The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday March 28)

March 28, 2017

Here are some of the biggest stories in the world today.

How Trump’s health care loss will shape his presidency

Trump and his advisers must now regroup and try to figure out how to avoid another legislative debacle on their next big issue, tax reform. They will do so knowing that a second failure could throttle his presidency.

Eight students feared dead in Japan avalanche

Poor weather conditions initially hampered efforts by rescue crews to reach the Nasu Onsen Family Ski Area, a small ski slope on the side of Mount Nasu in Tochigi Prefecture, about 200 kilometers north of Tokyo. Over 30 people are believed to be injured, according to Kyodo News.

Trump notches his 13th golf course visit

While the President hasn’t played golf on every visit, sometimes attending to presidential business, the trips underscore a break with his insistence on the campaign trail that he wouldn’t spend his time golfing because of how hard he would be working.

Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee granted US asylum

The 18-year-old came to the United States in December under the visa waiver program, according to court documents. “Upon arrival, he expressed a fear of returning to Singapore … Six weeks later, Yee requested asylum at his first appearance before an immigration judge,” according to a ruling issued Friday.

6 aid workers killed in South Sudan

The aid workers were traveling from Juba to Pibor, coordinator Eugene Owusu said. “I am appalled and outraged by the heinous murder yesterday of six courageous humanitarians in South Sudan,” Owusu said Sunday. “These attacks against aid workers and aid assets are utterly reprehensible,” said Mr. Owusu.

Should a slave-era song be used as a sports chant?

It is one of the most recognized African-American spirituals. Revered, emotive, and rooted in the horrors of US slavery and the oppression of race. But for the last three decades, the familiar melody of “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” has also been the adopted anthem of England’s rugby union team, its haunting chorus a common echo in stadiums where the national team plays.

UK targets WhatsApp and encrypted messaging after London attack

The UK government wants there to be “no place for terrorists to hide,” and that includes on encrypted messaging services. The company first on its agenda? WhatsApp. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, Home Secretary Amber Rudd called for companies that provide secure communication apps to work with law enforcement.

Google now offers a free Android app every week

Google has quietly launched a new section on its Play Store, offering one app that normally costs money for free every week. Called “Free App of the Week,” the section is only available to U.S. users. Today, for instance, it’s offering for free Cartoon Networks’ Card Wars game, which usually costs $2.99.

Gorgeous hand-colored photos capture Japan on the brink of modernity

In the 1850s and ’60s, Japan gradually loosened the restrictions on foreign trade and visitors which had isolated it for centuries. Western travelers and technologies began to flow in through a handful of ports, including Yokohama, where photographers such as Felice Beato opened studios to introduce photography to Japan.

13 things only drunk people can do

Often drunk people are considered a nuisance to society. Not here, not today. For now, we will celebrate our weekend alter-egos. The alter-egos society, our friends, parents and strangers alike have unanimously decided were the “worst version of ourselves.”

Uh oh: The ‘Pretty Little Liars’ finale will have a ‘huge twist’

Pretty Little Liars is notorious for creating a dozen more questions for every one it answers, so it’s no surprise that the Freeform show set up a big mystery even before it kicked off its panel at the fan-friendly PaleyFest on Saturday.

London terrorist’s daughter rejected dad’s orders to convert and wear burqa

London terrorist Khalid Masood’s teenage daughter stood up to his bullying and refused to convert to Islam – attending her school prom in a revealing black dress. Teegan, 18, and her mother rejected her radicalised father’s orders after he demanded both of his daughters become Muslims and wear burqas, family friends have claimed.

Shoppers scream in terror as escalator suddenly changes directions

New CCTV footage from a shopping mall in China has captured the moment shoppers screamed in terror when an escalator suddenly changed directions. At least 17 people have been injured after the machine sped up and sent customers at the shopping centre the wrong way.

Prince Harry ‘in a hurry to move girlfriend Meghan into Kensington Palace flat’

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to take the next step and move in together – next door to his brother William, according to reports. The couple have been seeing each other for almost a year and friends believe marriage is on the cards.

Rio Ferdinand reveals moving way his children opened up about their mum’s death

Rio Ferdinand has opened up about the impact his wife’s death had on their three children – and how a simple change managed to help them come to terms with it. The 38-year-old England player lost wife Rebecca back in May 2015 when she died of breast cancer, and revealed how his kids couldn’t process the news for a long time afterwards.

A road collapse has been blamed on BADGERS

A road collapse has been blamed on – burrowing badgers . Several large craters appeared along a stretch of country road which it’s believed have been caused by badgers tunnelling underneath. Devon County Council have closed Sandy Lane in Braunton in both directions for emergency repairs.

Doctors remove MUSHROOMS from woman’s gut after they started growing inside her

A woman had to have mushrooms removed from her stomach by surgeons after they began to grow inside her. Doctors shared gruesome footage of the fungi lodged in the 50-year-old woman’s gut – some of which had grown to up to 7cm long.

Selfie-obsessed Kim Kardashian look-a-like grew cannabis in home shared with son

A selfie-obsessed mum who models herself on Kim Kardashian has been spared jail over a cannabis farm she grew in a terraced home shared with her four-year-old son. Paris Connolly, 25, was held after detectives raided her two-up-two-down property as part a police crackdown on drug trafficking and found 16 plants being cultivated in her spare bedroom.

Did You Know: Calvin Klein, Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria’s Secret Clothing are Manufactured in Nairobi?

I bet you had no idea that Nairobi is a manufacturing hub of some of the world’s best known clothing brands. We often claim that Kenya’s textile industry has progressively been killed off by mitumba, which is true to some extent.

KNEC: Joho C+ KCSE Certificate is Fake… He Got a D-

Well, if things were not rocky enough for the Sultan of Mombasa, they now are. Ever since he made the ‘mistake’ of differing with the President while sharing a stage with him, Joho has not seen a good night sleep.

‘KRA Hacker’ Alex Mutuku Denies Living Large, Asks Kenyans to Contribute Towards his Bail

Alex Mutuku, the IT guru who has grabbed headlines for the last week after he was charged with hacking into the Kenya Revenue Authority system and causing loss of about Sh4 billion, has responded to the accusations and denied the digital heist.

“I Would Spend a Whole Weekend Indoors Binging on Pornography,” Woman Narrates Struggle with Porn Addiction

Ruth Njagi, 34, has battled an addiction that many women would find hard to confess. She speaks to Daily Nation correspondent Joan Thatiah about her struggle to stay her path, and what that has taught her about herself. ********************************************** “I was about six years

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