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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 24/08/2015
    Posted by on Aug 24th, 2015

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    11 people now reported dead after Shorehaim airshow crash [Sunday Mirror]

    Unit Six at Medupi power station finally goes online. South Africa’s newest coal power station is now fully operational after years of delay. It will add 800 megawatts to the SA power grid [eNCA]

    Ashley Madison is facing a $576million class-action lawsuit after customer data from the infidelity dating website was leaked online [BBC]

    North Korea prepared to risk ‘all-out war’ as Kim Jong-un puts troops on alert. Kim Jong-un put his frontline troops on combat readiness to back up an ultimatum for South Korea [Guardian]

    Tragedy Averted by Train Passengers Who Disarmed Gunman. A series of heroic actions by passengers thwarted an attack by a man with ties to radical Islam who boarded a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris armed with a Kalashnikov, a pistol and a box cutter [NY Times]

    One of the men who tackeled the gunman on the French train was raised in South Africa and has been hailed as a hero [iol]

    Madonsela to release Prasa report. Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is expected to release her report on an investigation into allegations of maladministration at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA [News24]

    New SA airline to take to skies next month [TimesLIVE]

    ISIS Destroys Temple at Palmyra Ruins [Daily Beast]

    Usain Bolt defeats Justin Gatlin to defend 100-meter world title [Sports Illustrated]

    SA tops leading tourism ranking at World Economic Forum Travel’s global Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index [iol]

    Steenkamps adamant Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter [Mail & Guardian]

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