Jewels Worth €4.5m Seized In Armed Heist At Paris’s Ritz hotel – Terrified guests hide in kitchen as masked men wielding axes and knives make off with valuables from display cases. [guardian]
Trump Sidesteps Question On Mueller Interview – President Trump declined on Wednesday to commit to being interviewed by Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating whether his campaign colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election, backing off his statement last year that he would be willing to talk to Mr. Mueller under oath. [nyt]
Donald Trump Says US Could ‘Go Back’ Into Paris Climate Agreement – The President says he feels ‘very strongly about the environment’ [ind]
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Ethiopia Bans Foreign Adoptions – Ethiopia has banned the adoption of children by foreigners amid concerns they face abuse and neglect abroad. [bbc]
Nigerian Facebook User Posts Graphic Photos Of Female Circumcision – A Nigerian man has caused outrage after he posted graphic pictures on Facebook showing children apparently being circumcised. [cnn]
5 Scandals That Have Recently Rocked The City Of Cape Town – Senior officials within the City of Cape Town’s leadership, especially Mayor Patricia de Lille, have been through a rough five months with shocking allegations exposing deeply fractured relationships among them. [n24]
Mike’s Kitchen Gateway Into SA, Africa For US Investment Company – South African family restaurant chain Mike’s Kitchen has been bought by US-based NRD Capital. [f24]
MH370: Malaysia To Pay US Firm Up To $70 Million In Search For Missing Plane – The Malaysian Government has signed an agreement to pay a US seabed exploration firm up to $70 million if it finds the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft MH370 within 90 days of embarking on a new search in the Southern Indian Ocean. [abc]
Graphic Design Startup Canva Just Hit $1 Billion – Canva is Australia’s first unicorn of 2018, after raising $40 million (AUD$50.9 million) to push the design startup’s value over $1 billion. [mash]
Kodak Shares Have More Than Tripled Since Company Announced Its New Cryptocurrency ‘KodakCoin’ – One day after the 130-year-old industrial company announced plans for its own cryptocurrency, shares rose 57 percent. On Tuesday, they more than doubled. [cnbc]
In North Korea, The App Store Is An Actual Store – In true Orwellian fashion, North Korea’s tightly controlled intranet is called “kwangmyong,” or, loosely, “light.” Its rays are said to shine on fewer than 200 websites run by the government, according to the AP, and it’s the only “web” that most citizens can surf, although the top-tier of the country’s leadership can access the actual internet. [qz]
Greta Gerwig Finally Denounces Woody Allen. Will Hollywood Follow Her Lead? – The ‘Lady Bird’ director took personal responsibility for appearing in one of the alleged abuser’s films and “increasing another woman’s pain.” Will others follow suit? [beast]
Man With Severely Injured Penis Sought Over Rape Of Pregnant Woman – Health institutions have been asked to be on the lookout for a man with a severely injured penis after a pregnant woman he had raped, in full view of her 5-year-old son, bit his genitals. [n24]
Meghan Markle Deletes All Social Media – Ditching her old life, Meghan shuts down her social media presence entirely, just in time for the internet to try and decipher hidden messages in her jewelry choices. [beast]
Forbes’ Six Simple Steps To Sorting Out Your Financial Future – 2018 just might be the year to organise your finances once and for all, so here are the experts with a few simple steps to get you moving in the right direction. [here]
New York Times Cancels Event With James Franco After Recent Misconduct Allegations – The New York Times has canceled a public event with James Franco days after the Golden Globe winner was accused of sexual misconduct. [time]
A Day In The Life Of The Richest Person Ever – CEO and founder of the online retail behemoth Amazon, Jeff Bezos has just been named the wealthiest person in history. Here’s what he gets up to on the daily. [here]
The Cruel Reason Michelle Williams Earned 0.07% Of Mark Wahlberg’s Pay For ‘All The Money In The World’ Reshoots – File this one under “no good deed goes unpunished.” [forbes]
‘Our Baby-In-Chief’: Robert De Niro Unloads On Donald Trump In Profanity-Laced Tirade – Actor Robert De Niro called US President Donald Trump “our baby-in-chief” during an awards show tirade on Wednesday, and that is about the only printable insult hurled by Trump’s frequent critic. [smh]
Silicon Valley Gets The First Trailer For Its Fifth Season – Silicon Valley, HBO’s comedy series about startup culture, has just received a new trailer for the show’s upcoming fifth season. [verge]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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The Ultimate Tool For Every Business Owner And Potential Employee – Whether you’re looking for a career change, or your business needs to find the best person for the job, Fortune 500 company ManpowerGroup SA have you covered. [hired]
Everyone’s Talking About Bitcoin And It’s Time You Got Involved – Buy Bitcoin right now from your phone with Luno’s incredibly simple to use app. Takes five minutes. [luno]
Local Booze Delivery App Will Save Your Life This Silly Season – We’ve always wondered when someone was going to nail the booze delivery game. It’s now impossible to leave the house without hitting traffic so this is just in time. [cheers]
Guaranteed: You Don’t Have To Pay Full Price For A 5-Door MINI – It’s quite easy to pay less than anyone else for a brand new MINI. [check it out]
Heads Up, We’re Also After Quality Coffee – How many times have you started your road trip with a crummy cup of coffee from a petrol station? We’ve had enough, and thankfully vida e caffè have decided to step up to the plate. [covfefe]
Have A Little Punt On Your Favourite Team This Weekend – No one is saying you have to bet on the Boks or Bafana Bafana, but if you do fancy a flutter then now’s the time to get stuck in. [check it out]
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 Streaming These Days – There’s a world of entertainment out there, but if you want to get with the program then there’s no better place to start than Showmax. [here]
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]
So These Guys Are Apparently The Top SA Winery Of The Past 10 Years – You’ve tasted Chocolate Block, right? Of course you have, somake sure you arrive at every dinner party with a bottle of the best. [boekenhout]
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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