Woman Finds Razor Blade In Burger King Burger – A woman got a nasty surprise after she bit into a Burger King hamburger recently and found a razor blade inside. [dailymail]
Shuttleworth Says He Shouldn’t Have To Leave The Country To Work In A Modern Fashion – South Africa’s exchange control system is “long past its sell-by date”, mainly because nobody has questioned its justification. [techcentral]
Hong Kong Will Decide My Fate, Edward Snowden Tells South China Morning Post – In an exclusive interview with The South China Morning Post, Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old government contractor who leaked secret NSA documents to The Guardian and The Washington Post, said he is leaving the “courts and people of Hong Kong to decide my fate.” [time]
Edward Snowden Is In A Safe House – Today, just over three weeks later, he is the world’s most famous spy, whistleblower and fugitive, responsible for the biggest intelligence breach in recent US history. [guardian]
Oldest Man In History Jiroemon Kimura Dies At 116 – A Japanese man recognised as the world’s oldest living person, and the oldest man recorded in history, has died aged 116, local officials say. [bbc]
Mandela “Responding Better To Treatment” – Former South African leader Nelson Mandela was “responding better to treatment” on Wednesday, President Jacob Zuma told the country’s Parliament. [cnn]
Malema: Zuma Told Me Mbeki Must Go – Julius Malema says he had a talk with Jacob Zuma in which the president said former leader Thabo Mbeki “must go”, according to a report. [mail&guardian]
Brazilian Journalist Slain In Apparent Effort To Silence Coverage – The head of a newspaper renowned for reporting on crime and corruption was shot to death Tuesday in a town outside Rio de Janeiro, the latest in a string of apparent assassinations of Brazilian journalists. [latimes]
“Gasoline On Everything!” – Brutal Mob Killing Video Sold in Southern Mexico – Police said Wednesday they are investigating the recording and sale in local markets of a grisly video that shows a mob beating and burning to death three men suspected of raping and killing an Indian woman in southern Mexico. [abc]
Facebook Adds Hashtags to Organize Public Conversations – Facebook has joined the hashtag revolution, introducing a tool on Wednesday that allows users to add the # symbol before a word to signify its topic. The topic would then be easily searchable by other users of the social network. [newyorktimes]
Japan Tests 4K Television Streams Over The Internet – A Japanese telecoms company is carrying out tests to try to prove 4K-resolution video can be streamed over the internet to television set-top boxes. [bbc]
Strange Photos That Appear To Show A Young Edward Snowden Have Been Found Online – Internet sleuths have begun digging — and they appear to be finding a trail that Snowden may have hoped to hide. [busins]
Shit’s About To Get Real In Turkey – Turkey’s prime minister defied a growing wave of international criticism on Wednesday and issued a chilling warning to the protesters who have captured central Istanbul for a fortnight, declaring that the demonstrations against his rule would be over within 24 hours. [guardian]
Thousands Of Anti-Putin Protesters March In Moscow – Thousands of Russian opposition activists marched through Moscow on Wednesday, decrying President Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian rule and calling for the release of people they consider political prisoners. [associated]
British Tabloid Spent R2.3 Million In Plot To Catch Pop Star In Cocaine Scandal – The Sun is rumored to have spent as much as £150,000 ($230,000) on an elaborate sting involving private jets and Bollywood stars to catch a b-list pop star in a cocaine plot. [busins]
Gwyneth Paltrow Warns Pals Not To Talk To Vanity Fair About Her – Gwyneth Paltrow has been warning friends and business associates not to participate in a Vanity Fair article about her. [nypost]
Mystery Prude Staples Dresses Onto Scantily Clad Rihanna Posters [Photo] – A mystery prude with a sense of humor has been stapling dresses onto posters of a nearly naked Rihanna plastered all over Dublin for her “Diamonds” tour. [msn]
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