The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday May 18)

May 18, 2017

Here are some of the stories making global headlines today.

This is What Happened When Ruto Met Kabogo in the Corridors of Royal Media Studios

Well, nothing. They shaked hands, posed for the camera and exchanged a few words. The Kiambu governor has come just short of blaming Deputy President William Ruto for rigging him out of the Kiambu gubernatorial race. In his famous ‘concession’ speech on nomination night, Kabogo blamed top p

Abrupt End for ‘Unga Revolution’ as Government Subsidizes Flour to Sh90

The price of basic commodities, most importantly unga, has dominated presidential campaigns and was surely set to feature highly in the next 2 and a half months. In recent weeks, the price of a 2kg packet of maize flour has been retailing at upwards of Sh150… an all time high.

LoL! KDF Hopeful Alters KCSE Result Slip with Biro During Recruitment Exercise (PHOTOS)

A desperate KDF hopeful has been arrested by military police with a forged KCSE result slip at Mweiga Stadium in Nyeri. Dennis Kimotho Njaramba, 23, had altered the grades on all eight subjects of his KCSE results slip with a pen.

Russia claims to have transcript of Trump meeting with Lavrov

Speaking at a press conference, Putin said the transcript could be provided “if the US administration finds it appropriate.” The Trump administration has come under fire over a meeting at the Oval Office with Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last week, in which he shared security information that two sources described to CNN as classified.

Chelsea Manning released from prison

She was released from United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas around 3 a.m. ET, Lt. Col. Jennifer Johnson told CNN. Amnesty International, which had campaigned for Manning’s release, was quick to applaud the decision.

Watergate scandal: The crisis that changed US politics

What became known as the Watergate scandal uncovered an intricate trail of wrongdoing, one that went all the way to the White House. The burglary and ensuing scandal led to the only resignation of a US president, changed American politics forever and became a synonym for government corruption.

Republicans demand answers after latest Trump Russia explosion

The answer, they found Tuesday evening, was demanding former FBI Director James Comey give up the goods. “@GOPoversight is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists. I need to see it sooner rather than later. I have my subpoena pen ready,” House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz tweeted Tuesday night.

Japanese princess set to marry ‘Prince of the Sea’

Japan’s Princess Mako is giving up her royal status, all in the name of love. Plans are underway for the 25-year-old to become engaged to Kei Komuro, a law firm worker and graduate student who once starred in a tourism campaign as “Prince of the Sea.”

The James Comey memo is an existential threat to Donald Trump’s presidency

The reporting coming out of The New York Times and CNN is explosive: Deposed FBI Director James Comey wrote a memo following a February 14 meeting with Donald Trump in which he says the President told him “I hope you can let this go” in regard to fired aide Michael Flynn’s role in the ongoing investigation into Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 campaign.

Ellen forgets Katy Perry was married to Russell Brand, awkwardness ensues

Katy Perry may be single at the moment, but do you remember her two-year marriage to Russell Brand back in 2010? Ellen clearly doesn’t. Perry appeared on her show on Tuesday to promote her new album, and the two played a game called “Will You Perry Me?”

Instagram is going after the best part of Snapchat in the worst way

Instagram is compiling Instagram posts based on location. Sounds like it’s copying Snapchat Our Stories, right? Well, it would be, if it were putting any editorial judgment into what’s being created and if the content shared on Instagram was actually enjoyable to watch.

Watch a bunch of teens willingly get pepper sprayed for class

A group of teens willingly stood against a wall and got a dose of pepper spray to the face as a part of a criminal technology course at Barberton High School in Ohio. “Stop resisting, please comply,” the instructor can be heard saying before spraying each teen directly in the face.

British students create memes to vent about a ridiculous biology exam question

We’ve all experienced the fresh hell that is standardized testing – revising for hours on end in the hopes that what you’ve studied will come up on the exam. This week, UK students have taken to Twitter to vent about one specific question that appeared in their AQA biology exam.

This math question meant for 7-year-olds has everyone stumped

A math question apparently meant for seven-year-olds has left adults befuddled. The bonus math question – which allegedly appeared on a first-grade level exam paper in Singapore – has been making the rounds on social media. The question shows a circular puzzle with five numbers in it.

If you own a drone in this country, you’ll have to register with the government

If you pilot a drone heavier than 250 grams (0.55 pound) in China, you’ll have to register with authorities. That’s due to a new registration policy that aims to address a recent spate of drone intrusions by amateur pilots.

Artist’s amazingly intricate cardboard creations will definitely make you smile

These figurines are a far cry from your usual cardboard cut-outs. Monami Ohno, a Japanese artist, transforms plain brown cardboard into incredible objects. From Star Wars to Super Mario, there’s nothing she hasn’t done. I mean, take a look at this level of detail: But if you’re looking for something a bit more wearable, she’s got that covered too.

Australia’s prime minister definitely doesn’t know what ‘Netflix and chill’ means

So, umm, this is awkward. Someone needs to quietly tell the prime minister of Australia the real meaning of “Netflix and chill” or at least point him in the direction of Urban Dictionary. Malcolm Turnbull was having an innocent old chat with radio station, 97.3FM, on Wednesday when he decided to drop the NSFW bombshell.

Putin Denies Trump Revealed Classified Information In Meeting With Russian Officials

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not passed on any secrets to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting in Washington last week and that he could prove it.

Donald Trump Reportedly Asked James Comey To Stop Michael Flynn Investigation

President Donald Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to end his agency’s investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, The New York Times reported Tuesday. According to the bombshell report, Trump made the request of Comey during a February meeting in the Oval Office.

John McCain: Trump Scandals ‘Reaching Watergate Size And Scale’

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) just used the “W” word when talking about the growing scandals surrounding President Donald Trump. “We’ve seen this movie before. It’s reaching Watergate size and scale,” he said at a Republican event on Tuesday night, according to GOP strategist Ana Navarro. “This is not good for the country.”

Michael Moore Vows To Defeat Donald Trump With New Documentary

Michael Moore pledged Tuesday that his newly revealed documentary about Donald Trump will finally defeat the president. Production of “Fahrenheit 11/9” ― named for the date Trump was declared the president-elect ― has already begun in a “cloak of secrecy,” according to a news release reported by Deadline and other outlets.

At Last! Joe Biden Gets An Ice Cream Flavor Named After Him

The former vice president’s passion for the sweet, frozen treat is no secret. And now, he’s finally getting his very own flavor. The Cornell University Dairy is naming in Biden’s honor a batch of his favorite ice cream – good old fashioned chocolate chip, the Cornell Daily Sun reports.

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