The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday February 27)

February 27, 2019

A look at today’s big stories.

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.

Kashmir attack on Indian paramilitary members kills 37

At least 37 people were killed Thursday afternoon when a bomb exploded near a convoy of Indian paramilitary personnel in Indian-controlled Kashmir, according to Kashmir police.

How convicted pedophile Cardinal George Pell was brought to justice

Cardinal George Pell has joined the ranks of other shamed Catholic priests who betrayed the trust of children who believed they were men of God.

Former Trump campaign staffer sues, alleging that Trump kissed her without consent

A former Trump campaign staffer is suing President Donald Trump and his campaign, alleging that the then-Republican presidential candidate kissed her without her consent during the 2016 race. She’s also suing over equal pay — claiming that she was paid less for her work based on race and gender.

Chelsea fines Kepa Arrizabalaga over ‘misunderstanding’

Chelsea has fined Kepa Arrizabalaga a week’s wages after his protracted ‘misunderstanding’ with manager Maurizio Sarri during the Carabao Cup final.

800-year-old ‘Crusader’ mummy decapitated at Irish church

An 800-year-old mummy, believed to be the remains of a Crusader, has been decapitated by vandals at a church in Ireland.

Wrestler Roman Reigns confirms his cancer is in remission

Professional wrestler Leati Joseph Anoaʻi, better known by his stage name Roman Reigns, has confirmed his leukemia is in remission and that he will be returning to the WWE.

Africa Live: ‘Fake Kenyan president’ arrested

In his first comments since losing his Kwara State senate seat, Bukola Saraki, who was Nigeria’s third most senior politician, has wished the successful candidates well. Mr Saraki, who failed in his attempt to become the presidential candidate for the People’s Democratic Party, wrote in a series of tweets that “it is my prayer that the good people of Kwara State will always have the best from any government”.

Does Zimbabwe have a new currency?

“Nobody knows what it is,” is the verdict of Zimbabwe’s former trade minister and now opposition politician Nkosana Moyo. He was talking about what appears to be a new currency in the country. It has been introduced over the last few days but its impact is not yet clear.

Pakistan scrambles jets over ‘India violation’

Pakistan’s military has accused India’s air force of violating its airspace, and says it scrambled jets in response. Military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted: “Indian Air Force violated Line of Control. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircrafts gone back. Details to follow.” He added that Indian aircraft “released [a] payload in haste…

Brendan Rodgers: Celtic boss set to join Leicester after permission for talks

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is expected to be confirmed as Leicester City’s new manager after holding talks with the Premier League club. Former Liverpool boss Rodgers is in the Midlands after discussions on Monday night and a deal to replace the sacked Claude Puel is believed to be close.

Kepa Arrizabalaga: Chelsea boss Sarri not decided if goalkeeper will start against Spurs

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says he “doesn’t want to kill” goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, but has not yet decided if the Spaniard will start against Tottenham on Wednesday. The 24-year-old has apologised and fined a week’s wages for refusing to be substituted during Sunday’s Carabao Cup final defeat by Manchester City.

Undertakers to sue over fake resurrection

A group of funeral directors in South Africa say they will sue a self-styled prophet who claims to have resurrected a dead man. A viral video of Pastor Alph Lukau shows him shouting “rise up” to a man laying down in a coffin who then jerks upright to cheers from worshippers.

State of emergency fails to end Sudan protests

Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has declared a state of emergency in an attempt to end a 10-week uprising that has threatened to bring an end to his 30 years in power. However, if anything, the protests have gathered momentum since his declaration.

Bernie Sanders Commits To Releasing 10 Years’ Worth of Tax Returns

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Monday that he plans to release 10 years’ worth of his tax returns, following the example of fellow 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). The Vermont lawmaker took questions at a CNN town hall a week after announcing his second consecutive bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Chris Cuomo And Don Lemon Dunk On Trump For Playing Victim Of Racism

CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo noted the hypocrisy of President Donald Trump calling director Spike Lee’s criticism of him during his Oscars acceptance speech a ” racist hit ” on Monday night.

Trump’s ‘Party Planner’ Dishes The Dirt On Fourth Of July Bash

Jimmy Kimmel conducted an interview with President Donald Trump’s “party planner” (a.k.a. comic Fred Willard) on Monday night. And the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host got the faux scoop on what Trump wants to see at his planned ” Salute To America ” bash to mark Independence Day.

Fox News’ Sean Hannity Forced To Hitch Scooter Ride From Stranger In Vietnam

Sean Hannity claimed Monday that heavy traffic in Hanoi, Vietnam, forced him to hitch a ride on the back of a motorbike to make it to the Fox News set in time.

Kendall Jenner Is One Mistake From Flashing Everybody At Oscars After-Party

And the award for most likely to flash everyone at the Oscars goes to … Kendall Jenner. The reality TV star rocked the red carpet for the Vanity Fair after-party Sunday night as only a KarJenner can by wearing a gown that left little to the imagination.

TCL’s foldable phone concept bends in a completely different way

Huawei’s foldable Mate X is without a doubt the best gadget announced at Mobile World Congress 2019 and it’s easy to understand why. But while every tech company is now rushing to release their own foldable device this year to compete with the Mate X and Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, TCL, which you may know for its excellent TVs sold at bargain prices, is taking a wait-and-see approach.

Ariana Grande is now the most followed woman on Instagram

Ariana Grande is already having one hell of a record-breaking year, and it’s only February. Grande just became the first artist since The Beatles to simultaneously occupy places one, two, and three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. And now, Grande has become the most followed woman on Instagram, dethroning the formerly most followed woman, Selena Gomez.

Three major music labels make $19 million a day from streaming while artists count their pocket change

Streaming services are now paying out big money to the music industry’s gatekeepers. According to a new report by industry news outlet Music Business Worldwide, the three major music labels made $6.93 billion combined from streaming in 2018.

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.

Elon Musk tweets dumb meme as SEC asks judge to hold him in contempt

Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk couldn’t contain himself – he had to tweet about his electric car company. The problem? After he reached a settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last year over his now infamous “funding secured” tweet, he isn’t supposed to tweet about things that could impact markets and his publicly traded company without approval from Tesla.

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