Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Fire UK Staff, Close Buckingham Palace Office – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are continuing to distance themselves from royal life, letting go of all 15 of the UK staffers who served their office in Buckingham Palace. [p6]
Entire Board Of The César Awards, The French Oscars, Resigns After Roman Polanski Nods – The mass resignation arrives just a few weeks after 400 French industry figures signed a petition calling for a complete overhaul of the system. [vanfair]
William Barr: Trump Tweets Make My Job ‘Impossible‘ – US Attorney General William Barr has said that President Donald Trump “undercuts” him by tweeting, making it “impossible for me to do my job”. [bbc]
Harvey Weinstein Defense Makes Closing Argument: ‘Women Have Choices’ – Harvey Weinstein’s attorney, Donna Rotunno, implored a New York jury on Thursday to exonerate the former movie mogul, arguing that his accusers have shirked responsibility for their own actions. [variety]
Amazon Pauses Microsoft’s $10 Billion Pentagon Contract As Trial Proceeds – Amazon argues that President Trump’s feud with Jeff Bezos unfairly influenced the process. [verge]
Nissan’s Profits Plunge 83% And The Coronavirus Threatens Its Turnaround Plans – Nissan’s profits are still plummeting, and the company is now bracing for more pain as the novel coronavirus outbreak threatens to wreak havoc on the global auto industry. [cnn]
Why Airbnb Is Suddenly Struggling To Make Money – Once a rare profitable unicorn, the popular home-sharing platform is now losing money. [vox]
AngloGold Seals South Africa Exit With R4.4bn Asset Sale – South Africa’s fading gold industry has a new champion as iconic miner AngloGold Ashanti sells its last remaining assets to Harmony Gold Mining Co. [mw]
South Africa To Get A New State-Owned Bank And Investment Fund – Government is moving ahead with its plans to launch a state-owned bank, and it will also launch a sovereign wealth fund. [btech]
This Iconic Madiba Car Vanished 30 Years Ago – Now It May Have Been Found – The silver Toyota Cressida that carried Nelson Mandela on his short drive to freedom from Victor Verster prison to the Cape Town City Hall on the day of his release is the stuff of legends. Not in the least because afterwards the vehicle seemingly vanished. [tlive]
Mysterious ‘Ghost Population’ Of Ancient Humans Discovered – A mysterious population of ancient humans lived in West Africa about half a million years ago, and scientists believe their genes still live on in people today. [cnn]
Smart Delivery Drones Are One Step Closer In SA, Thanks To The Approval Of A New Autopilot System – A new smart drone system has just been approved for flight in South Africa which takes us one step closer towards making delivery drones – that need to fly long distances and avoid crashing into things – a reality. [busins]
SA’s ‘Tiny House’ Movement Is Gathering Steam – The ‘tiny house’ movement, which is both an architectural and social movement that encourages living a simpler life in a smaller space, is proving popular in South Africa. [here]
Last Month Was The Hottest January On Record – In 141 years of climate records, January 2020 was the hottest January yet, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. [eng]
James Brown: Prosecutor May Investigate Claim Singer Was Murdered – Woman contacted Atlanta-area district attorney to say she had evidence musician’s death was caused by someone else. [guardian]
Painfully Cool, Or Plain Stupid: What Are Celebrities Who Get Face Tattoos Thinking? – Three celebrities have had their faces tattooed this week – it’s a mini-epidemic! [guardian]
A Man Forced A Woman To Help Him Rob A Bank On This First Date From Hell – The first sign that something was off about her date came as soon as he got in the car. [vice]
‘The Batman’ Reveals First Look At Robert Pattinson In New Batsuit – Watch out, Gotham City — there’s a new Batman in town. [mash]
Jennifer Aniston Reveals She Grew Up In An ‘Unsafe’ Home – The star, who recently celebrated her 51st birthday, is the daughter of actress, Nancy Dow and soap star John Aniston, famous for playing Victor Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives, reports People. The couple divorced when The Morning Show actress was nine years old. [ch24]
The Lancashire Hideaway Of An Italian Mafia Boss – In a cupboard, in a caravan park in northern England, there is a pair of Italian leather dancing shoes. Every now and then they are brought out and polished up, before their owner spins across Northern Soul dance floors. Those shoes are treasured by their owner, a hard-working man called Mick. The man who gave them to him was his new Italian neighbour. [bbc]
‘There Is No Reason To Engage In Public Debate’ – Coleen Rooney hits back at Rebekah Vardy’s tearful TV appearance in curt statement. [dm]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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