The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Friday May 10)

May 10, 2019

Here are today’s biggest world headlines.

BBC radio host fired over racist royal baby tweet

Danny Baker posted an image of a chimpanzee in a suit with the caption ‘Royal baby leaves hospital’

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes: It’s time to break up Facebook

Chris Hughes helped Mark Zuckerberg transform Facebook from a dorm-room project into a real business. Now, he’s calling for the company to be broken up.

High oil prices are hurting Emirates

Emirates airline just paid its biggest ever fuel bill, sending profits to the lowest level in a decade.

New dad Prince Harry travels to The Hague days after Meghan gives birth

Prince Harry traveled to the Netherlands on Thursday to promote next year’s Invictus Games, just days after his wife, Meghan gave birth to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

George Clooney will not be royal baby’s godfather

The actor is apparently still trying to master being a father, so he’s not interested in taking on any new duties thank you very much.

India is cutting people off from the internet in the middle of its election

India is in the middle of the world’s largest election, with more than 900 million people eligible to vote between April 11 and May 19. Despite this grand exercise in political freedom, some Indians are being denied access to the internet for days at a time as they prepare to cast their ballots.

David Beckham banned for six months for using phone behind wheel of Bentley

David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months for using his mobile phone whilst driving his £100,000 Bentley. The former footballer previously entered a guilty plea by post and was given six points on his licence at Bromley Magistrates’ Court this afternoon, which resulted in a ban.

Harry wears I Am Daddy jacket as he returns to work after welcoming Baby Archie

Just a few days after becoming a dad for the first time Prince Harry was back to work as he travelled to The Hague for a very, very special event. The Duke made the flying visit to officially launch the countdown to the 2020 Invictus Games, a competition he set up for injured and sick servicemen and women.

How Archie’s surname caused huge Royal Family row years before he was even born

Archie Harrison is the newest member of the Royal Family, and his parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry couldn’t look more proud. When they announced his name yesterday afternoon, along with a stunning photo of him meeting the Queen, they also shared his surname and confirmed that he won’t have a HRH title.

Second N Korea ‘missile test’ in five days

North Korea has fired two short-range missiles in its second weapons test in less than a week, the South Korean military says. The missiles fired from the north-western city of Kusong travelled 420km (260 miles) and 270km towards the east.

ANC leads as South African votes counted

Votes are being counted in South Africa’s election, with President Cyril Ramaphosa hoping to prevent a slide in support for the governing African National Congress (ANC). With results declared in some 46% of districts, it has won about 57% of the ballot, well ahead of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on 23%.

Trump says China ‘broke’ trade talks deal

US President Donald Trump said China “broke the deal” in trade talks, ramping up hostilities ahead of negotiations between the two sides. The comments come as Beijing said it would retaliate with “necessary countermeasures” if the US raises tariffs on Chinese products.

Why Sansa and Tyrion are the only rightful rulers of Westeros on ‘Game of Thrones’

Despite a season filled with inexplicable (arguably unjustified) twists, Game of Thrones Episode 4 Season 8 has begun a seemingly inevitable march toward crowning the most rote successor to the Iron Throne possible: Jon Snow. Or, if we’re being nihilistic, continuing the reign of Cersei Lannister.

Not caring about bad news, Bitcoin goes above $6,000 for the first time this year

If you thought that the theft of 7,000 bitcoins from one of the world’s biggest crypto exchanges would stop Bitcoin’s price in its tracks, you were wrong. On Thursday, the price of Bitcoin went above $6,000 for the first time since November last year.

‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke just cleared her name in the Starbucks coffee cup saga

Emilia Clarke would like to clear her name in “cup-gate”. Fans were aghast this week when they spotted a Starbucks coffee cup in the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. Unfortunately for Clarke, that stray coffee cup happened to be sitting right in front of her: Well, she’s finally broken her silence on the matter and she’s got something to say about it.

James Cameron responds to ‘Avengers: Endgame’ beating ‘Titanic’ record

In case you hadn’t heard the news, Avengers: Endgame has proven to be pretty popular. So popular, in fact, that it recently knocked James Cameron’s Titanic down a podium place in the standings of biggest global box office money-makers of all time. Cameron’s movie used to be second, but it’s currently third.

Waymo defends laser sensors after Elon Musk drags them

Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s recent strongly worded thoughts on LiDAR laser sensors, which bring 3D imaging to a self-driving car’s computer, are still reverberating throughout the autonomous vehicle community. Waymo’s head engineers and scientists are now defending its sensor choices for the company’s self-driving taxi service.

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