Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut’s explosion

Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut’s explosion

 

 

Doctored videos of Tuesday’s devastating explosion in Beirut are already circulating on every major social media platform.

In videos originally shot by both CNN and eyewitnesses in the Lebanese capital, footage of a rising smoke plume at Beirut Port was inverted and made to look like a “negative.” In addition, a missile-like object was superimposed on the video.

Read More
Inside Trump’s TikTok reversal: How advisers mobilized their deal-making efforts

Inside Trump’s TikTok reversal: How advisers mobilized their deal-making efforts

 

Inside Trump’s TikTok reversal: How advisers mobilized their deal-making efforts. Sen. Lindsey Graham wasn’t entirely sure what TikTok was, beyond a source of videos of piano-playing dogs and dancing cats. Nonetheless, he was tasked with a mission: talk President Donald Trump down from his threatened ban on the Chinese-owned platform that is hugely popular with American kids.

So on Saturday,

Read More
Nick Kyrgios won’t compete at the US Open amid coronavirus concerns

Nick Kyrgios won’t compete at the US Open amid coronavirus concerns

 

Nick Kyrgios won’t compete at the US Open amid coronavirus concerns. Tennis star Nick Kyrgios has announced that he will not play at the upcoming US Open due to the coronavirus pandemic.

World No. 40 Kyrgios has been an outspoken critic of exhibition tournaments staged amid the pandemic, most notably the Adria Tour organized by Novak Djokovic.

Read More
McConnell signal to Republican Senate candidates: Distance from Trump if necessary

McConnell signal to Republican Senate candidates: Distance from Trump if necessary

 

McConnell signal to Republican Senate candidates: Distance from Trump if necessary. Sen. Mitch McConnell is allowing Republican Senate candidates to do whatever it takes to salvage their campaigns ahead of what Republicans increasingly fear could be a devastating election for their party.

In recent weeks, the Senate majority leader has become so concerned over Republicans losing control of the Senate that he has signaled to vulnerable GOP senators in tough races that they could distance themselves from the President if they feel it is necessary,

Read More
A report says China is suspected of hacking the Vatican. Here’s why

A report says China is suspected of hacking the Vatican. Here’s why

 

 

A report says China is suspected of hacking the Vatican. Here’s why. When you think about cyber espionage, the Vatican doesn’t come to mind as an obvious target. It’s a tiny country whose leader has more moral authority than worldly power.

But China and the Vatican are expected to begin sensitive negotiations in September to a renew a secret deal over control of the Catholic Church in China.

Read More
Pinning hopes on vaccine is not the right coronavirus strategy expert says

 

Pinning hopes on vaccine is not the right coronavirus strategy expert says

 

 

Pinning hopes on vaccine is not the right coronavirus strategy expert says. As cases continue to rise, Americans looking to a vaccine as the way out of the coronavirus pandemic should consider a more comprehensive approach, a leading medical expert told CNN on Wednesday.

“Pinning all our hopes on a vaccine that works immediately is not the right strategy,”
Read More
Italy calls in military to enforce coronavirus lockdown as 627 people die in 24 hours

Italy calls in military to enforce coronavirus lockdown as 627 people die in 24 hours

 

Italy calls in military to enforce coronavirus lockdown as 627 people die in 24 hours. Soldiers were being drafted in to help enforce the lockdown in Italy on Friday as officials announced 627 new deaths, the largest single-day toll anywhere in the world since the coronavirus outbreak began.

Desperate scenes have unfolded in the north of the country,
Read More
East Asian student assaulted in ‘racist’ coronavirus attack in London

East Asian student assaulted in ‘racist’ coronavirus attack in London

 

East Asian student assaulted in ‘racist’ coronavirus attack in London. A 23-year-old Singapore man of Chinese ethnicity who was studying in London has spoken out about racism linked to the coronavirus after suffering facial injuries in a “racially aggravated assault.”

Jonathan Mok wrote about his ordeal in a public post on Facebook Monday, detailing how he was attacked by a group of people on Oxford Street,
Read More
David Beckham reflects on newly formed Inter Miamis long tough journey

David Beckham reflects on newly formed Inter Miamis long tough journey

 

David Beckham reflects on newly formed Inter Miamis long tough journey. It was seven years ago that David Beckham, having announced his retirement from football, first dreamed of bringing a new team to Miami — a painstaking process that finally comes to fruition this weekend.

Inter Miami CF will play its inaugural Major League Soccer (MLS) game against LAFC Sunday.
Read More
Teen sensation Erling Braut Haaland stuns PSG on Champions League debut for Borussia Dortmund

Teen sensation Erling Braut Haaland stuns PSG on Champions League debut for Borussia Dortmund

 

Teen sensation Erling Braut Haaland stuns PSG on Champions League debut for Borussia Dortmund. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised anymore, given the frequency with which he does it.

But for somebody so young and relatively inexperienced, Erling Braut Haaland’s goalscoring record continues to boggle the mind. It’s not just the goals but the way he scores them,
Read More