Last Month Was The Hottest June Ever Recorded In Earth’s History – Europe’s record-breaking heat wave last week, it turns out, was the emphatic conclusion to the hottest June ever recorded. [busins]
Facebook Resolves Day-Long Outages Across Instagram, WhatsApp, And Messenger – Facebook had problems loading images, videos, and other data across its apps today, leaving some people unable to load photos in the Facebook News Feed, view stories on Instagram, or send messages in WhatsApp. [verge]
Washington Prepares For A July 4 Spectacle, Starring And Produced By President Trump – Two Bradley armored vehicles rumbled into place on Wednesday in front of the Lincoln Memorial, to be joined later by two Abrams tanks parked nearby. Cranes were putting into place the scaffolding for Jumbotron screens. And workers raced to finish a red, white and blue stage where President Trump will preside over one of the most unusual Fourth of July celebrations the capital has known. [nyt]
Bitcoin’s Energy Consumption ‘Equals That Of Switzerland’ – Bitcoin uses as much energy as the whole of Switzerland, a new online tool from the University of Cambridge shows. [bbc]
US ‘Hell-Bent’ On Hostility Despite Talks, North Korea Says – North Korea has accused the US of being “hell-bent on hostile acts”, despite a recent agreement between the two countries to resume nuclear talks. [bbc]
Ivanka’s North Korea Photobombs Perplex White House Officials – Multiple officials in Washington were caught off guard by the news that Ivanka Trump had found her way into a conversation with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. [beast]
Emir of Sharjah’s Son Prince Khalid Al Qasimi Died Aged 39 At ‘Sex And Drugs Orgy’ – An Arab prince has been found dead in his London home amid claims of a drug-fuelled orgy. [sun]
What You Need To Know About This Year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival – This year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect excuse to dress up and get stuck into some quality wine. [here]
British High Street Woes Weigh On Truworths As Retailer Slumps – Truworths International Holdings fell the most in five months in Johannesburg as the South African retailer joined the ranks of those feeling the pain from the UK’s ailing shopping streets. [f24]
Joao Felix: Atletico Madrid Signs Teenager In Fifth Richest Transfer – Atletico Madrid has confirmed the signing of 19-year-old Joao Felix for $142 million (126 million euros) — making it the fifth richest transfer in football history. [cnn]
Obesity Rivals Smoking As Cause Of Cancer, UK Charity Warns – Cancer Research UK calls for government intervention ‘to end the epidemic’ [guardian]
Baidu Chief Doused With Water At AI Event – The chief executive of Chinese tech giant Baidu has been doused with water during a speech about artificial intelligence (AI). [bbc]
Good News For Eskom: World Bank Says SA Will Save It – The risk of South Africa’s struggling state power utility going bust doesn’t appear to faze one of its biggest creditors: the World Bank. [f24]
Court Orders Release Of Sealed Docs About Jeffrey Epstein’s Alleged Sex Ring – In a blow to the billionaire pedophile and his alleged madam, Ghislaine Maxwell, a federal court ordered the release of sealed court records in a case brought by an alleged victim. [beast]
Australian Politician Broke Bone In Arm Wrestle With State Attorney General – NSW minister Victor Dominello fractured his humerous after wrestling Mark Speakman in his office in September last year. [guardian]
Not Even Walmart Has Enough Cash Available To Compete With Amazon’s E-Commerce Fulfillment Empire – Walmart became the largest retailer in part thanks to its logistics ingenuity — it’s arguably one of the largest trucking companies in America, with drivers paid at least $87,500 from day one, and has a vast network of warehouses with ultra-high standards. [busins]
Wimbledon 2019: Best Dressed So Far – The 2019 Wimbledon Championships have officially begun, with a swarm of high-profile celebrities already being spotted enjoying the tennis on Centre Court. 
Amazon Admits It Keeps Some Alexa Recordings Even When Users Delete Them – Amazon has admitted some recordings made by its constantly-eavesdropping AI personal assistant Alexa are never really gone from the company’s servers, even if the user manually deletes them. Third parties get to keep them, too. [rt]
A Simple Reason Why Gin Sales Are Soaring Worldwide – Gin sales are booming right around the globe, and much of it can be put down to a simple, but important, trend in the market. [here]
Pierce Brosnan’s Son Paris, 18 – Launches extreme profanity-laced rant at waiter who refused to charge his camera in vile outburst in London restaurant. [dm]
Destination Trouble: Can Overtourism Be Stopped In Its Tracks? – We first hear about these places when we’re kids. Famous destinations full of wondrous architecture, spectacular scenery or ancient mysteries that fire our imaginations and fill us with yearning. [cnn]
Take A Tour Of Mark Zuckerberg’s Gigantic $100 Million Property In Hawaii – The Facebook billionaire has multiple homes, but one of his properties in particular is as controversial as it is beautiful. [busins]
Are We Set For A New Sexual Revolution? – From reproduction without sex to open relationships, our attitudes towards sex may evolve rapidly in the near future. [bbc]
Trump Says He’s ‘Never Had A Glass Of Alcohol.’ These People Say Otherwise. – “I served him. And he drank at the bar,” one bartender recalled. [vice]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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