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Trump’s wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing
It’s a moment of political theater that could end in humiliation for Trump, with Comey expected to say that there was no wiretapping, debunking allegations that Trump has repeatedly refused to withdraw. The hearing could also shed light on the state of FBI investigations into the extent of Russian meddling in the election campaign.
Uber president Jeff Jones quits after 6 months
The ride-sharing company confirmed Jones’ departure in a statement to CNNMoney late Sunday. “We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best,” the statement read. The news was first reported by Recode. Jones was named Uber’s president at the end of August.
China’s Xi, Tillerson meet as North Korea tests rocket engine
The test came hours before Tillerson met Chinese President Xi Jinping, the highest level meeting between a US official and China since US President Donald Trump took power in January. Xi told Tillerson that there are far more shared interests between the two countries than disputes, emphasizing the need for more communication and coordination on matters involving “regional hotspots,” according to a statement released by the Chinese foreign ministry.
Freak accident at Ghana waterfall kills 18
A huge tree appears to have fallen amid a brutal storm trapping swimmers at the base of Kintampo waterfalls in the country’s Brong Ahafo region on Sunday afternoon, Kintampo District Police commander chief Desmond Owusu Boampong told CNN. 14 students from Wenchi Methodist Senior High School in Ghana are among the 18 people killed, Boampong added.
Stephen Hawking: ‘I may not be welcome’ in Trump’s America
In an interview with ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Monday, Hawking described President Trump’s election as “a definite swing to a right-wing” and a “more authoritarian approach.” He was especially critical of the appointment of Scott Pruitt, “a man who does not believe that carbon dioxide causes climate change,” as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
How the 1% are preparing for the apocalypse
The threat of global annihilation may feel as present as it did during the Cold War, but today’s high-security shelters could not be more different from their 20th-century counterparts. A number of companies around the world are meeting a growing demand for structures that protect from any risk, whether it’s a global pandemic, an asteroid, or World War III — while also delivering luxurious amenities.
‘Beauty and the Beast’ nabs $350 million worldwide
Of that total, $170 million came at theaters in North America. The domestic total exceeded what people in the industry had expected, and it broke the record for the biggest box office opening in March. The record had been held by last year’s opening of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
North Korea rocket engine test: What did we learn?
“Through this test, it is assessed that (North Korea) has made meaningful progress in engine performance, but further analysis is needed for exact thrust and its possible uses in future,” said South Korean Defense Ministry deputy spokesman Lee Jin-woo. He said the equipment tested “appears to have one main engine with four auxiliary engines connected to it.
Say hi to Samsung Bixby, the new voice assistant in the Galaxy S8
Samsung has a new voice. And it has world-changing ambitions. In the upcoming Galaxy S8, users will find an extra button on the left side of the phone, just below the volume controls. Pressing it will activate Bixby, Samsung’s new voice assistant.
This dictionary has found a brutal way to catch cheating students
Teachers of the world, unite! An online Romanian dictionary has found a brilliant though slightly cruel way to deal with cheaters at exams. During a mock test for the National Evaluation last year, the DEX online dictionary noticed a spike in searches for certain words, arising fears that Grade 8 students were using it to cheat.
Justin Bieber can’t eat lunch without being mobbed by fans and it’s sad
The price of fame, hey. Justin Bieber couldn’t get away from the hordes of smartphone-armed fans while recently on tour in Australia. Not even on a secret island in Queensland. But when the popstar tried to sit down for lunch at Sydney chicken joint, Chargrill Charlie’s on Friday afternoon (you know, as normal people do) but became obvious just how much it would suck to be him.
China has its own version of ‘The Hangover’ and Mr Bean and Mike Tyson are in it
A bunch of guys go on a vacation, they get lost and Mike Tyson makes a cameo. Sound familiar? It’s the plot of Top Funny Comedian, a movie which has just premiered in China. So don’t go mistaking it for The Hangover.
J.K. Rowling blasts Trump’s awkward handshake moment with 1 perfectly captioned tweet
J.K. Rowling may be able to weave magic over a seven-novel series, but she’s also just as effective with 140 characters. On Saturday, Donald Trump met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Following the meeting there was a photo op, which Trump managed to make spectacularly awkward by stubbornly refusing to shake Merkel’s hand.
Before email, there was V-mail: The WWII program that scanned letters onto microfilm
Shortly after entering World War II, the United States military found that shipping and delivering immense volumes of mail to and from servicemen overseas would be a challenge, especially given the need to reserve cargo space for critical weapons and supplies. The solution, based on the British Airgraph Service, was called Victory Mail – V-Mail for short.
Hilarious Reactions After Sonko’s ‘Drunk’ Interview on Citizen TV
If you’ve not heard already, Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko was on Citizen TV on Sunday night. Hussein Mohamed was the obvious choice to conduct such an interview, but this was never going to be easy. A lot has been happening in Jubilee politics and Sonko is at the centre of all of it.
VIDEO: After Uhuru, Family Man Gives HILARIOUS State of his Family Address
Last week, President Uhuru Kenyatta made his final state of the nation address before the expiry of his first term in office. The president focussed the televised speech on the achievements of his Jubilee administration for the last four years in areas of national security, regional stability, de
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Trump’s Budget Will Make America Weak, Sick & Stupid
” Make America Smart Again” has been Neil deGrasse Tyson’s rallying cry since Donald Trump won the presidential election last year. Now the astrophysicist, author, host of the ” StarTalk” podcast and TV show and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History is warning America that it will need more than an intelligence boost if Trump’s proposed budget is passed.
A Giant Chicken Is Making Everyone Freak Out
If birds are the living relatives of dinosaurs, then this chicken’s practically a T. Rex. A clip of a giant clucker strutting its stuff became a social media sensation over the weekend because it looked like Foghorn Leghorn had come to life.
Life of a French soldier in First World War revealed in stark images
The horrors of the First World War trenches has been brought to life in a stunning set of colour photographs. The images colourised by graphic artist Frédéric Duriez reveal the daily lives of beleaguered French soldiers. They can be seen sharing meals, marching through blitzed towns and carrying bodies across the battlefields.
Grandparents’ biggest technology blunders
They might appear older and wiser but not when it comes to technology Bored Panda have compiled grandparents’ and parents’ technological fails Includes a grandmother who puts ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ on Google searches They may be older and wiser, but when it comes to technology it seems the more senior generation still has a lot to learn.
Kim Kardashian says she ‘mentally prepped’ to be raped during robbery
Kim Kardashian believed she was going to be raped and killed on the night of her Paris robbery. Sunday night’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians gave the 36-year-old reality star the platform to describe the disturbing events that transpired on October 3, after months of news reports, speculation, and silence on her behalf.
Hilarious images capture people who REFUSE to have their days ruined
The ability to triumph over adversity is always an admirable character trait MailOnline Travel has rounded up a collection of examples from far and wide One captures people who are snowed-in, while others star the victims of floods The ability to triumph over adversity – it’s an admirable character trait.