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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 17/3/2014
Posted by on Mar 17th, 2014

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak delivers a statement on Saturday, revealing new information in the search for missing Malaysian flight MH370. Razak suggests that someone on the flight deliberately shut off its communications and tracking systems and then deviated the plane from its flight path and flew for nearly seven hours after its last transmission [The Guardian]

About 93% of Crimean voters have backed joining Russia and seceding from Ukraine. Crimea’s pro-Russia leader said he would apply to join Russia on Monday. But many Crimeans loyal to Kiev boycotted the referendum, and the EU and US condemned it as illegal [BBC]

Study to determine which city in the world takes the most #selfies and surprisingly in South Africa, Joburg is more selfie obsessed than Cape Town [htxt]

Julius Malema tells supporters at a rally that “The Broederbond or Stellenbosch mafia, and not the ruling ANC, is in control of South Africa” [iol]

Infamous photographer Terry Richardson speaks out for the first time about allegations that he acted inappropriately with models behind the scenes. Says in his statement that “sexual imagery has always been a part of my photography ” [Daily Beast]

Experts say South African Consumers are being duped when they buy chicken because they are actually paying for salty water [Fin24]

Farlam Commission: More Marikana massacre secrets and lies [Daily Maverick]

‘We will ignore Nkandla report’. ANC is expected to tell its members to ignore the Public Protector’s Nkandla report if its findings are adverse. [City Press]

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