China Tells US And North Korea To ‘Stop Irritating Each Other’ – Beijing attempts to play peacemaker as regional tensions threaten to boil over. [ind]
The ANC Is Really Upset About ANN7’s Coverage Of Zuma Being Booed At Rally – Reports that ANC top brass encouraged the president to speak at May Day rally in order to sabotage him are “devoid of truth.” [huff]
Le Pen And Macron Clash In Crucial French Election Debate – The two contenders for the French presidency traded insults in a fiery head to head TV debate, in a key moment of a long and bitter campaign. [bbc]
Donald Trump: I’ll Get Deal Done On Middle East Peace – The US president expresses confidence in securing “a deal” to end one of the world’s longest-running conflicts. [sky]
Authorities Haven’t Found ‘Even A Dollar’ Of El Chapo’s $1bn Drug Fortune – US authorities investigating jailed drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán have still not been able to trace a single trace of his ill-gotten gains. [guardian]
Puerto Rico Declares A Form Of Bankruptcy – With its creditors at its heels and its coffers depleted, Puerto Rico sought what is essentially bankruptcy relief in federal court on Wednesday, the first time in history that an American state or territory had taken the extraordinary measure. [nyt]
Facebook Ramps Up Its Response To Violent Videos – Facebook is stepping up its efforts to keep inappropriate and often violent material — including recent high-profile videos of murders and suicides, hate speech and extremist propaganda — off of its site. [abc]
Tim Cook Says Apple Is Investing $1 Billion In US Manufacturing – Apple CEO Tim Cook announced today that the iPhone maker will be putting $1 billion of its roughly $256 billion cash hoard into a US advanced manufacturing fund. [verge]
Scientists Can Eliminate HIV Infection In Mice – For the first time, a team of researchers has shown that they can remove HIV type 1 (HIV-1) from infected mouse cells using a powerful gene-editing tool. By removing DNA of the deadly virus in rodents, they also stopped the virus from replicating. [mash]
Think You Have What It Takes To Beat Usain Bolt? Here’s Your Chance – We all know someone who professed, whether serious or jokingly, that they could beat Usain Bolt if they had to. The ‘Beat Bolt’ race gives you the chance to try. [here]
Hey, Did You Catch This Cate Blanchett Trailer?
Wimbledon Increases Prize Money To Offset Fall In Pound – Wimbledon has announced an increase in prize money in an attempt to offset the losses the world’s best tennis players face as a result of the fall in sterling following last year’s Brexit vote. [ft]
Well that’s bloody decent of them…
Queen Elizabeth’s Staff Called To Emergency Meeting At Buckingham Palace – Queen Elizabeth II’s entire staff from across the United Kingdom has been summoned to an emergency meeting at Buckingham Palace today, according to reports. [west]
One Of South Africa’s Premier Photojournalists Talks About His Life Behind The Lens – Ever wondered what it’s like to be a photojournalist in SA? One of the country’s top dogs spills the beans on what it means to document the fragile lives of our citizens. [here]
New Smartphone Player Quietly Enters SA With Cheap Devices – A new player in the smartphone industry has quietly pushed 360 000 mobile phones into Africa since October, 60% of which into South Africa. [f24]
Barack Obama Asked Girlfriend To Marry Him Years Before He Met Michelle, New Biography Claims – Barack Obama twice asked a previous girlfriend to marry him in the years before he met Michelle – and continued to see her after he met the future first lady – a new biography has claimed. [tele]
Ivanka Trump’s ‘Vapid’ New Book Earns A Series Of Savage Reviews – It’s been described as “witless,” “insufferable,” “vapid,” and “very vapid.” [huff]
Edgars Making Money Illegally – Edcon – the country’s largest non-food retailer – has been raking in millions a month in illegal fees from those of its 3.4 million accountholders who are club members. [tlive]
Model Ashley Graham Poses NUDE For V Magazine – As she reveals she was ‘disgusted’ with her body as a teen. [dm]
Former Porn Star Claims Drake Got Her Pregnant: Here’s His Surprising Response – So Drake may actually have a baby on the way, and contrary to those “Sacrifices” lyrics, this time we’re not talking baby like Face. A woman is claiming she’s pregnant with the rapper’s baby. [eol]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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If You’re Sending Money Overseas, Make Sure You’re Using The Best – Currencies Direct have been in the game since 1996 so if it’s travel money, emigration, selling overseas property or moving cash around you’re after they’re the one-stop shop. [ka-ching]
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It’s 2017, You Really Should Beef Up Your Online Security – Businesses can’t afford to take risks any longer, and the same goes for our own online security. NEWORDER’s team are all about the latest hacking and industrial espionage protection. [here]
50 % Of The World’s Mohair Is Produced In SA – It turns out South Africa is the world leader when it comes to mohair production, and the team at Mohair SA are the industry leaders keeping us top of the game. [here]
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First Month Storage Space 50% Off At Stor-Age – Whether you need a locker for a bicycle or a garage for your house contents, Stor-Age has the space you need. And they’re offering a special 50% offer the first month deal – no strings attached! You can take you stuff out after one month – no problem! [check it out]
Everyone’s Talking About Gather Online, The South African Start-Up That’s Taking On Facebook – Years from now you might well remember where you were when you signed up for Gather Online, and we’re proud to have been paired up with them from the start. [get talking]
Affordable Cane Furniture – If you’re buying cane or wicker furniture anywhere else, you’re wasting a lot of time and money. These guys import direct from Malawi. Hand-Made cane furniture – buy online and have it delivered! [check it out]
Get R150 Off Your First Uber Ride – If you haven’t tried Uber yet, you’re making a mockery of yourself. Stop riding cheap unreliable taxis with drivers who don’t know if they’re coming or going. Give yourself the private driver treatment with Uber, and get R150 off your first ride! Sign up and boom, you’re done! [check it out]
How Can You Leave Your Dog At Home While You Go To Work? – You say he’s part of the family – yet you’d never leave your human child at home, alone, for the whole day. Drop that little rascal off at Proud Hounds and see the joy in his eyes! [proudhounds]
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