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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 11/11/2013
    Posted by on Nov 11th, 2013

    10000 dead

    So far 10,000 people are estimated to have died in the Philippines from super typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, which reportedly destroyed around three-quarters of the area of Leyte province [Guardian]

    ANC under probe for allegedly defrauding lottery.  Hawks confirmed that they are probing allegations that an ANC centenary book was funded by a R2.2 million grant fraudulently obtained from the national lottery [SABC]

    Worldwide scam run from Cape Town hotel room. 2 men arrested for operating international 419 scam from a hotel room in Cape Town. Yes they were Nigerian [iol]

    The 2013 MTV EMAs: Full Winners List. Cape Town’s Locnville win Best African Act [Yahoo]

    Indications are that the South African fuel price will come down again next month. Yay [TimesLIVE]

    A one-ton European satellite makes a fiery return to Earth somewhere between the South Pole and…the North Pole [CNET]

    Miss USA’s transformer pageant costume confuses everyone while Miss SA shines [Channel24]

    Gore Vidal’s Sister Says He Was a Pedophile [Gawker]

    What’s really behind the release of Nkandla report? Government embarrassment? [Mail & Gaurdian]

    Lady Gaga reveals world’s first flying dress [TIME]

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