The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Monday May 13)

May 13, 2019

Here are today’s top headlines.

Europe’s populist nightmare won’t end with Brexit

The UK’s failure to leave the European Union has created an almighty headache in Brussels.

Peggy Lipton, star of ‘Mod Squad’ and ‘Twin Peaks,’ dead at 72

Peggy Lipton, a Golden Globe award winning actress and star of the hit television show “Mod Squad,” has died. She was 72.

Pua Magasiva, ‘Power Rangers’ actor, dies aged 38

New Zealand actor Pua Magasiva, best known for his role in “Power Rangers” and as a long-running star of the country’s soap opera “Shortland Street,” has died aged 38, his production company confirmed.

Jeff Bezos unveils new plans for Blue Origin spaceflight: Live updates

What we covered here: What we covered here: Amazon (AMZN) CEO Jeff Bezos has been playing his plans for space pretty close to the vest — until now. Today he announced his intention to go back to the moon — and this time to stay there.

20 best things to do in Kenya

Folks who have never been there tend to think of (CNN) – Kenya as a one-trick pony — an awesome safari destination and little more. But East Africa’s No. 1 travel destination (nearly 1.5 million international visitors in 2017) is actually a multifaceted place with a wide variety of adventures both rural and urban.

30 of India’s most beautiful places

(CNN) – India might just be the most colorful country in the world. It’s a land of otherworldly landscapes for travel — from stunning lakes and endless rolling plains to the snow-capped Himalayas in the north. It’s also home to wild festivals, romantic mausoleums and some of the most hectic cities in the world.

Gunmen ‘kill six’ in church in Burkina Faso

Gunmen burn down church during Mass and kill six people, including priest, in Burkina Faso, reports say

French hostages praise rescue ‘from hell’

Two French tourists who were held hostage in Burkina Faso have thanked the French soldiers who “lost their lives to free us from this hell”. Two French special forces soldiers died during the raid, which rescued four hostages and killed four kidnappers.

Drugs firms ‘conspired to fix prices’ in US

More than 40 US states have filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical firms of conspiring to artificially inflate the cost of common medicinal drugs. The lawsuit alleges that as many as 20 companies have been involved in fixing prices for over 100 drugs, including treatments for diabetes and cancer.

Uber shares sink on stock market debut

Uber shares slid to close 7.6% down on their first day of trading, as the highly anticipated share market listing failed to win over investors. Boss Dara Khosrowshahi was among those who rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange to begin trading.

The 1968 sci-fi that spookily predicted today

We look to fiction for eternal truths about our world and timeless insights into the human condition – either that or giddy escapism. But sometimes, in striving to achieve any or all of the above, a novelist will use the future as their backdrop; and just occasionally, they’ll predict what’s to come with uncanny accuracy.

Houston Rockets bend the knee for Emilia Clarke, ‘Game of Thrones’ queen

We don’t know if Daenerys Targaryen will ultimately sit on the Iron Throne when Game of Thrones is over, but the Houston Rockets certainly stan. Dany actor Emilia Clarke attended the Game 6 showdown between the Rockets and the Golden State Warriors at Houston’s Toyota Center on Friday evening.

Of course Sansa is blaming Daenerys for that dumb ‘Game of Thrones’ coffee cup error

Sophie Turner, aka Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones, stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday to chat about her recent marriage to Joe Jonas, promote X-Men: Dark Phoenix – and firmly point the finger at Emilia Clarke, aka Daenerys Targaryen, for that coffee cup.

Stephen Colbert drops into ‘Veep’ to tell them to quit messing with America

You’re far from alone in thinking the craziness in Veep mirrors real life. For a special skit for The Late Show on Thursday night, Stephen Colbert teleported into the show to warn the cast about messing America up. “The things you’re doing on this Earth then happen in my world.

Taylor Swift reveals ‘Game of Thrones’ influenced ‘reputation’ in some pretty specific ways

“I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you” Taylor Swift sang years ago. But it seems the Game of Thrones references run deeper than just dragon imagery. In a new interview, Swift explains that the HBO juggernaut was definitely in her head while writing reputation.

Pornhub searches for Tesla surge thanks to *that* video and some Elon Musk tweets

A video of a couple having sex in a moving Tesla Model X has sent users scrambling to Pornhub in search of kinky, self-driving car porn. According to Pornhub, searches for “Tesla” on the site started climbing at the beginning of May when the video began circulating.

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