The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Friday July 5)

July 5, 2019

Here are today’s top stories.

Are parts of India becoming too hot for humans?

Intense heat waves have killed more than 100 people in India this summer and are predicted to worsen in coming years, creating a possible humanitarian crisis as large parts of the country potentially become too hot to be inhabitable.

Trump’s July 4th celebration: Live updates

By Veronica Rocha, Meg Wagner, Elise Hammond and Mike Hayes, CNN Updated 11:28 a.m. ET, July 4, 2019 What we’re covering here Soon: A Fourth ofJuly parade is happening in Washington, DC. Later: President Trump will speak at a “Salute to America” ceremony, held at the Lincoln Memorial, which feature military flyovers and music.

Italian airline apologizes over Obama blackface video

Italian airline Alitalia has apologized after a promotional video featured an actor in blackface portraying former US President Barack Obama.

Maurice the rooster in the dock in divisive French trial

A rooster called Maurice was Thursday put on trial in western France, in an unusual case that has come to symbolize the divide between urban and rural communities.

Samsung faces lawsuit over water resistant smartphone claims

Australia’s competition regulator has filed a lawsuit against Samsung, alleging that ads touting the company’s Galaxy smartphones as water resistant were misleading.

No more ‘Beijing bikini’: Chinese city calls topless men ‘uncivilized’

Each summer, as Chinese cities swelter under the baking heat, middle-aged men across the country roll their T-shirts up above their bellies to cool down.

UAE prince and fashion designer Khalid Al Qasimi dies in unexplained circumstances

Fashion designer Khalid Al Qasimi, the 39-year-old son of the ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has died in circumstances described by UK authorities as unexplained.

Bernard Tomic fined for lack of effort

Australia’s Bernard Tomic has been fined his full Wimbledon prize money for not meeting the “required professional standard” during his lackluster 58-minute first-round defeat by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Libya migrants ‘fired on after fleeing attack’

The UN says it has received reports that guards fired on migrants who tried to flee air strikes on a detention centre near Libya’s capital Tripoli on Tuesday. The UN says it believes at least 53 migrants died and 130 were hurt in the air strikes on the Tajoura centre.

Uganda train after securing “extra incentive” at Nations Cup

Uganda’s players ended their boycott of Africa Cup of Nations training after being promised an extra $6000 dollars each by the country’s Football Association (FUFA). The squad took to the pitch three hours behind schedule on Wednesday, after securing the extra cash. They are due to play Senegal on Friday in the last-16 of Egypt 2019.

Many missing as migrant boat sinks off Tunisia

At least 80 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia. Four people were rescued from the inflatable vessel – which sank in waters near the town of Zarzis – but one died later in hospital, reports said.

Frank Lampard: Chelsea job the biggest challenge of my career

New Chelsea boss Frank Lampard says returning to his former side as manager is the biggest challenge of his career. The 41-year-old ex-England midfielder was appointed on Thursday by the club where he spent 13 years as a player. Lampard had been in charge of Championship side Derby – his first job in management – for 14 months.

Frank Lampard: Chelsea legend leaves Derby County to become Blues manager

Chelsea have appointed former midfielder Frank Lampard as their manager on a three-year deal. Lampard, 41, has left Championship side Derby County to take over at a club where he spent 13 years as a player. He succeeds Maurizio Sarri, who left Stamford Bridge in June to take charge of Italian champions Juventus.

Barack Obama tweets a wholesome, tank-less Fourth of July message

Barack Obama has been quiet as the Democratic presidential primary starts to heat up but the former president sent the country some well-wishes on the Fourth of July. It also happens to be the birthday of the president’s older daughter, Malia, who got a shout-out as well.

Ryan Reynolds attempts the bottle cap challenge, fails spectacularly

Ryan Reynolds never misses an opportunity to plug his gin company. He’s pretty much got the whole social media marketing thing nailed. He’s written fake Amazon reviews, he’s made videos revealing the secret ingredient, and his previous adverts for Aviation Gin have even featured cameos from the likes of Hugh Jackman, Richard Branson, and Andy King (you know, the Fyre Festival blowjob guy).

Janelle Monáe twerking onstage with Lupita Nyong’o made fans lose it

Janelle Monáe made a stop at London’s SSE Arena for her Dirty Computer tour, totally stunning fans by bringing Lupita Nyong’o onstage. The Academy Award-winning actor twerked with Monáe to the rhythm of “I Got The Juice,” causing an audience meltdown.

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ official wedding photo is as glamorous as you’d expect

Get ready for those icy hearts to melt, people. Back in May, Game of Thrones actor Sophie Turner and pop star Joe Jonas got married in Las Vegas. Did you miss it? A bit of sneaky footage ended up on Instagram – courtesy of Diplo – but little else.

Samsung has successfully redesigned the Galaxy Fold, report says

The end of the seemingly never-ending Galaxy Fold saga might be nigh. According to a new report from Bloomberg, Samsung has successfully redesigned its first foldable phone, fixing all of the issues that plagued the early units. The report comes just a day after Samsung CEO DJ Koh called the initial launch snafu ” embarrassing.”

Stormzy’s Glastonbury Festival set featured a badass sign language interpreter

The U.K. grime star Stormzy staged an epic Glastonbury Festival set on Friday night, but the real star of the night was out in the crowd. Tara Asher is a British Sign Language interpreter, and – according to the BBC’s Colin Paterson – is also one of only four who specializes in signing grime.

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