The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday March

March 13, 2018

Here are links to some of the biggest stories on the web today.

49 dead after plane crash at Kathmandu airport

Flight BS 211, which belongs to US-Bangla Airlines, a privately owned Bangladeshi carrier, was flying from Dhaka, Bangladesh, police spokesperson Manoj Neupane said. There were 71 passengers on the plane including the crew, said Kamrul Islam, the head of public relations for for US-Bangla.

Putin: Maybe Jews or minorities behind US election interference

Putin was speaking with NBC News’ Megyn Kelly as she repeatedly asked him about Russian involvement in the election. Last month, special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential election, charging them with conspiracy to defraud the United States.

UN official convinced of Myanmar Rohingya ‘genocide’

More than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh since August 2017, bringing with them stories of mass murder and destruction at the hands of the country’s military.

Syrian regime forces cut Eastern Ghouta into three parts

Syrian regime forces advanced Sunday to cut off Douma, the largest city in Eastern Ghouta and the main rebel supply route, media activist Bilal Abu Salah told CNN. The town of Harasta was also isolated from the rest of the enclave by regime forces, which additionally broke off several central and southern towns and villages in Eastern Ghouta, he added.

The 64 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump’s untethered Pennsylvania speech

President Donald Trump traveled to western Pennsylvania Saturday night on a rescue mission: State Rep. Rick Saccone (R) is fighting for his political life in a House special election on Tuesday and the President’s visit was aimed at rallying the GOP base in a district he won by 20 points in 2016.

Putin ‘couldn’t care less’ if Russian citizens meddled in US election

During a no-holds-barred interview with NBC News’ Megyn Kelly, Putin repeatedly denied ordering a multifaceted influence campaign to sabotage the presidential election. “Why have you decided the Russian authorities, myself included, gave anybody permission to do this?” Putin asked.

Greek football club owner invades pitch with gun

The incident occurred in a Greek Superleague match between rivals PAOK and AEK Athens, after the referee disallowed a last-minute goal for PAOK defender Fernando Varela. With confusion surrounding whether the goal had been awarded or not, Savvidis walked onto the pitch accompanied by bodyguards wearing a handgun in a holster on his waist.

After Bruno Mars is accused of cultural appropriation, black celebrities come to his defense

“Cultural appropriation,” according to the Cambridge Dictionary, is “the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture.”

Oprah Just Taught Everyone How To Respond To Trump’s Insults

Oprah Winfrey isn’t playing President Donald Trump ‘s insult game. In recent weeks, Trump has repeatedly attacked the actress and talk show maven. He called Winfrey ” very insecure” in a tweet last month and over the weekend he promised to make a possible presidential run ” painful ” for her.

Beyoncé And Jay-Z Announce Joint Tour ‘On The Run II’

Beyoncé and Jay-Z don’t just run the world, they’re going to tour it together again. The first couple of hip-hop announced on Monday they are set to hit the road on their second massive joint tour, OTR II, aka On The Run 2, that will make stops in 15 cities across Europe and 21 cities in North America.

Just When 2018 Couldn’t Get Weirder, Duchess Kate’s Fingers Became A Story

In a story published on Monday about the Duchess of Cambridge, The Daily Mail asked: ” Why are Kate’s fingers all the SAME length?” And the people responded, pointing out the newspaper’s own story included pictures that clearly showed her fingers weren’t the same length.

French Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy Dead At 91

Hubert de Givenchy, the French fashion designer famous for his iconic, haute couture outfits that were worn by actress Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, has died at the age of 91. Givenchy’s partner, former haute couture designer Philippe Venet, announced his death through the Givenchy fashion house.

John Oliver’s Cryptocurrency Warning Should Be Required Viewing For Any Investor

Confused by cryptocurrencies? Baffled by bitcoin? “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver is here to help with a funny-but-thorough explanation of all the terms being thrown around and the absolutely crazy amounts of money some people are making just by owning them. Check it out in the clip above.

Girl who convinced Maasai to stop FGM

Aged eight, Nice Leng’ete was destined to undergo female genital mutilation. But she fought back. This is her story.

Trump backs off on assault rifle curbs

White House proposals to tackle the threat of mass shootings in US schools fall short of a call by President Donald Trump himself to raise the age limit for buying assault rifles. Mr Trump said he would work to raise the limit from 18 to 21 but his actual action plan passes the issue to a new federal commission on school safety.

Did OJ Simpson confess to murder on air?

A previously shelved interview with fallen US football icon OJ Simpson where he “hypothetically” confesses to the murder of his ex-wife and her friend has aired on US television. Simpson was infamously found not guilty of the double homicide in 1995. Fox showed clips of the 2006 interview in a two-hour special on Sunday night.

Teen jailed for string of acid attacks

A 17-year-old boy has been jailed for 10 and a half years for attacking six moped riders with acid while trying to steal their bikes. Derryck John, from Croydon, previously admitted carrying out the attacks in the north and east of London on 13 July last year.

PM to meet ministers on spy latest

The prime minister is to meet the National Security Council to hear the latest intelligence on the nerve agent attack on the former Russian military intelligence officer and his daughter. Chaired by Theresa May, the council will discuss if there is sufficient evidence of who was behind the attack.

Jack Dorsey’s verifications-for-all plan is bad news for Twitter

If there’s one thing unambiguously good about Twitter it’s that it’s not Facebook – a fact that CEO Jack Dorsey seems hell-bent on changing. The latest assault on the very DNA of the social media platform is insidious in its seemingly good intentions: making verifications open to all.

Elon Musk says he’s ‘optimistic’ Mars ship will make first trips in 2019

Elon Musk says he’s making “great progress” toward his goal of getting to Mars by 2022. Speaking during a last-minute appearance at SXSW, Musk said he thinks SpaceX’s Mars ship will be ready for its first trips in less than a year.

Ed Sheeran performs for free in a laneway, fans predictably go wild

Ed Sheeran certainly knows how to pull a crowd, especially in the middle of a Australian laneway. The singer performed a free gig in Melbourne’s Hosier Lane on Monday as part of a live cross from the iHeartRadio Music Awards, where he took home the award for Song of the Year.

Facebook will be the exclusive streaming home of 25 MLB game this season

If Facebook’s 2017 streaming deal with Major League Baseball was a home run, the coming season’s new deal is an easy grand slam. The social network has landed exclusive streaming rights for the broadcast of 25 MLB games from the coming season, starting on April 4.

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