The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday May 24)

May 24, 2017

Here are the stories making headlines in the world today.

Ariana Grande concert incident: Live updates

British police have confirmed 19 people have been killed in what’s being treated as a terrorist incident at Manchester Arena, after an Ariana Grande concert Monday night.

‘People’s skin and blood were everywhere’

Witnesses to the explosion in Manchester, England, describe scenes of panic and carnage following a blast outside the arena, which left at least 22 people dead.

Trump calls Manchester attack perpetrators ‘evil losers’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed those behind the Manchester attack as “evil losers” and reiterated his call to drive out terrorists.

Ariana Grande on fatal Manchester incident: ‘I don’t have words’

Singer Ariana Grande is expressing her remorse following an incident at her concert in Manchester, England that left at least 22 people dead.

Trump asked DNI, NSA to deny evidence of Russia collusion

President Donald Trump called two top intelligence community figures to request that they deny in public any evidence of collusion between his campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election, multiple current and former US officials with knowledge tell CNN.

Trump sets sight on the big deal: Mideast peace

President Donald Trump met with both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during the second leg of his first foreign trip as president, pressing forward with his bid to advance the peace process.

Unidentified object flies from North Korea over border with South

South Korea’s military fired warning shots after it spotted an unidentified object flying from North Korea across the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two countries, according to the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff.

To Snatch The Oil Pipeline Deal, Magufuli Reminded Museveni That it Was Nyerere (Not Kenyatta) Who Put Him In Power

President Magufuli had to use some unconventional means to convince Uganda President Yoweri Museveni to dump Kenya and go with Tanzania in the oil pipeline deal. This came to light over the weekend during the signing ceremony of the Hoima – Tanga pipeline deal in Dar es Salaam. Addressing the

Designated Survivor Actress Celebrates 38th Birthday in Kenya (PHOTOS)

One way or another, it’s all coming to an end. Watch the #DesignatedSurvivor season finale tonight at 10|9c on ABC! – Maggie Q (@MaggieQ) May 18, 2017 Designated Survivor Actress Maggie Q, best known for her role as Nikita in Nikita, is in Kenya. Maggie Q who

Linda Shuma: Kenyans Cannot Stop Making Fun of Hassan Omar’s Running mate with a Funny Name

First and foremost, it is Linda Shuma… not linda shuma. Okay, that was stolen. Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar yesterday settled on hotelier Linda Mariwa Shuma, 39, to be his running mate in the race for Mombasa governor. Ms Shuma is a businesslady who runs a catering business that deals mainly

Lupita and Rihanna To Co-star in New Netflix Movie Inspired by This Photo

Entertainment Weekly reported Monday that Netflix has secured a deal for the concept at the Cannes Film Festival after a “dramatic negotiation session.” Rihanna and Nyong’o will star, Ava DuVernay will reportedly direct, and Issa Rae will write the script. Rae’s team confirmed to Vanity Fair that th

No, this is not a picture of Ariana Grande after Manchester Arena attack

As news broke of the explosion that killed at least 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, inaccurate accounts about the incident have been spreading online. One of the pictures doing the rounds on Twitter and Instagram allegedly shows Ariana Grande backstage after the concert, covered in what looks like blood on her face.

Idris Elba tweets passionate message to Manchester attack victims

British artists, actors and musicians are reacting with shock and sadness at the Manchester Arena suicide attack that killed 22 people – including some children – and injured 59 at the end of a concert by Ariana Grande.

Woman’s $15 ‘costume jewelry’ ring turns out to be worth $450,000

One lucky woman who paid $15 for a large “costume jewelry” ring got the surprise of her life after learning the ring is worth way, way, WAY more than that. Thirty years ago, an unnamed owner bought an “exceptionally sized” stone from a flea market at the West Middlesex hospital in west London, The Guardian reports.

Michelle and Barack Obama are thriving in Italy without us

What have Michelle and Barack Obama been up to? Living their best life, that’s what. Since leaving the White House in January, the two have been dropping knowledge at conferences and trying things like kitesurfing.

Donald Trump has touched The Orb. Here’s what that means

President Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia over the weekend went largely as planned. He appeared jovial on his first trip abroad, he announced billions in Saudi investment in the U.S., and his speech on terrorism was well received. Last, but not least, he touched The Orb.

Hillary Clinton Wikipedia page redirected to ‘Mein Kampf’ for 16 hours and no one noticed

Despite how much we all love it, Wikipedia is not a credible source. That’s because any one can edit content at any time, adding in falsehoods that can sit there until, well, someone notices. Case in point: a page dedicated to the bibliography of Hillary Clinton redirected to Adolf Hilter’s autobiography Mein Kampf on Monday for over 16 hours.

Your dream BFFs Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o are starring in a movie together, just like you wanted

Sometimes dreams do come true. And we’ve got the Rihanna / Lupita Nyong’o buddy movie of your dreams to prove it. Netflix has just scooped up a movie project starring Rihanna and Nyong’o, to be directed by Ava DuVernay (Selma). Issa Rae (Insecure) is in talks to write the screenplay, per Entertainment Weekly .

PayPal files lawsuit against Pandora for mimicking its ‘iconic logo’

Imagine the horror: you’re attempting to pay for something using your phone but just when you reach the cash register your device starts blasting the last embarrassing song you were listening to. According to a legal complaint filed on Friday, this is a common problem faced by PayPal users thanks to the music streaming app Pandora’s 2016 logo redesign, which looks remarkably similar to PayPal’s.

Confirmed: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 shows something Westeros hasn’t seen in centuries

Well, so much for hopes of a diplomatic solution. New photos from the upcoming Game of Thrones Season 7 dropped Monday – and while they don’t offer a whole lot of new information, they do confirm what we suspected when we saw Queen Daenerys Targaryen’s ships heading westward at the end of Season 6.

Why Trump Allies Want To Talk Impeachment And Dem Leadership Doesn’t

WASHINGTON ― With President Donald Trump’s approval rating sinking and congressional Republicans pushing a deeply unpopular agenda, Democrats have a real chance to take back the House. But that opportunity is being complicated by one word that is coming up with increasing regularity on the midterm campaign trail: “impeachment.”

This Woman Lived In A Cave Without Health Care While A Parasite Ate Away At Her Face

UTUT FOREST, Kenya ― For Hellen Ruttoh Tarko, living in a cave for 16 years in a remote part of Kenya was bearable until a mysterious flesh-eating disease started taking over her face. At night, she would lie awake and feel the wounds itching as the disease spread.

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