The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday February 25)

February 25, 2020

Here are some of the day’s top headlines.

Coronavirus news and live updates: South Korean cases surge past 600 – CNN

Another 150 people have died of the coronavirus in mainland China, bringing the nationwide death toll to 2,582, according to China’s National Health Commission (NHC). All but one of those deaths were in Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak.

Trump lands in India and feels the love

President Donald Trump touched down in India on Monday ready to feel the love.

Global stocks fall as coronavirus continues to spread

Stocks are falling around the world as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread globally.

Three US aircraft shot down during World War II have been found in the Pacific — 76 years later

The last time anyone saw these aircraft, US forces were pummeling Japanese targets in the western Pacific. Now Project Recover, a nonprofit that searches for those missing in action since World War II, has found three of the missing planes.

Coronavirus cases soar in Italy as authorities scramble to find patient zero

Italian authorities have announced sweeping closures in the country’s north as they scramble to contain Europe’s biggest outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

‘Guilty as charged’: Schumer admits to spending over $8,600 on cheesecake

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday acknowledged a report that he spent more than $8,600 on cheesecake in less than 10 years, saying it is his “guilty pleasure” and that he frequently rewards supporters with gifts at a famed New York restaurant.

W Motors is set to open the first hypercar factory in the Middle East

Written by Kieron Monks, CNN CNN’s series often carry sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Our sponsorship policy. In 2015, W Motors achieved global prominence when cinema audiences watched Vin Diesel drive a cherry-red sports car through the windows of a skyscraper in the seventh installment of “The Fast Saga.”

Katy Perry thanks first responders after her ‘collapse’ on ‘Idol’

Katy Perry sent a message of gratitude to first responders after a gas leak caused an evacuation of this season’s “American Idol” auditions.

India Welcomes Trump With Pageantry, Praise And Protests

AHMEDABAD, INDIA (AP) – Basking in adulation from a massive, colorful crowd, President Donald Trump and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi lavished each other with praise Monday in a reaffirmation of U.S.-India ties as the subcontinent poured on the pageantry in a joyful welcome for the U.S. president.

Sanders Rolls Out $1.5 Trillion Plan For Free, Universal Child Care

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday rolled out a plan under which the federal government would make child care and pre-kindergarten available to all American families, with no tuition or fees. , which campaign officials provided to reporters over the weekend, is the latest major proposal on early childhood to come from a The Sanders plan 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.

Joe Biden’s Last Stand

CHARLESTON, S.C. ― It’s come to this: Former Vice President Joe Biden badly needs a primary victory to keep alive his chances of winning the Democratic nomination, and his firewall state of South Carolina is finally heading to the polls later this week.

Lesotho PM seeks immunity over murder of ex-wife

Lawyers for Lesotho’s prime minister have told a court that he cannot be charged over the murder of his estranged wife because his position makes him immune from prosecution. PM Thomas Thabane’s then-wife, Lipolelo Thabane, was shot dead in 2017. The case has now been referred to the High Court.

Car drives into carnival crowd in German town

A car has been driven into a crowd at a carnival parade in the German town of Volkmarsen, police have said. At least 10 people are thought to have been injured, local media report. A police spokesman said the driver had been detained. The motive and nature of the incident are as yet unclear.

Could the Big Bang have created a hidden ‘twin’ Universe? – BBC Reel

Is our Universe really the only one? A new theory that hopes to solve one of the biggest problems in physics, may have rewritten our perception of time, and found a way through the Big Bang. Video by Howard Timberlake. Follow BBC Reel on Twitter and Facebook for all our latest videos.

The secret to whisky’s global success – BBC Reel

The enduring mystique of Scotch whisky has been paramount to its global success. Made On Earth – a new series by BBC Future and BBC World News – looks into the everyday items that have shaped global trade routes and left a lasting imprint in cultures around the world.

How Africa hopes to gain from the ‘new scramble’

Major world powers are jostling for political and economic influence in Africa, but what is behind the renewed interest on the continent and what are African countries doing about it? The BBC’s Dickens Olewe reports.

Huawei’s new foldable phone costs $2,700-and doesn’t come with Google apps

Huawei is launching a new foldable phone, the Mate Xs. Unfortunately, it’s not going to matter much for customers in the U.S. and Europe, as it comes without Google apps, making it dead in the water in most markets outside of China. It’s a pity, because it’s a fascinating device.

Google to new Huawei owners: Use our apps at your own risk

Huawei device owners who want to use Google services like the Play store and Gmail are basically out of luck. The Android OS maker published a post in Google’s Android Help forum Friday titled “Answering your questions on Huawei devices and Google services,” as Gizmodo spotted.

Here’s NASA’s new idea to get its stubborn Martian drill to work

Well over a year after NASA’s InSight lander parachuted down to the Martian surface, the space agency still hasn’t been able to drill too far into the red soil. NASA has tried a few different techniques to get the drill, known as the “mole,” deeper into the ground to measure the desert planet’s inner temperature – with the greater goal of understanding geologic activity on Mars.

Watch a quake startle a swarm of deep sea creatures

The deep sea is intense. Earlier in 2020, a robotic ocean explorer launched by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution captured a wild event along a mountainous ridge in the Caribbean Sea, called the Cayman Rise. Scientists drove the hi-tech robot, Jason, to a hydrothermal vent pumping out hot, mineral-rich water.

Extreme locust plague shown swarming Kenya in new video

No, these aren’t fields blossoming with yellow flowers. It’s a swarm of ravenous locusts. A biologist at Penn State University, David Hughes, posted footage of locusts swarming over Kenya on Saturday. Hughes is working with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO) to research the growing locust plagues in Kenya – which the U.N.

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