The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday August 23)

August 23, 2017

Here are links to some of the biggest stories from select sources.

David Ndii Drafts Divorce Papers After Kenya Failed To Burn

Kenya is a cruel marriage and David Ndii thinks we should talk divorce. The controversial ‘public intellectual’, and primary author of one of Nasa’s manifesto has previously talked of the failed experiment called Kenya. As it stands, the country is nothing more than a bunch of tribes that are

Reminder: This is What Sonko Promised To Accomplish Within 100 Days

The honeymoon is over. Mike Sonko is now officially Nairobi governor after his swearing in yesterday. For the past 5 years, all eyes have been on Evans Kidero as Nairobians watched in dismay as he failed to accomplish anything.

Student Who Went Missing with Boyfriend in Mt Kenya Found Dead

A Kirinyaga Technical University student who disappeared with her boyfriend while on a hiking expedition at the Mt Kenya has been found dead. Yvonne Mwendwa, 21, disappeared together with her boyfriend, 22-year-old musician Dennis Kirimi, while hiking Mt Kenya on September 30 last year. Ms Mwe

Husband of Slain Kayole Female Gangster Gunned Down in Ruiru

Police on Sunday gunned down two suspected gangsters believed to be members of the same gang as the slain gangster, Claire Njoki Mwaniki alias “Clea Adi Vybz.” One of the suspects, known by his alias ‘Mwanii Sparta’, was the husband of Claire Njoki.

Hollywood (and Bollywood) gender pay gap revealed: Highest-paid actress Emma Stone is way behind the men

A list of the highest-paid men, published today by Forbes magazine, showed that she was paid less than Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel, Adam Sandler, Jackie Chan, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Cruise, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hanks, Samuel L Jackson, and her La La Land co-star Ryan Gosling.

Spanish terror attacks: Four men appear in court for questioning after on-the-run suspected jihadist shot dead

The four remaining alleged members of a terror cell that carried out deadly twin attacks in Spain arrived in a Madrid court on Tuesday where they will be questioned by a judge after eight other suspects were killed.

Imam behind Barcelona terror attacks used human rights to fight deportation from Spain

Es Satty, who police confirmed last night had died in an explosion at a bomb factory in the Catalan town of Alcanar, is thought to have brainwashed the terrorists. Spanish officials have not responded to the claims that Es Satty ought to have been removed from Spain.

Barcelona to sue Neymar for £7.8million for alleged breach of contract

Barcelona are suing Neymar for €8.5million (£7.8million) for alleged breach of contract and demanding he return the loyalty bonus paid after he renewed his deal in October, less than a year before he signed for Paris St. Germain, the club said Tuesday.

Missouri is set to execute a convicted killer. His lawyers say new DNA evidence proves he’s innocent.

The execution of Marcellus Williams is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET, but lawyers for the death row inmate have asked the US Supreme Court to stop the execution and examine the new evidence. A brief filed Monday night with Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch said the appeal is not based on witness recantation.

‘Some remains’ found in search for missing crew on US warship

Navy and Marine Corps divers found the remains in the sealed compartments aboard the McCain, said Swift, commander of the Pacific Fleet. The Royal Malaysian Navy has located one body at sea, and officials are working to determine if it is one of the missing sailors, he said.

Hundreds dead after flooding in South Asia

It is the worst flooding that some parts of South Asia have seen in decades, with about 24 million people affected, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said. “The situation is going from bad to worse,” said Jagan Chapagain, the IFRC’s under secretary-general for programs and operations.

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417 million in talcum powder case

Eva Echeverria, a 63-year-old from Los Angeles, said she had been using the powder as a regular part of her feminine hygiene routine since she was 11 years old. She stopped using it in 2016, after she read a news story about another woman who used it and had ovarian cancer.

Boy with heart transplant dies on first day of school

The 13-year-old had survived a heart transplant in March and spent the past five months living a full and fun life, said his father, Corey West. He developed a passion for food, especially Mexican. Soccer became his favorite sport, and he would watch FC Cincinnati professional games with his dad.

Treasury secretary’s wife faces criticism for Instagram post, reply

The post began with a glamorous photo of Linton stepping off an official government plane on a trip to Kentucky with her husband, who was there to discuss tax reform with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and visit Fort Knox.

Trump-shaped ecstasy pills seized by police

The tablets were found in a car in Lower Saxony, a state in northwest Germany, police confirmed in a statement Monday. “During the search of the vehicle police found about 5,000 ecstasy tablets with the portrait of the American president …

‘Game Of Thrones’ Director Teases Dark Fate For Arya And Sansa

Arya and Sansa Stark’s warm family reunion is already fading from memory. Earlier this season on ” Game of Thrones,” the sisters finally embraced after a yearslong separation that was miserable, at different times, in different ways, for each of them, and it seemed like they might’ve grown to accept the differences that caused them so much conflict as children.

Women Tweet Cheeky Selfies In Solidarity With Politician Called ‘Lipstick On A Pig’

Jacinda Ardern became New Zealand’s opposition leader at the beginning of this month, making her the youngest person (and only the second woman) to ever lead the country’s Labour Party. Ardern, 37, was elected unanimously after the party’s Andrew Little stepped down, and, according to The Guardian, she is particularly popular among young people and women.

Taliban Condemns Trump’s Decision To Continue War In Afghanistan

KABUL, Aug 22 (Reuters) – A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban condemned on Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will keep American troops in Afghanistan with no set timetable for withdrawal. “Instead of continuing of war in Afghanistan, Americans should have thought about withdrawing their soldiers from Afghanistan,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement issued hours after Trump’s televised speech on U.S.

New Accuser Says R. Kelly Had Sex With Her When She Was 16

After numerous allegations of sexual misconduct with minors, another young woman has come forward alleging that R. Kelly engaged in an abusive sexual relationship with her when she was underage. Jerhonda Pace, now 24, told BuzzFeed contributor Jim DeRogatis in a report posted Tuesday that she met R.

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