The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday July 23)

July 23, 2019

Today’s top headlines.

Chandrayaan-2: Second try for India as it attempts Moon mission launch

India is preparing to relaunch a mission to land a rover on the moon, in what would be a first for a nation that is trying to become a space superpower.

A top CEO calls out Trump’s racism

The CEO of German industrial giant Siemens says that President Donald Trump is becoming a symbol of intolerance following his attacks on four female members of Congress.

Hundreds of thousands protest in Puerto Rico: Live updates

By Paul Murphy, Mike Hayes and Elise Hammond, CNN Updated 11:55 a.m. ET, July 22, 2019 What you need to know NOW: Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are filling the streets of San Juan for another massive protest. Why they’re protesting: They want Gov.

A great white shark jumped in front of a boat near Cape Cod, surprising those on board

At least no one can complain that this fishing trip was boring.

Airbus unveils new ‘bird of prey’ concept plane

European manufacturer (CNN) – Airbus has created a concept aircraft inspired by the natural features of eagles, hawks and other aerial predators. The “Bird of Prey” concept was unveiled by Liam Fox, UK Secretary of State for International Trade, at the Royal International Air Tattoo air show on Friday.

New photos of Prince George released to mark his 6th birthday

Kensington Palace is marking Prince George’s sixth birthday on Monday with a new series of photos.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ passes ‘Avatar’ to become the highest-grossing film ever

“Avengers: Endgame,” the Disney and Marvel blockbuster, will move past “Avatar” on the list of all-time highest grossing films on Sunday in its 13th weekend of release, Disney reported Saturday night.

The Hyundai Kona SUV is India’s powerful new electric car

Hyundai just unveiled India’s most powerful electric car and plans to build a network to charge it too.

Jump aboard the eDumper, the world’s largest electric vehicle

While a single computer used to take up a whole room, now they comfortably fit inside your backpack to be easily carried around.

‘CIA spies sentenced to death’ in Iran

Iran says it has arrested 17 spies who it says were working for the CIA, and sentenced some of them to death. The intelligence ministry said the suspects had been collecting information in vital sectors – including military and nuclear areas of activity. US President Donald Trump has dismissed the claims, saying the report is “totally false”.

Israel demolishes homes under Palestinian control

Israel has begun demolishing a cluster of Palestinian homes it says were built illegally too close to the separation barrier in the occupied West Bank. Hundreds of police and troops moved in to Sur Baher as bulldozers tore down structures said to house 17 people.

French submarine missing since 1968 is found

A French submarine that has been missing for more than 50 years has been located by a search team. French Defence Minister Florence Parly tweeted the announcement on Monday, describing the discovery as a “relief and technical feat”. Fifty-two sailors were on board the Minerve when it vanished near the port of Toulon, on the French south coast, in January 1968.

Moon hoax? Five reasons why the landings were real – BBC Reel

You need to enable JavaScript to run this app. 22 July 2019|Science How scientists, engineers and astronauts have gone above and beyond to prove the sky is not our limit.

Kenya finance minister faces arrest for corruption

Kenya’s chief prosecutor has ordered the arrest of the finance minister over allegations of corruption related to the construction of two dams. Henry Rotich is accused of flouting procurement procedures in awarding a contract worth over $450m (£405m) for the dam projects to the Italian company CMC de Ravenna.

The Marvel Phase 4 thirst is already super powerful

Ever since Iron Man reminded us that Robert Downey Jr is handsome enough to pull off that beard and playboy smarm and still be fine, audiences have been thirsty for superheroes. (I hear there were occasionally some comic book movies made before 2009, too?)

Security footage captures kid hiding from cop in the sneakiest possible place

This may seem like a clip from some kind of coming-of-age movie, but it appears to be real life. On Sunday, Zach Pierce shared the above Nest cam footage on YouTube and Reddit. The video shows a panicked kid running into his driveway, jumping into a handy garbage bin, and closing the lid.

Stephen King mocks Donald Trump’s worldview with a rather blunt theory

It’s kind of amazing that Donald Trump has yet to get into a Twitter feud with Stephen King. Given how often the horror master tweets about the president, and how often the president likes to hit back at people who have said mean things about him, you’d have thought the two would have come to blows.

Marvel’s Phase Four is why it’s exciting that ‘Avengers’ beat the ‘Avatar’ box office

Don’t forget, kids: it’s all Disney now anyway. Marvel’s bid to get Avengers: Endgame one, last broken box office record has paid off. Until July 21, 2019, Avatar was the top-earning release of all time worldwide, with a total of $2.789 billion earned at the box office.

How ‘The Lion King’ cast members describe meeting Beyoncé, ranked by pure joy

Love it or hate it, the “live-action” remake of Disney’s The Lion King has been an event. With a record-breaking projected $531 million opening weekend and a cast so star-studded even the royal family stopped by to shake hands, Jon Favreau’s blockbuster tribute to the 1994 original film has garnered a lot of press.

All the new actors introduced by Marvel at Comic-Con

Marvel unleashed a torrent of news at Comic-Con Saturday including the reveal of a whole bunch of new movies and series for its post-Infinity Saga Phase Four along with new characters joining the fray. New characters means new actors, and because there’s so many big additions, we decided to round up everyone who’s joining (or returning to) the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a big new role.

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