Woolworths Is Buying Australia’s David Jones For R21 Billion – Shares in David Jones have jumped 25% after the department store’s board endorsed a AUS$2.15bn takeover offer from South African retailer Woolworths. [guardian]
South Africa Respects Uganda Anti-Gay Laws: Zuma – South Africa respects Uganda’s anti-homosexual laws, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. [tlive]
Oscar’s Ex Tweets About Him Lying On The Stand – Oscar Pistorius’ ex, Samantha Taylor, made it know yesterday that she didn’t believe a word that was coming out of his mouth as he took to the stand yesterday. This subsequently deleted tweet spread like wildfire. [read]
Photo Of Oscar Having A Good Time At Koi Restaurant Goes Viral – This photograph is doing the rounds at the moment. We have received it from a number of people and allegedly shows Pistorius having a good time at Koi restaurant in Sandton last Thursday. [more]
Listen: Oscar’s Full Testimony From Yesterday – We have three recordings from today’s trial. The first is Oscar explaining how he and Reeva went to bed that night. The second is what happened once he woke up to a noise. The third is the dramatic ending. [here]
I Don’t Think I Ever Screamed Like That – Oscar – A distraught Oscar Pistorius said on Tuesday he did not immediately realise what he had done after he fired the shots that killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. [n24]
Nearly R3 Million Spent On Transporting Dewani – Nearly R3 million was spent on transporting honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani from the United Kingdom to South Africa, the justice department said on Tuesday. [tlive]
The Ultimate Warrior Is Dead – Days after his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame and a return to the company after an 18-year breakup, The Ultimate Warrior has died, according to a statement posted on the WWE website. He was 54. [usat]
MH370: More Underwater Pings – A ship searching for the missing Malaysian jet has detected two more underwater signals that may be emanating from the aircraft’s black boxes, and the Australian official in charge of the search expressed hope Wednesday that the plane’s wreckage will soon be found. [ap]
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Dewani Is Still Ill – NPA – Murder-accused Shrien Dewani is still mentally ill and needs treatment, the NPA said after his court appearance on Tuesday. [n24]
Queen Welcomes Irish President Michael D Higgins On First State Visit To Britain – Irish President Michael D Higgins is welcomed to the UK by the Queen at the start of the first state visit by an Irish head of state. [telegraph]
Farewell, Archie: Beloved Comic Book Character To Die – “Life With Archie” #36 hits stores on July 16, and CNN can reveal exclusively that it tells the story of how Archie sacrifices himself to save a friend. [cnn]
Canadian Brian Dickson Found Guilty Of Webcam Murder – A Toronto man accused of killing a Chinese student whose last moments were witnessed via webcam by her boyfriend has been found guilty of murder. [bbc]
Microsoft Says Goodbye To Windows XP Operating System – The software giant will stop supporting the almost 13-year-old Windows XP, which was still running on nearly 30% of PCs in the U.S. as recently as February. [latimes]
Beckham’s Whisky Deal Criticised By Alcohol Charity – David Beckham is sending a ‘confusing message’ to children over booze after signing up to promote a new whisky, a charity claims. [metro]
The CEO of Tinder Is Dating Michael Dell’s 20-Year-Old Daughter – Last fall, Sean Rad told Bloomberg Businessweek that he met his girlfriend of four months on Tinder, the same dating app where he serves as CEO. That young lady, who went unnamed, is 20-year-old Alexa Dell, the daughter of beleaguered billionaire Michael Dell. Alexa made headlines in 2012 when she turned up on Rich Kids of Instagram. Rad was 27-years-old as of September. [valwag]
The Former ‘Ground Zero Mosque,’ Will Soon Be Razed – The lower Manhattan building that once housed the controversial “Ground Zero Mosque” will soon be reduced to rubble. [nydn]
GOLDMAN: These 7 Tech Trends Are Changing The World – Goldman Sachs has a cool feature on its website titled “25 Ways We Saw The World Change,” which comes from the bank’s 2013 annual report. The list includes seven “concurrent revolutions within the technology space.” Disruptive technology is having a huge impact on global businesses and the economy that we can’t ignore. [busins]
Hilary Clinton ‘Thinking’ Of Running In 2016 Election – Asked again the question on the mind of everyone who follows U.S politics, Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday she was “thinking” about running for president in 2016. [torsun]
‘Game Of Thrones’ Renewed For Two More Seasons – HBO has renewed Game of Thrones for two additional seasons, taking the fantasy drama into its sixth cycle. [hollyrep]
Human Ken Disses Human Barbie – “I Don’t Get Why People Think She’s So Interesting” [eonline]
Discovery Communications Invests in 24/7 TV Channel For Dogs – Even the most faithful canine can only watch so much of the Kardashians. Realizing as much, Discovery Communications, the company behind Animal Planet, has bought an unspecified stake in DogTV, a two-year-old network created with U.S. canines in mind. [mash]
Obama Signs Equal-Pay Executive Order – Keeping with his promise to champion women’s rights in the workplace, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Tuesday that addresses the issue of unequal pay among federal contractors. [aljazeera]
Tom Ford Reveals He Secretly Married His Longtime Partner Richard Buckley – The fashion designer revealed Monday, April 8, that he and his longtime partner, Richard Buckley, tied the knot. In a conversation with British writer Lady Kinvara Balfour at London’s Regent Street Apple store, Ford casually mentioned his recent nuptials. [usmag]
Swift’s Parents Are ‘Difficult And Controlling’ – Taylor Swift’s mom and dad are being accused of becoming “difficult and controlling stage parents” as they assume total power over her career — even though they have technically separated. [pagesix]
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If You’re Paying Full Price For A New Car You’re A Fool – Anyone looking for any model of new car should be aware that 7days makes it their business to squeeze every last possible discount out of car dealers around the country. [check it out]
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