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

March 8, 2019

Here are today’s top headlines.

Huawei: US Congress acted as ‘judge, juror and executioner’ with ban on our products

Huawei is suing the US government in its most aggressive move yet to fight back against accusations that its technology poses a global security threat.

There are no gay people in Malaysia says tourism minister

Malaysia’s tourism minister has denied the existence of gay people in the country, according to reports in German media.

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro shares explicit video, sparking outrage

Brazil’s far-right President, Jair Bolsonaro, has posted an explicit video on Twitter in an apparent effort to denigrate the country’s raucous Carnival celebrations.

GOP senator reveals she was sexually assaulted when she served in the military

Freshman Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona revealed Wednesday that she was raped while she served in the military.

Alex Trebek announces he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek is hoping for a victory as he wages a battle against cancer.

PSG stunned by controversial last-gasp Manchester United penalty

It was the comeback to end all comebacks. A comeback secured in stoppage time. And a comeback that was tinged in controversy with the most dramatic of VAR decisions.

R. Kelly’s ‘girlfriends’ come to his defense in CBS interview

Two women whose families say they are being controlled by singer R. Kelly have spoken out in his defense in an interview with CBS.

A dying man just had his top bucket list wish fulfilled. A call from President Trump

Jay Barrett had one big wish on top of his bucket list: meet or talk to President Donald Trump before he dies.

21 horses died at a single racetrack in the last 10 weeks. How did it happen?

Debbie McAnally’s horse became the 21st to die this season at Santa Anita Park, euthanized after shattering her front leg on a training run.

Rashford’s penalty seals famous Man Utd comeback in Paris – reaction

Reaction to Manchester United’s sensational Champions League comeback against PSG, plus Premier League news conferences.

Zuckerberg pledges ‘privacy-focused’ Facebook

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has said he believes secure, private messaging services will become more popular than open platforms. In a blog, Mr Zuckerberg outlined his vision to transform Facebook into a “privacy-focused platform.” Facebook owns Messenger and Whatsapp, but message encryption limits its ability make money through targeted adverts.

US to stop revealing drone deaths

President Donald Trump has revoked a policy set by his predecessor requiring US intelligence officials to publish the number of civilians killed in drone strikes outside of war zones. The 2016 executive order was brought in by then-President Barack Obama, who was under pressure to be more transparent.

The flower growers worried about Brexit

As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, workers in Kenya’s flower industry are closely monitoring developments. Flowers are big business in Kenya and earnings from exports have doubled in the past five years. A key export destination is the UK, which most of the flowers enter after being auctioned in the Netherlands.

Africa Live: Ethiopia PM mediates in Kenya-Somalia row

That’s all from BBC Africa Live for now. Keep up-to-date with what’s happening across the continent by listening to the Africa Today podcast or check the BBC News website. A reminder of today’s wise words: A house made of donkey skins trembles when a hyena screams.” An Oromo proverb sent by Elias M Hordofa, Ethiopia Click here and scroll to the bottom to send us your African proverbs.

Would you want to stay in a space hotel?

It was intended to set the travel world on fire: Aurora Station, the world’s first in-orbit hotel. The official announcement took place last April during the Space 2.0 Conference in San Jose, California. Housed aboard a structure about the size of a large private jet, guests would soar 200 miles above the Earth’s surface, enjoying epic views of the planet and the northern and southern lights.

Twitter says it will publish ‘case studies’ on banned accounts

Twitter may soon start opening up more about some of its most controversial decisions. The company’s safety team wants to begin publishing public “case studies” explaining Twitter’s decisions to ban or suspend high-profile accounts, said Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s Trust & Safety lead.

Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson test their friendship on ‘Carpool Karaoke’

Captain Marvel co-stars Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson have said they are pretty good pals. But even the best of friends tell the odd lie to each other, and the pair put it to the polygraph test in an episode of Carpool Karaoke, as previewed during The Late Late Show with James Corden on Wednesday night.

Tesla’s third generation Supercharger cuts down charging times by half

Tesla is speeding up charging with the third generation of its Supercharger. Unveiled on Wednesday, the carmaker said in a blog post that the new V3 Supercharger will boast charging rates of up to 250 kW.

Oppo F11 Pro hands-on: Huge, notch-less screen and a 48-megapixel camera

You may not be very familiar with Chinese smartphone maker Oppo, so here’s what you should know: The company makes pretty good phones and sells them at an affordable price. It also has ties with OnePlus, and the company’s F-series phones are often precursors for the next OnePlus phone.

‘Arrow’ will end after Season 8

It’s a sad day in the Arrowverse. The CW announced Wednesday that Arrow – the super series that began the wildly successful CW DC universe in 2012 – will conclude after an abbreviated Season 8.

Trump called his friend and Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘Tim Apple’

Apparently Trump thinks Apple’s CEO is named … Tim Apple. The president flubbed Tim Cook’s name during an American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting on Wednesday while complimenting him on expanding employment in the United States. “You’ve really put a big investment in our country. We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple.”

Stephen Colbert tries all his wild ‘GoT’ theories on a very unimpressed Kit Harington

For the next month, our lives are going to be full of nothing but teasing, hype-building press interviews with the cast of Game of Thrones, and honestly, we’re here for it. Kit Harrington was a guest on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where they discussed how the show helped culturally shape the 2010s, and how Joffrey Baratheon’s leadership may have inspired certain politicians.

‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek tells fans he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer

Alex Trebek announced that he has cancer, but plans on working through treatment. The iconic host of Jeopardy! revealed the stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis in a video released on the show’s YouTube channel on Wednesday, explaining that he wanted to prevent fans from “reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports.”

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