Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Let's Do The News! (April 26, 2017)

- Typhoon Dante has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility in the eastern part of Southern Luzon. According to PAGASA, the storm was last spotted 1,170km east of Virac, Catanduanes, sustaining wind strength of up to 65 kph and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

- PNP Superintendent Ma. Cristina Nobleza remains under tactical interrogation. Reports told that the spokesperson for the Philippine National Police denied allegations that Nobleza is a deep penetration agent assigned to the Abu Sayyaf Group.

- The ASEAN member nations would adopt a much softer tone about the South China Sea issue on the upcoming summit happening this Saturday and exclude references to militarisation or island-building, according to a draft of the chairman’s statement.

- The People's Republic of China has launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier, which will join an existing one bought second-hand amid rising tensions over North Korea and worries about Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea. Reports told that the carrier is not expected to enter service until 2020.

- A South Korean court ruled that the ride-sharing app Uber illegally used private vehicles for commercial purposes, in the latest legal setback for the US firm in Asia's fourth biggest economy. Uber’s local unit has “admitted and repented” its illegal act and resolved the issue, a judge at Seoul Central District Court said in a ruling. The company was fined 10 million won.

- A Federal Court ruling blocked US President Donald Trump's attempt to punish the so-called sanctuary cities.

- Tennis superstar Serena Williams had no intention of sharing her pregnancy to the world last week but broke her silence when she accidentally uploaded the "20 weeks" photo of herself on social media.

- Descendants 2, the sequel to the hit 2015 Disney Channel Original Movie, will air this 21st of July!

- BMW adds a Touring variant of the range-topping M550d xDrive model, based on the new 5-Series.

- THE IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls' Kaede Takagaki, in her white swimsuit glory, joins Wave's DreamTech range of 1/8 scale figures. She's available to order starting at 12,800 Yen plus tax and delivery and arrives this September.


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