pleased" by this decision.

- Tropical Storm Hermie caused havoc through the Carolina coasts with powerful winds and rain Friday as it swept up the coast, while Florida attempted to clean up debris and restore power to tens of thousands of customers after the storm. Hermie was a Category 1 hurricane, the first hurricane to make landfall in the state since 11 years ago. At least one person died.

- Uzbek leader, Islam Karimov, passed away, causing concerns for the US in areas such as counterterrorism and could become another flashpoint in worsening tensions between the US and Russia.

- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov welcomes Japan's cooperation plans. Lavrov spoke to reporters on Friday after a summit between President Vladimir Putin and Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Vladivostok. They agree that Putin will visit Japan in December. Japan made detailed proposals on the 8-point cooperation plan that Abe presented to Putin in Sochi last May, including energy development and industrial cooperation in the Russian Far East.


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