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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 29/07/2013
Posted by on Jul 29th, 2013

3 million pack Copacabana beach for Mass with Pope [NBC]

One of Europe’s biggest jewelry heists in recent years took place in Cannes. A staggering 40 million euro (US$53 million) worth of diamonds and other jewels was stolen Sunday from the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel [Huffington Post]

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi sex scandal involving a 26-year-old woman employee. She claims, in a letter of demand, that she has “suffered great trauma in being sexually assaulted at the workplace”. He says that their sex was “consensual” and described the assault allegations as “farcical and defamatory” [iol]

Malema slams ‘no brains’ Zuma . For once i actually agree with the pot calling the kettle black [iAfrica]

Bananas thrown at Italy’s first black minister sparks renewed racism uproar [Mail & Guardian]

Microsoft has expanded its white spaces project to South Africa geared at finding a solution to deliver low-cost broadband internet to remote areas. The white spaces broadband should be “sustainable for between R20-R50″ (about US$2-US$5) for up to 4Mbps uncapped per month. [ventureburn]

At least 37 people died and many others were injured when a bus carrying a group of tourists through southern Italy crashed into several vehicles, careered off a viaduct and then plunged down a steep slope. [Guardian]

Julius Malema has alleged that the tax case against him is a politically motivated conspiracy run by a group of Indians ‘in bed’ with Afrikaners [M&G]

Hikers capture footage of mysterious ‘Bigfoot’ figure in the Canadian wilderness []

A R3.7 million  ‘test tube’  burger has been grown in a lab using stem cells and will be served up in London next week [Times Live]

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