Here are some of the biggest headlines in the world today.

China marks National Day as Hong Kong protesters take to the streets: Live updates

The Chinese military rehearsing for the 70th anniversary parade on October 1, 2019 in Beijing, China. China’s National Day: October 1st marks 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Military parade: China is celebrating its birthday with a massive parade in Beijing, with new weapons expected to be unveiled in a show of force and unity.

How China went from the ‘poor man of Asia’ to a world power in five graphics

When the People’s Republic of China was founded 70 years ago, China was a poor and underdeveloped country described colloquially in the West as “the poor man of Asia.”

Trump floundering with impeachment defense

Democrats aimed a fresh dagger at Donald Trump’s inner circle by subpoenaing documents from his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, as the President struggled to parry an aggressive impeachment gambit on a day of rapid developments.

Trump pressed Australian Prime Minister to help with Justice review of Russia probe origins

President Donald Trump pressed Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison during a recent phone call to help Attorney General William Barr with his review of the origins of the Russia probe, according to an official familiar with the call.

British couple spends $11,800 on Airbnb rental that doesn’t exist

(CNN) – Ian and Denise Feltham, a couple from the UK, made vacation plans based onan Airbnb listing for a property that apparently didn’t exist. The Felthams’ trip to the Spanish island Ibiza included superluxurious accommodations for £9,610 (about $11,800) for two weeks in a VIP penthouse, complete with a Turkish bath, hot tub and marble-decked terrace.

Stacey Dash arrested for domestic battery

Stacey Dash was arrested for domestic battery after an incident Sunday night in New Port Richey, FL, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Ousted Bolton disagrees sharply with Trump’s North Korea strategy

Ousted national security adviser John Bolton made clear Monday his sharp disagreements with his former boss, President Donald Trump, on North Korea, saying he didn’t believe Pyongyang would willingly surrender its nuclear weapons.

Prince Harry takes over National Geographic’s Instagram account

(CNN) – Prince Harry is working on his filters, angles and hashtags as he guest edits National Geographic’s Instagram feed. For the first photograph posted to the @NatGeo account, the Duke of Sussex contributed one of his own images of Baobab trees in Liwonde National Park, Malawi.

China at 70: Military hardware on show for China’s birthday – BBC News

BBC Monitoring The world through its media Xi Jinping was flanked by his two predecessors – Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao – on the rostrum of the Gate of Heavenly Peace. Sporting sunglasses, the 92-year-old Jiang – nicknamed the “toad” – was unmoved as his huge portrait was displayed during the parade.

Grammy-winning opera star Jessye Norman dies at 74

US opera singer Jessye Norman, one of the most renowned sopranos of the 20th Century, has died at the age of 74. A native of Augusta, Georgia, Norman was one of the rare black singers to reach fame in the opera world.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi: Is their era of dominance heading towards its end?

Seven weeks into the season, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have scored only three club goals between them. The pair have dominated football for the past decade, with a combined 1,369 goals, 10 Ballons d’Or and nine Champions League titles.

Towering Arch Bridge In Taiwan Collapses Into Water, Crushing Fishing Boats Below

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – A towering arch bridge over a bay in eastern Taiwan collapsed Tuesday, sending an oil tanker truck falling onto boats in the water below. The search for potential victims involved an air force helicopter and more than 60 army and naval personnel, including divers.

Fox News Hosts Are Avoiding This One Word When Reporting On Trump

The hosts of “Fox & Friends” seem determined not to use the word “server” to discuss President Donald Trump’s use of a server. An edit of Monday’s installment of the Fox News show posted by “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” highlights the hosts’ somewhat awkward bending of the language ― including “super-secret separate computer” and “super-secret gizmo computer.”

Trump Doesn’t Seem To Know What Treason Means But Is Accusing People Of It Anyway

WASHINGTON – In President Donald Trump’s mind, the whistleblower who filed a complaint about his attempt to coerce Ukraine into investigating a political rival might have committed treason. So might have the whistleblower’s several White House sources. And the Democratic congressman running the impeachment inquiry looking into it.

YouTube keeps demonetizing videos from LGBTQ creators for using words like ‘gay’

It’s long been rumored that YouTube’s machine learning algorithm specifically demonetizes LGBTQ content – despite YouTube’s denials. But the allegations got a boost over the weekend when two creators published videos pointing out how they think YouTube goes about blocking LGBTQ content from making money.

These heroes allegedly hacked a billboard to play pornography

Not all heroes wear capes. In the case of two individuals accused of hacking a digital billboard to play pornography, the garments of choice appear to be more hoodie-like. According to Michigan’s Auburn Hills Police Department, at 10:49 p.m. on Sept.

Google and Levi’s introduce a new smart jacket that can answer calls and snap selfies

Google and Levi’s are once again teaming up to launch a line of tech-infused denim jackets. The new Levi’s Trucker Jacket is infused with Google’s Jacquard technology. It’s pretty much the same concept we saw in 2017, but with some notable upgrades.

Activists occupy Amazon office and put giant Jeff Bezos head on Whole Foods roof

Jeff Bezos is looming over San Francisco. Literally. A group of animal rights activists mounted a 15-foot tall version of the CEO’s head atop the 24th Street San Francisco Whole Foods Monday morning, calling attention to the Amazon-owned chain’s work with factory farms allegedly engaged in animal abuse.

Hillary Clinton calls Trump a ‘corrupt human tornado’ on Twitter

Hillary Clinton has zero f*cks left to give. As talk of impeachment is dominating the news and Trump is firing off unhinged tweets at a frighteningly rapid pace, it seems the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee can no longer resist the urge to publicly comment on politics.

Are you obsessed with likes? Well, Facebook might remove their counts.

Facebook wants to know whether its users would prefer like, reaction, and video view counts to be hidden from posts – and, starting today, it’s already testing this in Australia. A company spokesperson told TechCrunch that this is a “limited test,” with the purpose of gathering feedback “to understand whether this change will improve people’s experiences.”

433 men named Nigel gathered in a British pub to honour their legendary first name

In a country pub tucked in a corner of the Cotswold Hills in the middle of England, 433 men with the same first name gathered for an unusual celebration. There were no cults involved. No politics, either, for that matter. This was Nigel Night – a night of celebration for the Nigels of the world.