The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Monday June 10)

June 10, 2019

A look at today’s top headlines.

Mass protest in Hong Kong over law critics fear could allow China to snatch anyone

Thousands have taken to the streets of Hong Kong Sunday to oppose a controversial extradition bill that would enable China to extradite fugitives from the city.

A solo traveler vanished in Peru. For her family, finding her became a full-time job

Shortly after his daughter Carla went missing in Peru, Carlos Valpeoz left behind his old life as a contractor in the Texas Hill Country and boarded a plane to find her. He brought only a backpack with him, unsure how long he’d be away from home.

Sudan opposition group calls for ‘civil disobedience’ following protest crackdown

Sudan’s pro-democracy movement has called for “civil disobedience” throughout the country beginning Sunday, days after a bloody military crackdown killed more than 100 people in the capital Khartoum.

Rapper found dead from gunshot wounds after his car crashes in Maryland

Officers got a call about shots fired and found a single vehicle crashed at the scene Saturday. The only occupant of that vehicle, Edward Montre Seay, 32, of Chester, died from gunshot wounds, police said.

Sagrada Familia gets building permit after 137 years

(CNN) – For 137 years, the construction of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia had been carried out illegally. That all changed on Friday when the Roman Catholic church finally received its building permit, according to a Twitter post by Janet Sanz, in charge of urban planning.

The tech empowering disabled people in cities

From a smart walking stick to a stair-climbing wheelchair, these innovations are changing lives and urban landscapes.

How 5G will change the future of farming

Farmers are testing 5G drones and sensors in the hope of increasing yields and improving animal health.

FedEx dumps Amazon from air cargo service as rivalry grows

Amazon packages will take their last US flight on FedEx planes later this month.

The food grown to withstand disaster – BBC Reel

The world’s crops require 2.7 trillion cubic metres of water a year, but countries are struggling to find enough.­ As climate change makes extreme weather more common, the search has begun to find ways to meet the growing water challenge.

IMF warns of giant tech firms’ dominance

Giant technology companies might cause significant disruption to the world’s financial system, the head of the International Monetary Fund has warned. Christine Lagarde said just a few firms with big data access and artificial intelligence could run the global payment and settlement arrangements. Her warning came as the G20 finance ministers met in Japan.

Film review: X-Men Dark Phoenix

“Who are we?” wonders Jean Grey – the telepathic, telekinetic, soul-searching heroine of Dark Phoenix – in the film’s opening voiceover. Any telepath around could have looked into her mind and answered: “Well, you’re not someone interesting.” This latest instalment in the X-Men franchise is flatter than a wafer-thin page of the comic books that inspired it.

‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too’ falls short of its potential

In Season 5, Black Mirror doesn’t feel as foreboding as it once did. Two of the three episodes end on a surprisingly hopeful note. The shock value has lessened, perhaps because we’ve grown numb to its ideas as the real world has started to catch up.

Woman captures perfect photo of a seagull brazenly stealing a lobster roll right out of her hand

Beware the seagulls of Maine for they take what they want – especially if it’s a lobster roll. That was the lesson learned by Alicia Jessop, who was simply trying to take a photo of a delicious lobster roll she was eating for lunch during a visit to Maine.

Hiker who was spun around during viral helicopter rescue ‘thought she was going to die’

Remember that dramatic spinning helicopter rescue? Well, it turns out it was as terrifying as it looked. Katalin Metro, the poor hiker who was spun around uncontrollably while she was being rescued, “thought she was going to die” during the incident, according to her husband.

Uber takes to the skies once more with Uber Copter

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Uber’s aerial commuter goals are landing at a helipad in New York this summer. Remember when Uber offered helicopter rides for a brief period in Brazil?

Prince Louis stole the show at Queen Elizabeth’s birthday celebration

London celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s 93rd birthday with Trooping the Colour, her annual birthday parade, on Saturday. Prince Louis, however, was the real star of the show. This was the prince’s first public appearance at the parade, which makes sense because he was one month old when the last one happened.

Trump gets mocked after tweeting that the Moon is part of Mars

Trump doesn’t think we should send anyone to the moon – instead, the president wants to send people to Mars. But our fearless leader seems to be confused about how planets work, and the internet is already tired. Despite his previous support for lunar missions, the president is over the moon.

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