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Harvey Weinstein Appeals Against Conviction For Sex Crimes – His lawyers argue that the judge made several errors that denied Weinstein’s right to a fair trial. [bbc]
‘Significant Number Of Terrorists’ Shot Down – Mozambique Army Claims Militants Killed In Battle – The true death toll is not yet known, but thousands were displaced and the French energy giant Total suspended operations at its multibillion-dollar plant. [news24]
SA’s Vaccination Rollout: Tortoise Vs Hares In Race To Covid-19 Jab – Criticism of the snail’s pace at which SA is rolling out Covid-19 vaccinations compared with its economic peers is unfair and misplaced, leading health economists and academics say. [timeslive]
NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Survives First Freezing Night On Mars – The 4-pound helicopter finally separated on April 3 from the belly of the Perseverance rover, where it has been stashed since before the rover launched from Earth in July. [cnn]
Putin Has Signed A Law Allowing Him Two More Terms As Russia’s Leader – The law allows him to potentially hold onto power until 2036, a move that formalizes constitutional changes endorsed in a vote last year. [time]
How Much It Costs To Fix Potholes In South Africa – Transport minister Fikile Mbalula was recently asked about the costs involved in maintaining the country’s roads, and how much it will cost to eliminate every pothole in South Africa. [bustech]
The Final Two Crew Members Have Been Announced For Inspiration4’s Civilian Mission To Orbit Earth – SpaceX is earmarking the lift-off no earlier than 15 September, which will depart from Kennedy Space Centre’s Launch Complex 39A. [businsider]
Lava Photos From The Newest Iceland Eruption Show A Wild, Oozing Flow – Molten rock likely from miles underground is flowing out of a newly opened fissure in the ground on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula. [mashable]
Why Do South African Students Fare Worse At Maths Than Their Counterparts In Other Countries? – This is clear from results of South African learners in the International Mathematics and Science Study. [iol]
Café Caprice Is Giving Away A R5 000 Birthday Brunch – April birthdays were pretty miserable last year, which is why Café Caprice wants to make sure that this year you’ll be celebrating in style. [here]
Chauvin’s Use Of Force On George Floyd Was ‘In No Way’ Policy, Says Police Chief – Medaria Arradondo says on sixth day of trial that ex-officer’s treatment of George Floyd breached regulations. [guardian]
The South African Who Scammed Investors Out Of Millions – At its height South African Eran Eyal’s Springleap was touted as one of the country’s most successful tech start-ups. [mybb]
Spurs Players Getting Fed Up With Jose Mourinho’s Withering Comments – Mourinho – famed for holding onto leads – was asked why Spurs could not do so against Newcastle; ‘same coach, different players’ he replied. [telegraph]
Ten More ‘Girls Do Porn’ Victims Join Lawsuit Against Pornhub – The number of women suing Pornhub’s parent company Mindgeek in this complaint is now at 50. [vice]
Flashback: Kurt Cobain Rips Through ‘Dive’ In Lingerie At 1993 Nirvana Show – On the anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, watch him perform an early gem in a lace slip and tiara. [rollingstone]
Piers Morgan Claims He Has ‘Universal Support Of British Public’ Over Meghan Comments In First Interview Since GMB Departure – Morgan told Fox News presenter Tucker Carlson the Duchess of Sussex is “delusional” and “on the make”. [sky]
Khloe Kardashian’s Team Scramble To Remove Bikini Photo Posted ‘Without Permission’ By An Assistant – A candid image of Khloe Kardashian, seemingly unedited, surfaced over the weekend and was reposted on different forums online. [dmail]
David Schwimmer Teases New Element Of ‘Friends’ Reunion – The actor also revealed when filming for the highly anticipated show is taking place. [huffpost]
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