The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Friday June 21)

June 21, 2019

Here are today’s biggest headlines.

Iran shoots down US drone: Live updates

By Rob Picheta, CNN Updated 6:17 a.m. ET, June 20, 2019 What we’re covering here US drone shot down: Iran says it downed an approaching US spy drone on Thursday. The US says the drone was flying in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz.

Trump says ‘Iran made a very big mistake’ after drone downing

President Donald Trump and his aides were confronting dramatically increased tensions with Iran on Thursday after the downing of a US drone near the Persian Gulf.

Iran shoots down US drone aircraft

Iranian shot down a United States military drone on Thursday, further escalating the already volatile situation playing out between Washington and Tehran in the Middle East.

Senators receive classified briefing on UFO sightings

A group of US senators, including the vice chair of the Senate Intelligence committee, received a classified briefing Wednesday about a series of reported encounters by the US Navy with unidentified aircraft, according to a congressional aide.

Khashoggi’s killing ‘terrible’ but UN report is ‘flawed,’ says Saudi minister

The murder of Jamal Khashoggi was “gruesome” but a United Nations report into the journalist’s killing is “flawed,” Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Thursday.

India to overtake China as the world’s most populous country: UN

India is set to overtake China as the world’s most populous country in less than a decade, according to a new United Nations report.

Meghan and Harry split from joint charity with William and Kate

Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are formally splitting from the Royal Foundation, the body that co-ordinates their charitable work with William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, it was announced Thursday.

Sullenberger’s experience in a 737 MAX simulator made him see how pilots ran out of time

The pilot who orchestrated the dramatic plane landing in the Hudson River 10 years ago told a congressional panel Wednesday that he can see how crews would have struggled during the recent Boeing 737 MAX crashes after he spent time in a simulator running recreations of the doomed flights.

Satellite image shows Chinese fighter jets deployed to contested island

A satellite image obtained by CNN show China has deployed a flight of at least four J-10 fighter jets on Woody Island in the South China Sea, the first known deployment of fighter jets there since 2017.

Trump: Iran made ‘big mistake’ in downing US drone

Iran has “made a very big mistake” in shooting down a US military surveillance drone over the Strait of Hormuz, President Donald Trump says. US naval assets have been dispatched to the drone debris field in international waters, a US source told Reuters.

How India’s sixth biggest city is coping without water

People fighting in queues for water, many unable to take showers and hotels warning people about water usage. This is the situation in India’s sixth largest city after its four reservoirs ran dry this week. And while there is a little water still available, it’s not sure how long it will last.

China’s vanishing beards and mosques

The BBC has found new evidence of the increasing control and suppression of Islam in China

Why the Buzz around Toy Story creates millions

When Buzz, Woody and Jessie return to our screens on Friday with the release of Toy Story 4, it’s not just cinemas that will be hoping for queues at their doors. Retailers also hope the sequel will get their tills ringing too. Why?

Porn age verification plans are being put on hold in the UK once again

It’s still possible that one day in Britain, people may have to prove their age in order to watch pornographic content online. But that day isn’t going to be anytime soon. Back in 2017, something called the Digital Economy Bill was given the official go-ahead in the UK.

Everything coming to (and going from) Netflix in July 2019

It’s summertime, and tons of our favorite Netflix shows are finally back! After a painful year-and-a-half hiatus, Eleven, Chief Hopper, Steve [insert heart-eyes emoji] and the rest of the gang return to Hawkins, Indiana in Stranger Things 3 , out on the Fourth of July.

YouTube reportedly considers moving all children’s content to YouTube Kids

Welcome to Small Humans , an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2019 and we have the entire internet to contend with.

Hands on the wheel with Tesla’s new in-car racing video game

Why not play a game while sitting and waiting for your electric vehicle to charge up? No, not on your phone. That’d be too easy. Instead, you can now use the very car you’re sitting in – well, if it’s a Tesla.

James Corden irritates Paris with a performance of ‘Les Misérables’ in traffic

James Corden, master of Carpool Karaoke and so much more, is sure to dazzle if you catch him performing out in public. Perhaps not in Paris, however, where Corden and a cast of Brits perform Les Misérables, much to the misère of the city’s people, who are only just trying to go about their day without having a musical block traffic.

‘Where is the CEO?’ Google’s founder skips shareholder meeting amid protests

Alphabet’s annual shareholder meeting concluded with predictable results: every shareholder proposal was voted down despite protesting workers and increasingly pointed criticism. At Google parent company Alphabet’s annual meeting Wednesday, shareholders advocated for a number of proposals meant to address numerous issues at the company, from sexual harassment and diversity, to the company’s policies regarding China and forced arbitration.

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