L Brands To Sell Majority Stake In Victoria’s Secret for $1.1 Billion – L Brands will sell its majority stake in lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret to a private equity firm for $1.1 billion. [cnbc]
Lesotho’s Prime Minister To Be Charged With Ex-Wife’s Murder – Thomas Thabane expected on Friday to be charged in killing of his estranged wife Lipolelo in 2017. [alja]
Germany Shooting: ‘Far-Right Extremist’ Carried Out Shisha Bars Attacks – A suspected far-right extremist has killed at least nine people in attacks on two shisha bars in a city in western Germany, officials say. [bbc]
Michael Bloomberg’s Debate Was A Disaster – But That’s Not Enough To Rule Him Out – The former mayor of New York and late entrant to the Democratic presidential race looked, as always, like someone who an hour before appearing had been reanimated from the cryogenic deep freeze. [guardian]
Roger Stone Sentenced To More Than 3 Years In Prison – CNN’s Sara Murray breaks down key details of Roger Stone’s case, who was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison for lying to Congress and threatening a witness regarding his efforts for Trump’s 2016 campaign. [cnn]
Samsung Blasts Galaxy Phones Worldwide With Weird ‘1’ Notification – In what appears to be a curious accident, Galaxy phone users worldwide have received a mysterious notification from Samsung’s Find My Mobile app. [verge]
SA Start-Up Disrupts Entertainment And Model Booking Industry – A new online booking platform is revolutionising the way people, and companies, book entertainment models. [here]
Airlines Warn Of First Global Traffic Drop Since 2009 On Virus – The airline industry expects the first annual decline in global passenger demand in 11 years, after tallying up the initial impact of the thousands of flights canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak in China. [bloom]
Sony, Facebook Won’t Appear At Game Developers Conference Over Coronavirus Concerns – This follows Sony’s decision to abandon next week’s PAX East event. [vice]
Discovery Bank Now Has 78,000 Clients – Discovery has published its financial results for the six months ending December 2019, outlining the success of its new banking operation. [btech] Terribly exciting
‘Stranger Things’ Actor Raises Public Awareness Of Rare Bone Disease – Calling all “Stranger Things” fans: Did you know the reason nerdy preteen Dustin Henderson doesn’t have any front teeth in seasons one and three is because the actor who plays him has a rare bone condition? [cnn]
I Don’t Feel Like A Dictator, Says Togo’s Longtime Leader – Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe on Thursday insisted he was not a “dictator”, days before an election in which he is aiming to extend his family’s decades-long domination over the West African nation. [n24] Classic!
Lawyers To Seek Asylum For Julian Assange In France – Julian Assange’s European defence team have said they will try to seek asylum for him in France. Hearings over Assange’s extradition from the UK to the US on spying charges are due to start next week in London. [guardian]
FIT Apologizes For ‘Clearly Racist’ Alumni Fashion Show – The Fashion Institute of Technology apologized Tuesday for its “racist” alumni fashion show that had models strutting the runway in giant prosthetic ears and lips and bushy eyebrows. [nyp]
British Fugitive Arrested In Spain After Police Found Illegal Underground Tobacco Factory – Daniel Dobbs was allegedly part of the gang behind the operation near Malaga, which produced up to 3,500 cigarettes an hour. [sky]
This Female-Owned Local Skincare Brand Is Taking SA By Storm – Last year was a rough one for South African women, so we could all use a little self-care and a few success stories to get the good vibes going. [here]
Jon Peters Is Engaged To Julia Bernheim 3 Weeks After Pamela Anderson Split – Jon Peters is off the market … again! The producer, 74, is engaged to Julia Bernheim, less than three weeks after his split from Pamela Anderson. [us]
Father Files FTC Complaint Against YouTube Over Video Of His Daughter’s Murder – YouTube was hit with an FTC complaint over videos showing a young woman’s violent murder. [mash] What???!!
Egyptologists Think They May Have Found The Secret Chamber Where Queen Nefertiti Was Buried – For years, there has been a controversial theory about the famous 3,300-year-old tomb of King Tutankhamun: that Queen Nefertiti’s remains are contained just beyond its walls. [busins] I’ve always had a thing for Nefertiti
George And Amal Clooney’s Mansion Is Surrounded By Flood Water – In shocking aerial photos showing the £12m Grade-II listed home submerged after Storm Dennis – as forecasters warn eight inches of snow is on the way. [dm]
TikTok Challenges, Ranked By How Likely They Are To Maim Or Kill You – The “skull breaker” challenge is, somehow, not even the most terrifying thing happening on this app. [vice]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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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]
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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]
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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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