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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 29/06/2013
    Posted by on Jun 29th, 2015

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    Greece crisis deepens as banks and most ATM’s close for the next week. On Monday morning Greeks will find their savings blocked and their banks closed for a week following a fateful weekend that has shaken Europe’s single currency. The Greek government decided on Sunday night it had no option but to close the nation’s banks [Guardian]

    Greatest bit of journalism this year-> CNN thought this dildo and buttplug flag was an ISIS flag during live news report [Source]

    Gay marriage declared legal across the US in supreme court ruling. The ruling makes same-sex marriage a right nationwide [NY Times]

    Tunisia beach attack: British death toll ‘will top 30′. A total of 38 people were killed when a man with links to the Islamic State group opened fire at a beach in Tunisia [BBC]

    At least 25 people were killed and more than 200 worshippers were injured in an attack on a mosque in Kuwait City. Militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing against 2,000 worshippers praying at the Imam al-Sadeq mosque [Reuters]

    Vatican Formally Recognizes Palestinian State by Signing Treaty [NY Times]

    Mineworkers blast Marikana findings. Mineworkers in Marikana have blasted the Farlam Commission of Inquiry report [iol]

    Eight young women died after the collapse of a staircase at a tavern in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Police said six of the victims died on the scene in Makhaza and two died on the way to hospital when the private vehicle they were in was involved in a crash [TimesLIVE]

    President Jacob Zuma has appointed a special adviser on energy [iol]

    Springbok squad announced for the five matches leading up to the Rugby World Cup. Eight uncapped players in the squad [SARU]

    Surfer loses leg in shark attack off southern Cape coast [TimesLIVE]

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