SA Billionaire Elon Musk’s Wife Files For Divorce – Billionaire Elon Musk and actress Talulah Riley are making another attempt to end their second marriage. [mash]
Pravin Slams ‘Crony’ Guptas – Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has slammed the detractors of his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, and warned against allowing a “single family” to determine the fate of 55 million South Africans. [iol]
Gupta-Owned Media Coverage ‘Reckless Journalism’ – ANC – The ANC national executive committee (NEC) has described Gupta-owned media’s coverage of the party this week as “reckless journalism”. [n24]
Four Mistakes The Guptas Made – The cardinal mistake of those close to power is they think they are in power too, writes Dumisani Hlophe. [iol]
Cuba Meeting Between Obama And Castro Exposes Old Grievances – President Obama stood beside President Raúl Castro on Monday and declared a “new day” of openness between the United States and Cuba, but old grievances and disputes over human rights marred a groundbreaking meeting and underscored lingering impediments to a historic thaw. [nyt]
FBI May Not Need Apple To Unlock San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone – The FBI may have found a way without Apple’s assistance to unlock the iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terrorist attack, Justice Department officials said Monday. [washpo]
62 Dead As Passenger Plane Crashes In Southern Russia – A passenger plane operated by the low-cost carrier FlyDubai crashed outside the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don in the early morning hours on Saturday killing all 62 people on board, officials said. [pbs]
Flydubai Plane Crash: Data Retrieved From Black Boxes – Russian investigators said on Monday they had been able to retrieve data from a damaged cockpit voice recorder recovered from the scene of a plane crash over the weekend in southern Russia that killed all 62 people on board. [cbc]
Mandla Mandela’s New Bride ‘Rechristened’ – She will be known as Nkosikazi Nosekeni Rabia Mandela‚ the family announced on Monday. [tlive]
Hulk Hogan Awarded $115 Million in Privacy Suit Against Gawker – The retired wrestler Hulk Hogan was awarded $115 million in damages on Friday by a Florida jury in an invasion of privacy case against Gawker.com over its publication of a sex tape — an astounding figure that tops the $100 million he had asked for, that will probably grow before the trial concludes, and that could send a cautionary signal to online publishers despite the likelihood of an appeal by Gawker. [nyt]
Eddie Izzard Runs 27 Marathons For Madiba – Comedian Eddie Izzard has finished his challenge in South Africa, having run a total of 27 marathons in 27 days, to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela and raise money for sport relief. [ewn]
Cyril Ramaphosa Misses Uitenhage Service After Air Force Flight Cancelled – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa had to cancel his visit to Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape yesterday because of the technical difficulties with the South African Air Force plane that was due to take him there. [bdl]
Alibaba Breaks 3 Trillion RMB Milestone, Plans To Double By 2020 – Alibaba Group said on Monday it has crossed a major milestone in online-commerce, hitting 3 trillion RMB ($463 billion) in GMV transacted over its China retail marketplaces in under a year. [fort]
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Snoop Dogg’s Spelling Mistake Brings Global Fame To Romanian Village – A small Romanian village has reached the world’s attention thanks to a spelling error made by Snoop Dogg. [nme]
Rampaging Elephants Kill Five Villagers In India – Five people have been killed by wild elephants that went on the rampage, triggering panic in a village in eastern India, a local official said Monday. [trib]
Worker Dies After Falling From 53rd Floor Of Skyscraper – The electrician, who was only on his second day on the job, reportedly plummeted some 800ft from the LA high-rise and landed on a passing car below. [itv]
Judge Pleads With Madonna And Guy Ritchie To Resolve Issue Over Son Rocco – A High Court judge in London has pleaded with Madonna and her ex-husband, Guy Ritchie, to resolve a legal dispute over the future of their son Rocco, 15. [ie]
George Clooney Praises Hillary Clinton, Slams Trump In Endorsement Email – The actor penned a glowing endorsement for the democratic presidential hopeful, which was sent out to her followers via email on Monday, according to Variety. In his letter, Clooney announces his support for the former secretary of state, whom he calls the “one consistent voice” throughout this “clutter” of a campaign. [huff]
All The Winners At The 2016 Saftas – South African film and TV stars were celebrated and honoured at the tenth annual Saftas ceremony held at Gallagher Estate. [ch24]
Picture Of Lonely Grandpa Eating Burger After Grandkids Ditch Dinner Goes Viral – A photo of a sad grandfather eating a hamburger dinner by himself has gone viral thanks to the heartbreaking story behind it. [fox]
Prince To Publish His Memoir – Prince has sold more than 100 million records world-wide and continues to electrify crowds more than 40 years after his debut. Now, the Minneapolis artist is joining other top-tier rock stars by announcing a deal to write his memoir. [wsj]
Paul McCartney Is Trying To Get Back The Rights To His Beatles Songs – Paul McCartney might finally get his hands on the Lennon-McCartney song catalog—56 years after the songs in it were originally published. [time]
That Awkward Moment When Obama’s Wrist Went Limp In Cuba – U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro shared a special one on Monday when, after their wide-ranging press conference, Castro tried to triumphantly raise Obama’s left arm, but the president’s wrist went limp. [mash]
Watch Adele Twerk for Lucky Fans During Her Sold-Out London Concert – As if we needed yet another reason to adore Adele, the Grammy winner showed us her saucy side during one night of her many sold-out concerts at London’s O2 Arena. [eol]
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