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Joe Biden Announces Kamala Harris As White House Running Mate – Making her the first black woman on a major party presidential ticket in US history and providing him with a partner well suited to go on the attack against Trump. [busday]
‘Tobacco Products Kill, Are Not Essential’: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – Dlamini-Zuma argued in her affidavit, filed last week, that tobacco was not a vital, priority or indispensable commodity, [timeslive]
Trump Says Americans Will Have To Learn Chinese If Biden Wins – Trump blames China for failing to contain the spread of coronavirus and concealing information about the disease in its early stages. [cnn]
130 New Deaths, 2 511 New COVID-19 Infections For SA As Recovery Rate Hits 75% – SA’s coronavirus death toll now stands at 10 621, with a majority of the deaths coming from the Western Cape (3429 deaths), Gauteng (2618), the Eastern Cape (2266), and KZN (1420). [iol]
Mkhize Hints At Easing Of Lockdown Restrictions – But Warns Of A ‘Second Wave’ – “We will need to make certain restrictions around easing restrictions and the NCCC will have to take into account a lot of issues.” [bustech]
What We Know About The Beirut Explosions And Their Aftermath – Explosions in Beirut last week left more than 160 people dead and more than 6,000 injured. On Monday, the country’s prime minister resigned. [washpost]
SA Researcher Enjoys His Coffee With Penguins And Seals – If you’re spending a year studying life on a remote island, you’re going to need some excellent coffee to keep you going. [here]
Coronavirus: First Outbreak In New Zealand After 102 Days Sees Auckland Put Into Lockdown – Auckland will be placed into “Level Three” restrictions after four people from one family in the city contracted COVID-19. [sky]
Continued Alcohol Sales Ban Threatens SA, EU Trade Deal – SA Alcohol Industry – This comes after EU industry body SpiritsEUROPE’s call on the SA government to provide a “clear” and “reliable” timeline to lift the total ban on the sale of alcohol. [citizen]
Des Van Rooyen, Goes Full ‘Bell Pottinger’, Attacks ANC, ‘White Capital’ – David Douglas “Des” van Rooyen, the man whose appointment as minister of finance by Jacob Zuma in 2015 cost the South African economy R500-billion, finally got to make his maiden speech. [dailymav]
Netherlands Police Bust Country’s Largest Cocaine Lab At Ex-Riding Stables – Police seize drugs valued at up to €6m and arrest at least 17 suspects at stables. [guardian]
Putin Announced Russia Approved A COVID-19 Vaccine — And Gave It To His Daughter – He said he hoped Russia would soon start mass-producing the vaccine. [businsider]
Blackface Photos Banned From Facebook And Instagram – Facebook and its sister service Instagram will ban images of blackface and content that depicts Jewish people controlling the world as part of a global crackdown on harmful stereotypes. [tele]
New Dinosaur Related To T. Rex Discovered On Isle Of Wight – It has been named Vectaerovenator inopinatus and belongs to the group of dinosaurs that includes Tyrannosaurus rex and modern-day birds. [bbc]
‘He’s Off My Christmas Card List’: Stuart Broad Fined £2 000 By Father – Stuart Broad has been given a stern reminder from his father, the match referee, about bad language and left on the verge of a ban. [guardian]
Want To Learn Photoshop? These Are The Best Online Courses For That – Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, you’ll find a course here that meets you at your level. [mashable]
Princess Eugenie ‘Upset’ Meghan Pregnancy Revealed On Her Wedding Day – Going public on Eugenie’s big day “did not go down particularly well” and the princess “felt the couple should have waited”. [sky]
Nicole Scherzinger, 42, Showcases Her Incredible Frame – In a pink bikini as she goes paddle-boarding in St. Lucia. [dmail]
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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