Nashua Mobile Calls It Quits – Nashua Mobile is hiving off its MTN and Vodacom subscriber bases back to the mobile duopoly in a surprise move that will see it earn R2.26 billion, before eventually shutting down. [itweb]
Coverage Of Edward Snowden Documents Wins Pulitzer Prize – The Washington Post and Guardian U.S. on Monday won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, among the most prestigious awards in journalism, for their articles based on National Security Agency documents leaked by the former government contractor Edward J. Snowden. [nyt]
Missing Plane: Mini-Sub Aborts Search Mission – Bluefin-21’s first mission in the southern Indian Ocean yields six hours of data, as the hunt for flight MH370 enters a new phase. [sky]
Nel Baffled Why Oscar Didn’t Check Bedroom Door – It was strange that murder accused Oscar Pistorius did not look to see if Reeva Steenkamp had left his bedroom after he shot an “intruder”, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard on Monday. [news24]
Oscar Trial: Nel Accuses Pistorius Of Faking Tears – Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has accused Oscar Pistorius of faking emotional distress while being cross-examined about shooting Reeva Steenkamp. [m&g]
North Korea Marathon Opens to Foreign Amateurs – The annual marathon in Pyongyang opened to recreational foreign runners for the first time on April 13, allowing another brief look into the Hermit Kingdom that typically remains off-limits to those born outside the country. [time]
Nigeria Bus Station Bombing Kills 71 On Edge Of Capital – A morning rush hour bomb killed at least 71 people at a Nigerian bus station on the outskirts of the capital on Monday, raising concerns about the spread of an Islamist insurgency after the deadliest ever attack on Abuja. [reuters]
Boy’s Head Found In Home Of Pakistani Cannibals – A convicted cannibal has been rearrested in Pakistan after a young boy’s head was discovered in his home. He had dug up more than 100 corpses from the local graveyard and eaten them. [dm]
Police Find Seven Dead Babies In Utah County Home – Pleasant Grove police made a grisly discovery Saturday: seven dead infants, six of them in cardboard boxes. Megan Huntsman, 39, was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of six counts of murder. [denpo]
No Case Opened In UCT Rugby Brawl – A female Potchefstroom student, who was allegedly assaulted by a UCT rugby player following last week’s Varsity Cup final, is yet to lodge a complaint with the police. [s24]
Google Buys Drone Firm That Facebook Pursued, Too – Google has purchased Titan Aerospace, a maker of drones that Facebook was reportedly interested in buying as well. [mash]
Powerball Is Back At R1.2 Billion – It’s been a while since the jackpots were in the billions and we’re pleased to announce that tomorrow Powerball draw is already at $110 million. Get your tickets [here]
Obama Speaks To Putin About Violence In Ukraine – President Obama and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin clashed MonDay over the causes of escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, according to divergent statements issued by the White House and the Kremlin. [usat]
Russian Jet Causes Kak With US Destroyer – A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday. [ap]
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Teen Arrested For Tweeting Airline Terror Threat – Police arrested a 14-year-old Dutch girl Monday after she tweeted a terror threat to American Airlines that catapulted her into social media fame overnight. [cnn]
Michael Phelps Ends Retirement Ahead Of 2016 Rio Olympics – Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer of all time, will come out of retirement next week, the clearest signal yet that he is getting ready to make an Olympic comeback at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. [smh]
Nudity No Longer Naughty In Munich – One of Germany’s largest cities has legalised public nudity. [telegraph]
AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ Season 7 Premiere Lowest Since 2008 – The end is nigh for Mad Men, and last night the series had its lowest season premiere since 2008′s Season 2. [deadline]
All the Signs That Don Draper Will Die on ‘Mad Men’ – Two new theories that ‘Mad Men’ will end with the ad man’s death popped up in Sunday’s season premiere. Add ‘em to the list. [beast]
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 😉
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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]
Eat Fresh And Save Time – Every week DailyDish delivers the exact ingredients you need + recipes for four amazing meals. Stop killing yourself shopping for food in the week. Now you can just do the fun part – cooking and eating! [check it out]
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]
Affordable Cane Furniture – If you’re buying cane or wicker furniture anywhere else, you’re wasting a lot of time and money. These guys import direct from Malawi. Hand-Made cane furniture – buy online and have it delivered! [canefurniturecapetown]
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]
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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