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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 26/01/2015
    Posted by on Jan 26th, 2015

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    Miss Columbia, Paulina Vega, crowned Miss Universe 2015. Miss SA didn’t make the top 15 [Yahoo]

    23 year old dies after being shot 4 times at Gardens Engen garage in Cape Town. Music fest man held for shooting [iol]

    At least 30 civilians killed in deadly rebel attack in Ukraine. Rebels shelled the Ukrainian stronghold of Mariupol early Saturday. [Wall Street Journal]

    Soweto ‘cops told us to loot’. Foreign shop owners and those who took part in, or ­witnessed, the looting of those Soweto shops this week described how police actively stole goods and helped others raid the shops [City Press]

    Over 90 to appear in court for Soweto looting violence [News24]

    ‘Unruly’ South African woman fined R137 000 for diverting international flight. She’s apparently the wife of an SA mining boss. [Traveller24]

    Hundreds dead as Boko Haram clashes with Nigerian army in major city of Maiduguri. As the battle raged, suspected Boko Haram insurgents continued scorched-earth attacks on villages some 200km (125 miles) to the south in Adamawa state. Survivors reported that the rebels rampaged through villages slitting throats of residents, looting and burning homes and abducting dozens of trapped women and children. [The Guardian]

    A potentially “historic and destructive” winter storm and blizzard will dump up to 3 feet of snow and on the Northeast US on Monday, with affected areas including New York City [Daily Beast]

    Greeks hand stunning victory to anti-austerity Syriza. Greece on collision course with rest of Europe after handing general election victory to far-left party that has vowed to reject austerity [Telegraph]

    Egypt erupts during day of protests as death toll rises to 17 on fourth anniversary of Arab Spring [Mail Online]

    EFF members are claiming that a grey Golf GTI was “wrongfully” bought for leader Julius Malema using party money [TimesLIVE]

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