The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday June 23)

June 23, 2017

To end the week, these are the stories making news headlines across the world.

PHOTOS – Angelina Jolie is in Kenya

Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie is in the country. Jolie, who is a UNHCR Special Envoy, spent World Refugee Day in Nairobi where she met with adolescent refugee girls. The 42-year-old actress also addressed staff at the International Peace Support Training Centre during training on sexual vi

VIDEO: Kalonzo Praises Women Who Kicked Out Mutua Supporter from Matatu

Since last week Friday, a video has been going viral on the interwebs showing a group of women ejecting a supporter of Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua from a bus.

KOT Reactions After Wavinya Ndeti was Cleared to Run by the High Court

It was a huge boost for Kalonzo Musyoka and Wiper party yesterday after their candidate for the Machakos gubernatorial seat, Wavinya Ndeti, was cleared to run. The High Court overturned an earlier ruling by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Tribunal barring her from runni

Sh221 Million Jackpot Winner Clears Six-Figure HELB Loan in One Payment

Two months after Samuel Abisai won the single largest cash prize in Kenya’s history, the multi-millionaire has finally cleared his HELB university loan. Abisai, an alumnus of Nairobi University, last Friday stunned officials at the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) when he cleared his six-figur

12-Year-Old Boy “Ordered by Dark Forces to Murder Girlfriend” Found Guilty

A 12-Year-Old boy has been found guilty of murdering his 11-year-old girlfriend. The Standard Three pupil’s defence that dark forces ordered him to stab the girl three times as the two had sex was dismissed by Justice Christine Meoli. The pupil from Kinangop was accused of stabbing 11-year-old

Intel chiefs tell investigators Trump suggested they refute collusion with Russians

Two of the nation’s top intelligence officials told Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team and Senate investigators, in separate meetings last week, that President Donald Trump suggested they say publicly there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians, according to multiple sources.

Prince Harry: No royal wants to be king or queen

In an interview with Newsweek, Prince Harry said the monarchy was a “force for good” but suggested that he and his older brother Prince William are trying to overhaul its image. “We are involved in modernizing the British monarchy. We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people” the prince said.

London fire: 600 other high-rises may be under threat

The British government has estimated that 600 high-rise buildings across England may be covered in cladding similar to that used on Grenfell Tower, the 24-story apartment block that was gutted by a huge fire in west London last week.

Images Saudi Arabia doesn’t want you to see

In another hospital, Ali Annhari sits with his daughter Isra in his lap. Her eyes are glazed, an IV drip in her hand. She is suffering from cholera. “I am scared of course,” Annhari says, “three of my children had cholera. Your children are your world.

Trump visit to UK will go ahead, Boris Johnson says

State visits by foreign leaders are traditionally included in the Queen’s Speech, which marks the opening of British Parliament. But while Wednesday’s speech included a mention of the upcoming visit of Spain’s King Felipe, who is expected in London next month, Trump’s name was conspicuous by its absence.

Father pays tribute to son who died aboard the USS Fitzgerald

“He’s my son, he’s a hero in my eyes … he was my best friend,” Martin told Baldwin. “Mr. Martin, you’re choking me up,” Baldwin said. The emotional exchange came as Baldwin listened to Martin attempting to do the near unthinkable — put his feelings and thoughts into words just one day after he received his dead son’s remains.

George Clooney is selling his tequila brand for up to $1 billion

The actor is selling his Casamigos tequila brand to Diageo, the owner of Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Cîroc, for up to $1 billion. “If you asked us four years ago if we had a billion dollar company, I don’t think we would have said yes,” Clooney said in a statement.

Record-breaking speed sailor has plans for ‘crazy boat’

Flamingos soar over the Namibian coastline as the fastest sailor in history flies by at 78mph. A decade of work, unwavering belief and dedication to the cause is crystallized in a single record-breaking moment. Welcome to the Bonneville Salt Flats of speed sailing. Meet Paul Larsen, pilot of the Vestas Sailrocket 2.

Dani Alves goes back to his roots as he challenges Messi and Neymar

Dani Alves is on the brink of a move from Juventus to Manchester City The full-back is spending his summer holidays in Juazeiro, north east Brazil The small village is the area where the footballer was born and raised As a move to Manchester City for Juventus defender, Dani Alves, looks increasingly on the cards, the 34-year-old Brazilian has been taking time out by returning to his roots.

Liverpool close in on Mohamed Salah as winger undergoes medical

Liverpool are on the verge of signing Egypt international Mohamed Salah The deal will be worth almost £40m once add-ons have been included It will exceed the club’s record purchase of £35m for Andy Carroll in 2011 Salah will fly from Cairo to London for a medical on Tuesday morning Mohamed Salah is on the brink of becoming Liverpool’s record signing in a deal that could cost £39million.

Conte embarks on £48m Bonucci raid and keeps up Sandro chase

Antonio Conte is looking to raid old club Juventus to bolster Chelsea’s back line According to reports in Italy, Conte is testing the Old Lady with big-money bids The Blues are trying to tempt the Italians with £48m offer for Leonardo Bonucci Conte has also refused to give up on signing Brazilian left-back Alex Sandro Antonio Conte is bombarding his former club Juventus with big-money offers for their defensive stars in a bid to bolster Chelsea’s back-line.

Borussia Dortmund set Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang asking price at £63m

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could leave Borussia Dortmund this summer German side only willing to sell the striker before the end of July though Paris Saint-Germain pulled out of a move paving way for Premier League sides Liverpool and Chelsea are two front runners despite other attacking targets Borussia Dortmund are set to spark a bidding war for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after admitting they were willing to listen to offers for the Bundesliga top scorer.

Why Tumblr’s new ‘safe mode’ is a bigger deal than you think

Tumblr just made some big changes to how it approaches NSFW content. Earlier this week, the platform introduced a new “safe mode” that, when enabled, prevents users from seeing NSFW content unless they choose to view it. That may sound like a pretty straightforward change, but it’s already proving to be controversial and not just for the reasons you may think.

Donald Trump explains why he wouldn’t want a ‘poor person’ in his cabinet

“Drain the swamp” was one of the most memorable slogans of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. It was used to condemn Hillary Clinton’s perceived cosiness with Wall Street types. So Mr Trump’s declaration that he wouldn’t appoint a poor person to a cabinet position has raised eyebrows.

Sean Spicer says reporters ask ‘snarky’ questions because they want to become ‘YouTube stars’

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s obvious disdain for the media seems to have reached a new level. In an interview with Lifezette publisher Laura Ingraham, Spicer accused the White House press corps of asking “snarky” questions in order to become famous on YouTube, because that is obviously the dream of any reporter.

Trump’s terrible handshakes are given the ‘Mortal Kombat’ treatment they deserve

If you’ve ever wanted to feel the satisfaction President Trump gets from his assertive handshakes with world leaders, you’re now in luck. American Hand Fighter II , a new 8-bit style mock video game, is a glorious rendering of some of Trump’s most aggressive and awkward handshakes.

Fan stops traffic to get a selfie with The Rock

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is all about making his fans happy and sometimes that means halting traffic to do so. The Rock was driving in his pickup after work when a fan pulled up beside him, recognized the actor, and started to freak out.

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