The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Friday September 28)

September 28, 2018

Here are today’s biggest stories.

Trump ‘went off’ on French president during face-to-face meeting

US President Donald Trump was “ranting and venting on trade” to French President Emmanuel Macron during their bilateral meeting Monday evening, according to a senior diplomatic source.

Trump says China is interfering in midterm elections

President Donald Trump claimed on Wednesday that China is working to interfere in November’s midterm elections with the aim of damaging him politically.

Rape of seven-year-old in South African restaurant sparks outrage over sexual violence

A seven-year-old girl was raped in the restroom of a popular family restaurant, a South African police spokesman told CNN.

Google grilled over ‘Project Dragonfly’ at Senate hearing on data privacy

But that’s about all a Google executive was willing to divulge Wednesday about the codenamed plan, which has been widely reported to be a search product the company is developing for China – one that would need to comply with government censorship.

What will Versace look like under Michael Kors?

Written by Samantha Tse, CNN Samantha Tse is an experienced fashion writer and editor. Her work has been published in several international publications including T Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, CNN Style, Allure and Disegno.

Seal attacks kayaker with octopus

Well, that was a slap in the face.

Scientists may have uncovered an entire new whale species

Scientists believe a fossil found at a landfill in California belongs to an extinct species of whale that lived between 4 and 7 million years ago.

Adultery no longer a crime in India

India’s top court has ruled adultery is no longer a criminal offence. The Supreme Court overturned a 158-year-old law which said any man who had sex with a married woman, without the permission of her husband, was guilty of the criminal act of adultery.

Kavanaugh accuser: Attack ‘altered my life’

The first of three woman to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct has said the assault “drastically altered” her life. Prof Christine Blasey Ford’s written testimony describes how the alleged incident between her and the judge has had a “lasting impact” on her.

Trump: US ‘not getting along’ with Canada

Donald Trump has said he turned down a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, putting a damper on high hopes for trade renegotiations. Mr Trump’s comments were made as Nafta talks continue to drag on. “I must be honest with you, we’re not getting along at all with their negotiators,” he said at a United Nations news conference in New York.

Pussy Riot’s Verzilov ‘poisoned by Russia’

Pussy Riot member Pyotr Verzilov, who is believed to have been poisoned, has laid the blame squarely on Russia’s intelligence services. “The poisoning was carried out so professionally that no other conclusion is possible,” the activist said. He fell ill after a court hearing, losing his sight and ability to speak.

Trump Repeats Lie That Women Who Accused Him Of Sexual Misconduct Were ‘Paid A Lot’

In a rare solo news conference with reporters after a third woman came out on Wednesday to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, President Donald Trump repeated the lie that the women who accused the president himself of misconduct were paid to do so.

Michael Avenatti Is ‘Thoroughly Enjoying’ Living ‘Rent-Free’ In Trump’s Head

Michael Avenatti said he is “thoroughly enjoying” living “rent-free” in Donald Trump’s head after the president attacked him as a ” lowlife ” on Tuesday. “For Donald Trump to call me a lowlife, he knows nothing about me, knows nothing about the last 20 years of my practice,” Avenatti told MSNBC’s Ari Melber.

Spooky Skull-Like ‘Death Comet’ To Zip Past Earth Just After Halloween

There’s a different kind of Halloween sequel in the works, and it’s coming soon to the skies near Earth. A skull-like asteroid that passed Earth in October 2015 is coming back for another visit in early November. Officially named 2015 TB145, the asteroid has been called The Great Pumpkin by NASA because of its Halloween flyby three years ago.

Childish Gambino Postpones Tour After Suffering Foot Injury

NEW YORK (AP) – Childish Gambino is postponing his tour to recover after he injured his foot. Live Nation says the performer’s “This Is America Tour” will resume on Dec. 2 in Nashville, Tennessee. The tour promoter says tickets for the rescheduled shows will be honored at the new dates.

Colbert Just Hit Trump With A Bonkers New 2020 Campaign Slogan

Stephen Colbert thinks one thing came out of President Donald Trump ‘s wild Wednesday news conference. Trump, he said, may have accidentally come up with his new 2020 campaign slogan. The president attacked the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct, claiming they were all paid to do so.

Facebook allows advertisers to target you based on your shadow profile

So, you’ve restricted the information advertisers can see on your Facebook profile, but you’re still getting served near-perfect ads? It could be down to your shadow profile. At some stage you might’ve given your phone number to Facebook for two-factor authentication, or a friend may have given your email away in the contact importer, in an attempt to find friends on the platform.

The ‘blood boy’ clinic is coming to NYC so rich people can live forever

The way Dr. Jesse Karmazin sees it, New York City needs some fresh blood. It’s been over a year since we last heard from the physician behind Ambrosia LLC, the company hoping to reverse aging by pumping adults with the blood plasma of the young, but don’t think for a second that Karmazin’s been sitting still.

Yes, the LG V40 really has five cameras

It’s official: LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the LG V40, has three cameras on the back and two on the front. Though the official announcement of the phone is due Oct. 3, the company revealed some details about the phone – including photos and a video – on its Korean website.

5 wildest moments from Trump’s press conference

President Donald Trump gave a rare press conference on Wednesday, and it was … bonkers? After a day filled with meetings at the United Nations General Assembly, Trump talked to reporters for over an hour, facing questions on everything from trade policy to his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Facebook exec blasts WhatsApp founder for being ‘low-class’

David Marcus wants to talk about class. Or, specifically, the lack thereof he sees in a wealthy man taking a principled stand against the conglomerate that so long buttered his bread.

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