DA Won’t Hang Up On Airtime Campaign, Despite ANC Threats – The DA will continue to roll out its airtime voucher campaign, despite a call by the ANC to boycott the cellphone networks involved. [mail&guardian]
Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page Deny Knowledge Of PRISM – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Google co-founder Larry Page have responded to media reports on the Internet surveillance program PRISM. Both deny having any knowledge of the program before yesterday and say that they have given no one “direct access to our servers.” [washpo]
Mandela Spends 3rd Third Night In Hospital – South Africa prayed for Nelson Mandela on Sunday as the revered peace icon faced a third night in hospital, with calls for the family and the nation to “let him go”. [news24]
Canadian GP: Sebastian Vettel Wins Ahead Of Alonso And Hamilton – Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel took a dominant victory in the Canadian Grand Prix as Fernando Alonso beat Lewis Hamilton to second place. [bbc]
F1 Canadian Grand Prix: Crane Kills Marshal – An “unfortunate accident” is blamed for the death of a marshal shortly before the end of the Formula One race in Montreal. [skynews]
Zuma Pays R800 Rent For Nkandla Land – President Jacob Zuma pays R800 a month to lease the 8.9-hectare land on which his Nkandla compound is built, according to a report on Sunday. [timeslive]
North And South Korea Begin Talks In Border Village – North and South Korea kicked off their first official talks since 2011 “without argument” Sunday, paving the way for higher-level discussions on easing animosity and restoring stalled rapprochement projects. [cbc]
‘Google Set To Acquire Israeli App Waze For $1.3b’ – Sources say acquisition of navigation app set to be completed after months of speculation involving Facebook, Google. [jpost]
Saudi Prince Alwaleed Sues Over Forbes’ Rich List – Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is suing Forbes magazine for libel, claiming the publication’s annual rich list underestimated his fortune by $9.6 billion. [msn]
Marilyn Manson Simulates Wrist-Slashing After Dedicating Song To Paris Jackson – Marilyn Manson made sure he put the “shock” in his “Shock Therapy” tour when he simulated slashing his wrists with a knife after dedicating a song to Paris Jackson. Stunning. [huffpo]
Facebook Pares Ad Options, Simplifies Marketing Tools – Facebook Inc is eliminating various types of advertisements on its website in an effort to simplify a system that it acknowledged was confusing marketers. [reuters]
Nadal Wins Record 8th French Open Title – Rafael Nadal beat fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 to win a record eighth French Open title on Sunday. [npr]
Serena Williams Wins French Open, Clinches 16th Grand Slam – Serena Williams has won her 16th Grand Slam title and her first French Open championship in more than a decade. Williams beat Maria Sharapova at Roland Garros on Saturday, 6-4, 6-4. [npr]
Cleveland Kidnapping Suspect Ariel Castro Will Plead ‘Not Guilty’ To 329 Charges – Ariel Castro, the man accused of kidnapping three women and holding them captive and sexually abusing them for a decade, will plead ‘not guilty’ to hundreds of charges, including kidnapping and rape. [dailymail]
Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Rasputin? – Deadline reports that Warner Bros has aquired a movie pitch by American Sniper writer Jason Hall, which is being developed for DiCaprio to play the Russian mystic who became an advisor to the Russian Imperial family the Romanovs. [rte]
Johnny Depp Is 50 Years Old – American actor and film producer Johnny Depp turned 50 yesterday. The Kentucky-born star rose to fame as undercover cop Tommy Hanson in the popular television series 21 Jump Street in the 1980s. [ibtimes]
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