Nairobi Mall Siege Enters Third Day – 68 Dead – Kenya said its security forces were in control of most of the Nairobi shopping mall where at least 68 people were killed by Somali Al-Shabaab Islamists, but gunmen still appeared to be holding hostages as the siege entered its third day on Monday. [iol]
iPhone 5S Sells Out Within One Day – The new iPhone 5S helped attract the longest lines ever — a record 1,417 people — outside Apple’s flagship store in New York City this week, and now they’re all sold out. [mashable]
Bo Xilai Found Guilty On All Charges, Sentenced To Life In Prison – A court in eastern China sentenced Bo Xilai — the former rising star of the ruling Communist Party who fell from power amid a scandal involving murder, betrayal and financial skullduggery — to life in prison Sunday. [cnn]
BlackBerry Stuck With $1 Billion In Unsold Phones – BlackBerry Ltd. took an axe to its operations Friday, saying it would cut its staff by 40% and stop selling devices to consumers after its attempt to regain its footing in the smartphone market failed. [wsj]
As Losses Piled Up BlackBerry Purchased A Corporate Jet – It seems that BlackBerry purchased a corporate jet back in July with an estimated worth of $27 million dollars, all this while the company was losing cash, seems like they were also burning it as well. [bbemp]
Election Triumph: Merkel Victorious But Faces Tough Talks – Chancellor Angela Merkel won a resounding election victory on Sunday as her conservatives scored their best result since reunification in 1990. It’s a personal triumph for her, but she still faces tough negotiations to form a stable government. [spiegel]
Gupta Mansion Raided By Police – A mansion in Umhlanga Rocks, north of Durban, owned by the Gupta family was one of several properties raided by police looking for stolen IT stock, The Star newspaper reported on Friday. [news24]
Orlando Pirates Love Triangle Leads To Face Slap– Afro-pop singer Kelly Khumalo is wanted for questioning by the Hillbrow police in Johannesburg after allegedly assaulting the wife of Orlando Pirates goalie Senzo Meyiwa. [citypress]
Obama Rails Against ‘Creeping Resignation’ Of Gun Violence – President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea on Sunday for Americans to overcome their “creeping resignation” about gun violence and demand tougher gun laws following the country’s latest mass shooting. [citnew]
George Soros Ties The Knot – Billionaire George Soros was married Saturday a lavish ceremony followed by a wedding party with guests including Bono and IMF chief Christine Lagarde. [page6]
Behind The Candelabra Takes Top Emmy Awards – The Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra has taken the top honours at this year’s Emmy awards, held in Los Angeles on Sunday. [bbc]
Linkedin Hacking User Accounts? – LinkedIn Corp. (LNKD), owner of the world’s most popular professional-networking website, was sued by customers who claim the company appropriated their identities for marketing purposes by hacking into their external e-mail accounts and downloading contacts’ addresses. [bloomberg]
FAA Close To Allowing Electronic Devices On Takeoff And Landing – Faced with a surge of electronics on airplanes and under pressure from a growing number of tech-savvy — and increasingly tech-dependent — passengers, the Federal Aviation Administration recognized that change was inevitable. [nytimes]
Malema Calls ANC Government Worse Than Apartheid – EFF founder Julius Malema has slammed the ANC, saying black people will never own land as long as the party is in charge. [mail&guardian]
Google Glass Could Help Rural Surgeons – India is the perfect place for Google Inc.’s wearable computer Google Glass, according to the first surgeon in the country to perform an operation wearing the optical device. [wsj]
Wikileaks Doesn’t Like The New Movie About Wikileaks – WikiLeaks has published the script for The Fifth Estate online, slamming the film for its inaccuracies. [metro]
Mumford & Sons Are Taking A Break – Mumford & Sons played their last tour date supporting Babel last night in Bonner Springs, Kansas, ending a dramatic year that has included several Grammy wins and bassist Ted Dwane’s health scare – and the band revealed to Rolling Stone that they’re ready for a long break. [rollingstone]
Cher Rips Into Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance – Cher appeared on CBS’ Sunday Morning show today to talk about Closer to Truth, her first new studio album in more than a decade. While she was there, she had some cutting words to say regarding Miley Cyrus and the younger star’s recent twerking antics. [rollingstone]
Pope Attacks Global Economics For Worshipping ‘God Of Money’ – Pope Francis made one of his strongest attacks on the global economic system on Sunday, saying it could no longer be based on a “god called money” and urged the unemployed to fight for work. [reuters]
Adultery Falls Behind Bad Behaviour As Leading Grounds For Divorce – Warring couples are only half as likely to cite adultery as the cause of a marriage breakdown than they were 40 years ago, but claims of unreasonable behaviour have rocketed, analysis of more than 5m divorce cases has shown. [guardian]
Rihanna’s Instagram Leads To Arrests – Pop star Rihanna spent a weekend at the beach in Thailand, leaving behind a trail of racy tweets and an incriminating Instagram photograph showing her cuddling an endangered primate. That didn’t sit well with authorities, who arrested two people for allegedly peddling protected species. [ap]
Andy Samberg & Joanna Newsom Got Married This Weekend – After five years of dating, Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom are now married. The couple’s wedding took place Saturday at a luxury retreat in Big Sur, the Post Ranch Inn. [stereogum]
Josh Homme To Jay Z: “You Should Fuck Off” – Queens Of The Stone Age mainman Josh Homme has laid a verbal smackdown on superstar rapper Jay Z after accusing him of having bands on the same bill as him searched on the way in! [metham]
Chaos Computer Club Says It’s Beaten Apple’s Touch ID Fingerprint Reader (Video) – Already feeling secure about using just your fingerprint to unlock the new iPhone 5S? European hacker association Chaos Computer Club claims it can be circumvented. [engad]
Carly Fox shares her top three recipes for delights rich in dreamy dark chocolate.
Unlike the rest of the country, spring seems to be stalling here in Cape Town and with the surrounding mountains still crowned with snow, the only reasonable thing to do is drink red wine and eat chocolate. Now, I have a theory about chocolate – it’s like shoes- you have to invest for a greater reward. So go for high cocoa percentages as they are lower in sugar and are rich in antioxidants. Here are a few of my favourite chocolate recipes. Read here.
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