The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday June 29)

June 29, 2017

These are links to the stories making headlines this Thursday.

PHOTOS – Joho Takes Back Betty Kyallo’s Sh13 Million Porsche… Brands it for Campaign

Confirmed! The Sultan hapendi ujinga. It has been an open secret that Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho and KTN anchor Betty Kyallo have been an item. The wealthy governor is said to have splashed Betty with all kinds of gifts, including a Porsche Cayenne, registration KCG 001J, estimated to cost

Good News: SGR Online Booking Website Launched… Full Details

You cried and they have listened.. well, at least partially. Since the launch of the SGR, Kenyans have continued to demand for an online ticketing platform, where they can pay for tickets and choose a seat number from the comfort of their homes. Kenya Railways had previously promised to launch

Why Victor Wanyama Street in Tanzania was Pulled Down after Just 24 Hours

Just 24 hours after being announced as Kenya’s most influential sporting personality, Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama had a street named after him in Tanzania, and 24 hours later the honor was pulled down by Tanzanian officials. Wanyama, who celebrated his 26th birthday on Sunday, was holiday

BIZARRE!! How Swarm of Bees Forced Car Thief to Surrender to Police

A bizarre incident in Bungoma on Monday led to the arrest of a suspected car thief after a swarm of bees forced the suspect to seek solace at a police station.

Venezuela’s Maduro: Helicopter attacked Supreme Court

In a televised address on state TV Tuesday, Maduro said one of the grenades failed to explode, and no one had been injured, but armed forces had been deployed to hunt down the suspects. Minister for Communications and Information Ernesto Villegas called the attack an attempted coup.

GOP senators unhappy with ads against Heller

After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he would postpone a vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare, a group of stunned Republican lawmakers went to the White House Tuesday afternoon to air their grievances — and chart a path forward — with President Donald Trump.

Sarah Palin sues New York Times

The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate filed a lawsuit against the Times on Tuesday alleging that a recent editorial falsely portrayed her as responsible for inciting the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords.

Johnny Galecki loses ranch in sprawling California fire

Galecki was not home at the time of the fire and has not returned to the location since the incident, first reported by TMZ, his rep said. The ranch, which is not Galecki’s primary residence, was claimed by the so-called Hill Fire, a blaze that started around 3:30 p.m.

Queen Elizabeth II is getting a 78% raise from the government

The Queen received £42.8 million ($54.6 million) in tax-free income from the state last year as her annual “sovereign grant.” This year the payment will balloon by 78% to £76.1 million ($97 million). Payouts from the state are expected to remain at elevated levels for 10 years as Buckingham Palace undergoes an extensive face lift.

Prada is selling a paper clip for $185, and people aren’t taking it well

For anyone who doesn’t want to saunter into work and make it rain paper clips like the patron saint of office supplies, you can spend that same money on just one. Prada created a sterling silver “paperclip-shaped” money clip, which Barney’s is selling for $185.

Inside Apple: How the iPhone almost never happened

When Apple’s smartphone went on sale on June 29, 2007, the world was dominated by flip phones and Blackberrys with tiny keyboards. People carried iPods for music, Palm Pilots for calendars, and compact cameras for photography. Putting all those things into a rectangle that fit in your pocked seemed crazy.

New parrot species identified in Mexico, study says

Such is the case for a species of parrot that was recently identified and is now known as Amazona gomezgarzai — the blue-winged Amazon — according to a new study. An international team of researchers described the distinctive wing patterns and call of A. gomezgarzai in a study published in the journal PeerJ on Tuesday.

Trump compliments Irish reporter’s ‘beautiful smile’ in Oval Office

President Trump beckoned RTÉ reporter Caitriona Perry to the Truman desk as he spoke with Leo Varadkar on Tuesday He told the new Irish Prime Minister: ‘We have a lot of beautiful Irish press in the room’ before asking where Ms. Perry was from Trump remarked that the reporter had

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56

Michael Nyqvist has died at the age of 56 it was revealed on Tuesday. The actor – best known for his role in the Swedish movie adaptations of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series – died from lung cancer.

How Diana’s death sparked a fallout between Charles and the Queen

New biography of Camilla reveals details of Charles’ relationship with the Queen Charles and the Queen were together the early morning Princess Diana died But the Queen left the comforting to Camilla, who was at home 500 miles away Camilla first thought Diana had only broken an arm, but later

Prince William is dragged into World Cup storm

Prince William and David Cameron named in Fifa ethics report on World Cup It claims they were present at meeting discussing vote trading with South Korea Report published into the bidding process around 2018 and 2022 tournaments England’s bid failed and questions raised over how William was exposed to deal Prince William was dragged into the murky saga of World Cup vote trading yesterday after a report claimed he and David Cameron were at secret hotel negotiations during England’s failed bid in 2010.

Killer becomes Britain’s longest-serving solitary confinement inmate

Robert Maudsley, who has turned 64, has spent 14,235 days in jail alone at HMP Wakefield after killing four people – including three fellow prisoners He garroted a man who had hired him as a rent boy and is considered one of the most dangerous inmates in Britain today.

Cristiano Ronaldo vs Alexis Sanchez: How do the big stars compare?

Both have enjoyed trophy-winning seasons at their respective domestic clubs Cristiano Ronaldo won the Champions League and La Liga title with Real Madrid Alex Sanchez played a pivotal role in Arsenal winning the FA Cup last season Portugal meet Chile in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup in Russia It’s difficult to find two bigger talisman figures in world football than Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sanchez.

Arsenal offer Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil 20% pay-rises

Arsenal have offered Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil pay-rises of 20 per cent The club are seeking to resolve long-running contract disputes with the pair The wage increases would be triggered by regaining Champions League status Arsenal are offering Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil huge Champions League pay hikes to sign new contracts.

Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata ‘speeds up transfer to Manchester United’

Alvaro Morata has cut short his honeymoon in Ibiza as he attempts to seal a move to Manchester United, according to Spanish newspaper AS. AS report that the Real Madrid striker has spoken several times on the phone with United boss Jose Mourinho and is keen on a move to the Premier League.

Ryan Reynolds starts filming ‘Deadpool’ sequel, holds off on sarcastic comment

We’ve known for ages that there will be a Deadpool sequel, but thanks to star Ryan Reynolds we know it’s finally happening. Reynolds posted an Instagram photo on Tuesday of the slate for Deadpool 2, just after wrapping his first day back on set.

Instagram is making it way easier to keep track of comments

Instagram comments might be getting a much-needed update. A new test on the Android app of Instagram shows nested comments, similar to those on Facebook. Hitting “reply” on a comment now adds them to a thread like this: Instagram comments are currently a confusing mess, so it’s a good sign that the company is working on changing that.

Taco Bell actually went ahead and married a hungry couple

Yeah, I’ll have a Crunchy Taco Supreme and one wedding please. Dan Ryckert and Bianca Monda were the first couple to get married at Taco Bell’s Las Vegas Cantina flagship restaurant and the first couple the fast food chain has married. The lucky couple was selected after sending in a 30-second video to enter the Love and Tacos Contest.

One ‘Game of Thrones’ star almost couldn’t return for Season 7

If you watched Iron Fist (our condolences), the highlight by far was Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing. But before she was cast in the Netflix Marvel-verse, Henwick portrayed Nymeria Sand of Dorne on Game of Thrones, and she wasn’t sure she could return for Season 7.

Serena Williams shows off her baby bump in gorgeous ‘Vanity Fair’ photoshoot

Are you even a pregnant celebrity if you don’t have a lauded photoshoot that gets retweeted and ‘grammed by everyone? The latest to do it, and do it stunningly, is Serena Williams. The tennis star is expecting a newborn in September, and celebrated by gracing the cover of Vanity Fair’s issue à la Demi Moore, along with an incredible photo spread by legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz.

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