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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 22/04/2013
    Posted by on Apr 22nd, 2013

    Chilling photograph of one of the suspects in the white cap walking away at the Boston Marathon leaving the bag behind which the FBI said killed 8 year old Martin Richard circled in blue. One suspect has been killed and the other was captured and is in critical condition. Here’s a video describing the Marathon bombing, its aftermath and the search for the suspects, and their apprehension. [Boston Globe]

    Syrian government troops have seized a town near Damascus, killing at least 80 people, including women and children [BBC]

    South African Airlines cancels flights to East London [iol]

    What the FBI know about the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokar Tsarnaev originally from the Russian republic of Chechnya. [CNN]

    Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has been arrested for alleged disorderly conduct after her husband was pulled over on suspicion of drink driving. [Sky News]

    All Blacks winger Julian Savea charged with assault following a domestic incident involing his partner. Last year Savea appeared on posters in support of a government-led campaign against family violence. [Telegraph]

    French man escapes by punching salt water crocodile after it latched onto his head [Herald Sun]

    Jordy Smith wins the 2013 Real Surf X-Games [Sport24]

    SANRAL says the DA is scraping the bottom of the barrel politicising of the e-tolls [News24]

    The ANC in the Northern Cape will not suspend its provincial chairperson John Block, who is facing several charges of fraud and corruption, despite an amendment in the party’s constitution that it should do so. Way to go ANC. [M&G]

    South Africa is likely to get one of the first 200 Bitcoin ATM’s installed globally [Daily Maverick]

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