Here are today’s top headlines.
President Donald Trump claimed Thursday to be unhappy that his rally crowd broke out into chants of “send her back” as he denigrated a Democratic lawmaker he’d previously said should leave the US.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan stood up for Rep. Ilhan Omar and the rest of “The Squad” as he joined dozens of British politicians in condemning US President Donald Trump’s “blatant unashamed racism” against the four Democratic congresswomen.
After President Trump assailed Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar at a North Carolina rally Wednesday night, his crowd of supporters broke into a chant, shouting in unison, “SEND HER BACK!”
Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have ambushed and seized a foreign oil tanker carrying 12 crew, according to the country semi-official Fars News.
A federal judge on Thursday ordered Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls, to remain in jail pending trial, rejecting the multimillionaire’s request to return to his Upper East Side mansion.
Instagrammers have been warned not to dive into an idyllic-looking, turquoise lake in northern (CNN) – Spain, because its toxic waters could lead to health issues. Monte Neme, in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia, offers a stunning setting for Instagrammers looking for the perfect selfie.
A population of the world’s most invasive mosquito species was almost completely wiped out by an experiment on two islands in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, according to a study published Wednesday.
Netflix has passed the 150 million subscribers milestone, but the celebration was muted.
The row between President Donald Trump and four Democratic congresswomen has escalated after his supporters chanted “send her back” at a campaign rally. The chants followed Mr Trump’s attacks on non-white lawmakers Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley – all US citizens.
Three Islamic State group supporters who murdered two Scandinavian hikers in Morocco have been sentenced to death. The verdicts for ringleader Abdessamad Ejjoud, Younes Ouaziyad and Rachid Afatti follow petitions on social media calling for their execution. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, from Denmark, and Maren Ueland, 28, from Norway, were found beheaded in the High Atlas mountains in December.
James Bond has done some memorable things in his time, from dodging laser blasts on a space station to driving an invisible car across a glacier. One thing he hasn’t done, however, is deactivate a robot shark which is carrying an atom bomb through a Manhattan sewer. But he very nearly did.
That’s all from BBC Africa Live for now. Keep up-to-date with what’s happening across the continent by listening to the Africa Today podcast or check the BBC News website. A reminder of today’s wise words: Lies bloom but bear no fruit.” A Hausa proverb sent by Ibrahim Muhammad Sulaiman, Kano, Nigeria, and Ibrahim Oumarou, Falls Church, Virginia, US.
The UK will fall into recession next year if there is a no-deal Brexit, the country’s spending watchdog has said. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said economic growth would fall by 2% by the end of 2020 if it left the bloc without an agreement.
There’s one scene in HBO’s new drug and sex-filled teen drama Euphoria that perfectly captures how easy access to the internet and porn is influencing young people’s real-life experiences. A high school boy is getting hot and heavy with a high school girl. He’s kind and respectful; she’s enthusiastically consenting.
For the first time since 2011, Netflix lost U.S. subscribers. The streaming video service said on Wednesday it lost 126,000 subscribers in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2019. The loss in U.S. subscribers wasn’t helped by the underwhelming 2.7 million global subscribers the company added – about half short of the 5 million it was expecting.
If you’re a Republican being asked about Trump’s most recent racist tweets, you have to develop a very unique skill set. Swiftly ducking into elevators and temporarily forgetting how Twitter works is a good start. In the video above, Seth Meyers takes “A Closer Look” at the recent Republican trend of doing everything possible to avoid answering Trump-themed questions.
Congressman Warren Davidson really wants to talk about shitcoins. The representative from Ohio took pains Wednesday to make that clear during a congressional hearing examining the potential ramifications of Facebook’s proposed Libra digital currency. Over the course of the hearing, Davidson highlighted all the perceived benefits of bitcoin and laid out how “shitcoin” – like, he implied, Libra – fundamentally differ.
For the second day in a row, Republican and Democratic lawmakers slammed Facebook over its digital currency, Libra. Members of the House Committee on Financial Services backed the message of their Senate colleagues from yesterday: they don’t trust Facebook. Rep.
There’s never been a better time to develop apps that can transform your lame selfies into senior citizen glamour shots. The popularity of the viral FaceApp, and perhaps the ensuing backlash against it, has boosted a number of other, lesser-known apps into the top ranks of the App Store and Google Play.
There’s a whole lot of talk about aliens on the internet right now, and it’s even driving people to go hunting for extraterrestrials on the web’s biggest adult video website, Pornhub. In wake of the viral Facebook event about storming Area 51 began making the rounds earlier in July, searches for both Area 51 and aliens have spiked on Pornhub, according to the site’s internal analytics team.