The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday May 26)

May 26, 2017

Here are links to the stories making national and global headlines today.

PHOTOS – Chinese Couples Stage Mass Wedding at SGR Nairobi Terminus

It was happy ending to the construction of the Mombasa – Nairobi SGR railway on Saturday, when 4 Chinese couples working on the project exchanged vows at the new Nairobi terminus. Their Kenyan colleagues gathered to witness the unique ceremony, which they described as unusually brief. “Our Chines

Kenyans and Tanzania on Twitter Go To War… Here are the Best Memes

It’s been long since Kenya picked up a fight with another country. But the wait came to thunderous end yesterday. The Twitter trend Kenya vs Tanzania was trending for the better part of the day. Tanzanian celebrity Idris Sultan, who was a Big Brother Africa contestant, seemingly started the tweef

Deadly Pothole on Mombasa Road Fixed After Sonko’s Ultimatum to Kidero

The Nairobi County government has finally repaired a pothole on Mombasa Road that has caused a number of accidents over the last one year. The repairs were done on Wednesday following Nairobi senator Mike Sonko’s one-hour ultimatum to have the pothole fixed. The senator had posted a video

Bishop Wanjiru’s US-Based Daughter Weds in Atlanta

The daughter of Bishop Margaret Wanjiru over the weekend wed the love of her life in Atlanta, Georgia. The bride, Purity Kariuki, wed Michael Litunda at a colorful private garden ceremony on Saturday attended by very close family and friends. Musician Mercy Myra performed at the ceremony as a

Sansa is the Stark you should be watching in the ‘Game of Thrones’ trailer

The Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer dropped on Wednesday, and apart from almost breaking the internet, it gave us plenty to think about until July. Like Sansa Stark, our reigning lady in the North, reunited with her half-brother (who is actually her full-cousin) Jon Snow and determined to resist the Lannister regime.

Apple’s first store in Southeast Asia is here, and this is what it looks like

Apple’s first destination in Southeast Asia? Singapore. The doors of the two-storey high store, which features a stunning glass facade spanning 120 feet, opened briefly on Thursday for a media preview into the store. Inside, the store embodies the sleek designs Apple is well-known for.

Will the real iPhone 8 please stand up?

If you thought the iPhone 8’s final design was actually set in stone, you’d best check yourself, because you’re about to get wrecked. We’ve seen a few sources recently, most notably BGR , report that a dummy model showing many of the features expected in the next-gen version of Apple’s flagship is the final design.

Guess whose creepy grabby hand that is in new ‘Game of Thrones’ trailer

HBO finally dropped the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer Wednesday afternoon, and now it’s time to obsess over every frame. Case in point, let’s talk about that creepy, zombie-esque hand reaching out from what appears to be a cell. Looking closely, the wrist appears almost burnt, scabbed over and crusted with grey.

How the Zika virus stealthily swept the Americas

Nearly a year since the Zika virus outbreak arrived in Miami, scientists say they’ve learned new details about how the mosquito-born virus emerged and spread throughout the Americas. Researchers sequenced nearly 200 Zika virus genomes to see how the virus mutated and traveled over time.

Law-breaking pigeon busted with a bag of drugs strapped to its back

A drug-smuggling pigeon just looking to have a good time failed to make it to his destination this week after police took him and his little bag full of pills into custody. As Al Arabiya reports, Kuwait customs officers caught the bird as it was crossing the border between Iraq and Kuwait.

‘Spoon bandit’ bathes in 1,500 spoons he ‘stole’ from school

A self-described “spoon bandit” lavished in his hard work after claiming to heist 1,500 spoons from his high school cafeteria. Warning: The following tweet may be too badass for some readers. “Over this past school year I have stolen over 1500[sic] spoons from the Lincoln Way Central Cafeteria. I’m chaos.

Trump didn’t let Sean Spicer meet the pope even though he really wanted to

The Trumps and some White House officials met with Pope Francis on Wednesday, but one figure was notably missing: Sean Spicer. And apparently, he’s pretty upset about it. A source close to the White House told CNN that Spicer not being brought along to the meeting was “a slight,” and that to meet Papa Francesco was “all he wanted.”

The White House wants unchallenged authority to knock your drones out of the sky

The White House wants unmitigated power to capture your drones. The Trump administration is asking members of Congress to consider legislation that would allow officials to do whatever the f*ck they want to any drone they deem a threat to a “covered facility,” according to a document published by The New York Times .

George R.R. Martin says Trump is like a King Joffrey that never grew up

Hey, what do you know, a few years of Game of Thrones has made everyone involved terrified of a lust for power. “Mr. Donald Trump – I wouldn’t call him President, I’ll call him Mister,” Kit Harington told Esquire , revealing an appropriate level of skepticism for anyone who’s even just read a GoT recap.

Oh great, a super PAC is trying to convince Mark Zuckerberg to run for president

Mark Zuckerberg insists he’s not running for president. But just like your finely tuned privacy settings, things in Facebook Land are never quite what they seem. Or so hopes the newly formed super PAC Disrupt for America, whose purpose is to convince the boy king of Silicon Valley not so much to abdicate his throne as to augment it.

1 day, 2 presidents: Merkel meets with Obama, then Trump

There’s no secret about which of the two American presidents German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Thursday she likes the most.

HUD secretary Ben Carson: Poverty is largely ‘a state of mind’

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said in an interview Wednesday that having “the wrong mindset” contributes to poverty.

Who are the victims of the Manchester attack?

Parents waiting for their children, teens out with friends, a police officer, and others enjoying a night of pop music were among the victims of the Manchester attack.

Man Utd win Europa League on emotional night

Manchester United win the Europa League less than 48 hours after the deadly bombing at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.

Trump tells Pope Francis: ‘I won’t forget what you said’

After a highly anticipated meeting, Pope Francis appears to have left his mark on President Donald Trump.

Drug counselors overdose at addiction facility

Two counselors at an addiction facility in southeastern Pennsylvania died after overdosing on opioids, according to the Chester County District Attorney.

Paul Pogba dedicates Europa triumph to Manchester terror victims

Paul Pogba said Manchester United won the Europa League for the victims of the terrorist attack in their city. The Frenchman scored the opening goal in the 2-0 victory over Ajax in Wednesday’s final and dedicated the strike to those who died on Monday night.

Ajax 0-2 Manchester United: Red Devils win Europa and book CL place

Manchester United have won the Europa League after defeating Dutch opposition Ajax in Stockholm United struck first, Paul Pogba’s shot deflecting in from outside the area past Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana Henrikh Mkhitaryan doubled United’s lead immediately after the second half restart from a corner The victory means United have booked a spot in next season’s Champions League tournament A minute’s silence was held prior to kick-off to pay respect to those involved in the tragedy in Manchester He got it all right, on the night.

Atletico president says not United bid for Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann is being heavily linked with a move to Manchester United The Old Trafford club would have to meet a release clause of around £90million Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo is confident Frenchman won’t leave Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo does not think Antoine Griezmann will leave the club for Manchester United this summer.

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