Nine Dead, 288 Still Missing In Ferry Disaster – Divers continue to search the sunken Sewol ferry off the South Korean coast, but strong currents and poor visibility are hampering rescue efforts, and hopes of finding any of the 288 still unaccounted for passengers alive are rapidly diminishing. [time]
Passengers Sent Heartbreaking Text Messages To Loved Ones While Trapped Inside Sunken Ferry – Passengers trapped inside a sunken South Korean ferry sent text messages to loved ones telling them they were alive but getting desperate for help as the vessel slipped below the water, ABC News reports. [busins]
Amputee Comes Clean And Apologises For Killing Wife – An amputee convicted of killing his wife admitted to the crime in the Nelspruit Circuit of the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday. [n24]
Banned DA Commercial Back On Air, For Now – “It’s a victory for common sense,” was DA leader Helen Zille’s reaction after the Icasa’s Complaints and Compliance Committee (CCC) granted a postponement to the SABC, provided that the DA’s “Ayisafani” advert is flighted by the SABC in the meantime. [cp]
For An Expert, You Are Being Very Evasive: Nel Tells Dixon – Prosecutor Gerrie Nel continued to test the credibility of testimony given by defence witness Roger Dixon at the High Court in Pretoria, as Oscar Pistorius’s trial proceeded. [tlive]
The Pistorius Family Has Struggled With Doors Since 1844 – More than a century before paralympian Oscar Pistorius appeared in court on a murder charge, a founder member of the Pistorius clan in South Africa earned himself a lesser degree of infamy in circumstances also involving a wooden door. [iol]
Boko Haram’s Sick Hatred Of Schoolgirls – The abduction of 200 female students from northern Nigeria was not the first attack on girls’ education by the al Qaeda-linked group—and it won’t be the last. [db]
CIA Director’s Trip To Kiev Was A Warning To Putin – If Russia’s really thinking about invading Ukraine, it should think about the cost of fighting a prolonged guerrilla war there. [db]
Coachella Founder Was California’s Biggest Pot Smuggler – Thirty years ago Gary Tovar ran California’s largest marijuana operation, smuggling famous varieties such as Acapulco gold and Thai stick into the US and distributing Afghan seeds to growers in California to kickstart the homegrown industry. [guardian]
N Korea Escalates Kim Jong-Un Hair Poster Row – The British government is asked to intervene to “stop the provocation” after a London salon displays a poster mocking the leader. [sky]
Zuma Booed At Limpopo Rally Despite Promises – Residents in Malamulele have booed President Jacob Zuma at a rally when he told them their grievances would be attended to. [m&g]
Google Pleads Growing Pains As Earnings Miss Expectations – Google says its acquisition of big-name startups like Nest and DeepMind, along with an uneven shift to mobile advertising, forced earnings below analyst expectations. [cnet]
Apple, Google, Samsung Agree To Support Smartphone Kill Switches – Summary: Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft have all committed to a voluntary agreement to include kill switches in future mobile devices. [zd]
Mt. Gox Revamp Rejected, Goes Into Administration – Japanese-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has had its plans to rebuild the company rejected by a Tokyo court and has been placed into administration. [cnbc]
Drama On The Royal Tour – Pair ‘acting suspiciously’ and harassing crowd just metres from Kate and William are stopped and searched. [dm]
Liam Neeson Loves Horses and Nietzsche – The actor says horses are bred to pull carriages and have done so forever. The minute he uttered those words, he should have packed up and left New York City. [beast]
Serena Williams In A Bikini On The Beach In Miami – Serena Williams took a break from slaying tennis courts to hit the beaches of Miami. Check out her serving up major body in her bikini inside… [ybf]
A Princess Remembers (Part 1) – We spent the day shooting at the Enigma palace in Camps Bay – two ladies transformed into Indian princesses and enjoying palace life while I took photographs of them wearing our latest collection of kaftans! [pyc]
Leaked Photographs Show Lady Gaga In New Versace Shoot BEFORE The Photoshop Treatment – And the results are jaw-dropping. [dm]
Heidi Klum Topless in a Bikini in Mexico – Heidi Klum goes topless in Mexico. [egotastic]
You’ll Freak When You See These Pics – Rescue Dog And Baby BFF Are Partners In Crime AND Fashion. [huff]
Saturday’s Powerball Lotto Swells To R1.35 BILLION – Get it now and make this an Easter you’ll never forget. Buy tickets to the $128 million Powerball lottery [here]
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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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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]
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