Thursday, May 25, 2017

Let's Do The News! (May 25, 2017)

- Government troops battled numerous militants linked to the Islamic State group holed up in a besieged city in the southern Philippines after attempts to secure volatile areas met heavy resistance. About 100 soldiers were sent to retake buildings and streets in mainly Muslim Marawi City held by Maute terrorists, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

- Following the Marawi siege, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific announced that passengers bound for Mindanao are advised to refund or rebook their tickets. Affected passengers with flight dates from May 25 until 31, 2017 have the option to refund or rebook their tickets within 30 days.

- Indonesian president Joko Widodo urged people to remain calm following yesterday's suspected suicide bombers killed three policemen at a Jakarta bus terminal in an attack authorities said bore the hallmarks of globally inspired Islamist militants. Ten people were hurt in the twin blasts that were detonated five minutes apart by the two suspected attackers in the Indonesia capital late on Wednesday evening, police said.

- British authorities stopped sharing information with the United States regarding the Manchester suicide attack following leaks of details of the investigation that has angered the government, according to reports. Right now, reports told that the suspect behind the attack believed to be traveled to Syria.

- Egypt banned 21 websites, including the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera Media Network for "supporting terrorism", according to reports.

- In case you missed it, Chinese automotive giant Geely has bought Proton and Lotus. Geely owned Swedish car maker Volvo over seven years ago and with both Proton and Lotus now under Geely's control, they have big plans for both.

- Honda teases their next-generation N BOX kei minivan, set go on sale in Japan this fall.

Teaser for next Honda N-BOX

- Actor Kim Woo Bin was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer. His agency was confirmed and sent an official statement to reports about the South Korean actor's condition.

- The teaser trailer for the Castlevania animated series coming to Netflix this summer has arrived.


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