Tokyo Gets Bounced From Zuma’s Cabinet, Along With Pule – President Jacob Zuma has announced changes in his Cabinet, including booting presidential hopeful Tokyo Sexwale and communications minister Dina Pule. [mail&guardian]
Grandson Says Mandela ‘Very Much Alive’ - Ndaba Mandela says former president responds when spoken to but government maintains he remains in critical condition. [aljazeera]
Rupert Murdoch Recalled to Parliament as Police Launch Investigation - The media mogul will be hauled back before Parliament for a second grilling at the hands of British M.P.s as police confirm a Murdoch investigation. [beast]
Andy Murray Downs Shots During R150,000 Boozy Wimbledon Celebrations – South Africa’s (Commonwealth) Andy Murray served up smashing shots of a different kind when he clocked up a £10,000 bar bill to celebrate his new title of Wimbledon champion. [metro]
Nicolas Sarkozy Storms Back With Tirade - France’s former rightwing president Nicolas Sarkozy has made his first political speech since his election defeat last year, lashing out at the state of France in a move seen as a step towards running for president again in 2017. [guardian]
California Inmates Protest Solitary Confinement By Refusing Food - About 29,000 California prison inmates refused meals on Tuesday to protest what prisoner advocates say are inhumane conditions in the state’s highest-security lockups, where inmates are housed in isolated cells for up to 23 hours per day. [reuters]
Russian Lawmaker Deletes Snowden Asylum Tweet - Russian lawmaker Alexey Pushkov caused a major stir Tuesday morning after tweeting that National Security Administration leaker Edward Snowden accepted Venezuela’s asylum offer. But the tweet was deleted only minutes after it was sent. [mashable]
Nigella Turns To Macca’s Lawyer - Nigella Lawson has upped the stakes in her split with Charles Saatchi — by consulting the top divorce lawyer who acted for Paul McCartney. [sun]
Barnes & Noble CEO Resigns - Barnes & Noble Chief Executive William Lynch resigned on Monday after he led a failed attempt by the U.S. bookstore chain to compete against the likes of Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc and Google Inc in the e-reader and tablet markets. [nbc]
Mob Boss ‘Whitey’ Bulger, Former Associate Have Angry Exchange In Court During Racketeering Trial - James “Whitey” Bulger and his once-loyal criminal apprentice had an angry, profanity-laced exchange in court Tuesday during Bulger’s racketeering trial after the former aide called Bulger and his partner “the two biggest rats.” [washpo]
Ex-SARS Official Jailed For Fraud – A Cape Town woman was jailed for 12 years on Tuesday for defrauding the SA Revenue Service (Sars) of more than R6m. [fin24]
Knox Appeal Set For September - An Italian court will begin hearing on 30 September the appeal against the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of the British student, Meredith Kercher. [bbc]
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Crocs Is Acting Totally Embarrassed By Its Signature Shoes - Crocs is trying to distance itself from the rubber clogs that made the brand famous. [busins]
Famous Drug Kingpin Dies – Incredible Story – Lo Hsing Han, an opium and heroin trafficker who became one of Myanmar’s richest men and a potent symbol of the ability of the country’s drug warlords to operate with impunity, died on Saturday in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city. He was 80. [newyorktimes]
Will The Lone Ranger Disaster Damage Johnny Depp’s Reputation? – If you’re tired of Johnny Depp raking in tens of millions of dollars every time he puts on a funny hat, you’re apparently not alone. Because, yeah, that movie bombed horribly. Like, “John Carter” horribly. [yahoo]
Jack White To Release Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ On Vinyl - Jay-Z has confirmed that Jack White will be putting out the vinyl version of his new album ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’, which was officially released on Monday (July 8). When asked by a fan during a Twitter Q&A why the track ‘Open Letter’ was left off the album, he replied that the track would be on the vinyl edition of the album [nme]
Media Are Banned From F1 Pit Lane After Tyre Accident - he FIA has announced a ban on media and other non-essential personnel in the Formula One pit lane after a cameraman was struck by a loose wheel during Sunday’s German Grand Prix. [rte]
New Mom Kim Kardashian Not Losing ANY Sleep Because Night Nurse Doing All The Work! – After enduring a difficult pregnancy, Kim Kardashian is enjoying motherhood and isn’t losing any sleep because she has the best help money can buy! [radar]
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Habit To Acoustic Session, 13h00 – This New Age Rock band will be in doing an in studio acoustic set, and chatting to Josie about their third full length album, due for release later this year. [justjosie]
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