Extremists Want To Upset Miss World 2013 “Whore Contest” – Security concerns are growing on the Hindu-majority holiday island of Bali, where the Miss World final is due to take place Saturday, despite hardline protests from Muslim groups and warnings that extremists could attack the pageant they deem un-Islamic. [rt]
Human Remains Found On Costa Concordia – Human remains have been found on the wrecked Costa Concordia, possibly answering what happened to the last two missing people from the cruise liner that struck rocks off Italy’s Giglio Island in 2012, a spokesman for the head of Italy’s civil protection agency said Thursday. [cnn]
John Smit Happy To Engage With Jake White – Sharks chief executive John Smit said on Thursday he would be open to “engage” with the former Springbok coach Jake White should an opportunity arise. [mail&guardian]
U.S., Russia Agree On Syria U.N. Chemical Arms Measure – Ending weeks of diplomatic deadlock, the United States and Russia reached an agreement on Thursday on a draft U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at ridding Syria of its chemical weapons arsenal. [reuters]
Revealed: Qatar’s World Cup ‘Slaves’ – Dozens of Nepalese migrant labourers have died in Qatar in recent weeks and thousands more are enduring appalling labour abuses, a Guardian investigation has found, raising serious questions about Qatar’s preparations to host the 2022 World Cup. [guardian]
SAS Soldier Flees Amid Diana Murder Theories – An sniper who claims the SAS were involved in a plot to kill Princess Diana has reportedly fled to Thailand in fear of his life. [dailymail]
Last Weekend’s Sports Multiple Paid Out And So Will This Weekend’s – If you ‘play your cards right!’ This weekend’s sports multiple serves up eight various options ranging from 18 – 1 to 65 – 1. The 2ov Multiple includes Currie Cup, English Premier League and Champions League T20 matches. Just like last weekend, one of these bets will come off so make sure you get involved [here]
Jennifer Lawrence to Star in East of Eden – Jennifer Lawrence will re-team with her Hunger Games director Gary Ross in a new adaptation of John Steinbeck’s ambitious 1952 novel, East of Eden. [ign]
Fatal Stabbing At US Baseball Game – San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr late Thursday morning offered details of the confrontation that led to the fatal stabbing of a 24-year-old Dodgers fan — the second tragedy in recent years in the storied rivalry between the L.A. team and the Giants. [latimes]
Airline Pilots Asleep In The Cockpit During Long-Haul Flight – Two airline pilots have confessed to being asleep in the cockpit at the same time during a long-haul flight into the UK. [telegraph]
Hillary Helps Protect African Elephants – Hillary Clinton is jump-starting an $80m effort to curb the poaching and trafficking of elephants in Africa. [news24]
Jack Johnson’s ‘From Here to Now to You’ Tops the Album Chart – In a week filled with new arrivals, Hawaiian troubadour Jack Johnson prevailed on the U.S. album chart, capturing his third consecutive No. 1 album. [variety]
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