Get Ready for the Reign of ‘King Charles’ – Reports have the queen wanting to bypass her son to pass the monarch baton to Prince William directly. Don’t believe it: The plan is still for Charles to be king.
SA Trio Held In Zimbabwe – A Zimbabwean court has charged three South African men with illegally capturing 29 sable antelopes and attempting to export them without a permit, the local parks authority said on Sunday. [iol]
North Korea To Become World’s Next Surf Mecca? – If you’re struggling to get into the swing of things this Monday just picture wee Kim Jong-un on a surfboard – see, there is hope. [story]
Australian PM Tony Abbott Asked To Step Down By Senior Ministers – Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been asked to step down by two top ministers, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Sky TV reported. [rt]
Egyptian Forces Mistakenly Kill 12 In Mexican Tourist Convoy – Egypt’s police and military mistakenly killed 12 people in a tourist convoy in the country’s western desert, the Interior Ministry said Monday. [nbc]
If You Missed Sunday Times’ Explosive Story About The Guptas And Eskom, Read This – The latest Gupta saga has to do with coal supply to Eskom – a deal that, according to the Sunday Times, took five attempts and ‘extraordinary lengths’ before being awarded. [story]
Chinese Volunteers To Teach Mandarin In SA Schools – The Chinese embassy requested that the subject be introduced and will be responsible for bringing in teachers from China and training SA teachers. [mg]
Here’s Your First Glimpse Of Obama On ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’ [Videos] – We know that the Obamanator was in Alaska recently, keeping everyone updated on social media and watching fish spawn all over his shoes. That Barack man, he is one pretty cool dude. [story]
Tata Slates SA’s Visa Policy – The chairperson of Tata International, a subsidiary of the Indian multinational company responsible for managing its business in Africa, has slated South Africa’s immigration policy, saying it was taking too long to obtain visas and work permits for the company to deploy skilled managers to run its operations in Africa. [f24]
Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles Charged With Embezzling – Japanese prosecutors have charged the former founder and CEO of bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox with embezzling the money of clients. He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. [cw]
The Bible Is Apparently Fine With Homo Naledi – Methodist church leader Paul Verryn says the discovery of Homo naledi is nothing contrary to biblical scriptures or what religious people believe. [ewn]
Novak Djokovic Turns Back Roger Federer For Third Slam Title Of ’15 – Novak Djokovic won his third Grand Slam singles title of the year Sunday night, defeating Roger Federer 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4. Djokovic, thus, wins three of the year’s four majors for the second time in five years — something Federer did in his prime three times in four years. [espn]
Roberta Vinci Ends Serena Williams’s Grand Slam Bid At U.S. Open – The Grand Slam seemed there for the taking. The Grand Slam will have to wait. [nyt]
IOC To Tackle Threat To Olympic Sailors Of Super-Bug In Rio’s Waters – Olympic chiefs have pledged to arrest fears that sailors and windsurfers at the next Games will not just have to deal with their rivals on the water but a potential super-bug under it. [cnn]
American Airlines Accidentally Flew The Wrong Plane From L.A. To Hawaii Last Month – In late August, American Airlines accidentally flew the wrong plane from Los Angeles to Hawaii, a mix-up that violated Federal Aviation Administration regulations. [wp]
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Pacquiao Laughs At Mayweather Drug Plight: ‘Truth Finally Came Out’ – Manny Pacquiao, the silent protagonist in this week’s Floyd Mayweather Jr. drug-testing drama, blistered his rival in a brief interview — saying the tables have been turned. [nyp]
Floyd Mayweather Retires From Boxing ‘With Nothing Left To Prove’ After Win Over Andre Berto – Floyd Mayweather wins again to keep hold of his WBC and WBA welterweight titles in what he claims was his farewell bout. [tele]
Super Mario Bros. Turns 30 Today — When Did You First Play? – On September 13, 1985, Nintendo released Super Mario Bros. for the Family Computer (Famicom) in Japan. My first encounter with the heroic plumber came a year later at a local bar. [kot]
Parents Sue School Over Son’s ‘WiFi Allergy’ – A Massachusetts family is suing their son’s school because, they say, he has a condition called electromagnetic hypersensitivity. The thing making him sick, they claim? The school’s WiFi. [db]
Getting In Late – What A Feeling! – If you haven’t bought tickets yet, you’re in a great position. The Powerball lottery has rolled over so many times the jackpot is sitting at R2.5 billion for Wednesday and you can just join the action now. [here]
Kate Middleton’s New Hairstyle As She Is Pictured For First Time In Two Months – Duchess of Cambridge sports shorter hairstyle with fringe as she arrives at church in Scotland ahead of return to royal duties after maternity leave. [tele]
Step Inside Donald Trump’s Gaudiest Mansions – Enter the domestic world of Donald Trump, a realm where penthouses, carpeted staircases, marbled kitchen islands, crystal chandeliers, movie theaters, golf courses and houses with other houses in the backyard is the norm. [hp]
Drunk Guy On Plane Wakes Up, Pisses Everywhere, Goes Back To Sleep – An Oregon man described by JetBlue as “an intoxicated customer” was arrested for criminal mischief and offensive littering on Friday after police say he urinated on several passengers, their seats and their luggage during a red-eye flight to Portland. [gawk]
Rihanna Hooking Up With Travis Scott — All The Details On Their Back-To-Back Nights Out – Bitch got her money — and a new man! Rihanna is hooking up with rapper and “Bitch Better Have My Money” collaborator Travis Scott, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly. [usm]
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