Duterte Wins TIME 100 Reader Poll for World’s Most Influential People

Duterte Wins TIME 100 Reader Poll for World’s Most Influential People

After consistently leading the survey, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was declared the winner of the TIME 100 reader poll for the world’s most influential people, receiving 5% of the total votes – but contrary to what people initially believed, despite the president winning this poll, he isn’t the final winner. The magazine still has the last say and it will be TIME editors who will pick the final winners; the official list will be released on April 20. Considering that Duterte has strong critics in the international community, especially because…

Finland Plans to Get Rid of All School Subjects!

Finland Plans to Get Rid of All School Subjects!

Did you know that Finland has long been recognized as having one of the best educational systems in the world? But the innovations didn’t just stop with the country letting its students enjoy more play time than school work because they have announced another radical plan: get rid of all school subjects! According to Finnish school officials, they will be developing a school system wherein students will no longer attend classes in subjects such as geography, math, physics, history, and literature – subjects which are considered by many as something…

Hundreds feared dead after roof of church packed with worshipers collapses

Hundreds feared dead after roof of church packed with worshipers collapses

The roof of a church collapsed during a packed service in Nigeria on Saturday, December 10; instantly killing a lot of worshipers and injuring many others. At least 60 bodies have been retrieved, but according to the state-run Nigerian News Agency the death toll could be as high as 200 as cranes remove debris. Sunday Express said the Reigners Bible Church in southern city of Uyo in Akwa Ibom state was still under construction and workers were reportedly rushing to finish it in time for Saturday’s service and the consecration…

Japan sends “junk collector” into space to clean over 100 million pieces of space debris

Japan sends “junk collector” into space to clean over 100 million pieces of space debris

A Japanese cargo ship called “Kounotori” (stork in Japanese) blasted off to space from the Tanegashima Space Center in Tanegashima island, Kagoshima prefecture on Friday, December 9, bound for the International Space Station to deliver supplies such as food, water and other supplies, including new lithium-ion batteries for the station’s solar power system. The ship also carries with it a “space junk collector” designed to clean up over 100 million pieces of orbiting debris that poses a growing threat to future space explorations. According to Sputnik News, much of the space…

John Glenn, the first American to orbit planet Earth passes away at 95

John Glenn, the first American to orbit planet Earth passes away at 95

John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the planet, passed away He was among the first batch of astronauts trained by NASA He served as a US Senator and became the oldest person to go to space at age 77 John Glenn, the astronaut who made history as the first American to orbit the Earth, has passed away. He was 95, and died at the James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University in Columbus. Glenn was the last surviving member of the so-called “Mercury Seven” who were the first batch…

Brewing bromance: Duterte says Trump invited him for coffee, wants his advice on drug war

Brewing bromance: Duterte says Trump invited him for coffee, wants his advice on drug war

President shared tidbits of his talks with US president-elect He said Trump complimented him on drug campaign, told him to continue He also said Trump invited him for coffee in US, wants to get his advice MANILA, Philippines – Is this the start of a beautiful friendship between President Rodrigo Duterte and Donald Trump? Sharing snippets of his phone call conversation with the US president-elect, Duterte said Trump complimented him for his ongoing campaign against drugs and told him to stick with it. “Here comes Trump, we had a talk….

Dozens of buildings reduced to rubble after powerful quake hit Indonesia

Dozens of buildings reduced to rubble after powerful quake hit Indonesia

Emergency workers and search and rescue teams were dispatched to clear the rubble after dozens of buildings and houses collapsed as a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s northern province of Aceh around 5 a.m. on Wednesday, December 7. “The earthquake was felt strongly and many people panicked and rushed outdoors as houses collapsed,” Sutopo Nugroho of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) said in a statement. 37-year-old Hasbi Jaya, a local resident, said his family was asleep when the strong temblor struck. “We immediately ran outside the house but it…

Man punches kangaroo in the face to save his pet dog

Man punches kangaroo in the face to save his pet dog

A man in Australia punched a big buck kangaroo in the face in order to save his pet dog trapped in the marsupial’s headlock. A video that has gone viral with more than 5,890,000 views since it was uploaded on December 4, 2016 showed a man leaping from a vehicle and racing over to help his pet dog, highly trained to hunt boars, that has collided with the kangaroo that then wrestled the dog by its neck. The dog was seen trying to free itself from the tight grip of…

Fidel Castro’s last wish: No tributes or monuments

Fidel Castro’s last wish: No tributes or monuments

Cuban President said they will pass law banning monuments or tribute for fallen leader He said it was keeping with brother’s wish not to be idolized after his death Castro had avoided putting his name in public places when he was still alive HAVANA, Cuba – No monuments, tributes or anything of the like for Fidel Castro. Paying homage to his late brother in the eastern city of Santiago on Saturday, Cuban President Raul Castro told mourners and followers of the legendary revolutionary figure that they will pass a law…