Ancestral Homeland Of Modern Humans In Botswana, Study Finds – Region south of the Zambezi river was once home to an enormous lake, roughly twice the area of modern-day Lake Victoria. [aljazeera]
Hacker’s Deadline Passes: City Of Johannesburg Says It Is Not Paying – The group sent a ransom note to the City of Johannesburg on Thursday, demanding payment of 4 bitcoins by October 28 at 5PM, or it would upload all data it had hacked. [news24]
Boris Johnson Fails — Again — To Secure An Early Election – The UK Prime Minister suffered yet another bruising defeat on Monday when Parliament rejected his bid to hold an early election in December. [cnn]
Malema, Shivambu To Stay But Rest Of EFF Leadership Will Bite The Dust – A picture is beginning to emerge of a new EFF leadership that will keep leader Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu in place but the rest of the top six will bite the dust. [citypress]
Boston College Student’s Girlfriend Charged Over His Suicide – An “extensive investigation” police determined that she “was physically, verbally and psychologically abusive towards Mr Urtula during their 18-month-long tumultuous relationship”. [bbc]
No More ‘Blue Wobbly Jelly’, John Steenhuisen Says Of The Future DA – The new DA parliamentary leader says the party has been caught in the middle between the EFF on the left and the Freedom Front Plus on the right. [businessday]
Airlie Beach Shark Attack: British Tourist’s Foot Bitten Off In Queensland – Briton and another tourist both in a serious condition with lower limb injuries after they were bitten off the Whitsundays coast. [guardian]
City Approves R14-Billion Foreshore Development Despite Objections – The Harbour Arch development, which will be the largest of its kind in the Cape Town city centre, was approved by the Municipal Planning Tribunal last week. [groundup]
Northern California Fire Grows To 74,300 Acres As Crews Battle Shifting Winds – The fire has prompted the evacuations of nearly 200,000 people as it menaces the population hub of Santa Rosa. [washpost]
Princess Di’s Former Butler Says Seeing Meghan Markle Battle With British Tabloids Is All Too Familiar – close confidant Paul Burrell told Insider watching Meghan Markle’s battle with the media feels like “witnessing history again”. [businsider]
Uber Eats Hopes Drones Can Lift It To Profitability – Uber reveals the design of a drone with six rotors that change position for vertical takeoffs and landings. It can stay aloft for 18 minutes, with a range of 18 miles. [wired]
Apple Debuts AirPods Pro, With ‘New Design’ And Noise-Cancelling Capabilities – The Pro model has a feature called Adaptive EQ, which automatically tunes songs for better sound. [time]
Here’s Why Memories Come Flooding Back When You Visit Places From Your Past – What triggers this rush of memories, and how can you suddenly remember things you may not have thought about for decades? [conversation]
This Guy’s Rare Medical Condition Takes Brewing Your Own Beer To The Next Level – This American man’s unfortunate encounter with some antibiotics took the concept of a ‘beer boep’ to the extreme. [here]
England In Hot Water For ‘V’-Shaped Haka Response – England face a possible fine from World Rugby following their response to the All Blacks’ haka prior to their semi-final in Yokohama last Saturday. [sport24]
SABC To Broadcast Rugby World Cup Final – On Monday, the SABC announced that it had reached an agreement with SuperSport to broadcast the final on Saturday and the third-place playoff between New Zealand and Wales on Friday. [enca]
‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ May Reboot Without Johnny Depp – Stuart Beattie, who has worked as a screenwriter on “Pirates of the Caribbean”, hinted that the franchise will be rebooted without Johnny Depp. [iol]
Massage Parlors With ‘Happy Endings’ Give These Sex Workers A Decent Living – Often portrayed as hotbeds of human trafficking, workers, owners, and activists say these places can be a safe and reliable option for immigrants. [vice]
Miley Cyrus And Cody Simpson Share Romantic Embrace As They Kiss In Front Of Diners – They are in the first flush of love – and don’t care who knows it. [dailymail]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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