Thursday, June 8, 2017

Let's Do The News! (June 8, 2017)

- The Philippine government are confident that the siege in Marawi City will soon be over because the logistics of the Islamist militants holed up there have been disrupted and they have been reduced to a “small resistance”.

- The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters strongly denies ties with the Maute and Abu Sayyaf Groups in assaulting Marawi City. According to a radio interview, BIFF Spokesperson Abu Misry Mama stressed that they do not know any leader from Maute Group nor spoke with and have no contact with each other. However, they support Maute but will not help them in the ongoing clash.

- Militant group Bayan is preparing for a protest at this coming Independence Day celebration on the 12th of June.

- Activist group Common Cause urges House Speaker Paul Ryan to enforce House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes' recusal from the committee's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Last week, Nunes ignored his recusal and used his power as committee chair to subpoena intelligence service materials related to the “unmasking” of Trump campaign officials for their contacts with Russian government officials and intermediaries.

- Yesterday, a military aircraft vanished over the Andaman Sea with 122 soldiers, family members, and crew on board after a takeoff from the coastal town of Myeik on a weekly military flight.

- The United Kingdom general elections has begun and reports predict that ongoing PM Theresa May will win by a landslide against Jeremy Corbyn.

- Amazon original motoring TV program, The Grand Tour, will return for their second season this October.

- Sherlock actor Andrew Scott hints on the show's timeline update, using UK's general elections as hints on possible return.

- In Game 3 of the 2017 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors leads the game at 3-0 after defeating Cleveland Cavaliers at the score of 118-113.


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