The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday May 26)

May 26, 2020

Here are some of today’s top headlines.

Brazilian mayor launches furious attack on ‘stupid’ Bolsonaro

The mayor of a Brazilian city that has been badly hit by the coronavirus has rounded on Jair Bolsonaro, saying the President is “co-responsible” for the nation’s vast death count.

Bolsonaro calls coronavirus a ‘little flu.’ Inside Brazil’s hospitals, doctors know the horrifying reality

In Brazil’s largest and most badly infected city, coronavirus has yet to peak, yet already the healthcare system is crumbling visibly around us. As doctors struggle valiantly to save lives, the country’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, seems more focused on another sick patient: his country’s economy.

Some Americans take a holiday from social distancing and officials fear future spikes in coronavirus cases

At a glance, it may look like many Americans have forgotten about the dangers of coronavirus.

JioMart expands to 200 cities in India as it seeks to compete with Amazon and FlipKart

An online grocery business backed by Asia’s richest man is expanding to hundreds of cities across India – a move widely seen as a challenge to Amazon and FlipKart.

Rwanda has enlisted anti-epidemic robots in its fight against coronavirus

Rwanda has introduced robots as part of its fight against coronavirus.

Elon Musk and Grimes have changed their baby’s name. A bit

Just when you thought you’d learned how to spell Grimes and Elon Musk’s unusual baby name, they’ve gone and changed it.

Everyone you know uses Zoom. That wasn’t the plan

When Eric Yuan founded Zoom, he set out to create a ‘frictionless’ video conferencing app to be used by businesses. But then a global pandemic turned Zoom into a household name.

Africa Live: Idris Elba to host Africa Day virtual concert – BBC News

After 28 days without any new cases of coronavirus, Mauritius recorded two cases on Sunday. The two patients are among 149 Mauritians, including three babies, who were repatriated from India on 9 May on a special Air Mauritius flight.

Tiger Woods & Peyton Manning beat Tom Brady & Phil Mickelson in $20m charity match

Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning beat Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in Sunday’s charity golf match which raised $20m (£16.4m) for coronavirus relief efforts in the United States. Legendary NFL quarterback Brady hit the shot of the day, holing out from the fairway on the seventh.

How a genocide suspect evaded capture for 26 years

Wealthy businessman Félicien Kabuga outwitted prosecutors of the Rwandan genocide tribunal for more than two-and-a-half decades by using 28 aliases and powerful connections across two continents to evade capture. The 84-year-old had been on the run for so long that the international tribunal set up to bring to justice those responsible for the 1994 genocide had ceased to work.

Top exiled Saudi officer ‘targeted though family’

A senior Saudi security official who for years was the key go-between for Britain’s MI6 and other Western spy agencies in Saudi Arabia is now being persecuted along with his family, according to former Western intelligence officials.

Americans flock to beaches on Memorial Day weekend

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What we can learn from conspiracy theories

In 331 BC, something was wrong with Rome. Across the city, swathes of eminent men were succumbing to sickness, and practically all of them were dying. The losses were as baffling as they were alarming. Then one day, a slave approached a curule aedile – a kind of magistrate – and hinted that she might know why.

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern stays cool as earthquake hits during live interview

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has once again displayed her poise amidst unexpected trials, smoothly continuing a television interview after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake. Ardern was speaking to The AM Show host Ryan Bridge via video call on Monday morning when the New Zealand Parliament Buildings in Wellington, AKA ” the Beehive,” were hit by “quite a decent shake.”

Grimes says she and Elon Musk have changed their baby’s name

When Elon Musk and Grimes announced their baby boy’s name in early May, the internet went ballistic. The little one is called “X Æ A-12”, Musk tweeted, and everyone had questions, one of the most important ones being whether the name was even legal under California law (the answer is no).

Realme Watch looks like Apple Watch, costs $50

In the world of smartwatches, there’s one king – the Apple Watch – and a lot of copycats. But these copies often beat the original in so many ways that you have to start thinking which one is the better deal. Case in point, the freshly launched Realme Watch.

Watch two neighbors make the most of social distancing with a beer catapult

Quarantine doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a drink out front with your neighbors. You simply have to sit in your separate yards and shoot beers to each other via catapult. This science fair-style ingenuity comes to you courtesy of two friends in Walla Walla, Washington, who held a “socially isolated beer gathering” so good it had to be captured on video.

This very good boy is not dead – he’s just vibing

This video of a bull terrier soaking in the sun is an absolute mood.

New ‘Avatar 2’ photo shows off high-tech props as the crew prepares to get back to work

Avatar 2 has faced setback after setback in the years since the original movie first premiered in 2009, but not even a global pandemic is going to stop it this time. Work on the sequel is set to resume soon in New Zealand, which was reported to have successfully eliminated covid-19 inside the country earlier in May.

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