The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday February 28)

February 28, 2019

Here are the top stories as we end the month.

India says it has launched air strikes across disputed border with Pakistan

India said it has conducted air strikes on an alleged terrorist training camp across the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border between India and Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region, in a significant escalation of hostilities between the two nuclear armed powers.

Cardinal Pell to spend first night behind bars after bail application withdrawn

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell will be held in custody after his defense team unexpectedly withdrew a bail application on multiple counts of child sex abuse.

Dutch seize 90,000 vodka bottles thought heading to North Korea

A container filled with 90,000 bottles of vodka believed to be for sanctions-hit North Korea has been seized by Dutch customs agents, officials said Tuesday.

Stranded Amtrak train heads north to Seattle

After more than 36 hours in limbo, dozens of passengers exited an Amtrak train that had been stranded in deep snow in Oregon feeling a mix of relief and frustration.

How a dead humpback whale ended up in a mangrove forest

When local fishermen were walking through a mangrove forest in Brazil, they came across something that shouldn’t be there: the carcass of a humpback whale. Scientists believe tides washed the whale onto the shore and into the forest.

The most popular Porsche is going electric

Porsche says it will release a fully electric version of the Macan SUV, its most popular model, in the next few years.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari reelected, but opponent rejects results

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has secured a second four-year term in office, final results from Saturday’s national election show.

What it would take for Tesla to be done with Elon Musk

Elon Musk is in trouble with the SEC again, which could possibly seek to have him removed as CEO of the upstart automaker. That might not be a bad thing for Tesla.

House votes to block Trump border emergency

The US House of Representatives has voted to revoke President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration over building a US-Mexico border wall. The bid to overturn the declaration now goes to the Republican-majority Senate, where some conservatives have said they will vote with Democrats.

Brendan Rodgers: Leicester City appoint former Celtic boss as manager

Brendan Rodgers has been appointed Leicester City’s new manager after leaving his job at Celtic. The Northern Irishman has signed a contract until June 2022 and succeeds Claude Puel, who was sacked on Sunday after 16 months in charge. It marks a Premier League return for Rodgers, who previously managed Liverpool and Swansea City.

HP computer stranded in space

Two HP servers sent up to the International Space Station in August 2017 as an experiment have still not come back to Earth, three months after their intended return. Together, they make up the Spaceborne Computer, which operates on the open-source Linux system and has supercomputer processing power.

‘I really miss our leader’

While the Trump-Kim summit has been reported as expected around the world, North Korean media has covered the visit in a different way.

Fresh Algeria protests against president

Tens of thousands of Algerian students have joined the protests against 81-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to run for a fifth term . In the capital, Algiers, there were brief scuffles with police who fired tear gas. Reports say many more students avoided confronting police by rallying on campus grounds in Algiers and other cities.

Eleven films to watch in March

A lonely young waitress finds a handbag on a New York subway train. Luckily, the address is inside, so she returns it to the widowed piano teacher who left it there. She then discovers that the piano teacher makes a habit of dropping bags around the city specifically to lure in prospective friends.

TikTok puts Facebook on notice with 1 billion downloads

Love it or hate it, TikTok is turning into a force to be reckoned with. The video app, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, has now been downloaded more than one billion times around the world, according to new data from app analytics company Sensor Tower.

TikTok puts Facebook on notice with 1 billion downloads

Love it or hate it, TikTok is turning into a force to be reckoned with. The video app, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, has now been downloaded more than one billion times around the world, according to new data from app analytics company Sensor Tower.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ director Jon M. Chu once faked his way into the Oscars

We’ve all thought about making flimsy fake VIP passes to get into some fancy party, right? Well, Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu actually did it once, sneaking into his first ever Oscars with a fake pass he made himself.

You can now wear avocado toast on your feet for $130

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. You are what you feet. I mean eat. Shoe brand Saucony might’ve just dropped the most mouth watering shoe of all time: the Shadow 6000 Avocado Toast.

Microsoft says it has democratic responsibility to accept lucrative military contract

Microsoft agreed to take hundreds of millions of dollars to help soldiers kill – but don’t worry, the company’s CEO says it’s for the sake of democracy. On Monday at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Nadella told CNN Business that Microsoft would continue developing HoloLens augmented reality (AR) technology for the U.S.

T-Mobile pledges unlimited 5G, aims at first half of 2019

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Facebook and Instagram ban UK far-right figure Tommy Robinson

Facebook and Instagram have banned Tommy Robinson, former leader and founder of the far-right, anti-Muslim group English Defence League (EDL). Facebook said in a blogpost that they have removed Robinson’s pages on Facebook and Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

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