IT'S MADRAS DAY IN INDIA.
AUGUST 25th IS THE 140th ANNIVERSARY OF MATTHEW WEBB COMPLETING THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL SWIM ACROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL.
AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*THOSE AROUND THE LELAND ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO ARE ADVISED TO TAKE CAUTION AGAINST HURRICANE DANNY.
*Brazilians are demanding the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff over a bribery and corruption scandal.
*North Korea originally put its military on high alert as South Korea and the United States conducted joint military exercises. But then the alert was extended after the United States left and both sides briefly exchanged artillery fire.
*Fighting continues in and around Donbass between pro-separatist rebels and the Ukrainian military.
*Current Grecian Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced his resignation before calling for new elections in September. Meanwhile, Greece has been approved for its third economic bailout under new recovery plans.
*Ranil Wickremesinghe is the new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.
*Two people in Poland think they might have found a Nazi "gold train" missing since the end of World War 2.
*Users of the pro extra-marital affairs website Ashley Madison claim they are now being blackmailed by whoever hacked that system.
*The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports
that July 2015 is officially the hottest month on record globally since that organization began record keeping in 1880.
*Australia defeated New Zealand to win the 2015 Netball World Cup.
TERRIBLE TERRORIST ACTIVITIES...
*It has been confirmed that Khaled al-Asaad, a Syrian archaeologist who was in charge of the UNESCO World Heritage site at Palmyra at the time of his death, was beheaded in a public spectacle by ISIS/ISIL forces.
*A bomb in Bangkok killed over 20 people with more than 100 injured. No one has yet to claim credit for this incident.
*ISIS/ISIL forces have seized Mosul, Iraq and allegedly executed 15 women afterwards.
*A suicide bombing in Attock, Pakistan killed 19 people, including the Punjab Province's Interior Minister Shuja Khanzada.
*There are over 150 confirmed deaths after the Boko Haram attack on Yadin Kukuwa, Nigeria.
*ISIS/ISIL forces have destroyed the historic Mar Eilan monastery in Syria.
*The United States has confirmed that ISIS/ISIL's second in command was killed by an American military airstrike August 18th. Whether or not it was the same airstrike that destroyed an enemy munitions factory is unknown.
*Yvonne Craig, (who originated the role of Batgirl, and played a host of other parts) has taken her last bow on life's stage.
*Jacob Bekenstein, a theoretical physicist of black hole thermodynamics is no longer with us.
*Director David A. Prior (Zombie Wars, Raw Justice, Deadly Prey) has passed away.
*Sylvia Hitchcock (Miss Universe 1967) is no longer with us.
*Actress Kitty McGeever (Emmerdale) has taken her last bow on life's stage.
*Producer Bud Yorkin (All in the Family, Maude, Sanford and Son) has left us.
*Actress Melody Patterson (F Troop, the original Hawaii 5-0) has passed away.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
Planned Parenthood has gone on the offensive against the Republican Party and all the negative attack ads which the GOP hopes will eventually defund and do away with the organization.
*There are concerned citizens in Texas that are hoping that any bias against people who prefer their own gender does not turn violent.
*Although the nominating conventions are still a year away before the actual 2016 Presidential campaign begins, the current front runners poll wise are Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump.
*Vice President Joe Biden is allegedly considering entering the contest for the Democratic Presidential nomination.
*After a sex scandal in the state legislature between Republican statesmen and female interns, Missouri's answer is to implement a new dress code for the ladies?
*The Environmental Protection Agency has issued new regulations regarding methane gas.
*The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that July 2015 is officially the hottest month on record globally since that organization began record keeping in 1880.
*The Internal Revenue Service reports that the May 2015 computer hack against that organization is bigger and deeper than first suspected.
*The United States Army has officially certified its first two female Rangers. Meanwhile, the United States Navy has announced it will soon start accepting qualified women into its SEALS training program.
*Former US President Jimmy Carter says his cancer is worst than first thought, but that he will still undergo treatment in hopes of a complete recovery.
*Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography and having sexual relations with minors. He has agreed to a prison term and paying "restitution" to his victims.
*While The Free Choice E-zine sides with the victims in such circumstances, we also feel sorry for those Fogle's charitable foundation to combat childhood obesity might have helped, since the shadow of his crimes will outweigh any good that organization accomplished.
*Meanwhile, two more women have come forth to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual assault against them.
*WWE superstar John Cena will achieve a milestone Monday night when he becomes the first celebrity to honor his 500th request via the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
*To combat the rising costs of college expenses and laws that favor the banks instead of the students borrowing the money; the citizens of Baldwin, Michigan have pooled their resources to help every high school graduate go to a local college.
*Jason Day won the PGA Tournament of professional golf.
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