The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday January 17)

January 17, 2019

Here are today’s top stories.

14 Innocent Killed at 14 Riverside Drive, Terrorists Neutralized

It was a sigh of relief for Kenyans when President Uhuru Kenyatta addressed the country a few minutes after 10 am, to announce the conclusion of the security operation at 14 Riverside Drive.

US report says rapidly modernizing Chinese military has set sights on Taiwan

Over the last few years China has made a series of ambitious military reforms and acquired new technology as it aims to improve its ability to fight regional conflicts over places like Taiwan, according to a new report from the US Defense Intelligence Agency.

What happens now with Brexit?

Tuesday’s vote in the UK’s House of Commons was supposed to finally provide some clarity on Brexit. In reality, it told us very little — beyond two uncomfortable truths.

Stay indoors: Warning issued as Australia’s heat wave hits record highs

Australia is sweltering under record-breaking temperatures as an extreme heat wave continues to sweep across the country, causing wildlife to die and fruit to cook from the inside out.

‘El Chapo’ Guzman associate claims kingpin paid $100M bribe to former Mexican President

A former close personal aide to Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman testified Tuesday that the drug kingpin once paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Netflix is raising its subscription prices

Netflix is raising prices in the United States as the streaming service invests heavily in new programs.

Toto’s ‘Africa’ to play ‘for eternity’ in Namibia desert

Written by Tara John, CNN Toto’s “Africa” has come home, so to speak, thanks to an installation by an artist who plans to play the song on loop in a Namibian desert — for eternity. German-Namibian artist Max Siedentopf has set up the sound installation, called “Toto Forever,” in an undisclosed location in the 1,200 mile-long Namib Desert.

Kenyan forces ‘eliminate’ hotel attackers

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that a siege by suspected militants in Nairobi is over and all the attackers have been “eliminated”. Gunmen attacked the compound in the Westlands district of Kenya’s capital on Tuesday, killing at least 14 people.

Trump nominee: ‘I will not be bullied’

President Donald Trump’s nominee to be US attorney general has vowed he will not be bullied by the president. William Barr also told his confirmation hearing the US inquiry into Russia’s alleged 2016 election meddling is not a witch hunt, as Mr Trump labels it.

YouTube bans dangerous or harmful pranks

The move comes in response to so-called “challenges” that have sometimes resulted in death or injury. The Google-owned video sharing site said such material had “no place on YouTube”. However, the firm appears to be failing to enforce its existing rules on harmful content.

Rihanna takes father to court over brand

Singer Rihanna has taken her father to court in the US, accusing him exploiting her name to further his entertainment business. She claims her father, Ronald Fenty, and his business partner have falsely suggested that she is connected to their firm, Fenty Entertainment.

Why did the pound gain after May defeat?

Related Topics The markets were prepared for her to lose – but the scale of her defeat took most by surprise. But more surprising still was the fact that the pound – the first financial responder to political events – gained in value after the vote – despite many, most, confidently predicting a crushing defeat would send it down.

Microsoft is preparing Windows 10 for foldable devices

Foldable devices are coming later this year, and Microsoft is preparing for their arrival. The company is already working on a foldable-device version of Windows 10, according to a new report from The Verge . The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant is heavily investing in making Windows and Surface ready for foldable devices as well as dual-screen hardware, according to the story.

Roku defends allowing InfoWars channel in its store, says it doesn’t violate company content policy

Months after being banned from some of the largest internet platforms, Alex Jones still has one major outlet he can depend on: Roku. Roku users are up in arms after discovering an official InfoWars channel on the Roku Channel Store this week.

Forget the catsuit. Check out Serena Williams’ romper.

Serena Williams found another way around the catsuit ban, and it’s absolutely glorious. Since her badass black catsuit was banned at the French Open in 2018, the tennis champion has been trolling competition officials with increasingly fire outfits.

New ‘Spider-Man’ trailer is great evidence for a popular ‘Avengers: Endgame’ theory

There are many theories as to how earth’s mightiest heroes will deal with the shocking aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War, but the one short trailer and handful of ambiguous posters haven’t given Marvel superfans much to confirm one way or the other.

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