The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday January 7)

January 7, 2020

A look at some of today’s top headlines.

US-Iran latest news and live updates – CNN

Iran’s military leader killed: Qasem Soleimani, top general and one of the most powerful men in Iran, was killed in a drone strikeat Baghdad airport early Friday. Funeral held in Iran: Soleimani’s body arrived in Iran earlier on Sunday. He was revered as one of the country’s most powerful men.

Awkwafina makes Golden Globes history

“The Farewell” star is the first performer of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe Award in a lead actress film category.

Crude oil tops $70 as US-Iran tensions escalate

Oil prices continued to rise Monday as tensions escalate between the United States and Iran.

Trump’s threatened attack on Iranian cultural sites could be a war crime if carried out

After an al-Qaeda affiliated group destroyed ancient religious monuments in Timbuktu, Mali, in 2012, the International Criminal Court took on a unique criminal case: prosecuting cultural destruction.

Boeing has uncovered another potential design flaw with the 737 Max

Hundreds of 737 Max jets are sitting, grounded, as Boeing awaits approval from aviation regulators for the troubled plane to return to flight. But now, the company has discovered yet another potential hurdle.

Someone released bedbugs in a Pennsylvania Walmart and now police are investigating

A Walmart in Pennsylvania is facing a bedbug infestation after someone released the parasitic insects in a men’s changing room, state police said.

A wheel fell off an Air Canada plane during takeoff

An Air Canada Express flight lost a wheel shortly after takeoff from Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, forcing the plane to turn back.

Fire wrecks hotel filled with Michelin-starred restaurants, causing $1M damage

A fire has destroyed much of a five-star Black Forest hotel, home to acclaimed and (CNN) – Michelin sta r restaurants, causing an estimated 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in damage, police said on Sunday. Fire broke out in the historic restaurant wing of the Traube Tonbach Hotel, Baiersbronn, Germany, shortly after 3 a.m.

Trump Doubles Down On Threats To Strike Iranian Cultural Sites

President Donald Trump doubled down Sunday on his belief that the United States military has the right to target Iranian cultural sites, dismissing concerns from the public and even from his own administration that he would be committing a war crime by doing so.

Iran General Replacing Soleimani Vows Revenge For U.S. Killing

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – An Iranian general who replaced the leader killed by a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad vowed Sunday to take revenge as Tehran abandoned the remaining limits of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers in response to the slaying. Esmail Ghaani’s threat comes as the blowback over the U.S.

Trump Notifies Congress Via Tweet Of Potential ‘Disproportionate’ Retaliation Against Iran

President Donald Trump on Sunday used his personal Twitter account to notify Congress of his plans to retaliate “perhaps in a disproportionate manner” if Iran retaliates against any American person or asset.

Huge crowds at funeral for slain Iran commander

Mourners packed the streets of the Iranian capital Tehran for the funeral of the slain Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani. Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike in Iraq on Friday on the orders of President Donald Trump. Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei led prayers and at one point was seen weeping.

The engineering grad who cleans shoes for a living

Chekole Menberu, now 27, had high hopes when he graduated with a degree in chemical engineering two years ago in Ethiopia. It was a moment to savour, considering the years of toil and the difficulties he had gone through to reach this moment.

Top bosses ‘earn average salary within three days’

Bosses of Britain’s leading firms will be paid more within three working days of 2020 than the average employees’ annual wage, according to research. FTSE 100 chief executives starting work on 2 January will by 17:00 GMT today have been paid more than the average wage of £29,559, the report suggests.

‘I dropped out of school, now I sell £60,000 trainers’

Can you remember your 12th birthday? There was probably some cake – maybe even in the shape of a caterpillar – and, if you were lucky, friends, family and a few presents. Whatever you did that day, the chances are it’s not affected the rest of your life very much.

An Instagram comedian raised $30 million in three days for Australia’s unpaid firefighters

A Facebook fundraiser by Australian comedian Celeste Barber has raised over $30 million for New South Wales’ volunteer firefighters, providing them with some much-needed help during Australia’s bushfire crisis. Barber went viral back in 2015 with #celestechallengeaccepted, a long-running series in which she humorously recreates celebrities’ Instagram posts.

The complete list of winners at the 2020 Golden Globe Awards

Welcome to the 2020 Golden Globe Awards! From Parasite, Hustlers, and Dolemite Is My Name to Fleabag, The Morning Show, and Chernobyl, 2019 gifted moviegoers and TV viewers alike with a wealth of spectacular storytelling.

Tom Hanks’ Golden Globe speech made absolutely everyone cry

Tom Hanks may have been the one with the cold, but anyone watching his acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 77th Golden Globes would be hard pressed to stay away from their tissue box. Hanks’ speech came after a heartwarming introduction from his That Thing You Do!

Ricky Gervais brings up Jeffrey Epstein, Greta Thunberg, and more in cringe-y Golden Globes monologue

Ricky Gervais’ return to the Golden Globes hosting gig was meant to invoke the comedy actor’s unpredictability and acid wit – but Gervais began his Jan. 5 monologue by declaring that this would be the last time. “I don’t care,” he said up front.

Google’s AI is better at breast cancer screening than human experts, study claims

You may remember Google’s DeepMind AI being really good at Go, but the company’s also been putting it to work on a potentially life-saving mission – breast cancer screening. According to Google’s new study, published in Nature , the company’s AI model was able to spot breast cancer in mammograms with “greater accuracy, fewer false positives, and fewer false negatives than experts.”

Wild ‘Dracula’ billboard is more than it seems, just wait until nightfall

Dracula only comes out at night and apparently so does its marketing. A new BBC miniseries in the UK called Dracula (also streaming on Netflix outside the UK) arrived for the new year and with it some creative billboards.

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