Nelson Mandela’s Condition Worsens – Former South African president Nelson Mandela’s condition deteriorated to “critical” on Sunday, the government said, two weeks after the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader was admitted to hospital with a lung infection. [reuters]
Mandela Stranded On Highway For 40 Minutes When Ambulance Broke Down – The ambulance transporting former president Nelson Mandela to hospital two weeks ago broke down on the highway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, according to a report. [timeslive]
Pistorius ‘Has Forgotten’ Code To Unlock Phone Containing Vital Evidence In Reeva Murder Case – Oscar Pistorius has ‘forgotten’ the four-digit passcode needed to unlock a mobile phone he was using on the night he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. [dailymail]
Fugitive Edward Snowden In Russia En Route To Ecuador – The fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden has sought asylum in Ecuador after arriving in Moscow from Hong Kong, where he had been in hiding, escaping Washington’s attempts to extradite him from the island. [independent]
U.S. Lawmakers Slam Russia For Abetting Snowden Flight – U.S. lawmakers on Sunday said Edward Snowden’s flight to Russia undermined his whistle blower claims and they slammed Moscow for helping a fugitive. [yahoo]
Edward Snowden Passport Revoked: Reports – The former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed a highly classified surveillance program has had his U.S. passport revoked, an official said Sunday. [huffers]
Aston Martin Driver Allan Simonsen Killed In Le Mans Crash -Danish racing driver Allan Simonsen was killed at the 81st 24 Hours of Le Mans today, after his No. 95 Aston Martin spun off the track. He was 34, and this was his seventh time participating in the race. [jalopnik]
Facebook Bug Exposes Six Million Contacts – Facebook says it is “embarrassed” after a system bug accidentally gives out contact information for millions of its users. [skynews]
James Gandolfini’s Body to Return to NYC, Funeral Service Set for Thursday June 27 – A spokesman for the late Sopranos star’s family, Michael Kobold, announced the news in Rome, Italy Sunday, saying they are “hopefully getting James Gandolfini’s remains back to the States tomorrow.” [eonline]
Agang Policies Revealed – Newly launched Agang SA has identified five policy areas its focusing on, policy director Mills Soko said on Saturday. [timeslive]
Ullrich Gets Armstrong’s Support – Jan Ullrich has received support from former rival Lance Armstrong after Germany’s only Tour de France winner admitted doping with the help of Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. [sport24]
Sharapova Blasts Serena Williams Over Rape Row – Maria Sharapova blasted Serena Williams on Saturday for the American’s controversial comments over a high-profile rape case and even criticized the Wimbledon champion’s private life. [inqui]
Els Becomes Oldest Winner Of BMW International Open – Reigning British Open champion Ernie Els led from start to finish to capture the BMW International Open in Munich. [mail&guardian]
Photoshop CC: Now the World’s Best Image Editor Is Even More Powerful – Adobe rolled out Photoshop CC in the past week, enhancing the gold standard of image editing applications with powerful new capabilities. Let’s test these intelligent tools folded into the new version, and figure out if it’s worth it to upgrade. [mashable]
These Are The First Two Pandas Born In 2013 (They’re That Bad At Procreating) – The China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Sichuan province says they are the first pair of the endangered species born in the world this year. [newser]
US About To Allow iPad/iPhone Use On Planes During Takeoff – The government is moving toward allowing gate-to-gate use of music players, tablets, laptops, smartphones and other gadgets, although it may take a few months. South Africa, we’re standing by.. [sfgate]
‘Pause’ App Let’s You Take Time Out From Your Smartphone – Sounds weird, right? This app will let you set a timer for how long you want to do something’real’ and it activated your phone’s airplane mode, for that length of time. [salon]
Ruins of Maya City Discovered in Remote Jungle – An entire Maya city full of pyramids and palatial complexes has been discovered in a remote jungle in southeastern Mexico, archaeologists report. [livescience]
Nik Wallenda Crosses ‘Grand Canyon’ On High Wire – Daredevil Nik Wallenda has successfully crossed a gorge near the Grand Canyon on a high wire, becoming the first person to attempt and complete the walk 1500 ft above the Little Colorado River. [telegraph]
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