Bitcoin Soars Above $1,000 On Popular Exchange – At the start of November, one Bitcoin traded for just a bit over $200. By mid-month it had soared to $400. Earlier Wednesday, the price broke through the psychologically significant $1,000 barrier on Mt. Gox, the most popular exchange for trading Bitcoins for dollars. [washpo]
Charles Saatchi And Nigella Lawson ‘Using Case As Forum For Backbiting’ – Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson were accused on Wdnesday of “manipulating” the criminal justice system to enable them to air their grievances against each other in public. [teleg]
Zuma Passes Personal Info Bill – President Jacob Zuma signed the protection of personal information bill into law on Wednesday, the presidency said. [n24]
On Track For 1,000 Rhinos Killed In 2013 – Last year’s record total of 668 rhino poached in South Africa is looks likely to increase by 50% in 2013, with 891 rhino already killed this year. With just a month to go and the traditional spike in poaching in the last quarter, the number could exceed a thousand. [m&g]
Silvio Berlusconi Expelled From Italy’s Senate – Silvio Berlusconi delivered a defiant speech to his supporters in central Rome, declaring “a day of mourning for democracy” as Italy’s Senate voted on Wednesday to expel the former prime minister from parliament as a result of his conviction for tax fraud. [ft]
Blair Reacts to Mbeki’s Zimbabwe Claims – Former British prime minister Tony Blair on Wednesday denied putting pressure on South Africa while he was in office to help remove Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe in a military operation. [iol]
Car Manufacturer MINI Launches R2,999 A Month Deal – The product range at MINI is diverse, to say the least. That’s why we’ve managed to structure a special deal for those of you desperate to join the MINI family, but are struggling to pull it together. Try R2,999 for a brand new MINI. [here]
Sushi King Registers New Political Party – A new political party – the Patriotic Alliance – reportedly started by businessman Kenny Kunene has been registered with the IEC. Obviously. [iol]
Joburg Motorists In No Hurry To Buy E-Tags – E-toll stores in malls across Gauteng were quiet on Wednesday ahead of the arrival of the controversial electronic tolling of the province’s highways next week. [fin24]
R23m Rhino Horn Haul – An important battle in the war on poaching has been won with the discovery of a shipping container filled with rhino horn and ivory valued at R23-million in Hong Kong. [tlive]
Justin Bieber Ordered To Clean His Graffiti In Australia – The Gold Coast City Council will order the QT Hotel in Surfers Paradise to paint over a prized piece of graffiti by Justin Bieber. [coumai]
Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” Manuscript For Sale – A handwritten working manuscript of Bruce Springsteen’s 1975 hit “Born to Run” will be offered at auction on Dec. 5 in New York. Sotheby’s said Wednesday the presale estimate is $70,000 to $100,000. [cbs]
Grand Theft Auto Is Coming To iPhone – Rockstar Games has announced the launch of “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices this December. [mash]
150-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Skeleton Sells For R6,6 Million – The 17m-long (56ft) dinosaur was found in a quarry in Wyoming, US, and then assembled in Rotterdam. It is thought to be one of only six relatively complete specimens in the world. [bbc]
Fisherman Hooks Monster Skate Off Miami Beach – A Florida fisherman who hooked an 800-pound deep sea beast in the waters off Miami Beach says the mysterious fish was like “a dinosaur.” [abc]
Keith Richards To Return As Johnny Depp’s Swashbuckling Dad In Next Pirates Of The Caribbean Film… And Christopher Waltz May Play The Villain – Keith Richards will once again step into the boots of Captain Teague, MailOnline can exclusively reveal. The Rolling Stones musician is set to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow’s father in Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. [dailymail]
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