The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday April 11)

April 11, 2017

Here are some of the stories making global headlines today.

Haley: Syria regime change is ‘inevitable’

Two days after the US launched military strikes on a Syrian airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack widely blamed on the Assad regime, Haley said the departure of Assad was inevitable. Before Tuesday’s attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun, which killed 89 people, Haley had said toppling Assad was not a priority.

ISIS claims responsibility for Egypt church bombings

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were aimed at a vulnerable religious minority on one of the most important days on the Christian calendar. The death toll rose to at least 49 Monday, state media reported.

US aircraft carrier-led strike group headed toward Korean Peninsula

The move of the Vinson strike group is in response to recent North Korean provocations, the official said. Adm. Harry Harris, the commander of US Pacific Command, directed the USS Carl Vinson strike group to sail north to the Western Pacific after departing Singapore on Saturday, Pacific Command announced.

When Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos left everyone in their dust

Bezos, the Amazon CEO, and Musk, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO, have distinguished themselves as the must-watch innovators pushing hardest — and most effectively — to bring the future to us today. They made billions in the Internet age, like many in the tech world.

Barclays CEO pay slashed after he tried to identify whistleblower

Barclays said in a statement that CEO Jes Staley tried to identify the author of a letter that the bank was treating as an attempt to report wrongdoing. Following an investigation by the Barclays board and an external law firm, the bank said it had concluded that Staley had “honestly, but mistakenly believed that it was permissible to identify the author of the letter.”

Scientists discover new primate — and it’s already in danger

But any elation has been short lived for the team behind the find, as the animal is in immediate peril due to the destruction of its habitat. The size of a squirrel (around six inches long without the tail), the Angolan dwarf galago is a kind of bushbaby, a small primate family scattered all over sub-Saharan Africa.

Is fruit juice healthy?

A glass of fresh orange or grapefruit juice with breakfast isn’t just refreshing. It also delivers a healthy dose of vitamin C and potassium, which can be especially helpful if you tend to forgo fruit. Some store-bought juices are fortified with bone-building calcium, too.

8 Twitter improvements that could actually help out

Twitter recently rolled out their latest update that finally made @ replies even more confusing. Now, usernames no longer count towards the 140 character limit. It’s an update that nobody really asked for and that nobody seems to be happy with, especially when considering the uptick of abuse that has plagued the platform as of late.

Tesla shows off new solar panels that won’t uglify your roof

Ideally, Tesla would like you to have a completely new roof that doubles as one big solar panel. But if for some reason you can’t or won’t go that route, the company now offers an alternative: Traditional solar panels that are mounted on your existing roof.

Here’s why Indians are trolling The New York Times

The New York Times recently published a piece on the benefits of deep breathing. “Scientists at Stanford University may have uncovered for the first time why taking deep breaths can be so calming,” the article says, quoting Stanford research.

Seafood dude downs $600 meal, then flees to the sea to avoid paying

Love seafood? Cool story, but you’ll never love seafood as much as the guy who literally swam away from a $621 check at a seafood restaurant. Australian man and “aspiring rapper” Terry Peck destroyed two lobsters, 21 vodka oyster shots, a baby octopus and a bunch of beers at a restaurant on the Gold Coast, according to .

Steph Curry is once again getting mocked on Twitter for some ugly shoes

Poor Steph Curry can’t catch a break with his shoes. Less than a year after his “Air Dads” generated jokes for days, his new shoes, the Curry Lux (described as ” oxblood leather”) are here. And they’re just as ugly and terrible and why, god, why would Under Armour do this to Steph?

Airline crew casually help woman deliver a baby 42,000 feet in the air

Pushing a baby out of you is difficult at the best of times (we imagine), but doing so thousands of feet above the ground is just not ideal. Thankfully, for a 28-weeks-pregnant woman named Nafi Diaby, though, the crew of Turkish Airlines flight TK538 from the Guinean capital of Conarky were on hand to save the day.

Bill Gates, VR super nerd, will now take you into the future

“Hello, my name is Bill Gates, super nerd. Join me as I use these technology goggles to take you into the feeeeeewchaaaaah!” Of course that’s what the co-founder of Microsoft was thinking when he posted Sunday what might be his nerdiest photo yet (and he has a bunch), all in the service of promoting his new Samsung Gear VR channel.

Just like everyone on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Steve Bannon also thinks ‘Winter is coming’

In case you weren’t anxious enough, one of the most powerful people in the free world believes that catastrophe is just around the bend, and says so-just like everyone on HBO’s Game of Thrones. But really. Steve Bannon-who already counts, on the record, Satan and Darth Vader as aspirational figures -is now speaking like a Game of Thrones character.

Assad Allies Say U.S. Attack On Syria Air Base Crosses ‘Red Lines’

A joint command center made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and militias supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday said the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base on Friday crossed “red lines” and it would respond to any new aggression and increase its support for its ally.

Trump Administration Is Contradicting Itself On Regime Change In Syria

The Trump administration appears divided on whether the U.S. is pursuing a policy of regime change in Syria, days after the first direct American military attack against the Syrian government. Thursday’s strike “was related solely to the most recent horrific use of chemical weapons,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.

Turkish Airlines Crew Helps Deliver Baby Girl At 42,000 Feet

A Turkish Airlines flight in northwest Africa touched down with an unexpected passenger, and its crew couldn’t have been more thrilled. The plane’s crew helped deliver a baby girl about halfway into their flight from Guinea to the neighboring country of Ouagadougou, the BBC reported.

Janet Jackson Reportedly Splits From Wissam Al Mana

Multiple outlets are reporting that Janet Jackson ‘s marriage to Wissam Al Mana, her husband since 2012, is over. The couple recently welcomed baby boy Eissa Al Mana on Jan. 3, months after the 50-year-old announced she was postponing her Unbreakable World Tour in order to plan her family.

What You Need To Know About North Korea’s Nuclear Aspirations

Since the ascension of Kim Jong Un in 2011, North Korea has posed an ongoing diplomatic challenge for the United States. Pyongyang has ramped up work on its nuclear program and hopes to soon be in possession of a nuclear-armed missile able to reach U.S. shores.

Trump Is About To Find Out Why Obama Avoided Syrian Intervention

WASHINGTON ― On Thursday night, President Donald Trump authorized the military to launch several dozen cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea at a Syrian airfield. The strike was meant to punish Syria’s President Bashar Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons to attack his own citizens.

Second Victim Dies After Shooting At Florida Gym

A second victim has died after a disgruntled fitness instructor opened fire on his former coworkers inside an upscale gym outside Miami before shooting himself, police said on Sunday. Fitness manager Marios Hortis, 42, died while being treated for injuries he sustained in the Saturday shooting at Equinox Fitness in Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County police said in a statement.

Cristiano Ronaldo involved in fewer goals by age of 21 than Dele Alli

Dele Alli, 21 on Tuesday, is better than Cristiano Ronaldo was in goal involvement The Tottenham midfielder has been involved in 40 goals so far in his career Ronaldo was involved in 25 by the time he was 21, scoring 14 and assisting 11 Dele Alli is 21 on Tuesday and is better than Cristiano Ronaldo was when it comes to making and scoring goals.

Everton 4-2 Leicester: Lukaku scores twice in six-goal thriller

Everton: Robles, Pennington, Jagielka, Holgate, Baines, Gana, Schneiderlin (Barry 73), Davies, Mirallas, Lukaku, Barkley Subs not used: Valencia, Stekelenburg, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman, Kenny, Joe Williams Goalscorers: Davies 1, Lukaku 23, 57, Jagielka 41 Booked: Mirallas, Baines Leicester: Schmeichel, Amartey, Benalouane, Huth, Chilwell, Gray (Mahrez 61), King, Drinkwater, Albrighton (Ulloa 78), Slimani, Vardy (Mysa 61) Subs not used: Kapustka, Simpson, Zieler, Wasilewski Goalscorers: Slimani 4, Albrighton 10 Booked: Huth, King Referee: Robert Madley

Atleti star Griezmann hands PL suitors a boost as he rules out Real

Striker Antoine Griezmann is wanted by a host of European giants this summer Real Madrid were thought to be in the mix but the Frenchman has ruled them out The Atletico Madrid man doesn’t think joining their city rivals is achievable Griezmann’s statment should be a boost to the English clubs chasing him Antoine Griezmann gave the Premier League sides chasing his signature in the summer a big boost by effectively ruling out a move to Real Madrid.

Chelsea boss Conte calls for calm against Mourinho’s Man United

Antonio Conte has warned Chelsea to keep calm against Manchester United Tension between Chelsea and United players boiled over in their recent clash Jose Mourinho will face his former club having lost the previous two meetings Antonio Conte has warned his Chelsea team to keep their heads against Jose Mourinho’s ‘motivated’ Manchester United when the teams meet at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Man United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I am the Benjamin Button of football

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored opener as Manchester United beat Sunderland 3-0 The 35-year-old earned the man of the match award for his performance Ibrahimovic has scored 250 goals since turning 30 and says he is getting better Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says his game has become more intelligent as he has got older, and says he ‘feels like Benjamin Button’.

Google Maps is removing one of its most loved features because of abuse

Aside from being very useful, the Google Maps app is also a lot of fun. You can revisit old haunts and take a virtual walk at street level. There’s also lots of amusement to be had planning a route and making a rude shape with it.

Newsreader gets caught daydreaming live on air and her reaction is priceless

You may not have heard of Natasha Exelby before, but she’s recently shot to the attention of the public outside of her native Australia. The ABC newsreader has brought joy to thousands of people with her unscripted and very expressive reaction to being caught off-guard while live on air.

The worst seat on a plane may be about to become the best – here’s why

No one likes the middle seat on the plane. There are may reasons for this, each one totally valid. You feel awkward about asking your neighbour to move every time you need the toilet. If you’re the sort of person who needs to go regularly , this is torture.

TV crew spot ‘huge crocodile’ in flood waters – but find it’s not all it seems

A TV crew were on alert when they spotted what appeared to be a huge crocodile in floodwater. Australia’s 7 News Sunrise show was reporting on the recent devastating floods that have hit Rockhampton in Queensland this week. Warnings have been issued for people to be on the look out for snakes and crocodiles, drawn by the floods.

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