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Why Scientists Are Suddenly More Interested In The Lab-Leak Theory Of Covid’s Origin – The US is calling for more study, and more openly considering the idea that mistakes or an accident in a Chinese lab caused the Covid-19 pandemic. [cnn]
Timeline: How The Wuhan Lab-Leak Theory Suddenly Became Credible – A lack of transparency by China and renewed attention to the activities of the Wuhan lab have led some scientists to say they were too quick to discount a possible link at first. [washpost]
SA Records 102 Covid-19 Deaths And More Than 3,000 Cases In 24 Hours – Health ministry says ‘all provinces’ have shown increases in new cases in the past week compared to the week before. [timeslive]
Dead End: The Penultimate Humiliation Of Ace Magashule – The latest decisions by the ANC’s National Working Committee (NWC) appear to show suspended Secretary-General Ace Magashule going down a one-way street from which there is no return. [dailymav]
QAnon Crowd Convinced UFOs Are A Diversion From Voter Fraud – “They want you talking about aliens because they don’t want you talking about Maricopa,” Newsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson tweeted. [dbeast]
Zuma-Thales Arms Deal Case Kicks Off Today – The charges against Zuma and Thales are expected to be put to them in court today and they, to tender pleas of either guilty or not guilty. [citizen]
Farce As UK Government’s Plan For New Local Lockdowns Unravels – Ministers forced into retreat after local authorities threaten to defy guidelines that placed restrictions on travel and socialising. [telegraph]
Inside Cape Town’s Latest Micro Apartment Development – The development offers apartments ranging in size from 19 square metres through to 60 square metres, with cracking views out over the city. [here]
Prosecutors Convene Grand Jury That Could Weigh Potential Trump Charges – Trump and his businesses have been under investigation in the state for more than two years by the Manhattan district attorney’s office. [huffpost]
Angelina Jolie Criticizes Judge Deciding Custody Arrangements With Brad Pitt – Actor claims she was denied a fair trial when the judge refused to allow her children to testify in the case. [guardian]
Four Bogus Cellulite Myths Busted – Getting rid of cellulite is a multi-faceted task, which requires a multi-layered solution. It also requires some popular myths to be busted. [here]
The Long, Strange Life Of The World’s Oldest Naked Mole Rat – These death-defying rodents do not age normally. Will their weird biology help extend human life spans, or are those ambitions a dead end? [wired]
AMC And GameStop Skyrocket As Reddit Traders Rally Around Meme Stocks Anew – “Wall Street clearly underestimated a generation raised on highly coordinated Friday night World of Warcraft raids.” [forbes]
SA’s Last Thousand Doses Of J&J Sisonke Vaccine Will Go To Rugby And Olympic Stars This Week – The Sisonke project, which vaccinated healthcare workers against Covid-19, will use its last thousand doses this week. [businsidersa]
PM ‘Wanted To Be Infected With Covid On Live TV, Called Virus Kung-Flu And Was Slow To Act Because He Was On Holiday – Just some of the grenades Dominic Cummings will lob at Boris Johnson tomorrow in explosive evidence to MPs. [dmail]
Marilyn Manson Active Arrest Warrant Issued On Assault Charges – Mr Manson, 52, is accused of two counts of “class A misdemeanour simple assault” involving a videographer during a concert in Gilford in 2019. [bbc]
Bride Heartbroken As Wedding Venue Refuses To Refund R78 000 Booking Fee After Fiancé Dies Of Cancer – Insurance underwriter, Fiona, was forced to cancel wedding when she lost Guy, a tiler, seven months after he was diagnosed with the disease. [w24]
Elliot Page Praised For Sharing Bare-Chested Picture In Swimming Shorts After His Top Surgery – Page’s social media update comes after he told Oprah about his transition, saying he finally felt comfortable in his body. [sky]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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