Ariel Castro, Cleveland Kidnapper, Found Hanged In Jail – Ohio corrections officials say Ariel Castro, who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade, has killed himself at a state prison facility. [guardian]
Attempt Made To Burn Down ANC Headquarters – Police on Tuesday night cordoned off the ANC’s headquarters in Johannesburg after an apparent attempt to set the building alight. [news24]
Senators Draft Resolution To Limit Syria Action To 90 Days, No Boots On The Ground – Leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Tuesday they reached an agreement on a draft resolution to use military force in Syria, setting a 60-day deadline, with one 30-day extension possible for the intervention — while also barring the involvement of ground forces in the conflict. [nbc]
Bashar al-Assad Interview: ‘Show Me The Proof Of Regime Chemical Attack’ – Bashar al-Assad challenged the West to provide “the slightest proof” he has used chemical weapons against his people in his first reaction to allegations that his forces killed more than 1,400 people in a gas attack on August 21. [telegraph]
LinkedIn Cashing In: Social Network To Raise $1B In Share Offering As Stock Flies High – LinkedIn is ready to cash in on its high-flying stock. The professional social network filed documents with the SEC revealing plans to raise about $1 billion in a share offering in order to strengthen its balance sheet, as its stock trades near all-time highs. [forbes]
Panga Man Gets 25 Life Sentences – One of the country’s most notorious serial killers will spend his life behind bars. The Eastern Cape High Court in Butterworth has sentenced Bulelani Mabhayi to 25 life sentences; they will run concurrently. Mabhayi had pleaded guilty to 36 counts of murder, rape and robbery. [enca]
Three Changes To The Springbok Team – Hooker Bismarck du Plessis will return to South Africa’s starting line-up for the first time in more than a year after the Springboks made three changes for the Rugby Championship match against Australia in Brisbane on Saturday. [reuters]
Gold Miners On Strike In South Africa Over Pay – Gold miners in South Africa have begun a strike over pay. Around 80,000 workers have been demanding an increase in their salaries, however their union has considerably lowered their demands. [eunews]
Guptagate Officials To Be ‘Hung Out To Dry’ – High-ranking military personnel caught up in the Guptagate scandal will be “hung out to dry”. [timeslive]
Russia Issues Travel Warning To Its Citizens About United States And Extradition – Countries often issue travel advisories warning citizens of danger abroad: war, for instance, or a terrorist threat or an outbreak of disease. The Russian Foreign Ministry posted advice of a somewhat different nature on Monday, cautioning people wanted by the United States not to visit nations that have an extradition treaty with it. [nytimes]
Apple Sends Colorful Invite for Sept. 10 iPhone Event – Apple sent out press invitations — featuring the tagline “this should brighten everyone’s day — on Tuesday to its next-generation iPhone launch event scheduled for Sept. 10. Click to see it. [mashable]
Dennis Rodman Returns To North Korea: ‘I Just Want To Meet My Friend Kim’ – Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is in North Korea with plans to hang out with authoritarian leader Kim Jong Un, have a good time and maybe bridge some cultural gaps — but not be a diplomat. [ctv]
Let The Good Times Rollover – R1.7 Billion Lottery Goes Off Tonight – Get your tickets online to play the Powerball lottery jackpot tonight. It’s sitting on $169 million, which will make you a billionaire in Rands. Wake up tomorrow richer than anyone you’ve ever met. [buy-here]
Yahoo Ceases China News And Community Services – Yahoo’s news and community services have shut down in China, following the closure of its email service last month. [bbc]
Rapist Collapses after Discovering his Victim had HIV/Aids Virus – A rapist faces a nerve-wracking wait to find out if he caught the deadly HIV/Aids virus from his victim. [ibtimes]
Transfer Window: Premier League’s Record Spend – English Premier League clubs spent a record £630m on players during the summer transfer window, analysis has revealed. The figure was a almost a third bigger than the equivalent total in 2012 – and £130m more than the previous record of £500m set in 2008. [skynews]
E-Cigarette Makers Go To War Over EU Proposals – Makers and users of electronic cigarettes Tuesday went to war against EU plans to class the devices as medicinal products, saying any such move would end up harming public health. [medex]
Outraged ‘Fifty Shades’ Fans Petition For New Stars – The Labor Day news that Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson would play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele led thousands to Change.org, as producer Dana Brunetti took to Twitter to address the backlash. [hollyrep]
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