“White Widow” Briton In The Spotlight In Kenyan Mall Attack – A Briton nicknamed the “White Widow” is in the spotlight after a Kenyan minister said a British woman was among the Islamist attackers who shot dead dozens of people at a Nairobi shopping mall. [timeslive]
Hawks Watching Al-Shabab In SA – South African police are investigating alleged fundraising and recruitment in the country by terrorist group al-Shabab. [timeslive]
China Buys 5 Percent Of Ukraine’s Land – China buys 5 percent of Ukraine’s total land — about 9 percent of its farmland — to feed its growing population. [upi]
Peru Pair Plead Guilty – The two women accused of smuggling £1.5 million of cocaine out of Peru have pleaded guilty in front of a judge. [telegraph]
BlackBerry Gets Tentative $4.7 Billion Deal to Go Private – BlackBerry Ltd. reached a tentative agreement for a $4.7 billion buyout by a group led by its biggest shareholder, forging a path to go private after years of losing ground to Apple Inc.’s iPhone and Google Inc.’s Android. [bloomberg]
Westgate Shooting: Kenya’s Defeated The Militants, Says Kenyatta – President Uhuru Kenyatta has responded to the Nairobi shopping mall attack, saying militants have “defeated our attackers”. [mail&guardian]
SA Rhino Poaching Toll Hits New Record – Poachers have killed a record 688 rhinos in South Africa so far this year, more than the entire number slaughtered in 2012, according to figures issued on Sunday, World Rhino Day. [news24]
Twitter Inks Largest Partnership to Date With CBS – Twitter added its largest Amplify partnership to date on Monday, bringing CBS into the fold as part of its program to bring additional video content to Twitter streams in real-time. [mashable]
Twitter Reportedly Picks NYSE For $1.5 Billion IPO – Twitter may sell 50 million to 55 million shares in the offering, with pricing between $28 and $30 per share, raising anywhere between $1.4 billion and $1.65 billion in the IPO. [usat]
Californian Law Gives Teens Right To Delete Web Posts – California has passed a law that will enable under-18s to make websites delete their personal information. [bbc]
China Bans Items For Export To North Korea, Fearing Their Use In Weapons – In a sign of growing concern about North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, China published a long list on Tuesday of equipment and chemical substances to be banned from export to North Korea for fear they could be used in adding to its increasingly sophisticated nuclear weapons programs. [nytimes]
Pussy Riot Member Put In Solitary Confinement – A jailed member of Russia’s punk band, Pussy Riot, has been moved to a solitary confinement cell after she went on hunger strike to protest against what she called “slave labour” at the prison. [aljazeera]
Samsung, LG End Patent Dispute On Display Technology – South Korean electronic giants Samsung and LG have agreed to end a year-long battle over display technology patents that spawned a series of lawsuits. [foxnews]
Apple Offers Refunds To ‘Breaking Bad’ Season Pass Customers – Apple has extended an olive branch to angry “Breaking Bad” fans by offering up refunds to disgruntled customers who purchased the show’s final season on iTunes. [variety]
Jon Hamm To Have Throat Surgery – Jon Hamm, 42, will be visiting the doc next week to have a procedure performed on his throat. [usat]
Khloe Kardashian Loses The Odom From Her Name On Instagram – With the onslaught of ongoing problems in her marriage to Lamar Odom, the youngest of the Kardashian sisters has quietly dropped her husband’s last name from her Instagram profile. [radar]
Eminem’s Childhood House For Sale In Detroit, Pictured On New Album (PHOTO) – Just south of 8 Mile Road in a run-down northeast Detroit neighborhood, the grasses are high and the small houses would be homogenous, if not for the vacant ones falling into disrepair. On this block of Dresden Street, there’s one boarded up home that wouldn’t stand out– except it’s a part of hip hop history, and it’s for sale. [huffpo]
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Michael jackson Thriller On This Vinyl Venzday, 9am – The irony of playing vinyl albums through digital online radio is not lost on us. Nor are the crackles and scratches of the genuine vinyl records we will be playing for you every Wednesday from 9am to 10am. And this week it’s Michael Jackson, Thriller! Be sure to tune in from 09h00-10h00. [vinylvenzdays]
The Drunken Tuscan On The Just Josie Show, 13h00 – Our very own Drunken Tuscan, Lapo Magni joins Josie for the recipe of the week (which never includes more than 5 ingredients), spritzer of the week, and a simple Italian cooking technique. Tune in to listen to this clumsy Italian to dish out the best cooking tips you’ll ever receive. [justjosie]
The Rude Interlude, 3 – 5pm – Hosted by actor Rudy Gibbons, each show will entertain you with guests from the kitchen of all you favorite establishments as well as the actors, musicians and comedians from across the live performance world. Tune in at 3pm and find out which CT chef will grace the 2ovfm airwaves. [rudeinterlude]
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