New York Governor Signs Medical Marijuana Bill Into Law – Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday he had signed legislation making New York the 23rd state to allow medical marijuana, calling his approach, which forbids smoking of the drug and includes strict limits, the “smartest” any state had taken so far. [reuters]
South African Mother Admits Killing Three Disabled Children – Tania Clarence has admitted killing her three disabled children. Clarence pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of four-year-old Olivia, and three-year-old twins Ben and Max by diminished responsibility. [ibt]
U.S.: Assad’s ‘Machinery Of Death’ Worst Since The Nazis – New evidence of the Assad regime’s mass murder shows a systematic approach to atrocities not seen since the Holocaust, says the State Department’s top war crimes official. [daily]
Tour De France: Mark Cavendish Angry At ‘Deliberate Crash’ Claims – Mark Cavendish is considering legal action after a rival rider accused him of “crashing on purpose” at the climax of stage one of the Tour de France. [bbc]
SABMiller Selling Tsogo Sun Stake To Free Cash For Beer Business – SABMiller will sell its $1bn stake in SA’s top gaming and hotel group Tsogo Sun, the brewer said on Monday, giving it cash to beef up its African beer business. [bdl]
Germany To Spy On US For First Time Since 1945 After ‘Double Agent’ Scandal – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is planning to scrap a no-spy agreement Germany has held with Britain and the United States since 1945 in response to an embarrassing US-German intelligence service scandal which has deeply soured relations between Berlin and Washington. [ind]
Swiss Helicopter Firm Implicated In Schumacher Probe – A Swiss helicopter firm is being investigated for allegedly trying to sell the medical files of Michael Schumacher. The ex-Formula One world champion’s records were taken last month when he was transferred from a hospital in France to a clinic in Lausanne, Switzerland. [euro]
Inquiries To Investigate Historical Child Sex Abuse Claims – Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that two inquiries will be set up to explore allegations of widespread child abuse in Westminster during the 1980s. [sky]
Japan Braces For Typhoon Neoguri: 55,000 Urged To Evacuate – Japan braced for one of its worst storms in over a decade as typhoon Neoguri barrelled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with 55,000 people urged to evacuate as the weather agency issued its highest alert. [nzh]
FNB Reckons The Property Market Will Slow – First National Bank said on Monday that economic growth was expected to pick up after a 0.6% contraction in the first quarter of 2014, but rising interest rates would still slow down the property market. [f24]
World Cup Ticket Official Ray Whelan Arrested Over Alleged Illegal Sales – A senior executive with World Cup hospitality company Match has been arrested in a Rio de Janeiro hotel as part of an investigation into illegal ticket sales. [ind]
Kendall Jones Facebook Photos Zapped, But Dead Animal Images Proliferate – In the end, it took a bloodthirsty cheerleader to do something animal-rights groups have been unable to do for years: get Facebook to remove photos of dead exotic animals. [ibt]
Powerball Lottery Quietly Reaches R1.3 Billion Jackpot – Wow, it’s been a while since the Powerball went into the billions. We’ve bought tickets for tomorrow’s draw, and if you’ve done the sums of ticket price vs. reward (no matter how small the chances), you would have done the same! Get yours [here]
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Amal Alamuddin’s Mom Doesn’t Approve Of Daughter Marrying George Clooney – The mother of the human rights attorney reportedly wants her daughter to marry a man from the Druze sect of their strict Lebanese religion. Others who have married outsiders have faced harsh punishment, such as excommunication and murder. [nydn]
Scientists Create ‘Dictionary’ of Chimp Gestures to Decode Secret Meanings – Humankind’s closest relative — the chimpanzee — just got a little bit easier to understand. [mash]
‘Designer’ Babies Are Only For The Rich – Thanks to science, nearly every aspect of your future child can be controlled—that is, if you have the money. Will healthy children soon be a marker of wealth? [beast]
Soccer-Nike To End Kit Supply Deal With Man Utd – U.S. sportswear company Nike will not renew a long-running kit supply deal with English soccer club Manchester United because of the cost of a new contract. [reuters]
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