The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday April 24)

April 24, 2019

A look at today’s top headlines.

Live updates: Sri Lanka mourns as investigation into deadly blasts continues

What we’re covering here What we’re covering here What happened: A wave of bombings across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday killed 321 people and injured hundreds more. Authorities have arrested 40 people. Day of mourning: Sri Lanka has declared a state of emergency, and Tuesday has been declared a national day of mourning.

China buys a lot of Iranian oil, and it’s not happy at all with US sanctions

China is pushing back against the United States’ decision to broaden its crackdown on Iranian oil exports, deepening the uncertainty in the global oil market.

Trump to make first state visit to UK in June, sources say

US President Donald Trump will make his first state visit to the United Kingdom in June, according to two sources familiar with the plans.

Man Utd vs. Man City: Mancunian derby could decide Premier League race

Manchester United face Manchester City on Wednesday and the match could have far reaching implications for the Premier League title race and the final Champions League spot.

Harry and Meghan could ‘move to Africa’ after birth of baby

Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, could be planning to move to Africa after the upcoming birth of their first child, according to reports in British newspaper The Sunday Times.

Roy Disney’s granddaughter thinks Bob Iger’s paycheck is ‘insane’

Disney CEO Bob Iger made nearly $66 million last year, and a Disney family member thinks that’s “insane.”

Samsung delays Galaxy Fold launch after early models broke

Samsung will not launch its innovative, expensive and troubled Galaxy Fold on schedule.

Tesla’s new Autopilot is amazing. But please keep your eyes on the road

Navigate on Autopilot is as close as Tesla has come yet to a self-driving car but it’s not autonomous yet.

Mass funeral on Sri Lanka’s day of mourning

The first mass funeral has begun in Sri Lanka as the country marks a day of mourning for the victims of Sunday’s bomb blasts. The death toll of the attacks on churches and hotels has increased to 310, police said on Tuesday.

‘First malaria vaccine’ to be tested

A large-scale trial of what has been called the world’s first malaria vaccine to give partial protection to children is due to start in Malawi. The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites.

Donald Trump ‘set for state visit to UK’

Buckingham Palace is expected to announce on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump will make a state visit to the UK in early June. The president was promised the visit by Prime Minister Theresa May after he was elected in 2016 – but no date was set.

Could your hairstyle be causing hair loss?

Years of styling, braiding, pulling, relaxing and sewing in weaves have left a 31-year-old aspiring South African model with a balding head. “Every time I took out my weave at the salon, I would have them chemically ‘relax’ my hair and would then put on another weave on the same day – I was never with my own hair,” says Bandile (not her real name).

Gorillas pose for selfie with rescuers

Two gorillas have been photographed posing for a relaxed selfie with the rangers who rescued them as babies. The image was taken at a gorilla orphanage in Virunga National Park, DR Congo, where the animals were raised after poachers killed their parents.

Elon Musk expects Tesla ‘robotaxis’ in 2020

Elon Musk, the chief executive of electric car company Tesla, has said he expects the firm to have self-driving “robotaxis” on the road by 2020. The entrepreneur made the pledge as he announced an improved microchip for its driverless vehicles. Mr Musk told investors he expected regulators to approve ride-hailing in some areas for autonomous vehicles.

The first reactions to ‘Avengers: Endgame’ are in, and it’s one heck of a finale

Welcome to the end. The world premiere of Avengers: Endgame took place on Monday evening, with critics and industry peeps getting a look at the much-hyped film before it hits cinemas. Based on the first reactions on social media, the epic, three-hour long Endgame is a satisfying conclusion to a series which began 21 films ago, with most reviewers leaving positive comments about the film.

Elon Musk says Tesla robotaxis are coming – and soon

Look out, Uber. Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to turn the electric car company’s fleet of vehicles into a massive autonomous ride-hailing network. Musk laid out his vision for the self-driving Tesla network – which he expects to be in operation as early as next year – at a Monday investor event focused on autonomous driving.

Elon Musk calls self-driving laser sensors ‘lame’ at Tesla’s Autonomy Day

As Elon Musk made clear Monday, the technology most of his competitors in the self-driving car space use to help vehicles detect what’s around them is lame. And his option is way better. “LiDAR is a fool’s errand,” he quipped about the laser-emitting tool that, in the simplest terms, acts as eyes for autonomous cars.

Everyone is using Blink-182 as their password and the band is not cool with it

The world is awash in ’90s nostalgia – and it’s even showing up in our passwords. A new study from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has revealed the world’s most easily hacked passwords, CNN reports. The top no-brainer passwords overall are impersonal number combinations, like 12345.

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