The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Monday March 11)

March 11, 2019

Here are today’s top stories.

No survivors in Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crash near Addis Ababa

All 157 people on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed soon after taking off from Addis Ababa have been killed, the airline said on Sunday morning.

Ethiopian Airlines crash is second disaster involving Boeing 737 MAX 8 in months

For the second time in less than six months, a brand-new Boeing aircraft has crashed minutes into a flight.

Plane crash deaths rise in 2018

The number of people killed in plane crashes jumped in 2018 compared with the previous year, with more than 500 deaths recorded, new figures show.

How the US stole an island to build a secretive military base

In the 1960s, in the middle of the Cold War the US secreted away a slither of land in the Indian Ocean. Today, Diego Garcia is one of its most important and secretive military bases — but a new ruling puts its future in doubt.

India election to start on April 11 as Modi seeks second term

The Indian general election will begin on April 11, the country’s Election Commission announced Sunday, with voters poised to decide whether to renew their faith in nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Ebola treatment center attacked again as Congo battles a deadly epidemic

Militants attacked an Ebola treatment center in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing a police officer as the nation battles a growing epidemic that has killed hundreds.

Yes, Trudeau’s ‘Lav-Scam’ scandal could sink him

In the past few weeks, Trudeau has lost two of his star female cabinet ministers, both resigning with claims that his government has lost its moral compass. Once regarded as the golden boy of Canadian politics, Trudeau is now fighting for political survival.

‘Nude Mona Lisa’ may be Leonardo da Vinci original

Written by Matthew Robinson, CNN Art experts may have solved a riddle that has been baffling them for years: whether a drawing of a nude woman, bearing a striking resemblance to the Mona Lisa, is a Leonardo da Vinci original.

Ethiopian airliner crashes on way to Kenya

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet has crashed on a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi in Kenya. The flight is believed to have had 149 passengers and eight crew members on board, the airline says. A spokesman said the crash happened at 08.44 local time on Sunday, shortly after take-off from the Ethiopian capital.

The richest man who ever lived

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world, according to the 2019 Forbes billionaires’ list released this week. With an estimated fortunate of $131bn (£99bn) he is the wealthiest man in modern history. But he is by no means the richest man of all time.

Pep Guardiola: Man City manager says it is ‘almost impossible’ for them not to drop points

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has warned that his side are unlikely to win all their remaining Premier League games following the leaders’ 3-1 victory over Watford at Etihad Stadium. Raheem Sterling’s hat-trick helped City move four points clear of Liverpool, who host Burnley on Sunday (12:00 GMT).

Tunisia minister resigns over baby deaths

The Tunisian Health Minister Abderraouf Cherif has resigned following the deaths of 11 newborn babies at a hospital in the capital, Tunis. Tunisia’s health ministry said evidence suggested they had all died from septic shock between 7-8 March. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said investigations have been launched into the state-run facility’s medical, pharmaceutical and hygiene practices.

Soon we’ll be able to see round corners and underground

Imagine a world where you can find out exactly what lies under your feet, get advanced warning of volcanic eruptions, look around corners or into rooms, and detect initial signs of multiple sclerosis. Welcome to quantum sensing, a technology that could transform our world.

The president who doesn’t speak

For many Algerians it is difficult to understand how their 82-year-old president, who suffered a stroke six years ago and can hardly walk or talk, can run the country. This turned to disbelief when it was announced that Abdelaziz Bouteflika was running for a fifth term in April – he did not even turn up in person on Sunday to register his candidacy.

Ethiopian Airlines Crash Kills All 157 People On Board

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) – An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from the capital Sunday morning killing all 157 thought to be on board, according to statements from the airline and the state broadcaster. There were no immediate details on what caused the crash of the Boeing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been delivered to the airline in November.

Founder Of Robert Kraft ‘Spa’ Reportedly Selling Chinese Access To Trump

The woman who founded the “day spa” where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was arrested and later charged with soliciting prostitution has a business that offers access to President Donald Trump to fee-paying Chinese investors, Mother Jones magazine reported Saturday.

People Are Already Calling Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Movie A ‘Horror Masterpiece’

Early screenings for Jordan Peele’s “Us” movie have been underway, and people are already praising the horror film, with many calling it a “masterpiece.” “Us,” which hits theaters March 22, had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin on Friday.

This Theory Explains Why Tyrion Looks Distressed In The New Trailer

By now, you’ve surely seen breakdowns of the “Game of Thrones” Season 8 trailer, you’ve heard the theories about dead Starks rising from the grave, and you’re ready for trailer No. 2. But before you move on, there’s one question that begs further discussion: Uh, what’s the deal with Tyrion?

The internet can’t stop editing live cats into the ‘Captain Marvel’ poster

If you need a reminder of how amazing the internet is, look no further than the trending hashtag for Captain Marvel’s cuddly cat – sorry, I mean Flerken – named Goose. Following the release of Disney’s latest superhero blockbuster in South Korea, the hashtag for Goose, “#캡틴마블_우리집구스,” started trending.

Red Wedding oral history reveals tears on the ‘Game of Thrones’ set

If you cried during Game of Thrones’ Red Wedding scene, you weren’t alone. In an oral history of the infamous “Rains of Castamere” episode of Game of Thrones published by Entertainment Weekly Friday, a few members of the show’s cast and crew recalled what it was like to shoot the Red Wedding, the emotions that were in the air on set, and how much everyone cried.

Filter concert in Texas canceled after band shares anti-Trump Facebook post

Rock band Filter had their show cancelled on Thursday night after frontman Richard Patrick posted an anti-Trump video on Facebook. The problems started during the band’s soundcheck at the Speaking Rock Entertainment Center in El Paso, Texas. Patrick, the lead vocalist, uploaded a video live from the venue to the band’s Facebook page promoting the show later that night.

A man threatened to sue a magazine for using his picture to show a generic hipster. But it wasn’t him.

Before threatening a lawsuit over the use of your image you should probably check to make sure the picture is actually of you – especially if you’re a hipster. MIT Technology Review recently covered a study that looked into the “hipster effect.”

Tesla hides an epic Easter egg inside of its Model Y event invitation

Elon Musk and Tesla have proven once again why they are the ultimate trolls. Tesla fans hoping to get a sneak preview of the upcoming Model Y electric SUV, which will be revealed on March 14, were treated to a spectacular Easter egg when they tried to run a teaser image of the vehicle through an image editor.

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ will haunt you, and not just in the ways you’d expect

When the credits rolled on Us, I realized I needed a minute. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the film – quite the opposite. It was that the film, written and directed by Jordan Peele, is so rich, so layered, so diabolically clever and emotionally astute, that it felt an enormous undertaking to process in a single sitting.

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