MH370 – Australian Prime Minister Announces Possible Breakthrough – The Australian-led search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight has had an apparent breakthrough, with satellite images showing two objects in waters off Perth. [smh and 3aw]
Malaysia Plane Relatives Dragged From News Conference – Frustration with the search for missing flight MH370 boiled over into chaotic scenes as Chinese relatives were dragged away from journalists. [bbc]
A “Startlingly Simple Theory” About the Missing Airliner is Sweeping the Internet. It’s Wrong. [slate]
Google and Facebook Control Two-Thirds of U.S. Mobile Ad Market – Facebook is nearly monopolizing the growth in the global mobile ad industry, whilst Google remains the dominant force with just under half of the mobile ad market at 49.3%. [mash]
Nkandla Report ‘Damning’, Impeach Zuma: DA – Impeachment proceedings against President Jacob Zuma would be sought without delay, DA Parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said on Wednesday. [tlive]
ANC Postpones Response To Nkandla Report – An ANC briefing on Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead was postponed on Wednesday. [n24]
Gold Tipped To Hit $1,400 On Russia Fears And ETF Buying – German bank says that turmoil in Ukraine and a return of ETFs will push gold prices even higher in 2014. [telegraph]
Rolling Stones Fear For Mick Jagger Over L’Wren Scott Death – Bandmates are reportedly concerned for the health of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger following the sudden death of girlfriend L’Wren Scott. [smh]
Swedish Serial Killer Released – A Swedish man convicted of eight murders will be released from the psychiatric institution where he has been held since the early 1990s, after all murder sentences against him were overturned. [wsj]
Kiev Announces Plans To Withdraw Ukrainian Troops From Crimea – Ukrainian servicemen come under pressure from Russian troops and local forces to abandon Crimean bases. [guardian]
Pope Francis Blesses Russell Crowe But Still Won’t Watch His ‘Noah’ Movie – Russell Crowe, who plays the title character in the new Hollywood blockbuster “Noah,” lobbied hard for a personal audience with Pope Francis. What he got Wednesday (March 19) instead was a blessing. [huff]
Scrap Dealer Finds €24m Faberge Egg At Bric-A-Brac Stall – A scrap metal dealer who bought a golden egg at a US bric-a-brac market discovered it is an ultra-rare Faberge egg worth around $33 million (€24 million). The unnamed buyer purchased the egg for $13,000 (€18,000) in the Midwest in the hope he could cash in on its scrap metal value. [irtim]
The U.S. Giving Up ICANN Will Kill the Internet – After years of handling the names and addresses on the Internet, the United States is giving control to other bodies by September 2015. [pcmag]
‘Flappy Bird’ Creator Says Game Will Return – Get your thumbs ready. “Flappy Bird” is coming back! The app’s creator, Dong Nguyen, confirmed he would be bringing the viral game back in a Twitter response to a gamer who asked whether it would ever return to Apple’s app store. [abc]
Lindsay Lohan’s Famous Lovers List Expands – To include Ashton Kutcher, Orlando Bloom, Ryan Phillippe and Benicio Del Toro. More shocking names were released by In Touch Weekly of Lohan’s alleged Hollywood conquests. Last week, the list of trysts included Justin Timberlake, James Franco, Adam Levine and many more. [nydn]
Deals we think you’ll dig..
There are a number of ongoing deals setup at our various exclusive partners. We get emailed regularly to remind the readers about these various discounts and specials. They’re all pretty fantastic and worth knowing about – so we thought we would leave them here, out of your way at the bottom of the Morning Spice, should you ever need to find the one you’re looking for 😉
R2,999 / Month For A Brand New MINI – 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. [check it out]
50% Off At Grootbos Private Luxury Lodge, Just 2 Hours Out Of Cape Town – Finally the last minute deal returns! If you book at Grootbos within 48 hours of arrival, you get 50% off your booking. That’s a VERY healthy discount – especially for a 5-star luxury surrounded by the splendour of nature. [check it out]
First Month Storage Space Only R1 At Stor-Age – Whether you need a locker for a bicycle or a garage for your house contents, Stor-age has the space you need. And they’re offering a special R1 for the first month deal – no strings attached! You can take you stauff out after one month – no problem! [check it out]
Case Of Pierre Jourdan MCC for Only R600 – For something that usually sells in high-end restaurants for R250+ it’s nice to know you can order Pierre Jourdan Cuvee Brut for only R100 a bottle. [check it out]
Get R150 Off Your First Uber Ride – If you haven’t tried Uber yet, you’re making a mockery of yourself. Stop riding cheap unreliable taxis with drivers who don’t know if they’re coming or going. Give yourself the private driver treatment with Uber and get R180 off your first ride! Sign up and boom, you’re done! [check it out]
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