Monday, October 10, 2016

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

- A French newspaper calls Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte a "serial killer president" because of his bloody war on drugs, sparking protests from his supporters. The French daily Liberation's front-page report is the latest criticism from the foreign media of the Duterte administration's war on drugs, which has drawn international flak for human rights violations and alleged extrajudicial killings that killed 3,700 suspects as of now.

- The Moro National Liberation Front has scored the Office of the Ombudsman for reviving a 15-year-old graft case against its founding chairman Nur Misuari. The MNLF website said the case against Misuari was dismissed by former ombudsman Aniano Desierto. The MNLF claimed the revival of the case came after President Duterte announced that he would issue safe conduct pass to Misuari.

- Convicted drug lord Jaybee Sebastian believes that the recent riot at the New Bilibid Prison might have been caused to prevent him from testifying before the House Committee on Justice, which is investigating the drug trade at the penitentiary. Sebastian, testifying before the panel, said that retired Chief Inspector Clarence Dongail, an inmate, started the riot where he was stabbed and another inmate was killed.

- US Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sized each other again in their second presidential debate held at the Washington University at St. Louis, Missouri. The recent debate is at a town hall format where undecided voters got the chance to ask them questions regarding today's issues. As usual, the two trade insults against each other different issues but in the end, Clinton proved she's worthy.

- Ten people in the US are killed after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in the southern part of the country on Saturday. The hurricane brought strong winds and heavy rain to Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.

- Ethiopia declared a state of emergency as anti-government protests turn violent. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn gave a televised address on Sunday, saying he needs to ensure the safety of its citizens. One week earlier, police fired tear gas at protesters in the southern state of Oromia, triggering a stampede that killed over 50 people.

- 140 people are reportedly killed when an air raid struck on a funeral in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa. Saturday's attack targeted those mourning the death of a senior member of an anti-government group. Fierce fighting continues between the Yemeni government troops and rebels.

- Tesla's Autopilot software is facing some backlash not just here in America but also abroad as the US state of California and the European country of Germany are facing problems with Tesla's autonomous driving software.

- Germany wants all combustion engine vehicles to be banned within the year 2030 and this could potentially spread throughout the European Union.

- The title of the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special was named as "The Return of Doctor Mysterio" and it will be aired on Christmas Day 2016. Also, the first trailer of its spinoff drama series Class is now up and running. The new show will air on BBC One next year alongside Doctor Who so check out both of the clips and which one are you excited for.


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