The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday July 11)

July 11, 2017

These are the stories making global headlines today.

Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says

Just 100 companies have been the source of more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988, according to a new report. The Carbon Majors Report (pdf) “pinpoints how a relatively small set of fossil fuel producers may hold the key to systemic change on carbon emissions,” says Pedro Faria, technical director at environmental non-profit CDP, which published the report in collaboration with the Climate Accountability Institute.

Trump defends decision to have daughter Ivanka sit in for him at G20

Donald Trump has defended a decision to have his daughter briefly sit in for him at a table with world leaders at an international summit. A Russian delegate tweeted a photo of Ivanka Trump in her father’s seat at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, sparking criticism from those who felt the move was inappropriate.

Robert Mugabe ruling Zimbabwe from hospital bed, says opposition

Robert Mugabe’s third trip to Singapore this year for medical treatment has prompted accusations that the 93-year old president is ruling Zimbabwe from a hospital bed. Mugabe is reported to have flown to the city state on Friday, prompting the ruling Zanu-PF party to cancel a youth rally that he had been scheduled to attend that day, suggesting that his latest trip was unplanned.

Grenfell Tower death toll will remain at about 80, police believe

The number of people who died in the Grenfell Tower fire will remain at about 80, police believe. Scotland Yard said they believed 350 people were in the tower when fire ripped through it last month. They said 255 people had survived and another 14 residents were not in their flats at the time of the blaze.

Trump returns to White House to confront Obamacare fight, Russia fallout

The President will be called upon to rescue a Republican push to repeal Obamacare that now appears to be in significant trouble, and he is facing increasing fallout from his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which offered new openings to his critics.

UK video offers advice on how to survive terror attack

The video, with its “Run, Hide, Tell” message, shows scenes of a mythical hotel under fire, in a chilling reminder of a deadly armed assault on British sunbathers in Tunisia two years ago. The film depicts tourists relaxing before gunmen attack the hotel, and then shows the holidaymakers and hotel staff trying to escape.

Qatar wants monetary compensation for the Arab embargo

The small Gulf nation on Sunday announced the formation of a special committee with which individuals and firms can file claims for damages. The committee will help legally pursue the claims, according to Qatar’s justice ministry.

China says Nobel-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo in ‘critical condition’

The announcement came just one day after Western specialists said the Nobel laureate could travel safely for treatment overseas if he was permitted to leave China soon. A statement released by the hospital where Liu is being treated described his worsening symptoms and condition, quoting his medical team — composed of prominent Chinese oncologists — as saying he is not suited for invasive procedures or radiation therapy.

Top Pope adviser lands in Australia to face sex charges

Returning to Sydney two weeks after the charges were leveled against him, the Holy See’s third-ranking figure has taken a leave of absence from the Vatican to defend himself at Melbourne Magistrates Court at the end of the month.

Tobacco use jumps 80% in top-grossing movies

The numbers are prompting concern from public health researchers and advocates over the effects these scenes have on young people’s behavior. “We’ve known for a while that the more you see smoking on screen, the more likely you are to see youth smoking cigarettes in real life,” said Michael Tynan, lead author of the report and a public health analyst at the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health.

Nkaissery’s Military Career was Quite Impressive… Here’s His CV

He was referred to as General Nkaissery, but until his death, not many Kenyans knew of his decorated military career. The country was on Saturday shocked to learn of the passing of General Joseph Kasaine Ole Nkaissery. He appeared perfectly healthy a few hours prior, even attending a prayer rally

VIDEO: Watch Kenyan Marathoner Narrate How He Outran Two Bears in the U.S

A Kenyan professional runner living in Auburn, Maine, reportedly outran a pair of black bears last week Wednesday. Moninda Marube, a 38-year-old student at the University of Maine, was out for an 18-mile run around 5 a.m. when he spotted two black bears in his path.

Smart speaker calls 911 during domestic dispute, police rescue woman and daughter

It can be a nuisance when a smart home device such as Google Home or Amazon Echo is inadvertently invoked. But it can also be a lifesaver. ABC News reported on Friday that a violent altercation between a man and his girlfriend was stopped after a smart home device called 911.

Five-storey building falls into the river, after being pounded by rain for days

A five-storey building collapsed after days of torrential rain pounding south-western China. In footage that has since gone viral, the residential building, located in Jomda county, in Tibet, is seen caving into the banks of the Ziqu River, which feeds into the Yangtze.

Trump at the G20 summit was pretty much a gaffe-filled disaster

The best part of the G20 summit this year? Trump’s many gaffes. Trump has probably learned the hard way that not all Asians look alike, after he mixed up Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

Why is everybody so worked up about Donald Trump’s Twitter account?

A ridiculous trend I’ve noticed among the public recently is how worked up everybody is over Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Yeah, a Twitter account for cryin’ out loud. Freaking seriously? It’s just Twitter. It means nothing. Why is everybody so worked up over his Twitter account?

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is a hit, but it’s still #2 behind that horrible one with Venom

Face it, Spidey fans: emo Peter Parker and dumpster fire Venom will never be scrubbed from our collective memories. Spider-Man: Homecoming opened with $117 million at the U.S. box office, based on Sunday estimates. That’s a great start for Sony’s second reboot, but it’s still not enough to unseat the wall-crawler’s top opener to date: Spider-Man 3, with $151.1 million.

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