Farmers Owe Banks R125bn As Drought Hits SA – Farmers have their highest-ever debt with South African banks of more than R125bn at a time when a drought, caused by the lowest rainfall on record, is withering maize fields and discouraging the planting of crops. [f24]
Jakarta Attacks: Islamic State Says It Was Responsible – The so-called Islamic State (IS) has said it was behind a series of explosions and gun attacks in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. [bbc]
Mbeki Is Back, With Guns Blazing – Upset at what he sees as his tarnished legacy, the ex-president wants to set the record straight. [mg]
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Alps Avalanche Deaths: Teacher Faces Manslaughter Charge – A French teacher is under investigation for manslaughter after he apparently led schoolchildren onto a closed ski run shortly before a deadly avalanche. [bbc]
Ranger Accidentally Shoots Colleague While Being Charged By Buffalo – A game ranger has died after accidentally being shot by a colleague when they were charged by a lone buffalo bull near Malelane in the Kruger National Park on Thursday‚ South African National Park (SANParks) has confirmed. [tlive]
Replace God Save The Queen With New English National Anthem, Urge MPs – MPs are expected to vote on the idea of England adopting its own official national anthem. [tele]
Man Dies Crashing Into A Cliff Face While Wingsuit Flying – As authorities admit they can’t reach his body because it’s trapped in a crevice 600 feet below. [dm]
Neighbours’ Anger At Zuckerberg’s Security Team – In a letter, they say the Facebook founder’s security team is “permanently” and “illegally” occupying “desirable parking spots”. [sky]
How Cops Busted the U.K’s Biggest Heist – The conviction of the men involved in Britain’s biggest robbery came after cops identified a car that was never supposed to have been involved in it. [beast]
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Former Concentration Camp Island to Become Luxury Resort in Montenegro – Plans to convert a former concentration camp island fortress into a luxury high-end resort in Montenegro have been approved this week angering families of locals imprisoned there during WWII. Despite protests, Parliament this week has given the go ahead for development of the Mamula Resort to begin immediately. [forbes]
Pope Prays For Schumacher Recovery – Pope Francis prayed for racing legend Michael Schumacher on Thursday as he offered his backing for a Formula One-led road safety campaign aimed at reducing the number of children killed by cars. [afp]
Oscar Nominees Include Zero Nonwhite Actors – For the second year in a row, the Academy did not nominate any black actors to any of the 20 slots in the four acting categories. [hollyrep]
Powerball Jackpot: Three Winning Tickets In $1.5 Billion Lottery – History’s largest-ever lottery jackpot has at least three lucky winners. [nbc]
Céline Dion’s Husband René Angélil Dies – René Angélil, the husband of and mentor-manager who helped make Canadian singer Céline Dion a mega star, has died after a years-long battle with throat cancer. He was 73. [usat]
Nick Carter Of Backstreet Boys Charged With Battery In Key West – Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter was arrested Wednesday night in Key West, Florida, after he allegedly punched a bouncer. [cnn]
Alan Rickman: Harry Potter, Die Hard star dies from cancer aged 69 – British actor Alan Rickman, famous for his roles in Die Hard and the Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 69. [abc]
Selena Gomez Cuddles Up To Orlando Bloom While Celebrating His Birthday – Selena Gomez, 23, and Orlando Bloom, 39, have went and fueled some romance rumors once again! [hollylif]
Fans Want To Rename Mars After David Bowie (And Put Him On The £20 Note) – Rename planet Mars after David Bowie. Get God to say it’s not true. Put Bowie on a new banknote. [mash]
Former Power Rangers Charged In Murder Of Roommate – Former Power Rangers Samurai star Ricardo Medina Jr. was arrested Thursday and charged with murder for allegedly stabbing his roommate to death with a sword in 2015. [ew]
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