The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Monday June 18)

June 18, 2018

A look at the biggest stories in the world today.

Hundreds of migrants turned away by Italy arrive in Spain

The 630 migrants had been rescued by the Aquarius last weekend off the coast of Libya, but Italy and Malta refused to let their ship into port. The ship is operated by aid agencies Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee, and had at least 100 minors and seven pregnant women aboard.

Greece and Macedonia sign agreement on name change

(CNN) – Greece and Macedonia signed an historic agreement Sunday to rename the latter the Republic of North Macedonia, possibly putting end to a dispute that has soured relations between the two countries for decades.

Pope Francis says abortion to avoid birth defects is similar to Nazi crimes

Speaking to a delegation of Italy’s Family Association in Rome on Saturday, he also reiterated the Roman Catholic belief that a true human family is comprised of a man and woman. The off-the-cuff comments were confirmed by the Vatican after the meeting.

India moves ahead with tariffs on US goods

The country has proposed hiking tariffs on 30 US products in order to recoup trade penalties worth $241 million, according to a revised World Trade Organization filing. India said the retaliatory barriers are equal in value to US tariffs on steel and aluminum from India that were imposed by the Trump administration in March.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z drop joint album

This time she had some help, as she and husband Jay-Z released a joint album, “Everything Is Love,” Saturday on his Tidal streaming service. The project has long been rumored and comes as the pair have been thrilling audiences in Europe with their “On The Run II” tour, which will hit North America in July.

Iceland keep Argentina and Messi at bay

The two-time champions, producers of some of the best players to ever grace the game, against the debutantes and smallest nation to ever qualify for the tournament. For context, the population of the Buenos Aires province, Argentina’s capital, is 45 times bigger than that of Iceland’s entire population.

He gave birth. He breastfed. Now, he wants his son to see him as a man

But most new dads didn’t give birth to their child. They didn’t breastfeed them. And they don’t endure glares from strangers when they go shopping with their wife and their toddler son. Sabastion, 24, is a transgender man who lives with his wife Angel in suburban Atlanta.

Qing dynasty vase found in attic sells for $19 million

A rare Qing dynasty vase that was discovered in the attic of a French family home has sold at auction in Paris for €16.2 million, or about $19 million. That’s the absolute record for a piece sold at Sotheby’s Paris, and the record for a Chinese porcelain sale in France.

Director’s Tesla bursts into flames in LA

A Tesla car driven by British TV director Michael Morris burst into flames in Los Angeles, his US actress wife has said. Mary McCormack tweeted a dramatic video of the incident earlier this week. “No accident, out of the blue, in traffic on Santa Monica Blvd.

Diana’s sister vouches for attacker

A man who assaulted two charity workers monitoring a hunt has been given a suspended sentence after Princess Diana’s eldest sister vouched for him. George Grant, who works for the Belvoir Hunt in the East Midlands, assaulted the men with his son Thomas Grant and left one victim with a broken neck.

Battle rages over key Yemen airport

Pro-government forces in Yemen, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have launched air strikes on the airport that serves the key port city of Hudaydah. They have also been fighting Houthi rebels on the ground with mortar fire. The pro-government forces said they had taken control of the airport on Saturday, but the rebels denied this.

Cambodia crash: Prince hurt and wife dead

A Cambodian prince and former prime minister has been injured and his wife killed in a head-on car collision in the south-west of the country. A taxi hit the vehicle Prince Norodom Ranariddh, 74, and Ouk Phalla, 39, were travelling in, officials say.

Suicide attacks ‘kill 31’ in Nigeria

Two suicide bombers have attacked a town in north-eastern Nigeria only hours after the country’s army chief urged displaced residents to return home because it was safe. The blasts hit the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening and residents say at least 31 people died.

Kid knocks over unsecured $132,000 statue. Now they want his parents to pay.

A family may be responsible for a pricey statue their child knocked it over at the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas. According to Sarah Goodman, the child’s mother, the incident occurred last month at a wedding reception, local outlet KSHB reports.

The Opportunity rover has survived Martian hell for 15 years. Here’s how.

A dust storm the size of North America has smothered NASA’s Opportunity rover for the past week, shrouding much of the red planet in darkness and depriving the robot’s solar panels of light. Opportunity’s battery power has dropped so low that it’s now in a sleep mode and unable to send information back to Earth.

Gal Gadot treats social media to a fresh look at her ‘Wonder Woman’ costume

“She’s back… ??‍♀️ #WW84” Wonder Woman continues to be the lone bright spot in the flailing DC Extended Universe. With the sequel’s Nov. 2019 release barreling ever-closer, Gal Gadot took to social media on Saturday morning with a fresh look at her Wonder Woman 2 costume. Or is it?

Beyoncé and Jay Z bring art to the Louvre in their ‘Apesh*t’ video

The Carters bowled over an unsuspecting internet on Saturday afternoon when, without warning, they released a new joint album on Tidal. The 9-track “Love Is Everything” is wall-to-wall bangers, but even still, “Apeshit” stands out. Beyoncé teased the album’s first video on Saturday with a snippet posted to Instagram.

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