The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday August

August 31, 2018

To end the month, here are the stories making headlines.

Employed by China

It’s often assumed that the Chinese in Africa ‘bring their own’ and don’t hire locals. In Ethiopia, that’s not the case — but will it lift the country out of poverty? Words, video and images by Jenni Marsh, CNN Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Zhang Huarong points out of his office window to a bleak block of grey portacabins at the Huajian International Shoe City, in Addis Ababa.

Blimp of London Mayor Sadiq Khan to fly over UK capital

A giant blimp of London Mayor Sadiq Khan will be seen in the UK capital’s skies this weekend after protesters were given permission to fly the crowdfunded balloon in Westminster.

Trump touts Puerto Rico response as ‘fantastic’ despite nearly 3,000 dead

President Donald Trump, facing a drastically revised death toll in Puerto Rico a year after dual hurricanes devastated the island, offered a still-rosy outlook of his administration’s handling of the disaster on Wednesday.

Champions League: Ronaldo to face former club Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo will return to former club Manchester United with new side Juventus in the Champions League group stages.

China’s top search engine sues comedian over online joke

The comedian, who posts under a pseudonym, said that Baidu is claiming that he defamed Robin Li, its founder and chief executive, and damaged the company’s reputation and public image. In a statement to CNN on Thursday, Baidu confirmed the lawsuit but declined to comment further.

Chelsea Manning refused visa to enter Australia ahead of speaking tour

US whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been refused a visa to enter Australia where she was due to make a series of public appearances, her touring company announced Thursday.

Confessions of a superyacht stewardess

They call themselves ‘glorified housekeepers’ but they’re much more than that — while they’re at constant beck-and-call to billionaire entrepreneurs, celebrities, Russian oligarchs and Arab sheiks.

Actor Gérard Depardieu accused of rape

French actor Gérard Depardieu has been accused of rape and sexual assault by a young actress, judicial sources say. He denies the allegations “absolutely”, his lawyer told AFP news agency. The allegations against the 69-year-old were formally made to police by a 22-year-old French actress on Monday, French radio reports.

Trump calls for CNN boss to be fired

US President Donald Trump has attacked CNN’s president Jeff Zucker on Twitter, saying that he should be fired. President Trump said CNN’s “hatred and extreme bias” towards him made the media organisation “unable to function”. “Little Jeff Z has done a terrible job, his ratings suck, & AT&T should fire him to save credibility!”

Panasonic to move Europe HQ out of UK

Panasonic will move its European headquarters from the UK to Amsterdam in October as Brexit approaches. The aim is to avoid potential tax issues linked to the UK’s decision to leave the EU, said Panasonic Europe’s chief executive Laurent Abadie.

Sarah Palin ‘excluded from McCain funeral’

Sarah Palin, the ex-Alaska governor who served as John McCain’s running mate when he ran for president in 2008, is reportedly banned from his funeral. According to US media, the request to Mrs Palin – who Senator McCain later regretted selecting – was sent through a family intermediary.

How Eto’o helped homeless ex-captain

Cameroon’s ex-football captain Norbert Owona, who has been homeless for two years, has thanked Samuel Eto’o for promising him a new house. He told the BBC the ex-Barcelona and Chelsea striker had recently visited him on a trip home.

New York renamed ‘Jewtropolis’ in map hack

New York City has been renamed “Jewtropolis” in mapping software used by social media site Snapchat and others. The company called it an act of “vandalism” and said it was working with its partner Mapbox to “get this fixed immediately”. In a statement, Snap said the defacement was “deeply offensive”.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Son Is Pumping Serious Iron

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena is a chip off his old muscleman pop’s block. Baena hoisted a pair of 120-pound dumbbells four times doing incline presses on Wednesday at the gym, reported TMZ, which obtained the clip. Last October the “Terminator” star and former California governor posted a pic of them working out together around Baena’s birthday.

Everything You Need To Know About Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Aretha Franklin, who died on Aug. 16 at the age of 76, will be memorialized on Friday in a star-studded funeral at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit, Michigan. The legendary singer died as a result of advanced pancreatic cancer, her oncologist confirmed.

Gov. Cuomo And Cynthia Nixon Clash During Heated Debate: ‘Can You Stop Lying?’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic challenger Cynthia Nixon had more than one testy exchange during their only gubernatorial primary debate Wednesday night. As the candidates disagreed on a range of issues from the governor’s handling of New York City’s deteriorating transit system to single-payer health care, they often talked over one another.

Snapchat Under Fire After Map Shows New York Renamed ‘Jewtropolis’

Snapchat found itself the target of social media outrage on Thursday morning after some users noticed that New York had been renamed “Jewtropolis” on its maps feature. The company responded on Twitter by noting that it doesn’t power its own maps.

CNN Hits Back At President Trump After He Attacks Its Reporters

President Trump’s favorite news outlet to hate did not back down from the commander-in-tweet’s recent attack on its reporting. He tweeted Wednesday that CNN is “being caught in a major lie” over a story purporting that he knew about the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer.

The Pixel and the iPhone had a baby, and it’s called the HTC U12 Life

Copying a smartphone from a different manufacturer is so last year. The latest trend, it appears, is copying two different smartphones and rolling that design into one. Ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin this week, HTC launched the U12 Life, a mid-range phone that looks like a cross between the Apple iPhone X and Google Pixel 2.

Samsung’s massive 8K QLED TV will hit stores in October

You’ve heard about 8K televisions for years, but even if you had a desire to buy one – given that 8K content is incredibly hard to find – you probably weren’t actually able to do so as sales haven’t yet started for most 8K models.

Goats like it best when you smile, new research shows

You should be happy when you meet a hoofed friend. Especially if that friend is a goat. Because, it turns out, goats can read human moods and are more drawn to people who look happy. According to a new study recently published in the journal Open Science, goats prefer “positive human emotional facial expressions.”

‘Mr. Robot’ to end run after upcoming fourth season

Mr. Robot’s fourth season on USA will be its last, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The final season will feature an extended run of 12 episodes instead of eight before bowing out. The striking hacker drama starring Rami Malek debuted in 2015, when it floored critics and audiences with a fresh, addictive take on the hacker trope with a twist of psychological thrill.

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