Monday, May 14, 2018

Let's Do The News! (May 14, 2018)

- Filipinos cast their votes in the barangay and SK elections where voting hours began at 0700 hours and ended at 1500 hours, local time, in nearly 42,000 villages across the Philippines. This is the first barangay polls in 5 years and the first SK polls in 8 years, following multiple postponements.

- Senator Leila de Lima renewed her call for the Duterte administration to follow Vietnam’s footsteps and demand that China withdraw the missiles it installed in the Spratly islands.

- Following his shocking election win last week that broke the six-decade stranglehold on power of a corruption-riddled regime, Malaysia's new Prime Minister Mahatir Mohamad began his first day. The elderly leader, who is starting his second stint as premier after having previously been in office for two decades, arrived at the office of a foundation he runs in the administrative capital Putrajaya.

- Two militants on a motorcycle blew themselves up at a police headquarters in Indonesia’s second biggest city Surabaya claiming at least one police casualty, authorities said, just a day after a wave of suicide bombings on churches killed at least 14 and injured dozens.

- With hours before the planned opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, tensions are mounting ahead of the embassy opening. KEEP UP TO DATE HERE.

- After her shocking win at last weekend's Eurovision, Israeli contestant Netta Barzilai returns home and thanks fans for their support. Barzilai won the contest on Saturday night, with 529 points. Cyprus, the runner-up, had 436 points, while Austria came in third with 342 an Germany fourth with 340.

- The Aston Martin DB11 AMR was unveiled, featuring a new 5.2L V12 Twin Turbo engine producing 30hp more than the outgoing DB11.

2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR
- Last weekend, GameStop CEO Michael Mauler resigned from his post, three months after taking the position.

- Kamen Rider 555's Toshinobu Matsuo was arrested for alleged use of stimulants.

- Resident Evil films' actress Milla Jovovich is reportedly part of the Hollywood movie adaptation of CAPCOM's Monster Hunter games and shooting will commence this September.


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