Facebook Hints At SA Office – Rumours are rife that Facebook is planning to open up an office in South Africa, but are they true and if so, why now? [fin24]
Billionaire’s Stake Shakes Woolworths Buyout Of David Jones – Australian billionaire Solomon Lew revealed on Wednesday he has bought a 9.89 percent stake in David Jones, casting a shadow over a $2 billion buyout by South Africa’s Woolworths Holdings. [smh]
Zindzi Mandela Defends Zelda’s ‘Tell-All’ Book – Former president Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zindzi has come out in defence of his former personal assistant Zelda la Grange. [ewn]
Several Killed At Nigeria World Cup Viewing Venue – A suicide bomber detonated a tricycle taxi packed with explosives at an outdoor World Cup viewing center in a northeast Nigerian city Tuesday night, and witnesses said several people were killed. [ap]
Zuma Lays Out Plans In ‘Muted’ Speech – The ruling party had high praise for President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address on Tuesday, but opposition leaders described it as “mediocre” and “muted”. [iol]
Mexico And Brazil Play To A 0-0 Draw – Brazil and Mexico took a step toward the second round of the World Cup with a lively, though a bit sloppy, 0-0 draw in Fortaleza on Tuesday. [nyt]
Why Is Pope Francis Canceling Events? – Rumors swirl that Pope Francis is ill after Vatican cancels all his July audiences and daily mass. [beast]
Three Guilty Of Plot To Fix English Football Matches – Three men have been found guilty of conspiring to fix English football matches in the first convictions of the modern era, following an investigation. [telegraph].
Web 2.0 Crowned One Millionth English Word – A U.S.-based language monitoring group crowned Web 2.0 as the one millionth word or phrase in the English language on Wednesday, although other linguists slammed it as nonsense and a stunt. [reuters]
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Here’s the Terry Richardson Profile You DIDN’T Read in New York Mag – For many readers, New York magazine’s profile of Terry Richardson this week was deeply unsatisfying. With all the talk of the photographer as “artist,” critics said, it was as if his extensive misbehavior had never happened. Where was the dirt? Why wouldn’t New York show us the real Terry Richardson? Here’s your answer. [gawker]
Man Faces Trial Over ‘Revenge Porn’ Website – There is enough evidence for a man accused of running a website showing thousands of images of naked women without their consent to be put on trial, a San Diego judge has ruled. [bbc]
Roma Boy, 16, Is Comatose After Beating Outside Paris – A teenage Roma boy lay in a coma in a hospital here on Tuesday after being abducted from a shantytown and beaten last week, apparently in retaliation for what his assailants thought were thefts he committed in a nearby housing project, the French authorities said. [nyt]
Earth Has Its Warmest May on Record Globally, Spring Could Be Warmest – Two of the leading centers that track global surface temperatures have reported their data for May, and they both found it to be the warmest such month on record for the planet. [mash]
Man Cleared In ’89 NYC Killing Plans $162M Claim – A man recently exonerated in a 1989 New York City killing that happened while he was visiting Disney World filed papers Tuesday outlining plans to seek $162 million from the city, one of his lawyers said. This, after he spent 25 years in jail. [wsj]
Overloaded Boat Sinks Off Malaysia, 42 Indonesians Missing – An overloaded wooden boat carrying 97 suspected illegal Indonesian immigrants sank off Malaysia’s western coast on Wednesday, with rescuers searching for at least 42 missing people, Malaysian officials said. [reuters]
‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale Is The Series’ Most Pirated Episode Yet – The finale of the HBO fantasy series drew in an impressive 7.1 million viewers on Sunday night, and while that number didn’t break the record the show set earlier this year, it did boast a 32 percent gain from last year’s season finale. But the number that’s getting the most buzz comes courtesy of a few million pirates. [huffer]
Man Born With Super-Sized Limb Finds Perfect Career As Pro Arm Wrestler – A German born with a super-sized right arm has carved out a successful career as a professional arm wrestler. [metro]
Man Emerges From Picasso’s Painting ‘The Blue Room’ – A bearded man lurks beneath the surface of a famous Picasso painting. That’s the image brought to us by curators who used new technology to find details of a portrait the artist painted over when he created his famous The Blue Room in 1901. [npr]
Braless and Glam – Kim Kardashian Reveals Major Cleavage in Sexy Black Suit. [cbuzz]
Paul Simon And Edie Brickell’s Disorderly Conduct Charges Dropped – Prosecutors will not pursue the misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges against Paul Simon and Edie Brickell, following their minor altercation in April. [rollingstone]
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