Zuma On Cabinet Reshuffle: I Don’t Need To Explain Myself – President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday afternoon announced a Cabinet reshuffle, which was widely criticised by opposition parties and members of the public. Then, in a short statement on Wednesday the presidency said Zuma was not obliged to provide reasons for his choices. [mail&guardian]
U.S. Judge Rules Apple Colluded On E-Books – Apple Inc. colluded with five major U.S. publishers to drive up the prices of e-books, a federal judge ruled Wednesday in a stern rebuke that threatens to limit the technology company’s options when negotiating future content deals. [wallstreetjournal]
Tour De France: Mark Cavendish Has Urine Thrown At Him – A spectator has thrown urine at Mark Cavendish while he was competing in the Tour de France. It happened on stage 11 during the 33km time trial from Avranches to Mont Saint Michel on Wednesday. [bbc]
Incredible Police Trust Stats Released – In the Global Corruption Barometer 2013, SA was among 36 countries in which the police was seen as the most corrupt institution. About 83% of South Africans believed that police were corrupt. 36% admitted to having paid bribes to police. [news24]
Saudi Princess Arrested in Human Trafficking Case – A Saudi princess was charged Wednesday with human trafficking for allegedly holding a domestic worker against her will and forcing her to work at an Orange County condominium, prosecutors said. [associated]
King Delivers More Verbal Punishment Toward Zuma – Dagga-smoking AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo was at it again yesterday, calling President Jacob Zuma “a liar who did not use condoms”. He also called him a ‘Zulu boy.’ [timeslive]
Tsarnaev Pleads Not Guilty, Blows Kiss – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the accused Boston Marathon bomber—the surviving one—appeared in court on Wednesday for about seven minutes, and said, seven times, that he was pleading not guilty. When Tsarnaev left, he blew two women and baby a kiss. [newyorker]
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Toddler Buys Car on eBay with Dad’s Smartphone – A 14-month-old girl in Portland, Ore. went on a little shopping spree on on her dad’s eBay app. Okay, not so little — she bought a 1962 Austin Healey Sprite. [mashable]
Whitney’s Daughter, Bobbi Kristina Denies Incest: ‘We Aren’t Even Real Brother and Sister’ – Young love: so magical when it happens in movies, so annoying when it happens in real life because this Chili’s is for everyone and families are trying to eat dinner here. Sophomores dating juniors. Cheerleaders dating lacrosse captains. Brothers dating sisters. Everything cool except that last one. [gawker]
U.S. Still Plans To Send F-16s To Egypt In Coming Weeks – The United States still plans to go through with the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in the coming weeks, U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Wednesday, even after the Egyptian military’s ouster of President Mohamed Mursi. [reuters]
President Obama Gives George Lucas a Medal – Earlier this week, George Lucas was honored by President Barack Obama the National Medal of Arts in the East Room of the White House. Sick! [ign]
Incredible Story About How Mandela Got Caught – Disguised As A Chauffeur – Anyone who has read Long Walk To Freedom should be familiar with this incredible story about Nelson Mandela. How he was caught in a random roadblock in the Natal Midlands, and ultimately incarcerated for 27 years. [2ov]
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Twitter Select Show with Bailey Schneider, 14h00-15h00 – The music for Bailey’s full show today will strictly be songs tweeted to @2ovfm with #SongReq. The playlist is up to you, so get requesting and choon in! [baileyschneider]
The UK Top 40 With Rhys Woods and Anne Hirsch, 15h00-17h00 – Tune in every Thursday for an exclusive look at some of hottest tracks in Britain. Join quirky Comedian and Actor Rhys Woods and Comedienne and Writer Anne Hirsch as they countdown the UK’s Top 40 singles chart. Fierce and cutting edge music served with a side of major laughs. [rhyswoods]
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