The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday February 13)

February 13, 2018

A look at the stories making global news today.

Oxfam warned it could lose millions in funding over sex crimes scandal

Ahead of the meeting, Oxfam announced it would strengthen its staff vetting procedures and introduce a new whistleblower helpline as part of a package of reforms. “It is not sufficient to be appalled by the behavior of our former staff — we must and will learn from it and use it as a spur to improvement,” Oxfam’s chair of trustees, Caroline Thomson, said in a statement.

Cape Town rejoices as rain falls on drought-striken city

The rain that fell on Cape Town Friday evening was cause for celebration in a drought-stricken city headed for “Day Zero” — the day when taps are expected to run dry. Though whether the brief downpour was enough to delay “Day Zero” — set now for May 11 — remains to be seen.

Buried WWII bomb closes London airport

“Following the discovery of a World War II ordnance in King George V Dock as part of planned development works, a 214m exclusion zone has been implemented,” the airport said in a statement. “As a result, London City Airport is currently closed.” Metropolitan police were called after the bomb was revealed.

Russian plane crash kills all 71 people on board

The Antonov An-148 aircraft was carrying 65 passengers and six crew members, the Russian news agency Interfax said. The passengers included three children, ages 5, 13 and 17, state news agency RIA reported. The plane was headed to the Russian city of Orsk, near the border with Kazakhstan.

New York attorney general sues Harvey Weinstein and his company

Schneiderman said Sunday that a four-month investigation into sexual harassment found “vicious and exploitative mistreatment of company employees.” The suit also names Weinstein’s brother Bob, with whom he co-founded The Weinstein Company. The complaint alleges “a years-long gender-based hostile work environment, a pattern of quid pro quo sexual harassment, and routine misuse of corporate resources for unlawful ends.”

‘Darkest building on Earth’ unveiled at Winter Olympics

It’s the work of British architect Asif Khan, who achieved the super-black effect by coating the building in a revolutionary material that absorbs 99% of light. The Hyundai Pavilion, which Khan describes as a “schism in space,” has four curved walls, each of which is studded with thousands of tiny lights — like stars against the night sky.

Opinion | AIDS In America Is A Black Disease

My colleagues and I marched in the Kingdom Day Parade last month, and toward the end of the route, a group of 10-15 men and women began heckling us. “All Black people don’t have AIDS,” they said, referring to the Black AIDS Institute banner we were marching behind.

An American Man Actually Won A Luge Medal At The Olympics

Hey, it took just 54 years. Chris Mazdzer won a silver medal in the luge singles at the Winter Olympics on Sunday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, becoming the first U.S. man to earn a medal in the event. Chris @Mazdzer makes history with the first men’s singles luge medal for @TeamUSA, bringing home the #Silver!

George Clooney Talks About His Love For Amal, And It’s Devastatingly Romantic

George Clooney is about to get your heart all aflutter right before Valentine’s Day. In a new clip for the actor’s upcoming appearance on Netflix’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman,” Clooney describes how important his wife, Amal, is to him.

South Korea To Help Reunite More Families Divided By Korean War

The statement from the Ministry of Unification came after a high-level North Korean delegation concluded a three-day visit which included an invitation for South Korean President Moon Jae-in to travel to Pyongyang for talks. ″(The visit) shows North Korea’s will to improve inter-Korean ties is very strong and if needed it will take unprecedented and aggressive measures,” the ministry said.

The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water

Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about – water scarcity.

Harry and Meghan reveal wedding plans

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have revealed more details of their forthcoming wedding on 19 May. The couple will marry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, at midday – meaning a clash with the FA Cup final is unlikely as recent finals have kicked off at 17:30.

Idris Elba’s surprise marriage proposal

The actor popped the question to his girlfriend at a cinema screening in east London.

ANC to decide on President Zuma’s future

Leaders of South Africa’s governing ANC party are due to meet to decide the future of President Jacob Zuma. The National Executive Committee (NEC) is likely to ask him to step down, says BBC Africa Correspondent Andrew Harding. ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa acknowledged on Sunday that the issue was causing “disunity and discord”.

The Netherlands celebrated their Winter Olympics win by trolling Trump

The 2018 Pyeongchang Games are officially underway and now it’s a race to see which country scores the most golds and overall medals in the next two weeks. On Saturday, The Netherlands pulled off a medals sweep in the women’s 3,000-meter speed skating event, making them the first country to collect gold, silver, and bronze medals for this round of games.

How to switch back to the old version of Snapchat (before it sucked)

All is not well for Snapchat. The app has ticked off its most loyal users with its latest redesign which merges your friends’ snap messages with their Stories. It’s the app’s first major #facepalm. But good news! There’s a way to switch back to the old Snapchat, and we’re gonna show you how do it.

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