Documentary Maker Re-Issued Shark Permit – National Geographic’s Chris Fischer and other scientists have been re-issued research permits after the death of a body boarder in Cape Town. The department cancelled the permits following the death of David Lilienfeld in Kogel Bay in April. Environmental affairs investigated the attack and announced there was no link. [mail&guardian]
Boris Johnson Wins Second Term As London Mayor – Boris Johnson has won a second term as London mayor, beating Labour rival Ken Livingstone by 3%, after a far closer contest than expected. Mr Johnson won on second preference votes after failing to gain more than 50% in the first round. [bbc]
Sarkozy Out, As Hollande Celebrates French Presidential Win – French socialist Francois Hollande has been celebrating victory in the country’s presidential election. Mr Hollande – who polled just under 52% of votes in Sunday’s run-off election – said he was “proud to have been capable of giving people hope again”. [bbc]
Aurora’s ‘Missing’ R120m In Gold Sales To Be Probed – Liquidators say a forensic investigation will be launched into the whereabouts of R120m raised in gold sales from mines managed by the Aurora directors. [businessday]
Drogba Breaks Record As Chelsea Win Seventh FA Cup – Didier Drogba and John Terry made history as Chelsea withstood a late Liverpool onslaught to seal their fourth FA Cup victory in six years with a 2-1 win at Wembley. [abc]
Obama Outlines Case For Re-Election: “Forward” – President Barack Obama formally opened his re-election bid Saturday with two rallies in which he highlighted accomplishments over his three and a half years in the White House and argued that America can’t afford to adopt Republicans’ “bad ideas.” [cnn]
Beastie Boys Co-Founder Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch Dead at 47 – Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group the Beastie Boys, has died at the age of 47. Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland. [rollingstone]
Parties Pay Tribute To Padayachie – Public Service and Administration Minister Roy Padayachie was a loyal, competent and dedicated servant of the people of South Africa, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi said on Sunday, following his passing. [iol]
Linda Evangelista Faces Off Against Salma Hayek’s Hubby – Tensions were high on Friday as Linda Evangelista and François-Henri Pinault faced each other for the second day in Manhattan Family Court. The supermodel is seeking what she believes to be a fair child support settlement from the father of her 5-year-old son Augustin (“Augie”). [eonline]
Inside the Khalid Sheik Mohammed Hearing Circus – A Gitmo hearing for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed turned into a mess when the defendant refused to speak to the court. Terry McDermott reports on the trial’s rough day. [dailybeast]
New ‘Avengers’ Film Smashes Records – The Avengers is the new king of the opening weekend. The superhero movie grossed a unprecedented $200.3 million in its Friday-Sunday box-office debut, its studio estimated. The film is the first to break $200 million in three days. It destroyed the mark held by the previous weekend record-holder, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. [eonline]
Riot Police Break Up Anti-Putin Protests In Russia – Hundreds of people ran through the streets of Moscow on Sunday to escape heavily armed riot police who broke up a protest of Vladimir Putin’s return to power. As many as 70,000 people had arrived for a government-sanctioned procession down central Moscow that ended at Bolotnaya Square, just across the bridge from the Kremlin. [usatoday]
Brain Scan Gives Glimpse Of How Your Dog Thinks – Brain scans of dogs could give researchers a new tool for studying what happens in the mind of man’s best friend. “I think it could open a whole new type of research on cognition,” said neuroscientist Greg Berns of Emory University, lead author on a dog-scanning study that will be published in Public Library of Science One. More.. [wired]
Suggestions Of Foul Play Following Kentucky Derby Death – Authorities say a man who may have been killed and whose body was found early Sunday in a barn at Churchill Downs hours after the Kentucky Derby worked at the racetrack. [huffingtonpost]
Sacha Baron Cohen Takes Scorsese Prisoner In ‘Surprise’ SNL Sketch – Seth Meyers invited The Dictator’s Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen) for an interview on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update, to discuss his new film. [hollyrep]
Mayweather Remins Undefeated – Floyd Mayweather Jr. used his speed and accuracy to win a unanimous decision Saturday night over a game Miguel Cotto in one of his toughest fights ever. [nbcsports]
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