The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday August 28)

August 28, 2019

A look at some of today’s biggest headlines.

Brazil will reject $20 million of Amazon fire aid from G7

Brazil will reject an offer of $20 million in international aid for the fires that are burning across the Amazon rainforest, according to the president’s office.

Brazil’s indigenous guardians of the Amazon

For decades, the Waiapi have lived in the Brazilian state of Amapa in near-isolation from the non-indigenous world and in harmony with the rainforest. The river and trees that support their way of life are often described as the lungs of the world.

Indonesia’s capital city isn’t the only one sinking

Indonesia announced Monday that the country would be relocating their capital city, because Jakarta is sinking into the Java Sea. But it’s not the only city at risk. Here are others that are sinking as well.

Taylor Swift calls out White House on Equality Act inaction

Taylor Swift used her VMA acceptance speech for video of the year to call for action on the Equality Act.

A 60-year-old man ended up dead after an Atlanta lawyer thought a golf ball hit his car, authorities say

An Atlanta attorney faces a murder charge after striking a 60-year-old man with his car, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said Friday.

Huawei was poised to fight Apple in the US. Now its fate is uncertain

Huawei once had big ambitions to grow its presence in the United States.

Airline reappears 20 years after it vanished

Entebbe, Uganda (CNN) – After a delay to flights that lasted nearly 20 years, Uganda Airlines has once again taken to the skies above Africa, restoring its status as the country’s national carrier. Commercial services resumed on Tuesday with a flight from Entebbe to Nairobi in neighboring Kenya that the airline hoped will usher in a profitable new era for the formerly debt-ridden brand.

An asteroid larger than some of the world’s tallest buildings will zip by Earth next month

On September 14, an asteroid will pass by Earth that’s larger than some of the tallest buildings on the planet.

An Australian man says he’s starting an ‘endless lunch break’ after winning $96 million lottery prize

The Sydney man is the second-biggest individual lottery winner in Australian history, according to the lottery’s website.

British teenager pleads not guilty over ‘false rape claims’ against Israeli men in Cyprus

A 19-year-old British woman who accused a group of Israeli youths of gang raping her in Cyprus has pleaded not guilty in court to charges of making up the accusation. The young woman, who claims she was raped by 12 Israelis in the Cypriot party resort of Ayia Napa in July, has said she was coerced into signing a confession revoking the criminal complaint.

Clothes lined with graphene could prevent mosquito bites, study shows

Clothes lined with graphene could stop mosquito bites and help prevent the spread of deadly diseases such as malaria, new research suggests. Since its discovery in 2004, graphene has been touted to improve everything from water filtration to solar cells.

Iranian president snubs Trump talks until US lifts sanctions

Iran will not talk to the United States until all sanctions imposed on Tehran are lifted, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a day after President Donald Trump said he would meet his Iranian counterpart to try to end a nuclear standoff.

Off-duty pilot steps in to make emergency landing after original pilot falls ill

An off-duty pilot was forced to step up and make an emergency landing on a flight after the original pilot fell ill. Jet2 flight LS765 was on its way from Manchester to Madeira with 235 passengers onboard when the incident occurred.

Netflix’s trailer for new horror series ‘Marianne’ will have you hiding behind a cushion

Finally recovered from the trauma brought on by The Haunting of Hill House? Well, terrible news! Netflix has a brand new horror series that looks every bit as nightmare-inducing. Marianne tells the story of a novelist who writes books in an attempt to protect herself from a witch that has shadowed her since childhood.

Reporter gets drenched by sprinklers on live TV, heroically powers through

Live TV reporting is a dangerous game – anything can happen, no matter what field you’re in. Or on. Russian football journalist Evgeny Evnevich was in the middle of a live cross segment on Match TV, when the stadium’s sprinklers started going off behind him.

Timothée Chalamet is a reluctant ruler in the first Netflix trailer for ‘The King’

I’m not gonna try to sell you on the story of The King, a Netflix original movie about the rise of King Henry V (thought it looks very cool). I’m just going to list the stars and let our collective thirst do the rest. Timothée Chalamet. Joel Edgerton. Robert Pattinson.

Instagram is working on yet another Snapchat clone

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Facebook is testing yet another Snapchat clone. Yes, again. And, once again, Facebook’s latest effort to take on Snap is centered around Instagram. That’s according to The Verge, which reports that Instagram has been testing “Threads,” a new, separate app based around Instagram users’ “close friends” lists.

Elizabeth Warren and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson had a cute conversation about ‘Ballers’

Elizabeth Warren is a baller. It turns out Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, and her husband, Bruce, are huge fans of the HBO comedy Ballers, which stars the one and only Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Netflix makes it easier to find new and upcoming movies and shows

Netflix launched an update that will make it easier to find the newest movies and shows – as well as keep track of future releases. The new “Latest” tab has begun showing up on Netflix subscribers’ television menus.

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