Coronavirus ‘Is The Worst Enemy You Can Imagine’, Leading Doctors Warn – The World Health Organisation has given a new name to the disease that has sickened more than 44,000 people: COVID-19. [sky]
Teodorin Obiang: French Court Fines Equatorial Guinea VP – An appeal court in France has fined Equatorial Guinea’s vice-president €30m ($33m; £25m) for using public money to fund his lavish lifestyle. [bbc]
’The Gloves Are Off’: Trump Pushes Revenge Operations – Since his acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial, President Donald Trump has privately encouraged his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to keep investigating the Biden family and Ukraine, and to keep updating him and his administration, including the Justice Department, on his findings, according to two people familiar with their discussions. [beast]
The Difference Between ‘Artificial’ And ‘Natural’ Flavours In Food And Drinks – Is it just me, or are the ingredients listed as ‘artificial flavours’ or ‘natural flavours’ incredibly vague? [here]
Zuma, The Idiot-King Who Will Never Go Away – The straight shooter with a sick note will be the real subject of SONA 2020. [mav]
Trump Loves China For One Thing: Executing Drug Dealers – The president claimed nations that use the death penalty for drug offenses have solved their drug problems. In fact they have not. [vice]
Queen’s Grandson Peter Phillips And Wife Autumn To Divorce – Queen Elizabeth’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, and his wife Autumn have decided to divorce, a spokesman for the couple has revealed in a statement. [cnn]
Elon Musk: Delete Facebook, ‘It’s Lame’ – Although Elon Musk is especially active on Twitter, he is seemingly less fond of Facebook. [cnbc]
South Africa To Introduce New Border Policies – The Department of Home Affairs is working on a new border system which will make it easier for people to travel to and from South Africa. [btech]
Northern Ireland: First Same-Sex Marriage Couple ‘Living The Dream’ – Robyn Peoples, 26, and Sharni Edwards, 27, make history after marrying in Co Antrim following a landmark law change. [sky]
David Hockney’s The Splash Sold For More Than £23m – The painting depicts the moment after a diver hits the water in a swimming pool. [guardian]
Ferrari Reveal Their 2020 F1 Car, The SF1000 – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc have helped unveil the team’s 2020 challenger, the SF1000, at an extravagant launch ceremony at the iconic Romolo Valli Theatre in Reggio Emilia, some 30km from Ferrari’s Maranello hometown. [f1]
Throttling, Shaping, And Contention Ratio – What They Mean For Your Internet Speed – Not all internet connections and contracts are created equal, and there are some important terms to understand before you sign on the dotted line. [here]
Black Coffee Reflects On Accident That Left His Arm Paralysed – While South Africans are celebrating 30 years since Mandela was released from prison today, Black Coffee is also reflecting on the moment he was involved in an accident that left his arm paralysed. [ch24]
Will Elon Musk Create An Orbiting Garbage Pile Around Earth? – There’s a lot of junk orbiting Earth. Old rocket bodies, defunct satellites, and pieces of defunct satellites, plus the military missiles that destroyed them. Many thousands of them. [beast]
Harrison Ford Calls Trump A “Son Of A Bitch” – The actor made the remarks during an appearance on ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ to discuss his latest film, ‘Call of the Wild.’ [holrep]
Jennifer Aniston Vamps It Up In Kinky Leather Boots – While she compares notes with Sandra Bullock about dating the same guy and hints she sees ‘kids’ in her future. [dm]
Pornhub Launches Cameo-Esque Video Message Generator For Valentine’s Day – While Valentine’s Day is regarded as the most romantic day of the year, it is also (understandably) very horny — and no one understands that quite like Pornhub. [mash]
Britain’s Got Talent Audition Horror – Leaves Simon Cowell threatening to cancel show as magic trick backfires. [metro]
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