The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday February 6)

February 6, 2020

Here are today’s top headlines from select sources around the world.

Trump appeared to snub Pelosi’s offered handshake. She ripped up his speech when he was done.

President Donald Trump ignored — or didn’t see — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s attempt to shake his hand before Tuesday’s State of the Union address in an apparent snub that comes more than a month after House Democrats impeached Trump.

Coronavirus news and live updates: Death toll soars to nearly 500 – CNN

The virus: The coronavirus outbreak has killed 492people worldwide, the majority of which are in China, and infected more than 24,500people across 25 countries. Crisis in China: Close to 60 million people remain under lockdown in China, with three cities reporting over a thousand confirmed cases.

Lesotho’s First Lady is charged with murdering husband’s ex-wife

The First Lady of Lesotho, Maesaiah Thabane has been charged with murdering her husband’s ex-wife in a crime that has gripped the tiny mountainous kingdom.

David Cameron’s bodyguard left a loaded gun in the toilet on a commercial flight, reports say

David Cameron’s police bodyguard is under investigation after reports emerged that he left a loaded handgun and the former British Prime Minister’s passport in the toilet on a commercial flight.

Palestinians say Trump’s deal is racist. But their leaders are bereft of ideas on how to fight it

Palestinians have pronounced Trump’s Mideast plan “dead on arrival” and are refusing to even entertain it. But their leadership appears to be struggling with what to do next.

Barcelona in crisis after Lionel Messi lashes out at club’s hierarchy

Barcelona is in crisis after captain Lionel Messi lashed out at the club’s Sporting Director Eric Abidal for accusing the players of not working hard enough under Ernesto Valverde.

Tesla’s stock is out of this world — up 114% this year

Tesla’s stock soared on Tuesday, continuing a remarkable rally in which the stock has soared for days, weeks and months.

Artist uses 99 phones to trick Google into traffic jam alert

Written by Rory Sullivan, CNN An artist in Berlin has tricked Google Maps into creating traffic jam alerts by pulling 99 phones — with their location services on — slowly around the German capital in a handcart.

Kenya school stampede: ‘Students fell on top of me’

A bell rang. It was time for Class Five pupils in Kakamega Primary School, in Kenya’s western region, to go home. But something went wrong, and a stampede ensued. In the aftermath, at least 14 schoolchildren – nine girls and five boys – died and dozens others were injured, some critically.

Trump hails ‘American comeback’ in Congress speech

President Donald Trump has hailed the “great American comeback” in a speech to Congress on the eve of his expected acquittal in his impeachment trial. At his annual State of the Union address, Mr Trump struck a tone of optimism as he set out his case for another four years in office.

Coronavirus outbreak hits cruise ship off Japan

At least 10 people on board a cruise ship docked in the Japanese port of Yokohama have tested positive for coronavirus, health authorities said. Almost 300 of the 3,700 people on the Diamond Princess have been tested so far. The number of infected could rise as testing continues.

Surprising images from inside North Korea – BBC Reel

You need to enable JavaScript to run this app. 29 January 2020|Photography A journey to the world’s most recondite and hard to access places – be it because of their remoteness, danger, or exclusivity.

How brave judges rejected a second-rate election

Opposition supporters in Malawi have been celebrating after a panel of five top judges annulled the results of last May’s presidential election. Many of them said this was a victory for democracy after the two main losing candidates argued in court that there had been irregularities in the vote that saw President Peter Mutharika narrowly elected for a second term.

Stephen Colbert goes to absolute town on Iowa caucus voting app disaster

Iowa, what the hell happened? You might have have heard, but vote-counting was severely delayed in the state’s 2020 Democratic race on Tuesday, thanks to “inconsistencies” with the app used for reporting caucus results. It was a big mess.

Samsung Galaxy S20 leaks again, this time on Samsung’s own website

We’re less than a week away from Samsung’s big Unpacked event, and the leaks will not stop coming. The big draw at Unpacked this year is the Samsung Galaxy S20 line of flagship phones.

Dyson files patent for air-purifier headphones that would deliver fresh tunes and fresh air

Sometimes you need to make sure the air you’re breathing won’t kill you, but you don’t want to interrupt a podcast. It turns out Dyson might have a plan for this. The company most famous for its line of vacuum cleaners filed a patent in the UK for over-the-ear headphones that double as a wearable air purifier, Bloomberg reported.

Watch an Iowa caucus worker’s perfect response after a voter discovers Pete Buttigieg is gay

The results of the Iowa caucus are still rolling in, after the results reporting turned into an omnishambles of tech malfunctions and phone queues. But the real winner is this precinct captain for the Pete Buttigieg campaign, who is seen here being incredibly patient with a caucus-goer who’s somehow only just learned that Mayor Pete has a husband, and is not thrilled about it.

Trump snubs Nancy Pelosi’s handshake offer at the State of the Union

President Donald Trump snubbed a handshake offer from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who extended her hand to the commander-in-chief as he prepared to deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday. Trump ignored Pelosi’s extended hand – either that or he really went out of his way to not see it – and instead turned back toward the lectern.

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