‘Bullying’ Guptas Applied For Diplomatic Passports – It is one of the many outrageous demands the Guptas have made on the government of President Jacob Zuma: that the Department of International Relations issue the three brothers, Ajay, Atul and Tony, with diplomatic passports. [timeslive]
New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade Hit By Shooting – 19 people have been wounded in a shooting at a Mother’s Day parade in the US city of New Orleans, police say. The victims included two children who were grazed by bullets. Police say most injuries are not life-threatening, [bbc]
Tutu Will Not Be Voting For The ANC – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says he would not vote for the ANC as it is today because it needs a change in leadership. [mail&guardian]
First The House, Now Malema To Lose His Farm – Expelled ANC Youth League president Julius Malema’s cabbage and tomato farm in Limpopo is set to go under the auction hammer next month. [mail&guardian]
Silvio Berlusconi Throws Open Doors To ‘Bunga Bunga’ Party Villa – Italy is to be given its first ever glimpse inside the notorious villa said to have played host to dozens of debauched late night parties with stripping showgirls and dancers dressed as nuns. [telegraph]
SA Policewoman Performs Oral Sex For Cash – A policeman filmed taking a bribe and a policewoman caught on camera performing a sexual act will be suspended, Gauteng police said on Friday. [timeslive]
Denis Rodman Is Heading Over To North Korea Because Obama ‘Can’t Do Shit’ – Dennis Rodman tells TMZ … he’s going back to North Korea on August 1 to reopen the political dialogue with Kim Jong-un … because Barack Obama “can’t do s**t.” [tmz]
Privacy Breach on Bloomberg’s Data Terminals – A shudder went through Wall Street on Friday after the revelation that Bloomberg News reporters had extracted subscribers’ private information through the company’s ubiquitous data terminals to break news. [nytimes]
Love and War Inside The Rolling Stones – How the band endured drugs, booze, tragedy and each other to bring back the greatest show on earth. [rollingstone]
Fernando Alonso Wins F1 Spanish Grand Prix For Ferrari But Tyres Baffle – The condition of Formula One, the mind-bogglingly extravagant sport which is currently designed to find out who is the best slow driver in the world, was the subject of bitter criticism here on Sunday night. [guardian]
How Is It Possible To Ignore A R3 Billion Jackpot? – The Powerball lottery jackpot swelled to $350 million (R3 billion) after no ticket matched all the winning numbers picked on Saturday night. That would make it the third-largest Powerball prize ever. [nbc + buy tickets here]
Federer And Murray Reckon It Would Be Fine If Someone Was Gay – Roger Federer and Andy Murray believe there would be no problem if a men’s tennis player comes out as gay. [usatoday]
More US Teens Killed Texting While Driving Than Drinking – Texting while driving has now replaced drunk driving as the number one cause of teenage deaths on the road in the US new research has found. [pocklin]
Air Force One Plane Up For Auction Starting At US$50,000 – A plane that once served as Air Force One is being put up for auction for a mere US$50,000. The plane has flown every president from Ford, Carter and Reagan to George W Bush, Clinton and Bush Jnr, Fox News reports. [dailytel]
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