Washington Warns Syria’s Assad Over ‘Undeniable’ Chemical Weapons Attack – The United States put Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on notice on Monday that it believes he was responsible for using chemical weapons against civilians last week in what Secretary of State John Kerry called a “moral obscenity.” [reuters]
Kenny Kunene Has Quit The EFF Because He Got Too Much Attention – Controversial businessman Kenny Kunene said he resigned from Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) because there are people within the party who were “uncomfortable with the way the public accepted him”. [ewn] Oh, the irony..
Snipers Attack UN Team In Syria – Snipers shot at a UN team sent to inspect the site of a suspected deadly chemical weapons attack in Syria last night, further ratcheting up tensions as the West warned of possible military action against Damascus. [australian]
Lamar Odom: Kardashian Husband ‘Not Missing’ – Basketball star Lamar Odom’s agent has reacted to reports that the husband of reality star Khloe Kardashian has been missing for three days by saying he is safe. [skynews]
Date Set For Zuma Spy Tapes Appeal – An application for leave to appeal by President Jacob Zuma in the so-called spy tapes saga will be heard in this week, the DA said on Monday. [news24]
Billabong Shares Plunge 15% After Annual Losses Triples – Shares of surfwear maker Billabong have tumbled as much as 15% in Sydney after its annual losses more than tripled. [bbc]
Sarah Ferguson And Prince Andrew Are Not Rekindling Romance – Contrary to reports, HELLO! Online has learned that Sarah, Duchess of York and her former husband Prince Andrew are not in the midst of rekindling their romance. Oh dear. [hello]
They’ve Found The World’s Biggest Fish – An international team of scientists has uncovered the remains of the world’s largest fish. The 50ft Leedsichthys problematicus swam the oceans of the Jurassic era more than 160m years ago. [guardian]
Facebook Announces Shared Photo Albums To Boost Group Engagement – Facebook is rolling out shared photo albums, as first reported by Mashable. Users can share access to an album with up to 50 contributors, who can each add up to 200 photos. [techcrunch]
Will Smith And His Family Were’t Reacting To Miley Cyrus – The still went viral, and sites including BuzzFeed, Jezebel, Us Weekly, and Business Insider rushed to snag it from Twitter and post it. There’s only one problem: They took Twitter as a reliable source. That wasn’t Will and Jaden Smith reacting to Miley Cyrus. [slate]
Wednesday’s Powerball Draw Sitting On R1.88 Billion – You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Just remember that when Wednesday’s Powerball lotto comes around. It’s sitting $116 Million and it genuinely COULD be yours. You can get tickets online from South Africa [here]
10 Things to Watch at the 2013 U.S. Open – Roger Federer is all but over and Serena Williams has a shrieking new rival. Nicholas McCarvel on the biggest storylines that will unfold at this year’s tournament. [dailybeast]
Google’s ‘Pay Per Gaze’ and the Future of Connected Advertising – Google may currently have no plans to insert advertising into its nascent Glass product, but the patent the company was recently granted for “pay-per-gaze” technology hints at an ad platform that elevates pay-per-engagement to a whole new level. [mashable]
Cocaine Rewires Brain, Overrides Decision-Making After Just One Use, Says Study – A new study at UC San Francisco’s Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center has revealed that cocaine may rewire the brain and drastically affect decision-making after just one use. [huffpo]
Couple Married 65 Years Die 11 Hours Apart – Relatives of an Ohio couple who died at a nursing home 11 hours apart on the same day said their love story’s ending reflects their devotion over 65 years of marriage. [ap]
Liam Gallagher ‘Begins Divorce Proceedings” After Falling For Former Aide – She suggested that they were staying together last week as she was spotted out wearing her wedding ring. But now Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has reportedly told wife Nicole Appleton that their marriage is over for good as he has fallen for Debbie Gwyther, his old assistant. [dailymail]
Breitling Launch Navitimer Cosmonaute Blacksteel – Breitling introduces the “Blacksteel” version of its Navitimer Cosmonaute which also features the in-house B02 movement. The Blacksteel Navitimer Cosmonaute features the Navitimer’s trademark 24-hour dial and circular slide rule bezel. It is limited to 1000 pieces and will be priced at a $9,590 (R100,000). [luxuo]
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