The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday August 4)

September 4, 2019

Here are some of today’s top headlines.

Trump went golfing as Hurricane Dorian threatens US

President Donald Trump spent Monday visiting his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, and tweeting political grievances as a massive hurricane prepares to barrel up the East Coast of the United States.

Boris Johnson’s Brexit showdown as Parliament returns from recess: Live updates

By Bianca Britton, CNN Updated 10:20 a.m. ET, September 3, 2019 Back to business: UK lawmakers return Tuesday from their summer recess for what promises to be one of the most explosive weeks in Parliament in years.

Teenage boy goes blind after existing on Pringles and French fries

Eating a diet of French fries, Pringles and white bread was enough to make one boy lose his sight at the age of 17, according to new research.

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.

Man kills eight schoolchildren in China on first day of class

Eight young children were killed in a school attack in the eastern Chinese province of Hubei on Monday. It was their first day of class.

Justin Bieber shares use of ‘heavy drugs’ in revealing post

Justin Bieber has once again turned to social media to get real about his life.

Kevin Hart is getting love from Hollywood

Hollywood is rallying around Kevin Hart as he recovers from a car accident this weekend.

A Bugatti went 305 miles per hour. That’s a record

Bugatti became the first production car manufacturer to have a car go over 300 mph with a specially modified Chiron.

Nigeria summons SA ambassador over ‘anarchy’

Nigeria’s government has summoned South Africa’s high commissioner over the looting in Johannesburg. It alleges that Nigerian-owned businesses have been targeted in the South African city, saying, in a tweet, that “enough is enough”. Other African governments have issued warnings to their citizens over the violence.

Cancer ‘biggest middle-age killer in rich nations’

Cancer now causes more deaths among the middle-aged in higher-income countries than cardiovascular disease, a study suggests. Globally, heart problems and stroke is the leading cause of death at this age. But the researchers say people in rich nations are 2.5 times more likely to die of cancer than cardiovascular disease in their middle years.

Alexis Sanchez: Man Utd forward ‘does not regret’ Old Trafford move

Forward Alexis Sanchez “does not regret” joining Manchester United but says he did not get enough playing time to be a success. The Chilean, 30, joined Inter Milan on a season-long loan deal in August after 19 months at Old Trafford.

How can we prevent hurricanes causing such devastation? – BBC Reel

Florida International University’s ‘Wall of Wind’ tests building materials and designs against hurricane-strength winds. The findings have led to changes in the state’s building code, incorporating new ways of protecting rooftops. Meteorologist Erik Salna explains how it works.

Africa Live: UK setting bad example for democracy – Soyinka – BBC News

A senior German minister has described the killings of Herero and Nama ethnic groups in Namibia more than as century ago as “genocide”, Reuters news agency reports. “It is our job not to forget but to work through the German colonial history and strengthen the reconciliation process,” Reuters quotes Development Minister Gerd Mueller as saying during a visit to the southern Africa country.

Keanu Reeves turns 55 and Twitter is so happy for him

The internet’s number one crush of 2019, Keanu Reeves, is turning another year older, wiser, and hotter today and it’s time to celebrate. As Reeves turns 55 years old on this #ManCrushMonday (55? Breathtaking!) Twitter users are celebrating their good-haired, personal space-respecting, slow-mo strutting king by fondly looking back his career.

NYC residents uneasy about planned ‘Friends’ couch on their sidewalk

As part of its 25th anniversary Friends celebration, Warner Bros. plans to place a photo-ready replica of the Central Perk couch outside NYC’s actual Friends apartment. There’s just one problem: Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Rachel do not actually reside there – and some of the folks who do are not happy about their block being overrun with fans.

Orlando Bloom gets pranked by Katy Perry, totally falls for it

They may have been engaged for half a year now, but that doesn’t mean Orlando Bloom recognises Katy Perry’s voice. At least not when she’s putting on an English accent. During an appearance on BBC Radio 1, Bloom took part in game where he had to judge callers based on their celebrity impressions.

Justin Bieber opens up about fame and drug use on Instagram

Justin Bieber has posted a very long account on Instagram of the effect fame has had on his life. Sharing a note to his 118 million followers on Monday, the singer described his drug use and the “terrible decisions” it resulted in. “I started doing pretty heavy drugs at 19 and abused all of my relationships,” Bieber wrote.

‘Stadium effect’ in eye of Hurricane Dorian shows just how strong the storm is

A powerful photo from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the eye of Hurricane Dorian, now a Category 5, provides yet more confirmation of the strength of the storm. The image shows the wing of a plane in front of the eye wall of Dorian, which looks scooped out, or sloped like a bowl or sports stadium.

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