Daily Briefing :- 30/9/16

Here is CurrentHow’s daily briefing for the 30th of September, 2016:-

1.  12 year comet chasing mission comes to an end:-

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An artist’s conception of ESA’s Rosetta probe

The Rosetta comet chasing probe ended its europhic mission after deliberately crashing down on the Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. It is the end of a 12-year mission that made a series of breakthrough discoveries. It was the final act of an epic project to chase a comet in its orbit around the sun, put a sister probe on the surface and gather information about its behavior and chemical composition. After confirmation, the mission controllers sent out a simple tweet in many languages, just saying: “Mission complete.” However NASA tweeted after the mission completion that space exploration “has just started”.

2. Phillipines President likens himself to Hitler:-

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Phillipines President Rodrigo Duterte is no stranger to controeversies, but this time it might be a little too much. On Friday, Duterte likened himself to the Nazi leader, saying he wants to kill millions of drug addicts, just as Hitler killed millions of Jews during the Holocaust. “Hitler massacred 3 million Jews. Now there is 3 million, what is it, 3 million drug addicts (in the Philippines), there are. I’d be happy to slaughter them. At least if Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have (me). You know my victims, I would like (them) to be all criminals, to finish the problem of my country and save the next generation from perdition.” he said in a speech in his hometown of Davao City. Germans have responded to this statement with anger and rage, calling him to withdraw his statement.

3.  Singapore named World’s most expensive city to live in:-

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For the third year in a row, Singapore has been declared the most expensive city to live in by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Zurich, Switzerland, and Hong Kong are hot on its heels in joint second place, with Hong Kong leaping seven places up the ranking in the last twelve months. London, New York and Los Angeles moved up to sixth, seventh and eight place, with New York in its highest position since 2002. Here is the complete list:-

1. Singapore
2. Zurich, Switzerland
2. Hong Kong
4. Geneva, Switzerland
5. Paris
6. London
7. New York
8. Copenhagen, Denmark
8. Seoul, South Korea
8. Los Angeles

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