Mvelaphanda Makes Offer For Avusa – In A deal worth about R3bn, Mvelaphanda, the listed black-owned investment group, has made a bid to acquire the entire share capital of Avusa , the media company, at a premium of R24 a share. [businessday]
Russia Is Sending Attack Helicopters To Syria – Hillary Clinton has warned that Russia is sending attack helicopters into Syria, as the United Nations peacekeeping chief says the country is now in a full-scale civil war. The US Secretary of State expressed concerns over reports that Russia is supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, which could fuel tensions further. [skynews]
SA Gets First Woman Police Boss – Mangwashi Victoria (Riah) Phiyega was appointed South Africa’s first woman police commissioner on Tuesday. President Jacob Zuma announced in Pretoria that she would replace General Bheki Cele. [timeslive]
14-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Ever To Play In US Open Golf – At an age when most kids are primarily concerned with their paper route or baseball card collection, 14-year-old Andy Zhang will make history this week as the youngest U.S. Open competitor ever. [golfchannel]
France Turns Away Three Saudi Women From Plane Over Face veil – France has refused entry to three women from Saudi Arabia who declined to take off their face veils (niqab) for immigration officials, forcing them to get a return flight, an airport source said Tuesday. [alarabiya]
Euro 2012 Football Fans In Street Clash – Clashes between rival Russian and Polish football fans in the Polish capital Warsaw have marred a Euro 2012 tie between the two teams. A march ahead of the match by thousands of Russian fans to mark their national day had to be halted and some missiles were thrown. [bbc]
Move Over Abramovich: World Biggest Yacht Nears Completion [Photos] – Roman Abramovich is about to lose his title as the owner of the world’s largest private yacht – after this incredible vessel was spotted for the first time. The £400million mega-yacht, known only as Project Azzam, will measure a staggering 590ft (180m) – longer than some cruise ships – when it is completed. [dailymail]
Doctors Release Pictures Of Miami Cannibal Victim [Warning:Graphic] – Doctors have released photographs of Ronald Poppo, more than two weeks after the homeless man had much of his face chewed off during an attack by so-called Causeway Cannibal Rudy Eugene over the Memorial Day weekend. [cbsmiami]
Tonight’s Lottery Jackpot Is R2 Billion – We’re closing in on the biggest jackpot ever, as tickets continue to sell like hotcakes for tonight’s Powerball lottery which is sporting a $240 million jackpot. Get your ickets online before the draw happens tonight! [tickets]
Even Longtime Smokers Can Live Longer If They Quit – It’s never too late to improve your health by giving up cigarettes, according to a new study that looks at how smoking behavior was linked with mortality in people over age 60. [latimes]
Steve McQueen’s Ferrari 275 GTB Restored – Ferrari Classiche, the official department of Ferrari responsible for restoration and maintenance services of the automaker’s oldest models, has just got its hands on one very special car. That car is a 275 GTB4 that originally belonged to legendary American actor and avid racer Steve McQueen. [foxnews]
Charlize Theron Shaves Her Head – Don’t worry, she’s not going to be attacking paparazzi with umbrellas in Britney Spears melt-down-style anytime soon. She’s gotten rid of her golden locks for a new role. Talk about dedication. Photo. [lipress]
Robbing Banks Just Isn’t Worth It – If you’re struggling for cash, maybe the idea of robbing a bank has idly entered your mind. Don’t do it! Because a new study by a team of economists shows that it doesn’t make any financial sense whatsoever. Check it out. [gizmodo]
Jay Z Becomes Spokesman For Duracell – Jay-Z has signed on as the spokesman for Duracell Powermat. The rapper, who may well be taking the gig to pay off a $1.3 million bill to rent out an entire floor of Manhattan’s Lenox Hill Hospital for the birth of his and Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, will also become an investment partner in the company. [duracell]
Boris Johnson Offers New Yorkers ‘Refuge’ In London Over Fizzy Drink Ban – The Mayor of London Boris Johnson made a hands-across-the-water offer of refuge to New Yorkers frustrated by the city’s proposal to ban supersize soft drinks. [telegraph]
Should Parents Be Allowed to Kill People Who Sexually Molest their Kids? Over the weekend, a Texas father beat to death a man he allegedly caught molesting his 4-year-old daughter. Should he stand trial? [time]
British Base-Jumper Falls To His Death – The British holidaymaker who died after a base jump on the Greek island of Zante phoned his girlfriend to reassure her during a three-hour period he spent on a cliff face before falling to his death. [metro]
Kanye West Ready For Kids With Kim Kardashian – The “Paranoid” rapper, 35, is keen on marrying the twice-wed reality star, a West pal recently told Us Weekly. “They’re seriously talking marriage. And yes, she would [accept his proposal].” But tying the knot isn’t the only thing on the 18-time Grammy Award winner’s mind. “Kanye says he can’t wait to see her carrying his child,” a source revealed. “He says she will look beautiful pregnant.” [bossip]
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