The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday September 19)

September 19, 2018

Here are the stories making world headlines today.

Made in America: Shrapnel in Yemen ties US bombs to civilian deaths

Bomb fragments found in Yemen tie US-manufactured weapons to a string of civilian deaths over the course of the country’s bloody civil war.

Syrian regime accidentally shoots down Russian military plane

A Russian maritime patrol aircraft with multiple personnel on board was inadvertently shot down by Syrian regime anti-aircraft artillery on Monday after the Syrians came under attack by Israeli missiles, according to a US official with knowledge of the incident

Trump administration will impose tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods

President Donald Trump announced new tariffs on China after markets closed on Monday.

China accuses Taiwan of manipulating students with sex to become spies

China has accused Taiwan’s intelligence agencies of using honey traps to recruit university exchange students as spies, in an effort to “infiltrate” and “sabotage” activities on the mainland.

SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon

Maezawa has chartered a flight aboard the company’s Big Falcon Rocket, which is still being developed, for a slingshot trip around the Moon as soon as 2023. He’s planning to take six to eight artists with him on the missionfree of charge.

Emmy Awards honor a mix of new shows and familiar favorites

There was something old, something new, something borrowed and a few losers blue at Monday’s Emmy Awards.

Caver sues Elon Musk for defamation

“Elon Musk falsely accused Vern Unsworth of being guilty of heinous crimes,” Unsworth’s attorney L. Lin Wood said in a statement. “Musk’s influence and wealth cannot convert his lies into truth or protect him from accountability for his wrongdoing in a court of law.”

Glen Weiss wins best Emmy moment

The director gave an acceptance speech with a difference at the awards ceremony in LA.

Japan billionaire to be first moon tourist

Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has unveiled the first private passenger it plans to fly around the Moon. Japanese billionaire and online fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa, 42, announced: “I choose to go to the Moon”. He is expected to lift-off on the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a launch system that was unveiled by Mr Musk in 2016.

Where the UK stands on Brexit

The UK narrowly voted in favour of Leave in the EU referendum, but with six months to go until Brexit, where does the country stand now? From whether the UK should hold another referendum, to what Brexit means for the economy, the opinion polls reveal a great deal about what the country thinks.

‘Stench of sewage’: Cholera returns to Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is struggling with its worst outbreak of cholera in a decade, which has killed at least 28 people. An emergency has been declared and public gatherings banned in the capital, Harare. Large plastic tents dot the clinic grounds. Health workers, some in yellow protective clothing and white plastic gloves, move between them.

Anderson Cooper Shreds ‘Idiotic’ Don Jr. Over Phony Florence Photo

Anderson Cooper is fed up with online conspiracy theorists and “cable news cranks looking to get into a mutually beneficial beef that will boost their ratings.” The CNN host tore into Donald Trump Jr. on Monday night after the president’s son claimed that Cooper was faking the depths of floodwaters in North Carolina in an attempt to make his father look bad.

Here’s The Complete 2018 Emmy Winners List

ENTERTAINMENT “Saturday Night Live” stars Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the ceremony. TV’s biggest night ― besides the Sunday when “Game of Thrones” finally returns ― is here! The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards kicked off on Monday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California with “Saturday Night Live” stars and Weekend Update co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che at the helm.

All The Looks You Need To See From The 2018 Emmys Red Carpet

Stars came dressed in their very best for the 2018 Emmy Awards on Monday night. The awards show was held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by “Saturday Night Live” stars Michael Che and Colin Jost.

Trump Defends Brett Kavanaugh Amid Attempted Sexual Assault Allegation

President Donald Trump on Monday defended his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of allegations that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault a woman when they were both in high school.

Serena Williams Just Wrote The Sweetest Note To Meghan Markle

Serena Williams couldn’t be prouder of her good friend Meghan Markle. After Kensington Palace revealed Monday that the former “Suits” actress had been secretly visiting and working on a cookbook with a group of women who were affected by the disastrous 2017 Grenfell Tower fire, the tennis great publicly gushed about Markle’s work.

There were a few Emmys bright spots — but it sure wasn’t the hosts

Slowest Emmys? Whitest Emmys? Most romantic Emmys? The 70th Annual Emmy Awards deserve their own superlatives, but for now let’s break down the best and worst moments of the night – as well as a few that were neither here nor there. The Mrs.

Oh, no! A Samsung Galaxy 9 phone reportedly caught fire in a woman’s purse

Oh, no! Have the Samsung Galaxy’s exploding battery woes returned? An alleged incident has been reported by the New York Post detailing what may be the first case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9’s battery catching on fire.

Audi unveils its all-electric Tesla Model X competitor, the e-tron

Audi’s first all-electric car, the e-tron, is ready to plug in. The German company’s mid-sized SUV was revealed in Richmond, California, only about 40 miles from Tesla headquarters in Fremont, where the electric Model X SUV is made. And it’s meant to be totally … “normal.”

‘Game of Thrones’ wins third Emmy for most outstanding drama

Game of Thrones won the Emmy for most outstanding drama series Monday at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. The seventh season of Game of Thrones won the series its third Emmy in the category. It was the show’s second Emmy of the evening, after Peter Dinklage’s win for his role as Tyrion Lannister.

7 ways ‘The Simpsons’ predicted the chaos of Donald Trump’s presidency

The Simpsons has given us some of the best satire of the century – and it turns out it also predicted the Trump administration and the unprecedentedly weird timeline it would bring. As the show enters its 30th season, it has managed to foreshadow plenty of random things that were to come.

Peter Dinklage wins third Emmy for role in ‘Game of Thrones’

Peter Dinklage won his third Emmy for most outstanding supporting actor in a drama series at the Emmys on Monday. Dinklage, who plays the iconic Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s Game of Thrones, was nominated alongside fellow Game of Thrones actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays his brother Jaime Lannister.

Coca-Cola is considering marijuana-infused drinks

Soda’s overrated, so Coca-Cola’s looking into weed. Coca-Cola has been eyeing cannabis-infused drinks, according to a statement. The company said Monday that it’s “closely watching” the use of CBD in “functional wellness” beverages. “The space is evolving quickly,” Coca-Cola spokesman Kent Landers told Bloomberg News. “No decisions have been made at this time.”

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