Norway Violated Rights of Anders Breivik, Mass Killer, Judge Rules – Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian extremist who killed 77 people in a bomb and gun rampage in 2011, lives in conditions that would seem luxurious by American incarceration standards: a three-room suite with windows that includes a treadmill, a fridge, a television with DVD player and even a Sony PlayStation. But on Wednesday, a Norwegian court found that the government had violated his human rights. [nyt]
Mitsubishi Admits Cheating Fuel Efficiency Tests – Japanese automaker Mitsubishi has admitted manipulating fuel economy data related to some 625,000 vehicles. The company announced the news at a press conference this morning, apologizing for the deception and saying it is investigating the employees involved. [verge]
BMW And Daimler Abandon Apple Car Talks – If Apple really is working on a car, it won’t be the Ultimate Driving Machine™. BMW and Daimler have discontinued talks with Apple over a potential automotive collaboration, Handelsblatt reports. [tc]
Up To 155 Countries Set To Sign Paris Agreement – A record number of countries have said they intend to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change at a high-level ceremony at the United Nations headquarters on Friday, 22 April 2016, on Mother Earth Day. [nr]
The Cape Town Club Has A Major Problem On Its Hands – Having a long and storied history is wonderful, but what happens when it ticks over to 2016 and you haven’t rolled along with the times? [here]
Volkswagen Will Offer $5000 And Maybe A Buyback To Customers Affected By Dieselgate: Report – After many months of deliberation and confusion following the Dieselgate emissions scandal, it looks like an agreement between Volkswagen and the feds is near, saying VW has agreed with U.S. authorities to pay each affected owner $5,000. [jalop]
Prince William Hasn’t Yet Told Prince George He’ll Be King Someday – Prince William said he and his wife Kate Middleton have not told their two-year-old son Prince George that he is a member of a royal family in a new BBC interview aired on the eve of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. [time]
You’ll Be Hunted Down‚ Rail Boss Warns Saboteurs – Metrorail will not rest until the people who have reduced trains in Cape Town to a state of chaos are behind bars. [tlive]
Gautrain Services Disrupted As Truck Ploughs Into Railway Tracks – Train services were disrupted on the Gautrain line between Pretoria and Hatfield stations yesterday afternoon after a truck plunged onto the railway tracks, killing one person and leaving the driver injured. [tlive]
EU Accuses Google Of Antitrust Violations Over Android – Google Is In trouble in Europe again. Today the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union, announced that it has filed a formal antitrust complaint against Google over its Android operating system. [wired]
Now You Can Make Your Own ’50 Shades Of Grey’ Movie At Home #SexyTime – It was the movie that spawned millions of interesting Google searches, and it turns out making your own racy recording is easier than you think [here]
Gupta’s Oakbay Workers Ask Banks To Reopen Accounts, Say Jobs At Stake – Workers at Oakbay Investments today appealed to banks to restore relations with their company, saying their livelihoods were at stake. [cp]
Interdict Brought Against Rhodes Students – Rhodes University sought and succeeded in obtaining an interdict against student protesters on Wednesday after five students were arrested on campus. [mg]
Krejcir Heading To SCA In Bid To Overturn Conviction – Czech criminal Radovan Krejcir’s newly appointed legal team have said they would head to the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) after Judge Colin Lamont dismissed their leave to appeal Krejcir’s conviction and sentencing. [n24]
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Harriet Tubman Will Replace Andrew Jackson On $20 Bill – The Treasury Department announced Wednesday that Alexander Hamilton will stay on the $10 bill, but abolitionist hero Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson as the portrait on the $20 bill. [time]
What’s The Deal With Offshore Accounts In South Africa? Read This Now – Have you got some offshore accounts and want to regularise your affairs before the tax amnesty wears off? Here’s everything you need to know. [here]
It Is Now Mathematically Impossible for Anyone Other Than Donald Trump to Clinch the GOP Nomination Before the Convention – According to the Associated Press, we have reached a point in the election cycle (and history) when it is mathematically impossible for anyone other than Donald Trump to win the Republican nomination before the convention in July—there simply aren’t enough delegates left. [gawk]
Could Legalizing Pot In Europe Help Stop ISIS? – An Italian anti-Mafia prosecutor wants to legalize marijuana to cut off the terror group’s profits streaming in from its drug trafficking through Libya. [beast]
Four Generations Of Royals To Appear On Britain’s Mail – A day before Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday, Britain’s Royal Mail released a gorgeous photo of Her Majesty, her son, her grandson and her great grandson, Prince George, who clearly stole the spotlight. [huff]
Lindsay Lohan Is Open To Converting To Islam For Attention – “Lindsay has always been very spiritual and is open to exploring all religions and beliefs. She is simply educating herself on other people’s beliefs,” according to a Lohan rep in response to rumors that she’s becoming a Muslim (which started after she was spotted carrying the koran, conveniently in front of paparazzi). [jez]
David Spade Fell Apart When He Met Adele – Appearing on Ellen, David Spade shared the story behind his recent Adele encounter, complete with finger guns and loud-mouth soup. [vult]
“FOMO,” “Trigger Warning,” And “Revenge Porn” Have Been Added To Merriam-Webster – A new release from the US dictionary, announced today, adds “ICYMI,” “hella,” and “athleisure,” along with “TMI,” “dox,” “microbead,” and “wacky tobacky” to its unabridged version. [qz]
Rihanna’s Insane NSFW ‘Needed Me’ Video: Is This Great Or Just Gratuitous? – Should we be surprised by another video in which she glamorizes sex, drugs, and violence? Maybe not. But the graphic ‘Needed Me’ clip begs the question of whether there’s a limit. [db]
Rob Kardashian Buys Blac Chyna A $200,000 Purple Lamborghini – The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star appears to have bought his fiancée a luxurious little engagement gift: a purple 2016 Huracan Lamborghini, ringing up to a mere $199.8K, which a source tells E! News he purchased from Lamborghini Beverly Hills. [eol]
WWE Legend Dies – ‘Possible Overdose’ – WWE legend Chyna — real name Joanie Laurer — has died … and officials are investigating as a possible overdose. [tmz]
Tinder Date Gone Wrong? This Bar Has Some Brilliant Advice – A bar in St Albans in Hertfordshire has been roundly praised on social media for a sign offering help and guidance to anyone on a Tinder date that’s gone wrong. [mash]
Adele Named As UK’s Richest Female Musician Ever As Fortune Hits £85m – Adele has been named as Britain’s richest ever female musician, according to the Sunday Times. [bbc]
Mona Lisa Was Da Vinci’s Gay Lover: Expert – Boy apprentice featured in other paintings, erotic sketches. [newser]
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