‘I Paid Zuma R2,5 Million For Asylum’ – Radovan Krejcír – Jailed mobster Radovan Krejcír allegedly travelled to Nkandla to meet former president Jacob Zuma and his son, Duduzane, and handed over R2.5 million in cash in exchange for asylum. [cp]
Danny Jordaan ‘Asked Guptas For $10 Million To Fill Fifa Bribe Hole’ – Safa president Danny Jordaan allegedly turned to the Gupta family to cover up a $10 million (R138 million) hole in the organisation’s books – the result of an illegal payment paid to an official of international football governing body Fifa to secure South Africa the 2010 World Cup. [cp]
Trump Threatens To ‘Devastate’ Turkish Economy Over Syrian Kurds – US President Donald Trump has threatened to “devastate Turkey economically” if it attacks Kurdish forces in Syria following a planned pullout of US troops. [bbc]
This Is Now The Longest Government Shutdown In US History – It’s official: This is now the longest government shutdown in US history. [vox]
Traffickers At The El Chapo Trial Say Drugs Aren’t Smuggled Through Open Parts Of The Border – Some cartel members have testified about using underground tunnels. But none have said they’ve transported drugs into the United States at unwalled sections of the border. [cnn]
Out Of Dough? Canada Air Traffic Controllers Buy Pizzas For Unpaid US Colleagues – Canadian air traffic controllers have bought hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts over the past few days in what has become an industry-wide show of support during the US government’s partial shutdown. [guardian]
‘A Ridiculous Gesture’: Ai Weiwei Slams Trump’s Border Wall, Reconsiders US Move – This week, President Donald Trump doubled down on his anti-immigrant rhetoric and plans for the US-Mexico border in his first televised address from the Oval Office. While debate continues to rage over whether a wall would even deter migrants from entering America, there’s one would-be migrant who it may keep out: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. [cnn]
China Forces Church To Take Down First Commandment Given To Moses – Chinese communist authorities forced a church in China’s Henan Province to take down the first of the Ten Commandments given to Moses, as it was deemed offensive. [chrispo]
US Submarine Commander Relieved Of Duty For Hiring Prostitutes In Philippines – The commander of the US Navy’s longest serving submarine has demoted for hiring prostitutes in the Philippines. [tele]
‘We Will Never Forget’: Trevor Noah Slams Leo DiCaprio’s SA Accent In Blood Diamond – The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah has mocked Leonardo DiCaprio for his pseudo-South African accent in the movie, Blood Diamond. [tlive]
This Andy Warhol Artwork Was Stolen, And Never Seen Again – In a $2 million art robbery in Detroit in 2012, one of the works taken was an original silkscreen Andy Warhol used to make his famous ‘Flowers’ series. [beast]
Woman Falls In Love With Sperm Donor 12 Years After Having Baby – Jessica Share, from Ohio in the US, gave birth to a daughter, Alice, in 2005. The mom-of-two and her wife at the time had chosen the sperm-donor profile of an anonymous man when they decided to get pregnant, ABC News reports. [w24]
Kings Of Cocaine: How The Albanian Mafia Seized Control Of The UK Drugs Trade – ‘They’re sophisticated, clever – and they always deliver’: from the ports of Europe to the streets of London, one criminal network is now at the top of the UK’s £5bn trade. [guardian]
James Watson: Scientist Loses Titles After Claims Over Race – Nobel Prize-winning American scientist James Watson has been stripped of his honorary titles after repeating comments about race and intelligence. [bbc]
Nearing 40? Here’s How Much You Should Have In Savings By Now – Some say life begins at 40 (usually people who just turned 40), but you’d be well advised to start saving before then. [here]
Elephants Are Evolving To Lose Tusks Following Decades Of Ivory Poaching – African elephants are losing their tusks in an astonishing example of evolution by natural selection which protects them against ivory poachers. [tele]
Roger Federer Starts 2019 Strong – But is this the year a young gun cracks the ‘big four’? [cnn]
Kanye West Pulled Out Of Coachella Because The Festival Wouldn’t Build Him A Giant Dome: Exclusive – On Jan. 1, just two days before Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett was set to announce Kanye West as one of the stars headlining the desert festival, West sprung a last-minute surprise on the concert promoter. [billboard]
When The Beatles Let Their Freak Flag Fly – The strangest item in the Beatles’ catalogue turns 50. [beast]
‘Aquaman’ Is The First DC Extended Universe Movie To Make $1 Billion – Just over a month after its initial release, in China on Dec. 7, the latest entry in the DC Extended Universe has become the 37th movie in history to make more than $1 billion at the global box office. It’s also the only DC Extended Universe release to reach that milestone. [mash]
In Defence Of Phil Collins: What Is The Genesis Of All The Hatred? – Collins, who is touring Australia, didn’t release anything as bad as Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson’s duets. [guardian]
10 Luxury Cars That Will Rule The Roads In 2019 – The demand for luxury cars, supercars and hypercars is stronger than ever, but this year an appetite for practical luxury took hold, as marques like Bentley, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce ventured into the world of SUVs. [cnn]
Rise Of The Superhuman Through Tech On The Horizon – It’s the internet’s equivalent of a note posted in a newsagent’s window. The website has a single page. No fancy videos or graphics. No colours even. Just black and white text offering jobs to “exceptional engineers and scientists”. The task at hand: “Developing ultra high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces to connect humans and computers.” [tele]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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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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