North Korea Says It Successfully Conducts Hydrogen Bomb Test – North Korea says it has successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test, which if confirmed, will be a first for the reclusive regime and a significant advancement for its military ambitions. [cnn]
Matric Results 2015: Pass Rate Drops To 70.7% – The 2015 matric exam national pass rate has dropped to 70.7%, down from 75.8% in 2014. [mg]
The Top Achiever Who Missed Half The Matric Year – After missing almost six months of schooling last year, SACS matriculant Andrew Tucker still managed to be the overall top achiever of 2015. [n24]
Former All Blacks Coach To Lead US Eagles – His first game in charge will be the Americas Rugby Championship clash against Argentina on 6 February. [ewn]
Sparrow’s Realtor Licence Expired: EAAB – Penny Sparrow’s realtor licence expired after she resigned last November. [enca]
Low Cost Airline Price War To Continue – The low cost airline market in South Africa is set to remain very competitive in 2016, but consumers could likely expect a slight increase in fares, FlySafair spokesperson Kirby Gordon told Fin24 on Tuesday. [tlive]
Zim To Sell Wildlife To China – The fear of animals dying in drought conditions has forced Zimbabwe to resume animal exports to China, ignoring an outcry from animal rights activists. [tlive]
Why Hillary Can’t Shake Bill’s Affairs – Paula Jones reappeared on the very day a woman asked Hillary about Bill’s alleged sexual victims. It’s the ’90s again—but with a difference. [db]
US Stalls Decision To Suspend SA From Agoa – The US has stalled its decision on whether to suspend SA from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), a US magazine reported on Tuesday. [f24]
Man Drowns Himself In Austrian Lake Using Concrete Block With Wife’s Head Inside – A man strangled and dismembered his wife, encased her head in concrete and then used the concrete block as a weight to drown himself in an Austrian lake, police have said. [guardian]
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Twitter To Expand Tweet’s 140-Character Limit To 10,000 – One of Twitter ‘sTWTR -2.84% most beloved features is set to change: The company is planning to extend its 140-character limit to as many as 10,000, according to a person familiar with the matter. [wsj]
Smith & Wesson Stock Soars After Obama Announces More Background Checks For Gun Sellers – Shares in Smith & Wesson, the world’s biggest gun company, rose by more than 11 percent on Tuesday to $25.86, their highest level in more than a decade. [gawk]
Jay Z on Harry Styles: I Can Make Him The Biggest Artist In The World In A Year – Rapper says the One Direction star needs help to ‘make the transition from being part of a group to becoming an individual artist’ [guardian]
The Secret, Hypocritical Gay World of ISIS – ISIS murdered a 15-year-old accused of being gay but spared the life of his ‘rapist,’ a senior jihadi commander. What lies behind the brutal double standard? [beast]
Kia Motors Is The Latest Automaker to Join the Self-Driving Car Craze – Self-driving cars are the new bandwagon, and Kia Motors just bought a ticket. [fort]
Australia Withdraws From Junior World Cup Over Safety Fears – Australia withdrew from cricket’s junior World Cup in Bangladesh on Tuesday over safety and security fears, after they also scrapped a Test tour late last year. [trib]
Samsung Unveils Refrigerator With Built-In Grocery Store At CES 2016 – South Korean tech giant also displayed new ‘platinum’ and ‘rose gold’ versions of its Gear 2 smartwatch [tele]
Kendall Jenner Can’t Date Taylor Swift’s Ex Harry Styles – That’s Just, Like, the Rules of Feminism – Tabloids are aflutter with news of a ‘split’ in Taylor Swift’s crew of beautiful, famous Eskimo sisters—oh, the horror! [beast]
Kink.com Overhauls Policies After Deen Abuse Claims – In the wake of accusations against James Deen, the porn company has developed new guidelines for performers. [voc]
Chris Gayle Exposed Himself To Me: Woman – Cricketer Chris Gayle, already facing a barrage of criticism over inappropriate remarks to a female television reporter, allegedly indecently exposed himself to a woman during a Sydney training session at last year’s World Cup. [smh]
Jaden Smith Wears a Skirt in Louis Vuitton Ad – Louis Vuitton is bending gender roles in its latest womenswear ad campaign by featuring Jaden Smith in a skirt. [time]
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