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Vatican Says It Will Not Bless Same-Sex Unions, Calling Them A ‘Sin’ – Explaining their decision, the Holy See referred to same-sex unions as a “choice,” described them as sinful and said they “cannot be recognized as objectively ordered” to God’s plans. [cnn]
Be Ready For Another Five Years Of Load-Shedding, Eskom Warns – SA’s long-suffering citizens should brace themselves for another five years of load-shedding as Eskom struggles to keep its ailing coal-fired power stations on the boil. [timeslive]
Western Cape Education MEC In Race Row After Tweeting About UCT Acceptance Letter – It later emerged the pupil had declined an acceptance letter from the university, and had been issued with a standard response. [news24]
North Korea: Kim Jong-Un’s Sister Warns US Not To ‘Cause A Stink’ – “A word of advice to the new administration of the United States that is struggling to spread the smell of gunpowder on our land from across the ocean.” [bbc]
Alexei Navalny Moved To ‘Concentration Camp’ Known For Strict Control – Kremlin critic reveals on Instagram he has arrived in penal colony north-east of Moscow and has a ‘freshly shaven head’. [guardian]
Property And The Pandemic: Behind South Africa’s Bizarre 2020 Housing Bounce – The housing market has been supported by the Reserve Bank’s decision to cut interest rates to historical lows, leading to the influx of first-time home buyers. [dailymav]
Riot Suspects Bear-Sprayed Capitol Cop Brian Sicknick In The Face Before He Died: Prosecutors – Two men who allegedly assaulted Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick with bear spray as thousands of MAGA rioters breached the U.S. Capitol. [dbeast]
Prince William’s Message To The World: ‘I Am Diana’s Son Too’ – The Cambridges are taking control of the narrative after the Sussexes’ Oprah interview but the Princes’ love of their mother can unite them. [tele]
Uber Rider From Hell Has Turned Herself In—And She’s Facing Years In Prison – Arna Kimiai, 24, was caught on video coughing on her driver and pulling off his mask in San Francisco last week. [vice]
Crypto Art Just Set A R1 Billion Record. SA’s First Gallery Auction Starts This Week – The artwork for sale will be in the form of a GIF file, with moving elements added to a painting of local artist Norman O’Flynn acclaimed “Timekeeper” series. [businsidersa]
Elon Musk Crowns Himself ‘Technoking’ Of Tesla – CFO Zach Kirkhorn is now “Master of Coin”. [verge]
Hefty Fuel Price Hike Looms In April – Motorists must brace themselves for an increase of well over R1 a litre in petrol and 92c for diesel, says the AA. [busday]
Let’s Settle The Coffee Versus Green Tea Debate – For the sake of everyone in the office, and all of your friends, it’s time we settled the debate over which is better for your health. [here]
Killer Whose Home Inspired The Amityville Horror Films Dies Aged 69 – Ronald DeFeo was serving a sentence of 25 years to life for the 1974 killings in Amityville, on Long Island. [skynews]
Anthony Joshua And Tyson Fury Sign Deal Ahead Of Undisputed World Heavyweight Title Fight – Unified champion Joshua will put his WBA, IBF and WBO belts on the line against the unbeaten WBC champion Fury this year. [skysports]
Oscars 2021: The Complete Nominations List – Netflix’s “Mank” scored a leading 10 nominations, including nods for best director (David Fincher), best actor (Gary Oldman) and best supporting actress (Amanda Seyfried), in addition to best picture. [variety]
Tinder Will Soon Let You Get Background Checks On Your Matches – While anyone can get a background check regardless of their gender or sexuality, the new feature is being introduced specifically with the protection of women and marginalized groups. [mashable]
Pippa Middleton Gives Birth To Her Second Child – Duchess of Cambridge’s sister, 37, welcomes 6lbs 7oz baby girl with husband James Matthews – and her name Grace Elizabeth gives a nod to Carole AND the Queen! [dmail]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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