The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Friday February 8)

February 8, 2019

Here are today’s top stories.

Clock is ticking, as opposition throws support behind potential Brexit deal

There are 50 days to go until Britain leaves the European Union and still no one knows how it will happen, if at all.

Chinese student sentenced to a year in prison for taking photos of naval base

A 20-year-old Chinese student was sentenced to a year in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to illegally taking pictures at a restricted Key West military base.

Emiliano Sala: Investigators recover a body from plane wreckage

A body was recovered from the wreckage of a plane found in the English Channel during the search for Cardiff City player Emiliano Sala and the plane’s pilot, authorities said Wednesday.

More than 20,000 people infected in measles outbreak in Madagascar

In a country like Madagascar, where they are battling a deadly outbreak and vaccines are in short supply, the US and European anti-vax movement infuriates physicians.

Venezuela blocks border bridge where aid is set to arrive

The Venezuelan government, led by embattled President Nicolas Maduro, has blocked a bridge connecting Venezuela to Colombia, effectively blocking any passage of the humanitarian aid called for by Venezuela’s opposition.

Toronto police went to arrest a man they suspected of murder. They found a man tied to his bed.

A man was found tied to the bed of serial killer Bruce McArthur the day Toronto Police arrested McArthur in 2018.

WhatsApp is getting ready for the world’s biggest election

The Facebook-owned messaging app has been under fire in India, its biggest market, over its role in spreading viral hoaxes.

Best-selling author lied about cancer

Dan Mallory, author of the best-selling The Woman in the Window, has admitted to lying about having brain cancer. Mallory, who wrote the thriller under the pseudonym AJ Finn, said he claimed to have had cancer as a way to disguise his struggles with bipolar disorder.

Director hopes his film becomes ‘redundant’

Aside from box office success, one thing most directors hope their film has is longevity. Not Joel Edgerton. The 44-year-old writes, directs and stars in Boy Erased, about so-called gay conversion therapy – which involves treating people to try to turn them straight. The practice has been widely condemned, but remains legal in many places.

Bafta removes Bryan Singer from nomination

Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer has been removed from his film’s Bafta Awards nomination due to allegations he sexually abused under-age boys. Bafta said Bohemian Rhapsody “remains nominated” in the Outstanding British Film category – but Mr Singer’s nomination had been “suspended”.

Trump’s Speech Had 1 Eerie Parallel To Nixon’s Final State Of The Union

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday contained a callback to one delivered by President Richard Nixon when he was under investigation in the Watergate scandal. ” The time has com e to bring that investigation and the other investigations of this matter to an end,” Nixon said on Jan.

This Sex Position Is Practically Made For Valentine’s Day

We aim to please when it comes to writing about sex positions: We’ve given you glorious positions that reliably get women off and new tweaks on old favorites. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, we figured something heavy on the romance factor was in order.

Fans Celebrate Legend Bob Marley On What Would Have Been His 74th Birthday

Legendary reggae musician and icon Bob Marley would have turned 74 years old on Wednesday. People around the world are now celebrating his legacy and global impact. Fans of Marley, born Robert Nesta Marley in the parish of St. Ann, Jamaica, on Feb.

‘Insulted’ Ariana Grande Reportedly Dropping Out Of Grammys

When people inevitably decry how irrelevant the Grammys have become, please direct them to exhibit A: an Ariana Grande no-show. The singer, who was set to perform during Sunday’s broadcast, has dropped out of the awards show altogether after a disagreement with producers over artistic control, according to a Variety report.

Delta, Coca-Cola Apologize For Napkins Urging Passengers To Hit On Each Other

Air travel was even more uncomfortable than usual last month. Delta Air Lines and the Coca-Cola Co. apologized Wednesday for creating napkins that suggested plane passengers hit on one another during flights. The airline and beverage giant were lambasted on social media for in-flight napkins that encouraged passengers to write down their phone numbers and give them to their “plane crush.”

Every detail you missed from the new ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 photos

The secrets of Game of Thrones’ upcoming Season 8 may be guarded more carefully than Lyanna Stark at the Tower of Joy, but with the final episodes’ release date looming closer, HBO has graced us with a handful of promotional stills.

Congress is ‘deeply troubled’ by Apple’s FaceTime bug, and it wants answers

Receiving a stern letter from Congress is never going to be a pleasant experience, but for Tim Cook it might just turn into a nightmare.

Jordan Peele drops frightening poster for ‘Us’ featuring Lupita Nyong’o

Every time we’re feeling just fine to go to sleep, Jordan Peele unleashes another sneak peak at his upcoming film, Us. Wednesday was no exception, with the Oscar-winning Get Out director casually dropping a frightening new poster for his upcoming thriller featuring Lupita Nyong’o.

Facebook will award bonuses to employees who fix its fake news, hate speech problems

Facebook wants all hands on deck when it comes to fixing the problems that have been dogging the website. One day after the social network celebrated its 15 year anniversary, Facebook announced that its overhauling its employee bonus structure to focus on “social good.”

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