Nightclub Fire Kills 245+ People In Brazil – A fire caused by a band’s pyrotechnics display, swept through a crowded nightclub in southern Brazil early Sunday, killing at least 245 people and leaving at least 200 injured. The exits were initially blocked, as bouncers though people wouldn’t settle their bar tabs. [washpo]
Malema Has No More Bodyguard – With cash running out and the ANC in Limpopo and the party’s youth league turning against him, Julius Malema was forced to bid farewell to his bodyguards this week. [iol]
Andy Murray Loses To Novak Djokovic In Australian Open Final – World number one Novak Djokovic won his fourth Australian Open title as Andy Murray’s hopes of a second major win ended in pain. [bbc]
Stats SA Admits To Incorrect Census Results – Two senior Stats SA officials are facing disciplinary action for allegedly refusing to correct errors in the census, City Press reported on Sunday. [news24]
FNB Change Tack With New Ads – FNB took out full-page advertisements in four national newspapers on Sunday in the aftermath of the ANC’s criticism of its “You Can Help” campaign. [mail&guardian]
Silvio Berlusconi Praises Dictator Mussolini For ‘Having Done Good’ – Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi praised Benito Mussolini for “having done good” despite the Fascist dictator’s anti-Jewish laws, immediately sparking expressions of outrage as Europe today held Holocaust remembrances. [independent]
Stephen King Releases Book About Gun Violence – In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. [amazon]
Florida Mom Pays For Armed Guard At Her Child’s School – Laurie Lauria of Flagler Beach has reportedly agreed to pay for a deputy to patrol Old Kings Elementary School for the rest of the school year. [msn]
Obama: “I Go Shooting All The time” – President Obama claimed last night that he enjoyed regular shooting trips as he called on the anti-gun lobby to work harder to understand those who cherish their right to bear arms. [timetimes]
Kim Jong-Un Warns Of ‘High Profile Measures’ – North Korea has vowed “high-profile measures” in the latest in a series of threats sparked by a tightening of UN sanctions, state media said Sunday, suggesting it was determined to press ahead with a third nuclear test. [theaus]
Starbucks threatens Cameron After ‘Unfair’ Tax Attacks – Starbucks has threatened to suspend millions of pounds of investment in Britain after what it described as constant and unfair attacks over its tax affairs by David Cameron and the Government. Cameron’s latest chirp was, “companies should wake up and smell the coffee.” [telegraph]
Diana ‘Not To Be Published’ Photo Sold – The photo, taken just months before Diana’s marriage to Prince Charles, shows her lying in the lap of a young man on a ski trip. Click for photo. [skynews]
Having An Internet Connection Is Crucial To Everyday Life, German Federal Court Says – Because an Internet connection is an important commodity, the plaintiff should be compensated for the loss of it, the court ruled [cio]
The Wife Of The Guy That Had An Affair With Kristen Stewart, Has Filed For Divorce – Liberty Ross just filed her paperwork in L.A. County Superior Court. She’s asking for joint custody of their 2 children — ages 5 and 7. [tmz]
Burt Reynolds In ICU With Flu – Actor Burt Reynolds is in intensive care in a Florida hospital, where he went for treatment of flu symptoms, one of his representatives said Friday. [cnn]
Tina Turner to Become Swiss Citizen – She’s an American icon, but Tina Turner is reportedly about to renounce her U.S. citizenship in order to become a Swiss citizen. [abcnews]
The 9 Best First Class Seats In The World – In recent years, flying first class has lost its luxury luster, to the point where we’re not even sure if it’s still worth the money. But for those who are set on having the best at 30,000 feet, it’s good to know which airlines to choose. [busins]
Listen to the Strokes’ New Song ‘One Way Trigger’ – The Strokes are back. Almost two years after the release of their last album, Angles, the band returned Friday with audio for “One Way Trigger” on their website. [mashable]
COMING UP TODAY
Mail & Guardian Newsroom – The Mail & Guardian’s inaugural radio show on 2oVFM kicks off this morning with a packed hour featuring Nickolaus Bauer and Verashni Pillay. They’ll take you through the news making headlines – both in the M&G paper and elsewhere. But it’s not all heavy news. They also explore the latest tech news in their segment, Silicon Alley, as well as delve into the arts and entertainment scene. And of course there’s the Weekly Choon, where they dedicate a song to take a snipe at a deserving public figure of the week. [2ovfm]
Mr Delivery Monday Blues Competition – Got the Monday Blues? Winning ought to make you happy! Tune in to Just Josie from 12h00-14h00 and find out how you can cure your Monday Blues with Mr Delivery and 2ovfm! [justjosie]
Mobile In SA And Africa With Google – The Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show, they discusses Mobile in South Africa and Africa and see what Google Mobile is up to in the mobile space. The in-studio guest was Google’s Brett St Clair (@brett_stclair), who heads up New Products for Google Sub Saharan Africa. Brett is responsible for the commercial aspects of YouTube, Mobile, Display and Google Plus across the region. They covered the role of mobile within business and how South African businesses are going mobile. They also looked at what we can expect to see from mobile in 2013. [podcast]
Pop Bottles At The V&A Waterfront – Launched in 2008, Pop Bottles creates an experience away from the club scene. South Africa’s biggest trend-setters flock to Pop Bottles events, coming to do what they love: to see and be seen! Each and every Pop Bottles event entertains an exclusive, affluent crowd of 1000 people. These intimate Sunday afternoon Hip-Hop Experiences take place across South Africa, the events start at midday, allowing for a relaxing afternoon of socialising and networking before moving into a lively nightlife experience. Listen to the podcast for more.
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