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News Bulletin: 15/5/2015

News Bulletin: 15/5/2015

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    May 14, 2015   Author : admin

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UK

  • UK Prime Minister David Cameron met with the first all-Tory Cabinet since 1997 and promised to deliver all of the promises he made before the election.
  • Tories reportedly threatened senior BBC executives with reforms if they didn’t change election campaign coverage. 
  • More than 12,000 people have signed a petition calling for north of England to be part of Scotland.

World

  • Two weeks after more than 8,000 people died in a major earthquake in Nepal, fresh earthquakes struck eastern Nepal on Tuesday. 
  • 14 trapped hotel guests die in hotel attacks in Kabul, for which the Taliban have claimed responsibility.
  • 72 people died in a fire in a footwear factory in Valenzuela City, Philippine.

Finance 

  • House prices are driven up by a drop in the number of people selling their homes.
  • Unemployment in the UK falls to seven-year low, while pay grows at its most rapid rate for nearly four years.
  • Avon news: trading halted amid takeover speculations. However, as it turned out, there were no takeover offers.

Sports

  • For the eighth time, Barcelona gets to the final of Champions League thanks to Neymar.
  • Aussie tennis sensation Nick Kyrgios defeats the world’s best Roger Federer. 
  • Maradona calls FIFA’s Sepp Blatter a “freezer,” says football would have been better off without him.

Entertainment

  • The 14th finale of ‘American Idol’ gets a new winner. Find out who that is!
  • TV networks are cancelling a number of major shows.
  • Louis Vuitton presents its new collection full or glamour and surprises. 

Tech

This time in History

  • May 14: in 1804, the Lewis and Clark expedition started its mission to explore the Northwest from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.
  • May 13: in 1846, the US Congress approves President James K. Polk’s request to declare war on Mexico in a dispute over Texas
  • May 10: in 1869, the transcontinental railroad was completed in Utah, which made transcontinental railroad travel possible for the first time in US history.

 

Images via Paula Bronstein for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Prakash Mathema/AFP Getty | MYC Bulletin Writer Polina Tikhonova

 

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