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Reddam House Dismisses David Mackenzie For ‘Gross Dishonesty, Misrepresentation’ Following News24/MyOnlyStory Investigation – Reddam House Bedfordview in Johannesburg has dismissed David Mackenzie following a disciplinary hearing held on Monday. [n24]
SA To Be Removed From UK Red List For International Travel From Monday – SA is among 47 countries that are set to be removed from the UK travel red list from Monday. [tlive]
FNB To Offer R18 Million Lottery For People Who Get Vaccinated – Banking group FNB has announced financial incentives of up to R18 million over the next three months for customers who get a Covid-19 vaccine. [btech]
Sheikh Mohammed Ordered Phones Of Ex-Wife And Lawyers To Be Hacked: UK Court – Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum ordered the phones of his ex-wife and her lawyers to be hacked as part of a “sustained campaign of intimidation and threat” during the custody battle over their children, England’s High Court has ruled. [reuters]
Secret Group Of US Military Trainers Has Been In Taiwan For At Least A Year – Small contingent of US special forces and marines training local forces in latest sign of rising US-China tensions. [guardian]
Woman Reportedly Diagnosed As ‘Homosexual’ By Spanish Hospital – A Spanish woman visited a doctor over an irregular menstrual cycle and was diagnosed as “homosexual,” sparking outrage from LGBTQ advocates. [nyp]
Bretman Rock Is Playboy’s First Openly Gay Male Cover Star – Bretman Rock has donned Playboy’s famed bunny ears and become the first out gay man to star on its cover. [cnn]
Saudi Wealth Fund Buys England’s Newcastle United Soccer Club After Months Of Wrangling – A Saudi consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has successfully purchased England’s Newcastle United soccer team after 18 months of protracted disputes. [cnbc]
Office Computer ‘Porn Scandal’ Crops Up In Eastern Cape Judge Candidate’s Interview – An alleged “pornography scandal” emanating from a faceless complainant on Thursday threatened to damage the chances of a female acting judge hoping to get a seat as a permanent judge in the Eastern Cape High Court in Mthatha. [tlive]
Court Recommends Dismissal Of Ronaldo Rape Case – A federal judge in Nevada recommended the dismissal of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo’s rape lawsuit on Wednesday. [alja]
How ’Squid Game’ Took Innocent Childhood Games And Turned Them Into Something Sinister – It’s crazy how childhood games have a macabre ring to them now that we’ve watched new Netflix sensation Squid Game. The South Korean survival drama has become an overnight hit, earning it the accolade of being one of the most watched shows in Netflix history. [iol]
‘I’m Addicted To Exercise’ – Adele the bombshell breaks silence on 100lbs weight loss, divorce and hot new romance while making history as first celeb to cover British and US Vogue. [dm]
100-Year-Old Former Nazi Death Camp Guard Goes On Trial – The defendant, named only as Josef S., is the oldest person ever to face prosecution for Nazi-era crimes. [vice]
More Than 300 000 People In UK Could Head To SA After Red-List Removal – More than 300 000 British passport holders could visit friends and family or take advantage of holiday deals across southern Africa after the UK revised its travel red list, according to an estimate from South Africa’s main inbound tourism industry body. [n24]
Ants Feeding Off Honeydew Wins The Royal Society Of Biology’s Photo Prize – Viswanath Birje has been announced as the winner of the Royal Society of Biology’s photography competition, for his image of ants feeding off honeydew excreted by a yellow aphid. [bbc]
Tanzania’s Abdulrazak Gurnah Wins 2021 Nobel Prize In Literature – Swedish Academy recognises Tanzanian novelist’s ‘uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee’. [alja]
EuroMillions Mega £172 Million (R3.5 Billion) Jackpot Could Make You Britain’s Biggest Ever Lottery Winner – THE EuroMillions £172m jackpot could make you the UK’s biggest ever lottery winner. [sun]
What Succession Gets Right About The Rich – Shows like White Lotus allow us to feel some moral superiority over the rich. But as Logan Roy shows, they couldn’t care less. [guardian]
Gen Z’s Battle With Social Media Addiction – “Our childhoods were stolen,” says 21-year-old Rikki Schlott, who has had an Instagram account since she was 11. [bbc]
Kate Upton Reaffirms Her Bombshell Status – As she strikes a pose in a lacy purple bra and panties for latest sizzling Instagram snaps. [dm]
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