Prince Harry And Meghan Markle To Be Offered Seven-Figure Podcast Deal By Spotify – According to The Mirror, the music streaming platform is keen to sign the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who became available for new opportunities in show business when they stepped down from their royal duties earlier this year. [newshub]
1 Dead After Trump Supporters And Protesters Clash In Portland – One person was shot and killed late Saturday in Portland, Oregon, as a large caravan of President Donald Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters clashed in the streets, police said. [time]
Leonard Cohen’s Estate Slams GOP For Using ‘Hallelujah’ At RNC – The legendary singer’s estate said it had specifically denied permission to use the song and was considering legal action. [huff]
New Audio Of Trump’s Sister: Ivanka Is A Mini-Donald – Maryanne Trump Barry, President Donald Trump’s sister, is heard on secret audio recordings made by his niece, Mary Trump, criticizing Ivanka and Eric Trump, describing the former as a “mini-Donald.” [cnn]
Japan’s PM Abe Resigns As Coronavirus Hits Economy, Endangers Legacy – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving premier, announced his resignation because of poor health on Friday, ending a stint at the helm of the world’s third-biggest economy in which he sought to revive growth and bolster its defences. [mav]
Nathaniel Julius: South Africa Police Arrested For Killing Teen – Two South African police officers have been arrested over the deadly shooting of a 16-year-old boy, which had sparked violent street protests. [bbc]
The Rise And Rise Of South Africa’s ‘Cannabis Moms’ – The idea of who is a stereotypical cannabis user has undergone a massive shift, as it becomes more mainstream and decriminalised. [here]
Ramaphosa Reportedly Emerges Strong Amid Talk Of Cabinet Reshuffle – President Cyril Ramaphosa has emerged from a special ANC National Executive Committee meeting around tackling corruption in the party looking strong, with talk that he might shuffle his Cabinet to show this strength. [mav]
Couple, Dog Shot Dead In KZN Farm Attack – A couple was killed on their farm in Normandien, near Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Sunday. [tlive]
Chadwick Boseman: Black Panther Star Dies Of Cancer Aged 43 – US actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for playing Black Panther in the hit Marvel superhero franchise, has died of cancer aged 43. [bbc]
Elon Musk Shows Off A Working Brain Implant — In Pigs – Elon Musk promised that he’d show a working demo of his latest technology moonshot, a new kind of implantable chip for the brain, on Friday. And he did, but it wasn’t with a human subject: Rather, it was with a pig named Gertrude. [cnn]
Whale Dies After Being Struck By Ship In Saldanha Bay – A southern right whale died after it was reportedly struck by a ship in Saldanha Bay, according to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI). [n24]
Police Have Arrested 13 People Accused Of Gang-Raping Intoxicated Girl In Israel – Police have arrested 13 suspects accused of gang-raping an Israeli teenager, in a case that has shocked Israel and led thousands to protest sexual violence. [vice]
Conor McGregor Attends Tour De France Launch With Prince And Princess Of Monaco – The retired UFC fighter accompanied Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene in Nice this morning at the launch of the 2020 Tour de France. [mirror]
‘A Hail Mary’: Psychedelic Therapy Draws Veterans To Jungle Retreats – Ayahuasca, a vomit-inducing hallucinogenic brew, draws thousands of people each year — including former soldiers — to jungle retreats that have become an unlicensed and unregulated mental health marketplace. [nyt]
All Aboard The Torture Ship! – Up to 200 leather-clad sex fetish fans around the world cavort on annual S&M river cruise in Germany. [dm]
US Accuses Russia Of ‘Unsafe’ Plane Interception Over Black Sea – The US military says the Russian planes deliberately caused turbulence as they flew alongside and then across its path. [sky] What’s your problem, Kazanski?
Netflix’s ‘Formula 1’ Series Opens Up A Seemingly Unapproachable Sport – Until about two weeks before writing this, I had never in my life wanted to sit down and watch a car race. NASCAR, IndyCar, and Formula racing never looked appealing to me as a spectator sport. [mash]
VMAs 2020 Best-Dressed Celebrities: DaBaby, Machine Gun Kelly, Miley And More – Presenters, nominees and winners served looks — remotely or in audience-less spaces scattered throughout New York City — ranging from formal to full-on casual. [nyp]
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