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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 3/3/2014
Posted by on Mar 3rd, 2014

Ellen Degeneres takes an Oscar selfie and it becomes the most retweeted tweet ever taking less than an hour to break the pervious record of 1.2 million retweets. Well played Samsung. [TIME]

Oscars 2014: here’s the FULL list of all the winners [Channel24]

Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday and Washington threatened to isolate Russia economically after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor in Moscow’s biggest confrontation with the West since the Cold War [Reuters]

LIVE UPDATES: Oscar Pistorius trial, day 1 kicks off today [News24]

DA to go to court over e-tolls. The DA will be heading to court this week to have the law that allows e-tolling declared unconstitutional [iol]

At least 33 people  killed after a horrific attack by knife-wielding “terrorists” in the south-western Chinese city of Kunming late on Saturday [Mail&Guardian]

Bitcoin giant, Mt Gox, files for bankruptcy. Mt. Gox, once the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan on Friday, saying it may have lost nearly half a billion dollars worth of the virtual coins due to hacking into its faulty computer system. [Sydney Herald]

Teen’s Facebook post costs family approx R1 million after she share’s details of secret settlement and judge rules she violated the confidentiality agreement [Gawker]

Julius Malema claims Zuma got preferential treatment from taxman [City Press]

The militant metalworkers union Numsa is now actively campaigning against the ANC government and has issued a call to South Africans to join its “United Front” – a mass movement for socialism and radical economic change [Daily Maverick]

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