The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday February 26)

February 26, 2019

These are some of the stories making headlines today.

Trump could try to sell North Korea a Vietnam model. But Kim’s unlikely to be buying

The night before his historic summit with US President Donald Trump last June, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took a surprise stroll in downtown Singapore to see the sights of the wealthy capitalist city.

‘Green Book’ wins on Oscar night marked by inclusiveness and firsts

The 2019 Oscars brought a close to awards season, with ‘Green Book’ winning best picture on a night of historic firsts

Pence will meet with Venezuelan opposition leader in Colombia after violent weekend

US Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Venezuela’s self-declared interim president and opposition leader, Juan Guaido in Bogota, Colombia Monday, following a weekend of violent clashes along Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil.

Toxic moonshine kills 154 people and leaves hundreds hospitalized in India

At least 154 people have died and more than 200 others have been hospitalized after consuming tainted alcohol in India, officials said.

Theresa May gets a friendly pool lesson from Italy’s Giuseppe Conte

Footage has emerged of UK Prime Minister Theresa May attempting to play pool with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

He spent 39 years in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit. Now, he’s getting $21 million

Craig Coley never should have spent 39 years in prison. On this, everyone seems to agree. They also concur the 71-year-old should spend the rest of his life as a wealthy man.

Python makes 9,000-mile flight in woman’s shoe

(CNN) – It’s the Samuel L. Jackson sequel we’ve all been waiting for: A Scottish woman has survived a real-life case of a Snake on a Plane, finding a python curled up in her shoe after a 9,000 mile flight from Australia.

R. Kelly fails to make bail. Child support, overdue rent among his many money problems

R. Kelly, one of the most successful R&B acts of all time, was still in jail Sunday afternoon after he failed to immediately produce the $100,000 in cash required to make bail.

Meghan and Harry on last day of Morocco tour focused on gender equality

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are coming to the end of an official three-day visit to Morocco, days after Meghan celebrated her baby shower in New York.

N Korea ‘could be great power’, says Trump

North Korea could become one of the world’s “great economic powers” if it relinquishes its nuclear weapons, US President Donald Trump has said. Writing on Twitter, Mr Trump said the nation had “more potential for rapid growth than any other”. His comments came hours after his secretary of state Mike Pompeo said Pyongyang remains a nuclear threat.

Maurizio Sarri: Has Kepa Arrizabalaga’s cup final defiance fatally undermined Chelsea boss?

Maurizio Sarri left Wembley not only nursing the pain of a Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City but with every shred of his authority and a large slice of his credibility as Chelsea manager stripped away by a disgraceful act of insubordination from goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Did Queen Anne have a lesbian affair? – BBC Reel

Two experts take a look at what the Oscar-nominated film gets right and wrong about the real history of Queen Anne and her favourites. Video by Dan John

How you can think yourself thin – BBC Reel

With global obesity levels on the rise, food really can be dangerous, as Melissa Hogenboom explores. Animation by Adam Proctor.

Africa Live: Trevor Noah jokes in Xhosa at Oscars

The first Kenyan to run in the Olympics, Nyantika Maiyoro, has died at the age of 88. Maiyoro ran under the British flag at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, coming seventh in the 5000m race with a time of 13:53:25. He died in hospital in the south-western city of Kisii on Sunday night, after falling into a coma.

Why Oscars 2019 was ‘the most gripping in years’

The Oscars have been suffering from an identity crisis lately. Every week of the last year, it seemed, the Academy would announce a change in proceedings – an award for ‘Achievement in Popular Film’, several awards given out during commercial breaks – only to announce a couple of days later that it wouldn’t make that change, after all.

Sony’s new Xperia phones have the widest screens we’ve ever seen

It’s impossible to ignore certain trends like foldable phones, hole-punch displays, and 5G at Mobile World Congress this year. Every company seems to be chasing the same things, except Sony. Instead of copying the same trends, the beleaguered tech giant going widescreen – really widescreen with its new flagship Xperia 1, Xperia 10, and Xperia 10 Plus Android phones.

Chrissy Teigen tweets hilarious Oscars jab at her husband

Chrissy Teigen can’t take even one night off from being the queen of Twitter. At the 2019 Oscars, she had a pretty funny moment at the Vanity Fair Oscars party, and of course she had the perfect comment for it.

Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ teaser is incredibly intense yet shows painfully little

Forget stunning visuals: all you really need to make a very intense trailer is ominous music, shell casing sound effects and some dialogue about house painting. That may not sound all too intriguing on paper, but the teaser for Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman – which is based on Charles Brandt’s novel I Heard You Paint Houses – makes it work.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s intimate Oscars look has spawned some excellent memes

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper shared an especially intimate look during their performance of “Shallow” at the Oscars, and all of the hearts on the internet collectively melted. Bask in all this love – even if it was just a very convincing performance.

Spike Lee was not cool with ‘Green Book’ winning Best Picture at the Oscars

Spike Lee is also angry about Green Book winning Best Picture. The BlacKkKlansman director was reported to have stood up and waved his hands in disgust during Sunday’s Oscars ceremony, when Julia Roberts announced Green Book as the winner of the night’s top prize.

Jason Momoa’s scrunchie truly won the Oscars red carpet

There are truly not enough scrunchies on the Oscars red carpet. Luckily, Jason Momoa is here. The Aquaman star generated quite the online reaction with his Academy Awards red carpet get-up on Sunday, a dust pink tuxedo by the late Karl Lagerfeld. Actress and Momoa’s wife Lisa Bonet wore a matching blush gown also by the designer.

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