Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Let's Do The News! (May 31, 2017)

- Week-long battle against the Islamist rebels in Marawi city is being fuelled with stolen weapons and ammunition and fighters broken out of jails, according to the military as troops battled militants resisting ground and air attacks. Right now, the military deployed for the first time SF-260 close air support planes to back attack helicopters and ground troops looking to box rebels into a downtown area.

- Strong rains triggered flooding in some parts of Metro Manila as well as heavy traffic flow that left motorists stranded last night. PAGASA said the rains experienced on Tuesday night is ab effect of the thunderstorms and the start of the rainy season.

- Over a hundred international and local flights were cancelled and diverted to Clark International Airport due to potholes in NAIA yesterday.

- As five decades have passed since the 6-Day War in Israel, a certain NGO recently unearthed documents detailing the post-war legal and diplomatic debate have a familiar ring, and underline how little progress has been made towards resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

- 67 people are reportedly hurt in a powerful car bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to reports.

- According to the top Mexican diplomat, Venezuela is no longer a functioning democracy, one day before foreign ministers from across the Americas are due to meet to discuss the crisis gripping the South American country. The comments mark one of the harshest critiques of the government of Venezuelan socialist president Nicolas Maduro to date.

- Bentley unveiled a special Continental 24 model in honor of its running at last week's Nurburgring 24hrs. Based on the new Continental Supersports with its 700HP W12 turbocharged engine glory, it's priced for 250,000 Euros and available to order for a limited run of 24 units.

- Novitec upgrades the Ferrari 488 GTB with some wide-body kit and some added 110bhp to its V8 turbo engine with other upgrades as well.

- McLaren Automotive named Rob Melville as its new design head, replacing Frank Stephenson who is rumored to return to Mini where he served as chief designer until 2002.

- The new Renault Scenic range receive a more luxurious Initiale Paris variant with luxurious accommodations in store for this variant.


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