The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday May 14)

May 14, 2019

Here are today’s top stories.

Two Saudi oil tankers damaged in ‘sabotage attack,’ says press agency

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers had been sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, in attacks it described as posing a threat to the security of global oil supplies.

US deploying more Patriot missiles to Middle East, amid Iranian threats

The US has announced it will deploy additional Patriot missiles to the Middle East after US officials said intelligence indicates Iran and its proxies could be planning to threaten US forces and interests in the Middle East.

American couple demand answers after they say Kenyan authorities took 3-year-old in their custody

An American couple living in Nairobi, Kenya, is demanding answers after a three-year-old boy in their custody, they say, was taken away by authorities last month without explanation.

Sweden reopens Julian Assange rape investigation

Sweden will reopen the investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the country’s deputy chief prosecutor announced on Monday.

Pilot in Myanmar lands plane without front wheels

A pilot in Myanmar is being hailed as a hero after landing a plane Sunday on only its rear wheels, after the passenger jet’s landing gear failed.

Man wanted by FBI for sexually abusing young girls turns himself in after 23 years

Wayne Arthur Silsbee walked into the Oregon City Police Department and turned himself in on Friday.

38-meter long slide in Spain shuts due to injuries, 24 hours after opening

A steep 38-meter long slide has been closed due to reports of multiple injuries, less than 24 hours after it opened in Spain.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ is China’s biggest-ever foreign film

“Avengers: Endgame” has made more than $600 million in China since its release.

Manchester City retain Premier League: ‘This is my toughest title,’ says Pep Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says retaining the Premier League trophy this year was the “toughest” title of his career. City came from behind to claim a 4-1 victory over Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday and beat Liverpool to the title by one point.

Ramaphosa to tackle ANC ‘bad tendencies’

South Africa election 2019 South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to clean the African National Congress (ANC) of “all bad tendencies” in a bid to end corruption. In a victory speech in Johannesburg, he thanked voters and said they had sent a “clear message”.

US to suffer from tariffs, Trump aide says

One of Donald Trump’s top economic advisers has acknowledged the president was wrong to suggest that China would pay tariffs on its exports to the US. Larry Kudlow, who heads the National Economic Council, accepted it was US businesses that paid the import tax.

Game of Thrones: The Bells review

Is it clutching at straws to suggest that, given the increasing criticism swirling around the final series of Game of Thrones, its creators David Benioff and DB Weiss have been engaged in a cunning meta-game with its audience?

These 2 old ‘Game of Thrones’ visions basically predicted Episode 5

Warning: Contains ashy spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5. Wow, okay. That was a cheery episode, wasn’t it? While the penultimate Game of Thrones outing seems to have divided people, though, it’s worth noting that it wasn’t necessarily a huge surprise.

‘Game of Thrones’ fans react to major death on Mother’s Day from hell

Queen Cersei: Destroyer of Septs, Lover of Elephants, and Mother of Dead Children is no more. The Battle for King’s Landing has come and gone, taking with it the Clegane brothers, Euron Greyjoy, Varys, practically all of Dany’s credibility, and both of the long-time problematic Lannister twins.

Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ post on Instagram will make you cry

Haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame yet? Well, SPOILERS AHEAD. Don’t say you weren’t warned. I’ll give it a minute, in case any unspoiled eyes stray down – by accident or by “accident” – a few extra lines. Anyone who’s still here and reading should know that you’re entering spoilertown… right about…

Jeff Bezos unveils ‘Blue Moon’ lunar lander, plans to go to the moon by 2024

Jeff Bezos is set to take humans to the moon. At an event in Washington on Thursday, Bezos’ spaceflight company Blue Origin unveiled Blue Moon, a lunar lander that can deliver large payloads to the moon.

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