Up To 10,000 Dead In Typhoon – Around 10,000 people may have died in just one area of the Philippines hit by Typhoon Haiyan, according to officials. One of the worst storms on record, it destroyed homes, schools and an airport in the eastern city of Tacloban. [bbc]
The Most Anticipated Chess Match In Decades Is Off To A Disastrous Start – The most anticipated chess match in decades is happening right now in Chennai, India. [busins]
Apple Said Developing Curved IPhone Screens, Enhanced Sensors – Apple Inc. (AAPL) is developing new iPhone designs including bigger screens with curved glass and enhanced sensors that can detect different levels of pressure, said a person familiar with the plans. [bloomberg]
Costa Concordia: British Diver ‘Stole From Wreck’ – A British diver is among four people held by police after they were caught “red-handed” on the wreck of the Costa Concordia hunting for souvenirs, police say. [sky]
University Fees Are Going Up – Cash-strapped parents should brace themselves for substantial university tuition fee hikes next year. [tlive]
The ANC Youth League Has Been Placed Under Provisional Liquidation – A Bloemfontein businessman is relieved about a court order placing the ANCYL under provisional liquidation over its unpaid R15 million bill for a conference his company arranged in 2008, Rapport reported on Sunday. [news24]
Wolf Of Wall Street? More Like The Cockroach Of Wall Street – Belfort was never called “The Wolf of Wall Street,” a moniker an agent likely dreamed up as the title of his book. His second ex-wife dubbed him “The Cockroach of Wall Street,” and while fitting, it’s not very marketable. [ibtimes]
Miners Stage Sit-In At Amplats Dishaba Mine – About 2 300 mineworkers have staged an underground sit-in at Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats) Dishaba mine. [m&g]
Justin Bieber Booted From Buenos Aires Hotel Over Hysterical Fans – Justin Bieber’s fans reportedly wreaked havoc outside a hotel during his stay in Argentina. [upi]
Apple v. Samsung: The Patent Retrial Of The Century Starts Tuesday – If you thought that the one billion dollars a jury awarded Apple (AAPL) last year had been cut nearly in half, you may be forgiven. That’s how most of the business press reported it. [fortune]
2oceansvibe Backs Kai Linder For Movember – If you’re wondering who to support for Movember, we’ve done all the hard work for you and picked Kai Linder, our very own 2oceansvibe Radio DJ! Please support Kai raising funds for Movember and prostrate cancer treatment. Donate to his page [here]
Springbok Coach Meyer Vindicated In Recalling Old Guard – Heyneke Meyer can point with some satisfaction to the role played by his old hands after their experience got South Africa over the line in Saturday’s bruising encounter with Wales in Cardiff. [bdlive]
Suits You, Sir! David Beckham To ‘Receive Knighthood’ After Being Nominated For The New Year Honours List – David Beckham could well begin his year with a knighthood after being nominated for the New Year’s Honours List. [daimai]
Pee-Powered ‘EcoBot:’ How Can Human Waste Fuel Robot ‘Hearts?’ [VIDEO] – Robots powered by human waste might sound kind of nasty, but what if there really were a more practical use for our pee than flushing it down the toilet? Researchers in the UK have come up with a way to use urine to power a heart-like pump that creates enough energy to fuel a small robot. [ibtimes]
Google Glass Prescription Lenses Coming in January – Despite having its fair share of skeptics, Google Glass continues to accrue enhancements that could make it a mainstream hit when it officially debuts next year. [mash]
Makers Of Blackadder Hint At New Series, Saying It Is ‘Not Finished’ Yet – Makers of Blackadder hint a new series might be in the pipeline, as writer Ben Elton says it is “not finished.” [telegraph]
Atheist Mega Churches Are Taking Root All Over The World – It looked like a typical Sunday morning at any mega-church. Hundreds packed in for more than an hour of rousing music, an inspirational sermon, a reading and some quiet reflection. The only thing missing was God. [busins]
Scarlett Johansson: ‘Porn Can Be Productive For Both Men And Women’ – The “Don Jon” star covers the December issue of Marie Claire U.K. and admits that porn “can be productive for both men and women.” [huffers]
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