Japanese Ninja Museum Caught With Guard Down By Thieves Who Stole 1m Yen – Police called after thieves removed a safe in three minutes – a lesson in stealth and speed that any ninja would recognise. [guardian]
Joe Biden Vows To ‘Overcome This Season Of Darkness In America’ In DNC Speech – Following an emotional introduction from his children, former Vice President Joe Biden took the stage at the fourth and last night of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday to accept the Democratic nomination for president, striking a hopeful tone even as he zeroed in on President Trump ahead of November’s election.[variety]
Bannon Charged With Fraud Over Mexico Wall Funds – Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon has been arrested and charged with fraud over a fundraising campaign to build a wall on the US-Mexico border. [bbc]
Trump’s New Legal Nightmare: Will Steve Bannon Flip? – Bannon is facing charges that carry up to 20 years in prison. He also knows quite a lot about the inner workings of Trumpland. [vice]
Cigarettes Are More Expensive Than Before The Lockdown Ban – And It Is About To Get Worse – It’s not your imagination: some cigarette brands really are more expensive than before they were banned under South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown. And the bad news is that they’re about to get even pricier. [busins]
Putin Critic Navalny In Coma, Aides Suspect Poisoning – Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was in a coma in a Siberian hospital on Thursday after drinking a cup of tea that his spokeswoman said she believed was laced with poison. [dmav] And he looks like Jude Law.
Suspected Power Cable Thief’s Body Found On Pylon – A suspected power cable thief was electrocuted and killed while 25m above-ground on an Eskom pylon in Brakpan on Wednesday. [n24]
Estée Lauder To Cut Up To 2,000 Jobs Worldwide After Profits Dive – Most of the cuts will be shop employees and support workers as the beauty giant boosts its digital operations. [bidet]
The King, His Lover – And The Elephant In The Palace – Spain’s former King Juan Carlos’ former lover Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein talks exclusively to the BBC about a multi-million euro gift from Juan Carlos, her claims of harassment by Spain’s secret service – and that elephant. [bbc]
NASA Is Going To Try To Hunt Down A Leak On The International Space Station This Weekend – NASA and its Russian partner Roscosmos are going to try to hunt down the source of a very small leak on the International Space Station this weekend, one that has been causing air to release a little more rapidly from the ISS for the last year. [verge]
Greenland Ice Sheet Lost A Record 1m Tonnes Of Ice Per Minute In 2019 – Climate-driven loss is likely to be the worst for centuries, and is pushing up sea levels. [guardian]
Five Alcohol Trends To Consider Before Stocking The Bar Fridge – If you’re celebrating the end of the prohibition on alcohol sales this weekend with some quality tipple, there’s no harm in trying out something new. [here]
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? ‘Best Ever’ Contestant To Win Top Prize For First Time In 14 years – No details have been released about the winner, but host Jeremy Clarkson says they knew “just about everything”. [sky]
Ben Affleck Will Return As Batman In The Flash – His Caped Crusader will appear along with Michael Keaton’s in the upcoming movie, which explores a multiverse of DC Comics heroes. [vanfair]
3 of the World’s Deadliest Serial Killers Come From The Same Place: Why? – We look at the case of Luis Garavito, the world’s most prolific serial killer, to understand how Colombia creates such monsters. [vice]
Kendall Jenner Bikini Vibes – Supermodel sizzles in skimpy bikini on romantic beach date with her new beau Devin Booker. [dm]
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