Norway Asks SA To Waive Diplomat’s Immunity – The South African government has received an official request from the Norwegian government to waive the diplomatic immunity of one of its diplomats so he can be questioned and possibly prosecuted for allegedly causing a car crash in Oslo. [iol]
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Amla: Biff Surprised, Polly Less So – There have been contrasting reactions from two prior, post-isolation Test captains of South Africa to Hashim Amla’s mid-series announcement at Newlands on Wednesday that he was stepping down from the post with immediate effect. [s24]
Wits Responds To Queries About Chris Hart’s Qualifications – After an outcry over suspended Standard Bank economist and strategist Chris Hart’s qualifications on Twitter, Wits has listed his qualifications. [mg]
ANC Has The Greatest Racists‚ Says AfriForum – AfriForum has accused the African National Congress of having “some of the country’s greatest racists” among its senior leaders. [tlive]
On The Criminalisation Of Racist And Other Bigoted Speech – The hateful racist comments posted on social media by one Penny Sparrow sparked yet another “debate” in South Africa about the wisdom of criminalising racist speech. Unfortunately, such “debates” seldom amount to more than the shouting of conceptually incoherent slogans by people who wrongly believe they are advancing principled and clear arguments. [mav]
Double Debit Drama: Vodacom Says Sorry With Free Data – Vodacom will give 500MB free data to each of its approximately 200 000 customers who were hit by a double debit order glitch last week. [f24]
British Airways Passenger Screams ‘I Have A Bomb’ During Flight From London To Dubai – Radio DJ’s daughter witnessed the ‘madman’ running up and down the aisles, swearing and spitting at staff. [tele]
Huawei Wants To Be World Leader In Smartphones In ‘3 Or 4 Years’ – Huawei’s consumer devices chief says Samsung is their biggest rival in the immediate term, followed by Apple. [rap]
Apple Shares Drop Below $100 For First Time Since August – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) shares dropped below $100 for the first time in nearly five months on Wednesday following reports of slowing shipments of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. [reuters]
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California Governor Declares Gas Leak A State Of Emergency – California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday over a massive natural-gas leak that has been spewing fumes into a Los Angeles neighborhood for months. [yah]
L.A. District Attorney Won’t Charge Bill Cosby In 2 Sexual Assault Cases – The Los Angeles County District Attorney declined to file charges Wednesday in two sexual assault accusations involving Bill Cosby. [time]
R1 Million Abalone Bust At CT Airport – Customs officials have seized dried abalone worth R1 million and heroine worth more than R300,000 in two separate busts this week. [ewn]
Justin Bieber Jokes He Was ”Used” By Kourtney Kardashian, Says He’ll ”Always Love” Selena Gomez – News of Justin Bieber and Kourtney Kardashian began to make the rounds after the two were spotted out together on several occasions that sparked romance speculation, and now, the 21-year-old singer is speaking out about the highly talked-about rumors. [eol]
Miss Colombia Says She ‘Cried A Ton’ After Having Crown Taken Away – Ariadna Gutierrez opens up in a new interview about that night. [time]
When Will Dubai Fix Its Burning Skyscraper Problem? – Watching a 63-story Dubai hotel explode into flames on New Year’s Eve and smolder well into New Year’s Day, you might’ve been wondering the same thing I was: Why do so many of Dubai’s skyscrapers catch fire? And how terrifying is it that this city can’t seem to stop this from happening? [giz]
Macy’s To Cut 4,500 Jobs, After Holiday Sales Slump – Macy’s said on Wednesday that it would eliminate about 4,500 jobs, or about 3 percent of its work force, in a major restructuring drive. It said slumping holiday season sales had hurt its bottom line. [nyt]
Box Office: ‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ Tops ‘Avatar’ To Become No. 1 Film Of All Time – J.J. Abrams’ record-shattering blockbuster achieved the historic milestone Wednesday after only 20 days in release. Globally, ‘Force Awakens’ is a long way from matching the $2.78 billion earned by ‘Avatar.’ [hr]
David Bowie Does Jazz His Way – Pop’s premier chameleon has released Blackstar, an album stocked with some of the best jazz musicians now working. It’s not exactly jazz, but it’s moving all the same. [db]
A Make-Up Free Kate Moss Heads To Mustique With Daria Werbowy For New Campaign – Take two supermodels – one of which is a photographer, a suitcase full of clothes and a week on a paradise island. The result is the new Equipment campaign, starring Kate Moss and Daria Werbowy – which feels ever so slightly like rifling through a friend’s private holiday album. [tele]
Super-Skinny Tara Reid Causes Concern – As she shows off her worryingly slight frame in a bikini while on holiday with pals. [dm]
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