Here are some of today’s top headlines.

Hong Kong makes $37 billion bid for the London Stock Exchange

Hong Kong has just made a surprise £30 billion ($37 billion) for the London Stock Exchange.

How much will the iPhone 11 cost? Less than you think

At $699, the iPhone 11 is Apple’s cheapest new smartphone since the iPhone 8.

A South African company just created Europe’s biggest consumer tech group

Tencent’s largest investor is listing its $130 billion stake in the Chinese internet giant on Euronext Amsterdam.

Netanyahu says Israel will annex parts of West Bank if he’s re-elected

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans to annex parts of the West Bank if he wins re-election next week.

Drone protests threaten UK with flight chaos

(CNN) – After problems caused by a two-day British Airways strike, London Heathrow is set to be plunged into further chaos this week, with climate crisis protesters planning to disrupt Europe’s busiest airport on Friday.

Asteroid as powerful as 10 billion WWII atomic bombs may have wiped out the dinosaurs

Scientists have found evidence that the impact of an asteroid as powerful as 10 billion WWII-era atomic bombs brought about the extinction of the dinosaurs.

What it takes to be a supermodel

Written by Emily Dixon, CNN Say you’re asked to name a supermodel. You probably wouldn’t struggle to list Naomi Campbell or Linda Evangelista, or more recent inheritors of the title like Kendall Jenner, Adut Akech or Gigi and Bella Hadid.

Young man caught posing as senior citizen to fly to US

(CNN) – It was an impressive disguise: the snow-white beard, the oversized glasses, the wheelchair. But it was when the seemingly frail and elderly passenger reached security at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport — India’s busiest airport — that he caught the attention of staff. At around 10.45 p.m.

Newly identified electric eel is the most powerful ever found, say scientists

A newly-identified eel living in the Amazon basin can deliver record-breaking electric jolts, according to a study published Tuesday.

Mugabe’s body being flown home from Singapore

The body of Robert Mugabe has left Singapore on a private flight destined for his home country of Zimbabwe. The former president had been receiving hospital treatment in the city state before he died last week aged 95. Mugabe was Zimbabwe’s first leader after independence from Britain in 1980.

Somali World Cup dream over after late Zimbabwe goals

Somalia’s hopes of reaching the group stage of World Cup qualifying for the first time are over after a dramatic late defeat to Zimbabwe in Harare. Heading into the game, the Ocean Stars held the advantage after winning the reverse fixture 1-0 to halt a run of 19 successive defeats and record their first ever victory in World Cup qualification.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores four in Portugal win over Lithuania

Cristiano Ronaldo scored four goals as Portugal beat Lithuania in Euro 2020 qualifying. The Juventus forward has now scored 93 international goals, 16 behind Iran legend Ali Daei’s world record. He scored an early penalty, before Vytautas Andriuskevicius equalised.

What happens to our digital lives when we die? – BBC Reel

We’re increasingly living our lives online, but what happens to our digital lives when we die? After the untimely death of a key figure in Moscow’s cultural scene, his friends created an app to keep his memory alive. Can technology help us keep a connection with lost loved ones?

How ‘rock star’ Pope wowed Africa

Pope Francis drew huge crowds during his three-nation visit to Africa, reflecting the growth of the Roman Catholic Church on the continent. This was his fourth visit to Africa since he became the pontiff in 2013. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, visited just twice during his eight-year papacy.

Mexico’s ancient ‘caviar’

It was approaching 17:00, but Mexico City’s fierce summer heat wasn’t letting up. By the time I arrived at Ayluardo’s, a family-owned restaurant in the Iztapalapa neighbourhood, beads of sweat had formed along my hairline, and I was starving.

Apple’s new iPhone 11 is so pretty in person. About that bump, though…

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Apple just made its best iPhone even more appealing. If the iPhone XR has been Apple’s most popular iPhone, it feels almost inevitable that the new iPhone 11 will claim the same title.

The maxed-out iPhone 11 Pro Max costs $1,449, and is even pricier in Europe

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Last year, Apple shocked the world by launching its most expensive phones ever, with some models’ cost extending far beyond the $1,000 mark.

Hasan Minhaj testifies before Congress about crushing student loan debt

Hasan Minhaj is speaking out against the crushing and overwhelming realities of student loan debt in America. The comedian and host of Netflix’s political comedy show, Patriot Act, attended a hearing hosted by the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday to testify before a congressional committee on the issue of student debt.

The real story behind the Instagram account where rich kids pay $1,000 for a shoutout

Flaunting wealth is an activity as old as civilization itself; from lavish parties to elaborate jewelry, throwing away money is a beloved international pastime for the privileged. But how far are they willing to flex? Would anyone really pay more than $1,000 just to be included in a gallery of other rich kids?

‘One less thing’: How Apple is becoming known for its no-show features

Apple iPhone launch events are starting to feel a lot like Groundhog Day. I always start them in the market for a new iPhone, and always end them by deciding to stick with my trusty iPhone 6S for a little longer.

The ‘Downton Abbey’ movie is the horniest PG-rated film ever

As we close out the decade, only one beloved TV show of the 2010s has achieved the elusive, hallowed achievement of #SixSeasonsAndAMovie: Downton Abbey. From creator Julian Fellowes (who wrote nearly every Downton episode), the film is a thin excuse to reunite us with the likes of Mr. Carson and Mrs.