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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 23/09/2013
Posted by on Sep 23rd, 2013

68 killed and hundreds injured as gunmen storm up-market mall in Nairobi, Kenya. A group of armed militants are believed to be holding around 30 hostages in a seige. The massacre took place on Saturday when heavily armed fighters opened fire on weekend shoppers, claiming at least 68 lives with 175 people injured [Reuters]

The Twitter terrorists: How killers boasted of Kenyan mall carnage with live commentary as they murdered dozens of people [Mail Online]

Poachers have killed a record 688 rhinos in South Africa so far this year, more than the entire number slaughtered in 2012 [iol]

Apple iPhone fingerprint sensor already hacked by famous German hacker team [The Guardian]

Rashied Staggie will be released from prison today. Once the feared leader of the Hard Livings gang on the Cape Flats and whose twin brother was killed after being set alight by PAGAD in mid-90’s will be set free today [Daily Maverick]

All the 2013 Emmy winners. The results of the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. [Channel 24]

Authorities discover 1.3 tons of cocaine hidden on Air France flight. A cargo flight arrived from Venezuela containing 30 suitcases that weren’t registered to anyone on the plane. They opened them and found cocaine worth $270 million [Gawker]

Two bombers have struck a church in Peshawar, killing more than 60 and wounding 120 people, say officials [M&G]

Chinese court sentenced ousted senior politician Bo Xilai to life in jail yesterday after finding him guilty of corruption and abuse of power [TimesLIVE]

Julius Malema said at the weekend that the ruling ANC was worse than the apartheid government [iAfrica]

SA’s 2012/13 crime statistics: here’s a simple factsheet and comparison [News24]


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