Here is CurrentHow’s Daily Briefing™ for the 10th and 11th of October, 2016:-
1. Samsung permanently halts the production of its Note 7 flagship phone:-
After failing to resolve the problem which caused Samsung’s Note 7 smartphone to explode, Samsung on Tuesday announced that it has halted productions and sales of the smartphone effective immediately. The loss of one of its flagship smartphones is a major embarrassment for Samsung, which was forced to recall 2.5 million Note 7s shortly after the device went on sale in August. Samsung issued replacement phones to compensate for the recalled phones, But when replacement phones were issued, a number of customers reported that those devices also caught fire, including one aboard a passenger jet. Samsung on Monday advised all customers to stop using the phones, sending its shares tumbling by 8% in Seoul. The world’s biggest smartphone maker said Tuesday it was killing off the phone entirely.
2. Russian President Vlandmir Putin cancels France trip after the French President accuses Russia of war crimes:-
Russian President Vladimir Putin has canceled a planned visit to France next week, in an apparent snub to French President Francois Hollande, who suggested Moscow was guilty of war crimes in Syria. Putin was scheduled to visit Paris on October 19. Hollande had earlier suggested to French TV station TF1 that he was mulling whether to cancel the meeting with Putin, saying that those behind the bombardment of Aleppo — alluding to Syria and Russia — had committed “war crimes” in the Syrian city and should be held accountable at the International Criminal Court.
3. Highest ranking Republican, Speaker Paul Ryan, says that he won’t defend Trump:-
The seniormost elected Republican, House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan has refused to neither defend nor campaign with Donald Trump, after an audio of Donald Trump passing lewd remarks against a married woman emerged two days ago. On Sunday, Mr Trump described his words as “locker-room talk”. Speaker Ryan vowed to concentrate on defending Republican control of the US Congress, though he did not withdraw his endorsement of Trump. At least 38 senior Republicans – including senators, members of Congress, and state governors – have withdrawn their support since the video surfaced on Friday.
4. Zika virus likely to spread in Asia : World Health Organisation :-
The infamous Zika virus is likely to spread in Asia, the World Health Organisation warned in a press conference in the Filipino capital of Manila on Monday. The mosquito-borne virus has been detected in 70 countries worldwide, at least 19 in the Asia Pacific region. WHO director Margaret Chan said experts were still looking for ways to deal with the virus. Hundreds of cases of the virus have been reported in Singapore while two cases of Zika have already been confirmed in Thailand. Zika generally has mild effects but is more dangerous for pregnant women as it has been linked to severe birth defects, including the brain deformation microcephaly.
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