Tobacco Firm Philip Morris Seals £1.1bn Takeover Of UK Inhaler Maker Vectura – Bid for British firm, which makes asthma inhalers, has caused outrage among health campaigners. [guardian]
Man Called Largest Child Porn Purveyor Gets 27-Year Sentence – A man described by U.S. authorities as the world’s most prolific purveyor of child pornography at the time of his arrest in Ireland was sentenced on Wednesday to 27 years in federal prison. [ap]
UAE Invests $14 Billion In Britain As It Tries To Look Beyond Oil – The United Arab Emirates will pour £10 billion ($13.8 billion) into the United Kingdom over the next five years, as the Gulf state seeks to diversify its economy beyond fossil fuels. [cnn]
Piers Morgan Hired To Launch Rupert Murdoch TV Station TalkTV – News UK TV station will be rival to floundering GB News and go on air early 2022. [guardian]
Prince William’s ‘Curt’ Message To Prince Harry On His Birthday – Showed their relationship is still ‘icy’ and they are no closer to making up, royal expert claims. [dm]
Prince Philip’s Will To Be Secret For 90 Years – The Duke of Edinburgh’s will is to remain secret for at least 90 years to protect the “dignity and standing” of the Queen, the High Court has ruled. [bbc]
Prince Andrew Accused Of ‘Playing Hide And Seek’ By Virginia Giuffre’s Lawyers – Lawyers for Virginia Giuffre accused Prince Andrew of playing “a game of hide and seek behind palace walls” as they seek to serve him with a lawsuit, in court papers filed with a New York court last night. [times]
1 In 3 COVID-19 Patients Suffer From Long COVID, A CDC Study Of Long Beach Residents Finds – One in three people who survived COVID-19 suffered from long COVID, according to a study of Long Beach residents published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday. [lat]
No Provinces Record More Than 1,000 New Covid-19 Cases As ‘Downward Trend’ Of Infections Continues: NICD – Just three provinces had more than 500 new cases in the past day. [tlive]
Smash Hit: Vogue Editors’ Secret Battle To Court Emma Raducanu – Rival USA and UK fashion magazines are desperate to be the first to put Britain’s newest national treasure on the cover. [tele]
France Suspends 3,000 Health Staff As Europe Targets Vaccine Refusal – Hospitals, care homes and health centres have suspended around 3,000 workers across France for failing to comply with mandatory COVID vaccination, the government said on Thursday, as countries around Europe weigh how far to go to combat the pandemic. [reuters]
Moroccan Cave Yields Oldest Clues About Advent Of Human Clothing – Scientists on Thursday said artifacts unearthed in a cave in Morocco dating back as far as 120,000 years ago indicate that humans were making specialized bone tools, skinning animals and then using tools to process these skins for fur and leather. [reuters]
F1 Bosses Looking To Bring Grand Prix To SA – Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali has reportedly earmarked South Africa as a potential new host for a Grand Prix. [iol]
Fugitive Hands Himself In After Nearly 30 Years On The Run – A fugitive who spent nearly 30 years on the run after allegedly using a hacksaw blade and bolt cutters to escape from prison has handed himself into police in Australia. [cnn]
Lawmakers Ask Zuckerberg To Drop ‘Instagram For Kids’ After Report Says App Made Kids Suicidal – A separate group of Senators is also launching an investigation into Instagram claiming it’s working with a whistleblower. [giz]
Petition Against UCT’s Mandatory Vaccination Proposal – A petition objecting to UCT’s senate motion of mandatory vaccinations has been started at the university. [iol]
New Van Gogh Drawing Of Old Man Discovered – A newly discovered Vincent van Gogh drawing that has been hidden in a private collection for more than a century went on display for the first time at an Amsterdam museum on Thursday. [f24]
Woolies Has Introduced Dermalogica As It Brings In More Guest Brands To Boost Beauty Business – Retailer Woolworths has just introduced professional skincare brand Dermologica to its stable, this as it tries to boost sales in its fashion, beauty, and home division which has consistently underperformed over the past several years. [busins]
There’s A Fine Line Between Tax Avoidance And Tax Evasion – Fail to pay your taxes, and SARS will come knocking, with a number of new initiatives targeting everyone from businesses through to wealthy South Africans. [here]
Hawaii Is Spending $1M To Destroy Dangerous, Famous ‘Stairway To Heaven’ Mountain Trail – Thousands of thrill seekers flock to the trail each year despite it being off limits to the public. [hill]
Princess Diana’s Niece Lady Amelia Spencer – Sports a low-key look in black leggings and bright pink trainers as she goes for a walk in London. [dm]
Marilyn Manson’s Sexual Abuse Lawsuit With Jane Doe Dismissed – A California judge has dismissed a woman’s sexual abuse case against Marilyn Manson because the claims have come past the statute of limitations, according to reports Thursday. [p6]
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