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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 01/09/2014
Posted by on Sep 1st, 2014

Massive celebrity nude pic leak. More than 100 A-Listers have reportedly fallen victims to a hacker, who shared the naked photos online, exposing photos of Hollywood’s celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kristin Dunst, Kate Upton, Lea Michele etc [Reuters]

Military coup in Lesotho. South African security forces escorted Lesotho’s deposed Prime Minister, Tom Thabane, from his hideout in Ladybrand yesterday to participate in a regional meeting which President Jacob Zuma was chairing in Pretoria to try to resolve the crisis in the country [iol]

Putin Threatens Nuclear War Over Ukraine. As Russian tanks and troops crossed into Eastern Ukraine on Friday, Putin said “I want to remind you that Russia is one of the most powerful nuclear nations,” “This is a reality, not just words.” [Daily Beast]

Rajesh “Tony” Gupta and Duduzane Zuma stand to benefit from a multiyear infantry combat vehicle contract with Denel worth billions, which will kick off within the next two years [Fin24]

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she is deeply concerned about her safety and intends to approach the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) over the matter [News24]

Cholesterol control drug breakthrough. An experimental cholesterol-lowering drug has roughly halved the number of heart attacks and strokes in a clinical trial, researchers reported yesterday [TimesLIVE]

Pick n Pay launches price comparison tool.Under Brand Match, Pick n Pay will compare its prices of one thousand top-selling branded products with prices in other supermarket chains [Business Day Live]

Russia Invades Ukraine, Prompts Emergency U.N. Meeting. New satellite imagery appears to show Russian artillery, troops crossing border into Donetsk region to bolster separatists [US News]

The scale of the Ebola outbreak in an infographic. The worst Ebola epidemic in history [Eyewitness News]

Jacob Zuma going nowhere... ANC structures insist that President Jacob Zuma will not be forced to step down over Nkandla, but there is increasing concern his deteriorating health could lead to his early exit from office [City Press]

Joan Rivers remains in hospital after cardiac arrest. [Guardian]

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