Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Let's Do The News! (July 11, 2017)

- The World Boxing Organization has concluded that judges were right to name Jeff Horn the winner in his bout against Manny Pacquiao after the controversial Brisbane battle two weeks ago. Horn took the Filipino great’s welterweight world title after judges scored the bout 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113 in the 29-year-old’s favour but many observers questioned the outcome, saying the officials had made a “hometown decision”.

- Barangay officials could possibly stay in their positions since it has not yet been confirmed whether the barangay and youth council, Sangguniang Kabataan, will go ahead or will be postponed. According to COMELEC chairman Andres Bautista, this is possible due to the Congress' decision still on hold.

- An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 hit the southern Japanese island of Kyushu on Tuesday but no tsunami warning was issued.

- A US military plane crashed in rural Mississippi on Monday evening and five people are reportedly killed. No official details were immediately available on the crash in northern Mississippi’s LeFlore County, about 100 miles (160 km) north of Jackson, the state capital. However, reports told at least five of the nine people aboard the plane are presumably dead.

- Rampant wildfires in Western Canada's British Columbia disrupted timber and mining operations, damaged equipment at a regional electric utility and forced thousands from homes in the interior of the province.

- With Islamic State all but ejected from one of its former capitals and surrounded in the other, members of a 72-nation coalition meet in Washington this week to try to ensure the battlefield victories do not, once again, evaporate amid new sectarian strife. Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi announced that they've won the battle against the Islamic State in Mosul, three years after the militants seized the city.

- Avex Pictures aquired game maker ixtl and become its subsidiary.

- Russian court ruled last weekend to reduce blogger Ruslan Sokolovsky's prison sentence for posting a video of himself playing PokeMon Go in church.

- The all-new Audi A8 flagship saloon has been unveiled and it's the first to use its new AI traffic jam pilot that allows this car to autonomous drive through slow-moving traffic at up to 37.3mph.

- Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise showed his pic on a shooting for the next film alongside Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Ving Rhames, in New Zealand, where shooting for the next film took place.


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