Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer On Set Of New Film Rust – Halyna Hutchins died in hospital and director Joel Souza remains in intensive care after actor’s gun misfires on set of Western. [tele]
Zuma: ‘There Is Nothing Much I Can Say, I Am A Prisoner’ – Just days before the Pietermaritzburg high court is expected to deliver judgment on his special plea to remove advocate Billy Downer, former president Jacob Zuma laid criminal charges against the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) prosecutor for allegedly leaking his medical records. [tlive]
Revealed: The Crypto Fans Who Secretly Paid $4 Million For Pharma Bro’s Wu-Tang Album – Their previous purchases include NFTs connected to Edward Snowden and the Russian band Pussy Riot. (Nadya from Pussy Riot is now a PleasrDAO member.). [rollsto]
R Kelly Was Placed On Suicide Watch After Sex Crimes Conviction – Last month, the singer was convicted of nine sex crimes and faces life in prison. [ind] Shame, poor baby.
UK To Phase Out Multi-Billion Pound Tax On Tech Giants After Global Reforms – The US has agreed not to retaliate against Britain’s digital services tax after it agreed on a transition away to a new reformed system set to come into force in 2023. [sky]
The R1m Bitcoin Is Now In Sight. Where To Now? – It was inevitable, say crypto watchers. The bull market is far from over, but it will be a bumpy ride. [mw]
‘Big John,’ Largest Triceratops Ever Unearthed, Sells For $7.74M At Auction – Make no bones about it, the largest triceratops skeleton ever unearthed made a mammoth showing Thursday at a Paris auction, where it was sold for 6.65 million euros – about $7.74 million – to a US collector. [nyp]
Moscow Announces One-Week Lockdown As Russia Covid Deaths Rise – Mayor’s plan follows Putin announcing a weeklong nationwide paid holiday to stop spread of virus. [guardian]
Barbados Elects First-Ever President, Replacing British Monarchy – The former British colony will replace the UKs Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic. [alja]
Melbourne: Celebrations As City Exits Sixth Lockdown – More than five million people are celebrating new freedoms, such as visits to cafes and other households. [bbc]
Vladimir Putin Slams ‘Monstrous’ West – For teaching children they can change their gender, saying it is ‘close to a crime against humanity’. [dm]
Nasa Reveals The Future Of Space Travel In Incredible Sci-Fi Video – The fictional Exoplanet Travel Bureau arranges kayaking on Titan or skydiving on exoplanet HD 40307 g. [ind]
No Ransom Demands Yet For Kidnapped Limpopo Businessman’s Four Sons – Cape Town – Police have intensified their hunt for the four sons of a wealthy Limpopo businessman who were kidnapped on their way to school yesterday. [iol]
Facebook Inks Deal With French Publishers To Pay For News Content – Facebook has signed a deal with a French lobby group that represents 300 French publishers to pay for news content circulating on its users’ feeds, multiple outlets reported Thursday, which comes as publishers worldwide have raised the need for the social media giant to compensate for their content that generates advertising revenue for Facebook. [forbes]
When Did Self-Care Get So Self-Indulgent? – Modern wellness is often so focused on self-care that many forget about caring for others, including the earth. [vice]
The Case For Abolishing The Haka In Rugby Just Got Stronger – By including the war dance in a trade deal between the United Kingdom and New Zealand, its commodification is complete. [tele]
US Surgeons Test Pig Kidney Transplant In A Human – US surgeons say they have successfully given a pig’s kidney to a person in a transplant breakthrough they hope could ultimately solve donor organ shortages. [cnn]
Finally, The Research Red Wine Lovers Have Been Waiting For – A research paper has dug deeper into all the ways that a good red wine can make life seem more magical. [here]
Emiliano Sala Flight Organiser ‘Distressed’ After Crash – The man accused of organising the flight carrying footballer Emiliano Sala was “distressed” once he knew it had crashed, a court has heard. [bbc]
Queen In Hospital For Overnight Stay After Health Fears Cancelled Royal Tour – Buckingham Palace said she was in “good spirits” following preliminary investigations during her visit to hospital. [exp]
Paris Jackson Goes Topless For Full Moon Ritual With Pals: ‘Tis The Season’ – Paris Jackson has revealed how she celebrated Wednesday’s full moon as she shared snaps of herself posing topless with friends. [metro]
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