The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday March 20)

March 20, 2019

A look at the biggest headlines in the world today.

Experts say there were similarities in the Ethiopian Airlines and the Lion Air crashes. What were they?

When the Federal Aviation Administration announced it was grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes, the agency said it had identified similarities between last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Lion Air crash in Indonesia six months earlier.

For Trump, old feuds burn bright

President Donald Trump just can’t let old feuds die.

The world’s most expensive cities to live in

The most expensive cities in the world have been revealed — and the No. 1 spot belongs not to one singly city, but to three (CNN) – destinations. France’s capital city, which has been one of the top 10 since 2003, moved up this year, while last year’s fourth most expensive city, Hong Kong, jumped up three positions, leading to a tie at the top for the first time.

Battle of Supremes: How ‘legal fakes’ are challenging a $1B brand

When Samsung revealed, in late 2018, that it was collaborating with cult US streetwear brand Supreme, it came as quite the surprise. The announcement was made during the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy A8s smartphone in Beijing, where logos of the Korean tech giant and the New York skate brand unexpectedly shared a huge screen.

Fears for 500,000 as Cyclone Idai destroys 90% of Mozambique city, aid officials say

Fears are growing for more than 500,000 people in the Mozambique city of Beira, after aid agency officials warned that 90% of the area had been “destroyed” by Cyclone Idai.

A meteor exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere with 10 times the energy of the Hiroshima atomic bomb

While you were living your life on December 18th, 2018, a giant space rock exploded 16 miles above the Earth’s surface, giving off 10 times the energy of the atomic bomb detonated over Hiroshima. No big deal.

Chinese buyer bids record $1.4 million for racing pigeon

A Chinese buyer bid more than $1.4 million for a prized Belgian racing pigeon in an “unprecedented” sale, according to the auctioneer that organized the sale.

Myspace apologizes after losing 12 years’ worth of music

Social networking company Myspace has apologized for apparently losing 12 years’ worth of music uploaded to its site, following a server migration error — a loss potentially amounting to 50 million songs.

Lambs born from world’s oldest stored semen

Scientists in Australia have set a new record by using the world’s oldest known viable semen to impregnate dozens of merino sheep.

Six reasons why so many buildings collapse

After a building collapsed in the Nigerian city of Lagos, killing at least 20 people, including several schoolchildren attending a school on the building’s top floor, we look at some reasons why such tragedies seem to occur so often in some African countries.

World’s most expensive cities revealed

Paris has come top of a ranking of the world’s most expensive cities, alongside Hong Kong and Singapore. It’s the first time three cities have shared the top spot in the 30-year history of the annual Economist Intelligence Unit survey, which compares prices in 133 cities globally.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus forward charged by Uefa over celebration

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with improper conduct by Uefa for a goal celebration in the win over Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League. The 34-year-old appeared to mimic Atletico boss Diego Simeone, who turned to fans and grabbed his crotch during his side’s 2-0 first-leg victory.

The curious case of the man with ‘two brains’ – BBC Reel

BBC Reel meets the ‘father of split-brain syndrome’ Mike Gazzaniga, to understand how researchers discovered how we all have ‘two brains’. Video by Melissa Hogenboom & Pierangelo Pirak

President stuck on commuter train for hours

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa may have hoped that joining the morning commute would mark him out as a man of the people ahead of elections in May. That plan has either backfired or worked, depending on how you view it.

African music superstar guilty of rape

Koffi Olomidé, one of Africa’s most popular singers, has been found guilty of the statutory rape of one of his former dancers when she was 15. He was handed a two-year suspended jail sentence by a court in France in absentia, as he failed to turn up.

Elizabeth Warren Calls For Getting Rid Of The Electoral College

Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Monday that she fully supports abolishing the Electoral College and moving toward a national vote, the first time the 2020 presidential candidate has publicly taken the stance. “My view is that every vote matters,” the Massachusetts Democrat said to roaring applause at her CNN presidential town hall at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Leslie Jones Hits Back At ‘Moron’ Trump Over Botched ‘Saturday Night Live’ Slam

” Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones is fighting back after President Donald Trump slammed her show and hinted that it could face a federal investigation for being one-sided and for “collusion” with Democrats and Russia. But as Jones pointed out, the episode that set Trump off wasn’t exactly new.

Twitter Wits Remind Trump Why It’s A Very Bad Idea To Mock Biden’s Slip Of The Tongue

President Donald Trump on Monday blasted Joe Biden for his slip of the tongue when he accidentally referred to “running” for the presidency – when Biden hasn’t yet announced he’s going to be a candidate. I know I get criticized,” Biden said during an event in Delaware on Saturday.

Meghan McCain: ‘Pathetic’ Trump Obsesses Over ‘Great Men’ He ‘Could Never Live Up To’

Meghan McCain spoke out on Monday about President Donald Trump’s attacks on her late father, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.). Trump tweeted over the weekend that the senator had “stains” on his congressional record for defying him and opposing Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and strip health care from millions of people.

SEC says Elon Musk failing to get his Tesla tweets pre-approved is ‘stunning’

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. The barbs continue to be thrown over Elon Musk’s tweeting. As part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over that notorious “funding secured” tweet, Musk agreed to have certain tweets pre-approved by Tesla.

Internet providers block sites that host Christchurch terror attack video

It’s been a struggle for internet companies to contain a live streamed video of the Christchurch terror attack. In light of this, internet service providers are teaming up to block sites which refuse to take down the video, echoing calls by police and government for people to stop sharing it.

‘Call of Duty: Mobile’ is officially coming to Android and iOS devices

Get ready for head-to-head battles during your commute, as Activision and Tencent delivered details and a trailer for Call of Duty: Mobile on Monday. Call of Duty: Mobile will take the form of a standalone, free-to-play, first-person game brimming with maps like Nuketown and Crash, along with characters and weapons from the COD series, including Black Ops and Modern Warfare.

Tumblr is losing millions of visits after its porn ban

Could this be the end for the site, or just a speedbump?

Great, now Apple users are seeing outages

Unfortunately for everyone, Apple just took a page out of Facebook’s playbook. One day after Facebook suffered a massive outage, a wide array of Apple services are down for some users. Offerings including Find My iPhone, Find My Friends, News, and whole chunks of iCloud are on the fritz.

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