The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday September 5)

September 5, 2019

Here are some of today’s top headlines.

Hurricane Dorian threatens the US: Live Updates

By Fernando Alfonso III, Rob Picheta and Kara Fox, CNN Updated 8:52 a.m. ET, September 4, 2019 Where’s Dorian? It’s about 100 miles off Florida’s east coast. It could reach the coasts of the Carolinas later in the week. Track the storm here. Bahamas: At least 7 people were killed when Dorian devastated the islands.

Boris Johnson demands election after Brexit defeat: Live updates

By Bianca Britton, CNN Updated 8:51 a.m. ET, September 4, 2019 Rebels take control: UK lawmakers take control of the parliamentary agenda from the government Wednesday, one day after dealing Prime Minister Boris Johnson a major defeat in his first Commons vote.

Heroin worth $148 million seized in UK’s biggest ever bust

UK authorities seized almost 1.3 tons of heroin with a street value of £120 million ($148 million) from a container ship, in the nation’s largest ever bust involving the drug.

Want to live longer? You may want to ditch these drinks

Calling all lovers of diet sodas and sugary beverages. There’s more bad news linking your favorite soft drinks to disease and an earlier death.

Monkey chants aimed at Romelu Lukaku are ‘not racist,’ says Inter Milan fans group

A group of Inter Milan fans have claimed monkey chants directed at Romelu Lukaku by Cagliari supporters were not “racist.”

Ariana Grande sues Forever 21 over ads featuring ‘look-alike model’

Ariana Grande has a problem with Forever 21.

Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh has died, age 74

Written by By Emily Dixon, CNN Esteemed fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, often credited with the rise of the supermodel, died Tuesday at the age of 74, as announced in a post on his official Instagram account Wednesday.

A former NBA player graduated from the Army Ranger School

It was hard to miss Marshall Plumlee on graduation day.

European satellite changed course to avoid SpaceX craft

In the first incident of its kind, a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite was forced to perform an evasive maneuver Monday to avoid hitting a SpaceX spacecraft.

Prince Harry launches sustainable travel initiative

(CNN) – Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, has launched a global sustainable travel initiative, hot on the heels of criticism over his use of private jets when taking vacations. The project, known as Travalyst, will work to encourage sustainable practices in the travel industry and aims to improve conservation, environmental protection and community economic development, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.

Hong Kong leader to withdraw extradition bill

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has said she will withdraw the highly controversial extradition bill which triggered months of protests. The proposal, introduced in April, would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China. The bill was suspended in June when Ms Lam called it “dead”, but she stopped short of withdrawing it.

Stars boycott South Africa over xenophobic attacks

Africans have come out to boycott South Africa after days of looting and violence targeting foreigners in which five people died. Nigerian singers and Zambia’s football team are among those in the boycott. South Africa’s Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu told the BBC the rioters feared losing their jobs to foreigners.

Greenland’s ice faces melting ‘death sentence’

The massive ice sheet covering Greenland may have melted by a record amount this year, scientists have warned. During this year alone, it lost enough ice to raise the average global sea level by more than a millimetre, possibly even more.

US Open 2019: Roger Federer goes out to Grigor Dimitrov

Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 26 Aug – 8 Sep Coverage: Live text and radio commentary on selected matches on the BBC Sport website and app Five-time champion Roger Federer is out of the US Open after Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov won a late-night thriller to finally beat the Swiss great.

Africa Live: 2-3 September 2019 as it happened – BBC News

News that the Catholic Archbishop of Kinshasa, Fridolin Ambongo Besungu, is set to become a new cardinal in October has been widely welcomed in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Archbishop Besungu is popular in the country because of the political stand he took against Joseph Kabila’s attempt to cling to the presidency.

Huawei accuses US of cyber-attacks and threats

Huawei has accused the US government of “using every tool at its disposal” to disrupt its business. In a press release on Tuesday, the Chinese tech giant said the US had launched cyber-attacks to infiltrate its networks and was threatening its employees.

Jimmy Kimmel lists all the odd things Trump’s done in the last 2 weeks and oh boy

Jimmy Kimmel’s been off for two weeks on vacation, and including the arrival of Hurricane Dorian, a lot has happened. Particularly in the White House, as Kimmel pointed out with a handy list of all the things Donald Trump’s done in the last fortnight. Ready?

YouTube removes more than 100,000 videos for violating its hate speech policy

YouTube removed more hate speech than ever last quarter, but it still has a lot of work to do. In a post on its official blog on Tuesday, YouTube announced that thanks to its new hate speech policy , the company removed five times the number of videos and channels it did in the first quarter of 2019.

Google releases Android 10 with battery-saving dark mode

The desserts are no more. Google officially released Android 10, the first version of the software with a non-dessert name. The update, formerly known as Android Q, is rolling out to Pixel phones Tuesday and will be available to other Android handsets later this year.

Natalie Portman wants to get back to space in the first trailer for ‘Lucy in the Sky’

Does Lucy Cola desperately want a return trip to outer space because the experience is just that amazing? Or is there something she’s trying to get away from in her life back on Earth? This first trailer for Lucy in the Sky, starring Natalie Portman, raises exactly that question.

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