The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Wednesday September 11)

Here are some of the biggest headlines this September 11.

Trump skeptical of using foreign spies to collect intel on hostile countries, sources say

President Donald Trump has privately and repeatedly expressed opposition to the use of foreign intelligence from covert sources, including overseas spies who provide the US government with crucial information about hostile countries, according to multiple senior officials who served under Trump.

Exclusive: US extracted top spy from inside Russia in 2017

In a previously undisclosed secret mission in 2017, the United States successfully extracted from Russia one of its highest-level covert sources inside the Russian government, multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge told CNN.

UK Parliament is suspended amid scenes of chaos

One of the longest sessions in the history of the British Parliament ended early Tuesday morning in extraordinary scenes, with protests from placard-waving lawmakers and attempts to prevent the Speaker of the House from leaving his chair.

Explorer reaches deepest part of world oceans

(CNN) – What lies in the chasmic depths at the bottom of the world’s seas? American undersea explorer Victor Vescovo has become the first person to dive to the deepest points of the earth’s five oceans, and he’s now back on dry land to reveal his discoveries.

13,000 passengers stranded after French airline goes bankrupt

Thirteen thousand air passengers are currently stranded overseas after French airline Aigle Azur filed for bankruptcy last week.

Sarah Palin’s husband files for divorce after 31 years of marriage

Todd Palin has filed for divorce from Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, after 31 years of marriage.

Jack Ma retires from Alibaba as he turns 55. What comes next?

Jack Ma, the billionaire who ushered e-commerce into China, is officially stepping down as Alibaba’s executive chairman on Tuesday. He’s celebrating his retirement with a big bash at an Olympic-sized stadium in the company’s hometown of Hangzhou.

How the scourge of racism continues to tarnish English football

Joel Mannix shook hands with the club’s chairman and watched as he immediately, instinctively, wiped his palm on his trousers.

New iPhone 11 to be unveiled at Apple event

The new lineup will reportedly include the iPhone 11 Pro, the iPhone 11 Pro Max and the iPhone 11.

Cashier arrested in Japan for allegedly using ‘photographic memory’ to steal credit card information of 1,300 customers

Cashier arrested for allegedly using “photographic memory” to steal credit card information of 1,300 customers.

Africa Live: Rwanda signs deal to take migrants trapped in Libya – BBC News

Somalia’s Ocean Stars will make history if they beat Zimbabwe Warriors in the second-leg of a qualifying match for the group stage of the Fifa 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Last week their Manchester-based driving school instructor, Mohamud Ali, helped lead Somalia to a surprising 1-0 victory in a match played in Djibouti.

Africa Live: Rwanda signs deal to take migrants trapped in Libya – BBC News

A police commander in Ethiopia has told the BBC about how as a teenager she joined a rebel group – the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) – at the end of the 1970s and fought her father on the battlefield. He had sided with the country’s Marxist military rulers.

Is this the next phase in human evolution? – BBC Reel

It’s been argued that humans are no longer evolving, but now a growing number of people are integrating technology directly into their bodies.

How South Koreans cope with long work hours – BBC Reel

You need to enable JavaScript to run this app. 03 September 2019|Work Stories from around the world looking at the biggest trends impacting the future of work and life, and many of the young leaders who are creating change.

‘We Ghanaians saw Mugabe as our son-in-law’

In our series of letters from African writers, journalist and former Ghana government minister Elizabeth Ohene writes that Zimbabwe’s ex-President Robert Mugabe, who has died aged 95, had a special place in the hearts of Ghanaians. We in Ghana called Robert Mugabe our in-law.

Africa Live: Teachers ‘to pay ransom for kidnapped colleague’ – BBC News

That’s all from BBC Africa Live for today, we will now leave you with an automated service until Tuesday morning. A reminder of today’s wise words: And we leave you with this photo of a Karenjy car, a model which is manufactured in Madagascar: South African authorities have issued arrest warrants for two of the four alleged killers of a Rwandan former spy chief.

Trevor Noah gleefully weighs in on Trump’s beef with Chrissy Teigen

A lot is happening at the moment, but one thing Trevor Noah couldn’t resist talking about on Monday’s episode of The Daily Show was Trump’s beef with Chrissy Teigen – and, specifically, her absolutely brutal response.

Latest bad idea proposed to White House: Monitor smartphones of people with mental illness

We’ve become largely accustomed to the perpetual maelstrom of bad ideas swirling around the Trump White House, but the latest plan responding to mass shootings reminds us that our cursed timeline can still always get darker.

Former James Bond Pierce Brosnan thinks it’s time for a woman to play the role

“Get out of the way, guys.” Pierce Brosnan, former James Bond, supports the idea of a woman playing the role. The actor who played 007 in four films, from the iconic GoldenEye to Die Another Day, told The Hollywood Reporter that he’s fully behind the idea of a woman playing James Bond.

Volkswagen unveils its first ID electric car, and it’s reasonably priced

Volkswagen isn’t new to electric vehicles, but at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany on Monday, the German carmaker unveiled the first in its series of battery-powered cars based on VW’s new MEB – which means “modular electric drive matrix” – platform.

Verizon’s 5G service will kick off in 13 NFL stadiums this season

When the Chicago Bears play the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night, it won’t just kick off the 2019 NFL season. It will also introduce NFL fans at 13 stadiums to Verizon’s highly anticipated 5G service.

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