Tokyo Sexwale Runs For FIFA Presidency– Anti-apartheid stalwart and controversial businessperson Tokyo Sexwale is bidding to replace Sepp Blatter to become the first African FIFA president. [mg]
Warlord Kony Killing Congo Elephants, Selling Ivory In Sudan – African warlord Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army rebels in Congo are killing elephants for their ivory, which they trade for supplies in Sudanese-controlled territory, according to a new report released Monday by the watchdog group Enough Project. [washpo]
Belgian Branch Of Church Of Scientology On Trial For Fraud And Extortion – Trial of 11 officials follows investigation launched in 1997 into practices of organisation dubbed a ‘cult’ [tele]
Facebook Hits $100 A Share – Already the fastest company ever to reach $250 billion in market value, the social network operator has jumped over $100 a share, capping a 476 percent rally since September 2012 for the third-best performance in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. [bloom]
Naspers Sells Its Stakes In European E-Commerce Firms For More Than €200 Million – Rockaway Capital, a global investment firm based in San Francisco, Prague and Sao Paolo, today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of Netretail, a big European online retailer, as well as online price comparison business Heureka. [tech]
WhatsApp’s Co-Founder on How the App Became a Phenomenon – When Facebook shelled out a stunning $19 billion for WhatsApp in February of last year, few here in the US had heard of the tiny Silicon Valley startup. The move surprised even the small coterie of journalists who so closely cover the Bay Area tech scene. This was because WhatsApp doesn’t do much PR—and because its eponymous smartphone app was predominantly used overseas. [wired]
iPhone Owners Sue Apple Over Excess Data Usage In iOS 9 – A Florida couple last week filed suit against Apple in a federal court, claiming that a new feature in iOS 9 caused them to exceed their wireless data cap, filings showed. [cw]
Dobson Concerned About Currie Cup Future – South African rugby is at risk of destroying its production line if it continues to water down the Currie Cup competition, Western Province coach John Dobson has warned. [s24]
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Ai Weiwei Accepts Lego Donations After Company Refuses His Order – Ai Weiwei says he’ll accept Lego donations from fans worldwide, at collection spots being set up in different cities, after the Danish toy-brick company refused to sell the activist artist a bulk order for a forthcoming artwork. [cbc]
How To Double Your Wealth In A Year, By China’s Richest Man – Wang Jianlin saw his fortune balloon by nearly $17-billion – a sum larger than Iceland’s GDP – in the past year, business magazine Forbes revealed. [mg]
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Mike Tyson Just Endorsed Donald Trump – Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson wants to see Donald Trump in the White House come 2016. [huff]
Cape Motorist So Drunk Cops Thought Breathalyser Was Broken – A Cape Town motorist who was arrested on Sunday was so drunk that officers on the scene thought there was something wrong with their breathalyser. [tlive]
#RainMustFall – A succession of heatwaves and a worsening El Niño-driven drought are raising concerns that the country’s economic heartland may soon have to implement water restrictions to manage demand. [tlive]
Police Union Calls For Tarantino Boycott After Anti-Cop Rally – The city’s police union is calling for a boycott of Quentin Tarantino films after the “Pulp Fiction’’ director took part in an anti-cop rally less than a week after an officer was killed on the job. [nyp]
Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs Film Disappoints At US Box Office – Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs biopic has failed to impress at the North American box office, taking just $7.3m (£4.8m) in its first general week of release. [bbc]
Lamar Odom’s Rehab Expected To Take At Least Six Months – Lamar Odom could face a rehabilitation period of at least six months as he seeks to recover from a life-threatening collapse on Oct. 13, according to his close friend and former college basketball coach Jim Harrick. [usat]
Ricky Gervais To Return As Golden Globes Host – “I’m making a list. I’m checking it twice. Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice,” comedian warns Hollywood of his abrasive monologues. [rs]
Victoria’s Secret Model Candice Swanepoel – Shows off her peachy posterior in lacy lingerie as she works her magic in front of the camera on rooftop shoot in Miami. [dm]
Biscuit That Survived The Titanic Sinking Sold At Auction For $23,000 – A biscuit that survived the sinking of the Titanic has been purchased by a collector in Greece for $23,000, according to the BBC. [abc]
Prince Blesses Instagram With His Presence, Calls It Princestagram – Prince has decided to join the social media site, aptly dubbing his account “Princestagram.” The iconic singer, who has a tenuous relationship with social media and the Internet in general, joined Instagram three days ago. Naturally, he’s already uploaded 88 photos. [mash]
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