A look at today’s top stories.
Asen Genov is pretty furious. His personal data was made public this week after records of more than 5 million Bulgarians got stolen by hackers from the country’s tax revenue office.
Morgan Jones was close to starving. It was 1660 and he and his boat crew had been stranded at Oyster Point, in modern-day South Carolina, for almost eight months, running low on food with no hope of rescue.
Justin Bieber: I appreciate Trump helping A$AP Rocky, but ‘can you also let those kids out of cages?’
Justin Bieber supports President Donald Trump’s decision to help rapper A$AP Rocky, who is currently in the custody of Swedish police. But the “What Do You Mean” singer thinks others could benefit from the President’s attention, too.
About £4 million ($5 million) worth of gold was seized at London’s Heathrow Airport by Border Force officers as part of an international investigation into a suspected South American drugs cartel.
British Airways announced Saturday that flights to Cairo were being canceled for seven days “as a precaution to allow for further assessment.” The announcement came as the UK Foreign Office warned citizens traveling to Egypt of a “heightened risk of terrorism against aviation.”
Written by Oscar Holland, CNN A huge Stone Age settlement unearthed outside Jerusalem may have been home to 3,000 people, the Neolithic equivalent of a large city, according to details released by the Israel Antiquities Authority on Tuesday. Believed to have been inhabited 9,000 years ago, the site has yielded thousands of tools and ornaments, including arrowheads, figurines and jewelry.
Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige announced the feature film and streaming lineup for the next two years.
On June 14, 2018, two armored Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard vehicles were shipped from the Dutch Port of Rotterdam, heading out on a journey that would take months and see the cars transported thousands of miles through six countries, according to a new report from the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS).
This week Elon Musk unveiled his most sci-fi project thus far: a computer chip connected to exceptionally slender wires with electrodes on them, all of which is meant to be embedded in a person’s brain by a surgical robot. The implant would connect wirelessly to a small behind-the-ear receiver that could communicate with a computer.
A recording has emerged of radio exchanges between a Royal Navy frigate and Iranian armed forces vessels, moments before a British-flagged oil tanker was seized in the Gulf. In the recording, what is thought to be an Iranian vessel can be heard telling HMS Montrose it wants to inspect the tanker for security reasons.
Tens of thousands of fans welcomed Algeria’s victorious Africa Cup of Nations team back home on Saturday for a parade in the capital city Algiers. They beat Senegal 1-0 in Cairo on Friday to win their first title since 1990. Captain Riyad Mahrez, the Manchester City winger, and his team-mates were greeted by Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui.
Manchester United have rejected a 60m euro (£53.9m) bid from Inter Milan for striker Romelu Lukaku. The bid falls well below United’s valuation of the 26-year-old Belgium international, who joined them from Everton two years ago for £75m. Lukaku sat out Saturday’s pre-season victory over Inter, whose manager Antonio Conte reiterated that the striker remains his number one target.
Manny Pacquiao said he had “fun” as he became the oldest welterweight champion in history by beating WBA Super champion Keith Thurman in a split decision in Las Vegas. Thurman – previously undefeated – had promised to send the 40-year-old Fillipino into retirement, but was knocked down in the first round before a thrilling fight went the distance.
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is “very close to leaving” the Spanish club, says boss Zinedine Zidane. The Wales international, 30, was left out of Real’s 3-1 pre-season defeat by Bayern Munich in Houston, USA. Speaking after the game, Zidane said: “We hope he leaves soon. It would be best for everyone.
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.
Musician and astrophysicist Brian May recalls the moment he watched Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon in 1969, and how he’s compiled a book of the Apollo landings from 3D images. Video by Howard Timberlake and Foundlight
Boeing is taking a $4.9bn hit to cover costs related to the global grounding of its 737 Max aircraft. The charge is set to wipe out profits when the world’s biggest planemaker posts quarterly results next week.
A whole new moon Lava tubes. Cave cities. Extreme sports. The next century of lunar settlement is wilder than you think. by Chris Taylor NOTE FOR 2019 READERS: This is the eighth in a series of open letters to the next century. The series marks a little-known chronological milestone.
Meet Marvel’s next leading man. The studio announced at Comic-Con Saturday that Simu Liu is set to star in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – making him the first solo Asian lead of a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. Also starring in Shang-Chi will be Tony Leung as the Mandarin – the real one.
There’s a new Thor in town, and it’s Jane Foster. Marvel Studios announced as much during their Comic-Con panel Saturday, revealing that the fourth Thor movie, now titled Thor: Love and Thunder, would reveal Thor’s erstwhile girlfriend as the new God of Thunder. The film will be based on the Mighty Thor comics, written by Jason Aaron.
It’s looking like HBO’s take on Watchmen is, in fact, a sequel. This new trailer, which dives deeper into the story than any of our looks so far, pitches a story set a decade after the events of the comics.
The words “permissionless” and “regulated” don’t exactly go together. But Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, Libra, is promising to adhere to regulations and be open to everyone, which may turn out to be a tough – if not impossible – task. That’s assuming there will even be a Libra coin, as originally envisioned.
Instagram’s rolled out their latest feature update in a number of key markets, making like counts on posts visible only to the account holder. After an initial test in Canada from April , the company expanded the feature to Australia, Ireland, Brazil, Italy, Japan, and New Zealand across the course of Thursday.
At San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, Henry Cavill gave fans a chance to finally see Netflix’s take on Andrzej Sapkowski’s much-beloved fantasy series – and it did not disappoint. The beloved story of monster hunter Geralt of Rivia (Cavill) has been told many times over, with a feature-length film, a short-running TV series, numerous graphic novels, and a video game franchise.