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Gates Divorce Talks Started In 2019 On Epstein Link – Melinda French Gates began working with divorce lawyers well over a year before her split with Bill Gates was announced last week, partly over concerns about her husband’s dealings with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. [bloomberg]
‘I Gave It My All’: Please Call Me Inventor Pins Hopes On Latest Attempt After 20-Year Tussle With Vodacom – Nkosana Makate, who believes he deserves more than R10 billion in compensation, says he has given all that he could in his battle with Vodacom. [news24]
Jerusalem Protests: Netanyahu Defends Israeli Action After Clashes With Palestinians – The two nights of clashes took place around Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque complex, a frequent flashpoint for violence. It is one of Islam’s most revered sites. [bbc]
New Covid-19 Variant Arrives In SA As Third Wave Starts To Stir – SA has detected its first cases of a coronavirus variant initially identified in India, adding a highly infectious mutation of the Covid-19 virus just when some parts of the country are picking up early signs of a third wave of infections. [busday]
With New Variants In SA, Vaccine Rollout Must Accelerate, Say Experts – Millions of citizens in SA are yet to be vaccinated against the virus, that has led to at least 1.5 million positive cases. [citizen]
Dogecoin Tumbles After Elon Musk Jokes About It On ‘SNL’ – After pumping up the value of the cryptocurrency in the lead-up to Musk’s SNL appearance, investors sold off dogecoin sharply after the Musks talked about it on the show. [cnn]
NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Survived Its First One-Way Flight, Landing In A New Airfield On Mars – NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has survived its riskiest maneuver yet: landing in a new spot on Mars. [businsider]
Killing Machines: Humble British Hedgehog Causes Havoc In New Zealand – Brought over by British settlers to make themselves feel more at home, the diminutive mammals are thriving – which spells doom for native wildlife. [guardian]
Scottish Independence Referendum – Nicola Sturgeon tells Boris Johnson new vote is ‘when, not if’, and the first minister’s spokesman says she told Boris Johnson during a phone call that another referendum is inevitable. [sky]
Here’s How Much The Average Taxpayer Earns In Joburg, Cape Town And Durban – The report shows that most assessed taxpayers are based in Gauteng, and that the province also has the highest average taxable income at R435,239. [bustech]
Debris From Chinese Space Rocket Booster Lands In Indian Ocean Near Maldives, China Report – It ended days of international speculation over whether plummeting rocket debris might be scattered over a populated area. [washpost]
World’s Biggest Jewellery Maker Will No Longer Use Mined Diamonds – The company is set to release its first collection using lab-made stones in the UK, and will turn to other markets in 2022. [moneyweb]
Cape Gem Cracks ‘World’s Most Beautiful Beaches’ List – Travel & Leisure’s ‘most beautiful beaches in the world’ list features 25 gems from around the globe, one of which is in our own backyard. [here]
The State Of Cricket Capture In India – Keeping the Indian Premier League running was part of Modi’s strategy to market his government’s ability to handle the Covid-19 pandemic, but it only reinforced his party’s intrusion in Indian cricket. [newframe]
Obama Family Announces Death Of Family Dog Bo, The “Loyal Companion” Who Spent Two Terms In The White House – The Obamas posted a series of photos of Bo on social media on Saturday, paying tribute to the role the dog had in their family. [cbs]
AKA Responds To Reports Of ‘Violence And Drugs’ In His Relationship With Nelli Tembe – Allegations of “drug use and incidents of violence” apparently plagued the couple’s relationship. [sowetan]
Kim Kardashian Accused Of Photoshopping Bikini Photo With Four Toes – Although many were bowled over by her sexy pose, other fans were more concerned with Kim’s bare foot, which was perched on a tree stump. [newsau]
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