England Need To Hit The Heights Again To Overcome Springboks – England will rightly be favourites to win Saturday’s World Cup final after dethroning the All Blacks last weekend but they are likely to have to pull another big performance out of the bag to prevent South Africa from securing a third crown. [mav]
Rugby World Cup Final: England Team Unchanged For South Africa Match – England head coach Eddie Jones says his team are ready to produce their finest hour after naming an unchanged team for Saturday’s World Cup final against South Africa. [bbc]
Win Or Lose: Rassie Confirms World Cup Final His Last Test In Charge – Rassie Erasmus has confirmed that Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final will be his last Test as head coach of the Springboks. [s24]
Trump Impeachment Effort Passes First Test In Divided U.S. Congress – A deeply divided U.S. House of Representatives took a major step on Thursday in the effort to impeach President Donald Trump when lawmakers approved rules for the next, more public, stage in the Democratic-led inquiry into Trump’s attempt to have Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival. [reuters]
Islamic State Names New Leader After Death Of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi – Terror group confirms death of Baghdadi and says he has been replaced by Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi. [guardian]
‘The Social Network’ Writer Aaron Sorkin Rips Mark Zuckerberg In Open Letter – Don’t shed a single tear for him, but Mark Zuckerberg continues to be assailed for his very bad decisions about political speech on Facebook. [mash]
Constantia Housewives Embrace Marijuana – Now that it’s decriminalised to use marijuana for personal and private use, a whole new breed of pothead is emerging. [here]
Latest Impeachment Witness: I Wasn’t Worried That Trump Broke The Law With Call – Tim Morrison backed up some details—and disputed others—about the now infamous call with the Ukrainian president. But he did say he didn’t think it crossed a legal line. [beast]
Suit Calls Ex-WeWork CEO Adam Neumann Sexist Pothead – WeWork’s ousted chief executive, Adam Neumann, has been slapped with an explosive pregnancy and gender-discrimination suit. [nyp]
A ‘Growing Club’ Of ‘Very Powerful Countries’ Is Steering Away From Using The Dollar – The U.S. dollar has been the world’s major reserve currency for decades, but that status could come under threat as “very powerful countries” seek to undermine its importance, warned Anne Korin, from the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security. [cnbc]
Scientists Say A Quarter Of Pigs Around The World Could Die Of Swine Fever – Around a quarter of the world’s pigs are expected to die from African swine fever as authorities grapple with a complex disease spreading rapidly in the globalization era, the World Organization for Animal Health’s president said Thursday. [time]
Cuba Gooding Jr. Pleads Not Guilty To New Misconduct Claim – The actor’s criminal case now includes allegations from three women, growing in recent weeks from a lone allegation that led to his arrest in June. [vanfair]
John Bercow Ruined I’m A Celeb Chances By Demanding Massive £1 Million Fee – John Bercow was widely tipped to enter the showbiz jungle after leaving the political bearpit of the House of Commons. [mirror]
Mihalik Murder: One Year On And Family Still Waits For Justice – It has been a year since Cape Town advocate Pete Mihalik, 50, was shot dead at close range while doing a school run on a sunny spring day. [n24]
WWII Destroyer Located By Paul Allen’s Research Vessel Is Deepest Shipwreck Ever Discovered – The late Paul Allen’s ship-hunting team aboard the Research Vessel Petrel has reached record new depths with its latest discovery. [gw]
‘This Has Got To Be Finished’: Hearing Set For $3m Lotto Prize Lawsuit – A Sydney disability pensioner’s long-running lawsuit over an unclaimed $3.3 million 1997 Lotto prize has been set down for a hearing by a judge who says “this has got to be finished”. [smh]
What Ongoing Markle Family Drama Tells Us About Meghan and Harry’s Media Strategy – The spotlight has been off of Meghan’s half-siblings for a while. But new headlines about them might illustrate why the Sussexes saw wisdom in taking on the tabloids. [vanfair]
Trump’s Joke About Melania Is Just One Of Their Many Awkward Moments – Trump is said to have joked about the state of his marriage – the latest chapter in the strange spectacle of their relationship. [guardian]
Watch These Astronauts Play Baseball In Zero-Gravity – NASA astronauts played baseball on the International Space Station as part of a televised appearance during the World Series. [cnn]
17 Celebrities Who Are Slaying Their Halloween 2019 Costumes – The celebs are out in full force costuming it up for Halloween 2019, and boy, they did not come to play. [mash]
Kim Kardashian Is Legally Blonde! – Reality star turned law student wears bikini and pink slip to recreate Reese Witherspoon’s famous video essay in EPIC Halloween tribute. [dm]
Martin Scorsese’s Scariest Movies Of All Time – Just in time for Halloween, the man who brought you “Taxi Driver” and “The Departed” shares his favorite horror movies ever. [beast]
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