The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday August 15)

August 15, 2017

Have a look at the biggest stories in the world today.

Defeated, Desperate and Isolated… Raila is Fighting a Losing Battle and Everyone Knows it

It is said there is no fool like an old fool. Kenya has just witnessed its most transparent election in history. Every single observer called if free and credible, and for the first time ever, the election results are verifiable.

Raila Declares Monday a Public Holiday, Tells Kenyans To Boycott Nation Media

Following a series of violent protests witnessed in Nairobi slums and luoland, Kenyans demanded that Raila comes out and talks to his people. Yesterday, he heeded this call and led a delegation of Luo politicians to Kibera and Mathare slums. It was thought that he might finally make his concessio

Betty Kyallo: I was Advised that Whiskey and Smoking Would Make my Voice Better

KTN’s news anchor Betty Kyallo has revealed an interesting advice she received when she started out as a media personality. In a candid interview with the Standard Insight magazine, the Friday Briefing host said she was told drinking and smoking would improve her voice. According to the indust

Sierra Leone mudslide buries houses with hundreds feared dead – BBC News

Hundreds of people are feared dead and others trapped in their homes after a mudslide near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains leaving many houses completely covered in mud. A BBC reporter at the scene says many people may have been caught asleep when the mudslide occurred.

A Country Divided and its 70-year legacy

This article contains images of dead bodies In the weeks before the British left colonial India, Ken Miln fished as he always did on the Hooghly river outside Calcutta. He was 11 years old and in a dinghy with the manjies – or boatmen – concentrating on hooking a big catch.

‘Three dead’ in Burkina Faso attack – BBC News

Three people are reported dead after suspected jihadists launched an attack n the centre of the capital of Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou. Witnesses were quoted as saying that three gunmen opened fire on customers seated outside a hotel and restaurant.

Kenya election: Raila Odinga’s strike call mostly ignored – BBC News

Many Kenyans have ignored opposition leader Raila Odinga’s call for a strike over disputed elections. In the capital Nairobi and other cities, many shops remain open. At least 24 people have been killed in violence since the 8 August election, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights has said.

What trees teach us about life and happiness

“Trees are sanctuaries,” wrote the German poet and philosopher Herman Hesse. “When we have learned to listen to trees… that is home. That is happiness.” In his book Trees: Reflections and Poems, Hesse makes the philosophical case for trees, and how they are the key to essential notions of truth, beauty, home, belonging and happiness.

Trump advisers signal the knives are out for Bannon

The comments come as a source inside the White House tells CNN that White House chief of staff John Kelly has soured on Bannon, a political operative with deep ties to the ‘alt-right’ and the former head of the conservative news site Breitbart.

At least 18 killed in Burkina Faso restaurant terror attack

The attack took place in Ouagadougou, the capital of the West African nation, the government confirmed in a statement. It’s not known how many attackers were involved, although a press release from the government reported two were killed. So far,no claim of responsibility has been made.

Taylor Swift lawsuit: Jury to hear closing arguments

A jury will hear closing arguments today in a lawsuit brought by a former radio DJ in Colorado who says Taylor Swift’s allegation that he groped her led to his firing. They’ll also hear final arguments in Swift’s countersuit against ex-DJ David Mueller.

24 killed in post-election violence in Kenya, group says

The victims included a 9-year-old girl, according to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights. Relatives said the victims were shot dead in various parts of the nation, including 17 in the capital of Nairobi, the group said.

Drunk American punched for making ‘Nazi salute’ in German bar

The 41-year-old man “was very drunk” early Saturday morning when he made the “Hitler greeting” at a bar in the Neustadt district of Dresden, deputy police chief Lutz Milker said. “He didn’t say anything — just the salute. So far we have no explanation why.”

GoDaddy Pulls The Plug On Neo-Nazi Website

Web hosting company GoDaddy announced on Sunday that a neo-Nazi and white supremacist website had 24 hours to move its domain to another provider. The Daily Stormer, a site the Southern Poverty Law Center described as dedicated to ” spreading anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism and white nationalism,” published a derogatory post about 32-year-old Heather Heyer on Sunday.

Trump’s Obamacare Tantrum Shows He’s Learned Nothing From Repeal’s Collapse

Maybe Donald Trump should cut Mitch McConnell a little slack. The president has been having a tantrum over health care ― calling the Senate’s failure to pass a bill repealing the Affordable Care Act last month a “disgrace,” and suggesting that McConnell, the Republican senator from Kentucky, should lose his job as majority leader if that’s where the repeal effort ends.

Why Arya Was Surprised To Find That Letter On ‘Game Of Thrones’

Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) dusted off her cat-chasing stealth skills on Sunday’s episode of ” Game of Thrones,” titled “Eastwatch,” to get a little dirt on Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen). Understandably, she suspects he is up to no good. Somewhat surprisingly, he leads her into a trap.

SCANDAL: Shonda Rhimes Is Taking All Her Brilliant Talent To Netflix

Shonda Rhimes, the creator of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” signed an exclusive, multi-year deal with Netflix, the streaming service announced on Sunday. The award-winning writer and producer will soon move her production company ShondaLand from Disney-ABC studios to Netflix.

‘Little Mermaid’ Star Fires Back At Those Who Say Ariel Can’t Be Asian

Ariel wouldn’t take this, and neither is Diana Huey. The Asian American actress who stars in the touring musical production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is speaking out after online critics cast doubt on her ability to play the redheaded heroine not because of her talents and skills, but because of her ethnicity.

Hackers Leak More Unaired Episodes Of HBO Shows, Network Refuses To Comment

As hackers continue to leak unaired episodes of popular HBO shows, the network says it won’t be baited into commenting on each new development. On Sunday, the hackers, who caused a stir last month when they released content from season 7 of “Game of Thrones,” leaked several episodes of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Insecure” and “Ballers,” among other programming, according to The Associated Press.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Just Changed Everything You Know About Jon Snow

Jon Snow is officially too legit to quit. Episode 5 of ” Game of Thrones ” Season 7, “Eastwatch,” featured some moments fans have been waiting for, and other surprises No One saw coming (yeah, we’re talking about Arya).

The Most Memed-About Mystery On ‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Solved

And now, his rowing is ended. After he climbed into a boat and rowed out of our lives in Season 3 of ” Game of Thrones,” the most memed-about mystery on the show became “what happened to Gendry?”

Katy Perry And Orlando Bloom Look Like A Couple At Ed Sheeran Concert

In the words of Ed Sheeran, Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry “push and pull like a magnet do.” The former couple sure seemed attracted to each other Saturday night. The “Roar” singer and “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor were spotted together during a Sheeran concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles, holding hands, hugging and cuddling up, Entertainment Tonight reported on Sunday.

Man refuses to let his fear of heights ruin this breathtaking view

Taking in the view is the best part of vacation for some people. For others, it’s a nightmare. So what does one do when visiting Dún Aonghasa in Ireland while suffering from acrophobia? Take the belly approach. With some encouraging words from his daughter, this terrified dad managed to belly his way right to the edge of the cliff.

520 elephants have new, safer homes thanks to a record relocation effort

The largest elephant relocation effort in history has finally come to a successful end. A total of 520 elephants were taken from two separate conservation spaces – Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve – and moved more than 200 miles to their new home in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.

Bruno Mars donates $1 million to Flint water crisis

Singer Bruno Mars announced at a concert in Auburn Hills, Michigan that he donated $1 million to aid the Flint water crisis. “Tonight I want to donate 1 million dollars, to our brothers and sisters in Flint, Michigan,” Mars announced to the crowd, which immediately erupted in approval.

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