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The Nightmare Of Greece’s Evia, An Island Devoured By Flames – United in their struggle against this relentless, ravenous enemy, they fight to defend their land, their homes, and their livelihoods. For many, the battle has already been lost. [cnn]
‘I Had No Clue’: Ramaphosa Recommended Brian Molefe To Zuma As Eskom CEO – Molefe has been accused of having close ties to the Gupta family, and during his time at both companies, contracts were awarded to entities linked to the Guptas and their associates. [fin24]
SA Passes 9 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Mark, But More Than 500 Virus Deaths Recorded In 24 Hours – The new cases came at a positivity rate — the number of positive outcomes against the number of tests taken in the same period — of 18.9%. [timeslive]
3 Lockdown Scenarios For South Africa – Including A Fourth Wave Over Christmas – Professional services firm PwC has published its latest economic outlook for South Africa, which includes forecast scenarios for the country’s lockdown levels. [bustech]
The Odds Of A Hazardous Asteroid Hitting Earth Are Higher Than Previously Thought, NASA Says – Osiris-Rex has been investigating Bennu since 2018, and is now heading back to Earth on a long, roundabout loop, after collecting samples of rock and dust. [sky]
Proof That Fruit And Veggies Are Great For Brain Health, Too – This is your official PSA to start that flavonoid-loaded fruit and veg diet, with a new study showing how wide-ranging the benefits can be. [here]
Surf School Owner Killed Kids After Being ‘Enlightened’ By QAnon: Feds – Matthew Taylor Coleman admitted to stabbing his children, aged 1 and 3, because they had “serpent DNA,” according to court documents. [dbeast]
Russian Millionaire Admits Killing Man He ‘Mistook For Bear’ – Igor Redkin, 55, said in a statement to Russian media that he had heard there was a bear at the rubbish dump in the village of Ozernovsky in Kamchatka. [bbc]
New Heat Record As ‘Lucifer’ Sweeps Italy – The blistering temperature was recorded near Syracuse, beating Italy’s all-time record of 48.5 degrees, set in Sicily in 1999, and the 1977 record of 48 degrees at Eleusis in Greece. [ewn]
Cecil Revisited: Another Hwange Male Lion Shot By A Bow Hunter – The hunt was licensed, but is baiting lions and putting arrows through their bodies conservation — or money-driven cruelty? [dailymav]
Nurse In Germany Suspected Of Replacing Covid Vaccines With Saline Solution – While saline solution is harmless, most people who got vaccinated in Germany in March and April when the suspected switch took place are elderly and at high risk. [guardian]
Scotland May Pursue Money-Laundering Investigation Into Trump’s Golf Courses, Judge Rules – Scotland could pursue a “McMafia” investigation into former US President Donald Trump’s Scottish golf courses. [businsider]
Kepa The Hero As Chelsea Edge Out Villarreal To Win Super Cup – Chelsea started the new season as they ended the last with a European trophy by beating Villarreal 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to win the UEFA Super Cup in Belfast. [iol]
Michael Schumacher Living With ‘Consequences’ Of Horror Accident – Ex-Ferrari team boss Jean Todt said Michael Schumacher’s devoted wife has “willed him to survive” after his 2013 skiing accident and is hopeful the F1 legend’s condition will improve. [newsau]
Four Odd Amazon Products That You’ll Probably End Up Loving – We all start off with the best intentions, but once you go down the Amazon wormhole, there’s no coming back. [here]
Bella Hadid Shows Off Supermodel Body In A Vibrant Pink Bikini – In throwback photos from a ‘day off in paradise’… as she kisses her beau Marc Kalman. [dmail]
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