Downing Of MH370 ‘Almost Certainly Murder-Suicide’, Says Ex-Australian PM – Tony Abbott says the “very top levels” of the Malaysian government believe the still-missing jet was crashed on purpose. [sky]
South Africa’s Land-Policy Plans A Disaster For Economy, Says US Secretary Of State – The policy proposal is an example of centralised planning that has failed in other African states like Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Ethiopia, Mike Pompeo said. [fin24]
Trump Offered WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange A Pardon If He Covered Up Russian Hacking Of Democrats – Russian agents hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and the campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton in 2016. [cnbc]
Trump’s Choice For Intel Chief Leaves Officials ‘Blindsided’ – Richard Grennell, a Trump loyalist, does not have any direct experience in the intelligence field—a fact that triggered alarm bells for some. [dbeast]
Hanau Shooting: Eight Dead After Two Attacks In Germany – An unknown number of gunmen killed three people at the first shisha bar, Midnight, before driving to the Arena Bar & Cafe and shooting dead another five victims. [bbc]
Let’s Talk About Those Single-Use Coffee Pods – That hard plastic pod you popped into your machine this morning is going to take roughly 300 years to degrade. [here]
SpaceX Will Launch Private Citizens Into Orbit – SpaceX is planning to send up to four private citizens into space to take a trip around Earth sometime at the end of 2021 or in early 2022. [verge]
How The Coronavirus Can Kill People – The mounting toll of coronavirus deaths raises a basic question: How does the new virus make people sick, and why does it kill some of them? [washpost]
We Just Learnt How Little Money Burger King Is Making In SA – Burger King’s South African owner has found a buyer for the struggling chain – in which it is selling all of its shares, despite earlier plans to hold on to a smaller stake. [businsider]
Cape Town Is Ready To Leave Eskom And Load Shedding Behind – The City of Cape Town is looking to buy energy from independent power producers (IPPs) so that it can become less reliant on Eskom. [bustech]
Scientists Stuck Cameras On 30 Antarctic Whales And Captured This Wild Footage – Using suction cups, marine biologists recently attached 30 cameras to minke whales swimming through icy Antarctic waters. [mashable]
Simple Ingredient Could Change The Future Of Ocean-Going Ships – The shipping industry is finding creative ways to swap out the old ways of doing things for new, greener options. [here]
Lionel Messi Admits He Sees ‘Weird Things Happening’ At Barcelona – A Spanish radio station claimed the La Liga champions hired a social media firm to criticise key figures associated with the club in a bid to protect the reputation of the president. [guardian]
Caroline Flack’s Family Release Unpublished Instagram Post As Inquest Opens – “My future was swept from under my feet”: Caroline Flack’s family release unpublished message she wrote days before she died. [sky]
Steven Spielberg’s Daughter Reveals She Is A Porn Star – Mikaela Spielberg, the daughter of legendary film director Steven Spielberg, announced on Wednesday that she will be starring in her own solo porn videos. [dbeast]
Ben Affleck Explains Why He Lied About His Back Tattoo Being Fake – The “Way Back” star opened up to The New York Times about why he’d felt compelled to hide the truth. [huffpost]
Kendall Jenner Goes Topless And Covers Her Modesty With Her Hands – For provocative ‘wax bust’ fashion shoot. [dmail]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
There are a number of ongoing deals set up at our various exclusive partners. Here they are – just for you;-)
Buy Any Product From Websites That ‘Don’t Ship To SA’ – One of our most exciting partners offers you a PO Box in US, UK or Hong Kong, for you to deliver overseas online purchases to. Postbox Courier handles it from there – getting the package to you in under a week. [more]
There Is Only One Company When It Comes To Import Export Logistics – Your freight forwarding / shipping partner is probably more important than the actual products you want to move from country to country. Choose the wrong guys and you can get stung in so many ways. Be smart, use 2ov’s partners, Berry & Donaldson. [here]
It’s Time You Treat Your Pet To The Finer Things In Life – It’s all good and well posting pictures of your furry friends on social media, but you don’t want people talking about how you’re skimping on the treats. Do better. [petculture]
First Month Storage Space 50% Off At Stor-Age – Whether you need a locker for a bicycle or a garage for your house contents, Stor-Age has the space you need. And they’re offering a special ‘50% off the first month’ deal – no strings attached! You can take your stuff out after one month – no problem! [check it out]
Everyone’s Talking About Streaming These Days – There’s a world of entertainment out there, but if you want to get with the program then there’s no better place to start than Showmax. [here]
Affordable Cane Furniture – If you’re buying cane or wicker furniture anywhere else, you’re wasting a lot of time and money. These guys import directly from Malawi. Hand-Made cane furniture – buy online and have it delivered! [check it out]
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