‘Black Like Me’ Entrepreneur Joins DA – Top entrepreneur Herman Mashaba is stepping down as chairperson of the Free Market Foundation (FMF) to join the DA, he announced on Tuesday. [n24]
New Bill Would Require California Porn Stars to Wear Condoms – Some fear California’s lucrative adult-entertainment industry would flee to other states, but the lawmaker behind the bill says it’s a matter of workplace safety. [time]
MH370 Search: Malaysia Releases Satellite Data On Missing Plane – Malaysia has released raw satellite data used to determine that missing Flight MH370 went down in the southern Indian Ocean, information demanded by passengers’ relatives who are frustrated over the failure to find any wreckage. [smh]
SA’s GDP Shrinks For The First Time Since 2009 – Gross domestic product has shrunk in the first quarter for the first time since the recession, which may affect the next repo rate decision. [m&g]
Strike Has Knocked Economy To Its Knees – Some economists are warning of a recession as there is still no end in sight to the 18-week wage strike on the platinum belt. It has now spilt over into the second quarter, with mines in Rustenburg crippled in April and May. [bdl]
Mandla Mandela Trial Postponed After Witness ‘Disappears’ – In a bizarre twist, Mandla Mandela’s trial had to be postponed because the state’s fourth witness mysteriously disappeared just hours before he could testify. [cpr]
They Don’t Know How To Rescue The Girls – Apparent disagreement has emerged between Nigeria’s military chiefs and the president over how to rescue nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists. [indep]
Edward Snowden: I Was A High-Tech Spy For The CIA And NSA – Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has described himself as a trained spy specialising in electronic surveillance, dismissing claims he was a mere low-level analyst. [bbc]
YouTube Removes Elliot Rodger Video – All of the videos Elliott Rodger posted to YouTube in the months and days before the 22-year-old’s killing rampage in Isla Vista, California, have been taken down as of Tuesday. [ibtimes]
De Jager Smirks As He’s Sentenced To Life – Former motor mechanic Johannes Christiaan de Jager smirked in the dock on Tuesday as he was sentenced to life in jail for the “brutal and savage” murder of two teenagers. [n24]
NYPD Officers To Carry Heroin Overdose Antidote – New York City police officers will carry an antidote to treat heroin overdoses, responding to an alarming spike in heroin-related deaths in recent years, authorities have said. [bbc]
Love Got This Woman Stoned To Death By Her Family – A Pregnant woman was stoned to death by her own family in front of a Pakistani high court on Tuesday for marrying the man she loved. [newsau]
US Ban Is Mos Def-initely Untrue – A friend of Mos Def, the US rapper living in Cape Town, has denied rumours that the star was this week refused entry to his native country for an upcoming tour because of “immigration and legal issues”. [tlive]
Facebook Won’t Let Faggots Say ‘Faggot’ – In the last two months, Facebook has blocked me from posting at least three times. I wasn’t banned for using racial epithets or putting up graphic porn—anonymous administrators kicked me off the world’s most popular social media site because I said “faggot.” [vice]
Nobody Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics – The next Olympics to be awarded, a little more than a year from now, will be the 2022 Winter Games. Rather than going to the strongest bid, the games may end up going to the last city standing—a long list of potential hosts have given up on their Olympic dreams because the whole thing is one huge, useless waste of money. [dsp]
Ballet Dancer Slo-Mo Video Is Mindblowing [Video] – Ballet is one of those athletic art forms that never ceases to amaze. From a butterfly to a grand jeté, the moves of ballet dancers around the world are, to us laymen, gravity-defying acts of superhuman capacity. [huff]
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