The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday June 8)

June 8, 2017

Here are the stories making news today.

Fact Check: Was Sh100 Billion Really Stolen in the SGR Project?

It’s political season and yet again, the mainstream media is performing miserably in fact-checking politicians. The biggest topic has been the SGR railway, and despite having tens of archive videos and news articles, the likes of Nation and Standard have refused to confirm political statements. L

PHOTOS – Gentleman Sonko Carries Shebesh’s Handbag and Social Media Can’t Cope

Sonko’s reported transformation continues to elicit mixed reactions from Netizens as the Nairobi senator continues to charm his way towards the governor seat. In the past few weeks Sonko has been stepping out in suits, looking all professional and mature. His famous interview on Jeff Koinange Liv

Another One: Man Gets Stuck in Sister-in-law During Illicit Sex

A section of Nakuru town came to a standstill yesterday after what was supposed to be a private affair between a man and his wife’s sister became a public spectacle. The 55 year old got stuck with his sister-in-law during sex at a Nakuru lodge.

Tehran attacks: Blast at Khomeini mausoleum, parliament under fire

Iran state media reports multiple attacks in the capital, Tehran, at the Ayatollah Khomeini mausoleum and the Islamic Consultative Assembly or Majlis.

FIRST ON CNN: US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis

US investigators believe Russian hackers breached Qatar’s state news agency and planted a fake news report that contributed to a crisis among the US’ closest Gulf allies, according to US officials briefed on the investigation.

Trump speaks to Saudi king as Gulf crisis deepens

The leaders of the US and Saudi Arabia spoke Tuesday as a growing number of countries moved to sever ties with Qatar over alleged ties to terror networks.

Omran Daqneesh, young face of Aleppo suffering, seen on Syrian TV

Omran Daqneesh, the boy whose bloodied, dusty face became the image suffering in rebel-held Aleppo, is once again appearing on video clips being shared worldwide.

North Korea accuses Trump of being ‘selfish’ over Paris climate pact

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement has been criticized by major global powers — and now North Korea is getting in on the act.

Trump is hurting American tourism

President Donald Trump won’t stop tweeting about his travel ban. That’s bad news for the U.S. tourism industry. So is Trump’s war of words with the mayor of London in the wake of Saturday’s terror attacks. And his decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement.

Russia has a ‘staggering’ HIV epidemic

Russia has the third-highest number of new HIV infections in the world, and experts say it’s causing another epidemic: one of stigma and discrimination.

$10m to solve world’s biggest art heist?

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum doubling the reward for the return of artworks may be more an act of desperation than a sign of impending solution.

5 times Beyoncé has been influenced by Nigerian culture

From her videos and stage performances to her maternity photo shoot. Here are 5 times the superstar has given nods Nigerian culture.

Trump blocked users on Twitter and now they’re threatening legal action

Twitter users want President Donald Trump to unblock them-or face legal action. “This Twitter account operates as a ‘designated public forum’ for First Amendment purposes, and accordingly the viewpoint-based blocking of our clients is unconstitutional,” reads a letter representing several Twitter users, including Holly O’Reilly, who was blocked after tweeting Trump a GIF of the president meeting Pope Francis.

The world’s best airport is about to become the only one with a hedge maze

Airports are often merely places to kill a couple of hours during transit, but Singapore’s upcoming extension to its airport is going to make travellers want to hang out a little longer. Changi Airport just released teaser footage of its planned Jewel complex, a sprawling 134,000 square metre (approximately 33 American football fields) mall that’ll open in 2019.

Trudeau and Obama had a cosy date night and everyone is swooning

Macron who? Our favourite bromance pairing has made a reappearance, much to the internet’s delight. Canadian Prime Minister and all-round heartthrob Justin Trudeau tweeted a photo of himself with Barack Obama on Tuesday night, in a restaurant in his hometown of Montreal. Naturally, the internet couldn’t handle it. Ok.

Apple is (no joke) about to drop a reality TV show called ‘Planet of the Apps’

Can app developers make it work? Apple’s move into original television, that is. Yes, the Cupertino company has gone Hollywood with its first TV series, a reality show called … wait for it … Planet of the Apps. The 10-episode series “celebrates the world of apps and the talented people who create them,” according to the press release.

California’s governor, not Trump, meets with China over climate change

A key politician is missing from a new clean energy partnership between the United States and China: President Donald Trump. The agreement instead involves Chinese President Xi Jinping and California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has vowed to lead America’s fight against climate change following Trump’s decision to pull the U.S.

Michael Moore wants whistleblowers to share their secrets on TrumpiLeaks

In case you needed another reminder that these are some crazy times we’re living in, Michael Moore has you covered with his own version of WikiLeaks. Except it’s called TrumpiLeaks. Yep. This is happening. In a letter published by The Huffington Post, Moore, an ardent Trump critic, describes how his new site “will enable courageous whistleblowers to privately communicate with me and my team.”

6 Underrated European Cities You Should Seriously Visit

You’ve been to Paris and you’ve been to Rome, but Europe is a big continent full of hidden treasures ripe for exploring. Here, six lesser-known European cities that deserve a spot on your travel bucket list.

McDonald’s Billboard Makes Stoner Joke, But Corporate Isn’t Laughing

Well, we can all guess where the McDonald’s on Exit 451 stands when it comes to the marijuana debate. This franchise put up a new billboard on the New Mexico-Colorado border advertising its green-chile breakfast burritos. It reads: “Usually, when you roll something this good, it’s illegal!”

Senate Republicans Are Closer Than Ever To Repealing Obamacare

WASHINGTON ― Republican senators appear closer to ultimately passing a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with legislation that would dramatically reduce health insurance coverage for low-income people, only in a less severe fashion than the House measure.

Even North Korea Thinks Trump’s Decision To Quit Paris Deal Is ‘Short-Sighted’

On Tuesday, a spokesman for the isolated state’s Foreign Ministry described Trump’s decision as “the height of egoism” ― and said it showed the U.S. was “seeking only their own well-being even at the cost of the entire planet.”

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