The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday May 23)

May 23, 2017

Here are some of the stories making headlines today.

POLL: Whose Votes Will ‘Spoiler’ Peter Kenneth Split.. Sonko or Kidero?

Kenyans are still trying to understand the rationale behind Peter Kenneth throwing his hat in the ring again as an independent candidate. It’s a foregone conclusion that he will lose badly, and it’s hard to understand what he expects to accomplish. Kenyans being the political analysts that they a

Drama As Presidential Candidate Nazlin Umar Attends Meeting To Endorse Uhuru for 2nd Term

There was a debate the other day about who should be allowed to participate in the upcoming live presidential debate. In the 2013 election, all presidential candidates were accommodated in the first TV debate of its kind in Kenya. Apart from the famous ‘Willing Buyer Willing Seller’ statement by

MC Jessy Denies Divorce Rumors, Claims his Enemies are Trying to Bring Him Down

Following reports that he has filed for divorce from his wife, Churchill Show comedian MC Jessy has finally spoken up. Speaking to Pulse, the comedian said that the false rumour has been made up by his ‘enemies’ to antagonise his career.

WH: Trump was ‘exhausted’ when he said ‘Islamic extremism’

President Donald Trump’s substitution of the slightly different terms during his highly anticipated speech in Saudi Arabia on Sunday might go unnoticed by the average US listener. But the subtle change — or slip, as the White House called it — could mean the difference between offending Middle Eastern allies and not, a concern for any president looking to create a good first impression with a key ally on a first trip abroad.

Jakarta police raid gay sex party in LGBT crackdown

Police detained 141 men as part of the raid on the establishment in North Jakarta, said Polda Metro Jaya Kombes Argo Yuwono, the head of public relations for the Jakarta Police Department. Ten people have been charged with violating Indonesia’s pornography laws, with police pointing to evidence including condoms, CCTV recordings and mattresses.

North Korea fires another ballistic missile

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test fire of the ground-to-ground strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2, state news agency KCNA reported. The report was issued Monday local time and does not state when the missile test took place. “The Supreme Leader issued an order to launch the missile at the observation post,” KCNA reports.

Iran calls Trump’s Saudi visit ‘theatrical’

In a news conference in Tehran on Monday, Rouhani said Trump’s first visit abroad was a “theatrical gathering with no practical or political value.” “You can’t solve terrorism just by giving your people’s money to a superpower,” Rouhani said.

Trump’s two minds on Islam

Would Trump continue to use the term, as he did throughout the 2016 presidential campaign? Or would he find a less controversial variant, like “Islamist extremism,” in front of his Saudi hosts? In Sunday’s speech, he had it both ways. “There is still much work to be done,” Trump said.

From filthy to fabulous: Mumbai beach undergoes dramatic makeover

Labeled the “world’s largest beach clean-up project” by the United Nations, Versova’s dramatic transformation from filthy to fabulous has gone viral in India, where online commentators have praised the role of local volunteers in helping in the colossal effort.

Turkey summons US ambassador over DC brawl

The Turkish Foreign Ministry protested to John Bass on Monday to object to the way the situation was handled by US officials. In a statement, the ministry said Turkey was protesting against the “aggressive and unprofessional actions taken” by US security personnel.

Work, not sex? The real reason Chinese women bound their feet

Tiny “golden lotus” feet — achieved through breaking girls’ toes and arches and binding them to the sole of the foot with cloth — were thought to be a passport to a better marriage and a better way of life. “In the conventional view, it existed to please men.

The $80 billion question: Why are Bitcoin and Ethereum growing so fast?

A little over two months ago, Bitcoin achieved a symbolic milestone: After an intensive period of growth, the price of one Bitcoin surpassed the price of an ounce of gold. That seems like ancient history. The price of Bitcoin has nearly doubled since then and the cryptocurrency is currently trading at about $2,200.

Facebook’s been making it up all along and we’re left holding the bag

On Sunday afternoon we learned about Facebook’s internal content moderation rules from a massive leak by The Guardian . It confirmed what a lot of people had long suspected: Facebook is making it up as they go along and we’re the collateral damage.

Drake just broke the record for the most Billboard Music Award wins in a single night

Hold on, Drake’s going home with 13 Billboard Music Awards tonight. He just broke Adele’s record for the most wins for an artist in a single year. Plus, all that time at the podium gave him plenty of time to flirt with Vanessa Hudgens on live television during an acceptance speech, praise Nicki Minaj, and shout out his dad’s incredible purple suit.

Melania Trump has no time for Donald’s need for hand-holding

Few people are capable of telling Donald Trump no – except, maybe, Melania Trump. Take a look at this latest clip, featuring President Trump walking down an airport tarmac in Israel with his wife Melania. Trump repeatedly goes for his wife’s hand, only to have her smack him away.

Get your own bag of (real) moon dust for just $4 million

On the outside, the plain white bag seems unremarkable. But inside, it’s laced with an exquisite and extremely valuable material: moon dust. Neil Armstrong stuffed this sack with the world’s first samples of lunar rocks during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.

Scary video of sea lion dragging girl underwater is why you shouldn’t mess with nature

If you think sea lions are the cutest, you might think again after watching this absolutely terrifying video of a young girl being dragged underwater. The mobile video, shot by college student Michael Fujiwara in Steveston Harbour in Richmond, British Columbia, shows a massive sea lion swimming and grabbing bread that someone threw into the water.

Real Madrid’s title celebrations continue at the city’s town hall

Real Madrid’s title celebrations showed no signs of slowing down on Monday morning as Zinedine Zidane’s victorious squad paraded the La Liga trophy in front of their fans in the Spanish capital. Madrid claimed the title with a 2-0 win over Malaga on the final day of the season – pipping their bitter rivals Barcelona to the trophy by just three points.

David Moyes resigns as Sunderland manager

David Moyes led Sunderland to a bottom-placed finish in the Premier League Sunderland won just six of their top flight matches this season under Moyes Chelsea beat Sunderland 5-1 on the final day of the season on Sunday afternoon David Moyes has resigned as Sunderland manager after just one season in charge of the Black Cats.

Arsenal major shareholder Stan Kroenke releases statement on takeover

Alisher Usmanov made a £1billion takeover offer for Arsenal earlier this month Stan Kroenke has reiterated his commitment to the club by rejecting the bid Kroenke: ‘KSE is a committed, long term invester in Arsenal and will remain so’ Season review: Fifth place is not good enough for Arsene Wenger’s side Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has insisted he remains committed to the club and his company’s shares are ‘not, and never have been, for sale’.

Mourinho press conference lasts 10 seconds after no one asks question

Jose Mourinho’s press conference following Manchester United’s win over Crystal Palace lasted barely 10 seconds after none of the handful of journalists present asked him a single question. Mourinho fielded the club’s youngest team in Premier League history as his side prepared for next week’s Europa League final against Ajax with a 2-0 victory at Old Trafford.

Arsene Wenger says ‘horrendous’ atmosphere damaged top four hopes

Arsene Wenger says players were affected by the ‘psychological environment’ Arsenal failed to qualify for Champions League for the first time under Wenger The Frenchman reveals ‘other reasons’ also contributed to poor performances Wenger backs club owner Stan Kroenke after fans protest against his ownership HOW IT HAPPENED: Sportsmail reports as Arsenal beat Everton on the final day Arsene Wenger has admitted that speculation surrounding his future has damaged his side’s push for the Champions League and claimed that the ‘psychological environment’ for his players became ‘horrendous’.

James Cameron Sued by Man Claiming Leo’s ‘Titanic’ Character Based On Him

James Cameron Sued ‘Titanic’ is a Rip-off … I’m the Real Jack Dawson!! James Cameron stole the life story of a Florida man who worked in the yacht industry and used it for the lead character of ” Titanic” … according to his lawsuit.

Justin Trudeau Photobombs A Prom Picture, Which Makes Him King

Prom nights often include awkward moments with your date and partying. But a chance meeting with a head of state while he’s exercising? Nope, that’s a new one. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seemed to jog mostly unnoticed by a group of prom revelers in Vancouver, British Columbia, Friday night.

Watch Melania Trump Swat Donald Away When He Tries To Hold Her Hand

Melania Trump appeared to want nothing to do with President Donald Trump ‘s hand on Monday. After FLOTUS and POTUS arrived at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod, near Tel Aviv, Israel, for Day 3 of the administration’s first international trip, Trump reached one hand backwards toward his wife ― but she quickly rebuffed the gesture with a flick of her wrist.

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