The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday February 5)

February 5, 2020

A look at some of the biggest headlines in the world today.

Kenya’s longest serving President Daniel Arap Moi dies at 95

Former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi, who ruled the country for 24 years, has died, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced Tuesday.

Coronavirus outbreak: Latest news and live updates – CNN

The virus: The coronavirus outbreak has killed at least 426people and infected more than 20,000globally as it continues to spread beyond China. Global spread: The virus has been confirmed in more than 25 countries and territories since it was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December.

Arrest warrant issued for former South Africa President Jacob Zuma

An arrest warrant has been issued for former President Jacob Zuma after he failed to appear in court on Tuesday.

The UK just gave the car industry 15 years to ditch fossil fuels

Britain will ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars from 2035 – five years earlier than planned – heaping pressure on an auto industry that is already struggling to cope with a global sales slump and the fallout from Brexit.

The bodies of Kobe Bryant and 8 others killed in helicopter crash have been released to their families

The bodies of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other people killed in a helicopter crash last month in Calabasas, California, have been released to their families, according to the website for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.

Is Venice at war with itself?

(CNN) – In summer 2019, it looked for a moment that one of the most controversial issues in 21st century travel might be over. Italy’s transport minister announced that the government had plans to ban cruise ships from the historic center of Venice.

This 7,000-year-old well is the oldest wooden structure ever discovered, archaeologists say

Archaeologists have discovered a 7,000-year-old Neolithic well in eastern Europe, which they believe is the oldest wooden structure in the world.

Neymar to miss PSG match — two days after lavish birthday party

Neymar has been left out of Paris Saint-Germain’s squad for the team’s upcoming league match at Nantes after suffering a rib injury.

Kenya’s former President Moi dies aged 95

Kenya’s former President Daniel arap Moi has died at the age of 95. He was seen by his critics as an authoritarian ruler who held on to power for 24 years, but his allies credited him for maintaining stability in the East African state.

Memories of Moi: ‘How he jailed my father’

As Kenyans debate the legacy of ex-President Daniel arap Moi, who has died at the age of 95, the BBC’s Ferdinand Omondi shares some very personal memories. I will remember President Daniel arap Moi for many things. Growing up in the 1980s, every bulletin on the national broadcaster, the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, would start with news of the president.

Jersey’s £230m seizure to be returned to Nigeria

More than $300m (£230m) seized from Nigeria’s former dictator is set to be returned to the country from Jersey. The money was laundered through the US under the presidency of Sani Abacha in the 1990s, before being transferred to the Channel Island, according to Jersey’s Civil Asset Recovery Fund.

Moi – ‘ the professor of politics’ or corrupt dictator?

For more than a quarter of a century, Daniel arap Moi dominated Kenyan politics. He was a more populist politician than his predecessor Jomo Kenyatta and won widespread support in the country. But he failed to dismantle Kenyatta’s dictatorial style of rule and ruthlessly suppressed political opponents.

China’s Virus Cases Top 20,000 As Hong Kong Reports 1st Death

BEIJING (AP) – China said Tuesday the number of infections from a new virus surpassed 20,000 as medical workers and patients arrived at a new hospital and President Xi Jinping said “we have launched a people’s war of prevention of the epidemic.”

Adam Schiff: Convict Trump Or 100% Chance He Will Cheat In 2020 Election

Senate Republicans must convict and remove President Donald Trump from office because he will continue to cheat and abuse his power to attempt to stay in office, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Monday in his final argument for ousting Trump. “You can’t trust this president to do the right thing,” said Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager.

You Wouldn’t Know It From The Oscars, But 2019 Was A Big Year For Diversity In Film

At Sunday’s BAFTAs, the British equivalent of the Oscars, Best Actor winner Joaquin Phoenix earned praise for candidly acknowledging his own complicity in the lack of diversity at the top of the film industry. “I’m ashamed to say that I’m part of the problem.

Byte is already incredibly popular. But can it overtake TikTok?

Byte, the long promised successor to Vine, has already eclipsed its predecessor by one key metric. In its first week on the App Store and Google Play, the app was downloaded more than 1.3 million times, according to analytics firm Sensor Tower.

Google finally discloses YouTube ad revenue and it’s mind boggling

We finally know how much Google is making from ads on YouTube. Google took in more than $15 billion from YouTube ads in 2019, the company revealed. That number, nearly 10 percent of Alphabet’s total revenue, doesn’t include other sources of revenue from the video platform, including subscriptions.

Google: Oops, we may have sent your private Google Photos videos to strangers

Well, this is awkward. Google has recently notified Google Photos users that due to a “technical issue,” in Google Photos, some users’ private videos were “incorrectly exported to unrelated users’ archives,” 9to5Google reported Monday. The technical glitch happened on Nov. 21, 2019, and was fixed four days later, on Nov.

Lizzo’s biggest fan is…Jeff Bezos?

On Super Bowl Sunday you expect a few things: football, the halftime show, the commercials, eating so many game day snacks you fall into a food coma… you know, the usual. What you might not expect is a tweet from the richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos, on game night.

Electric vehicles dominated the Super Bowl

The San Francisco 49ers may have lost the Super Bowl, but electric vehicles pulled through with a “W.” Between a surprise Jeep electric bicycle and a first look at the upcoming electric Hummer, EVs had a strong showing in Super Bowl commercials. Of the seven ads from car companies that played during the game, four featured electric vehicles.

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