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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 04/01/2016
Posted by on Jan 4th, 2016

happy new year lis

Happy New Year from me. Thank you for all your support and wish you all the best for 2016. Much love.

Eskom confirms that Medupi Power Station project manager Roman Crookes has resigned [SABC]

Hawks probe theft of R50 million in foreign currency from State Security Agency safe [Sunday Times]

An earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude has hit northeast India [BBC]

Agoa trade stand-off: Ties between SA, US in jeopardy. Monday is South Africa’s deadline to comply with a US trade agreement or it risks losing export benefits [eNCA]

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is planning aims to build own artificially inelligent Jarvis in Iron Man [CNET]

Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday morning as Shi’ite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric [EWN]

Armed anti-government protesters have taken over a federal building in Oregon [CNN]

Singer Natalie Cole dead at 65 [NY Daily News]

POLITICAL YEAR AHEAD: Expect turbulent times as Zuma is back on the back foot [BD Live]

Disastrous start for Dakar Rally as 10 people were injured, five of them seriously, when a competitor’s car crashed into spectators during the prologue [iol]

Free State Premier Ace Magashule slammed after the province purchased a R2,3 million luxury Mercedes-Benz with luxury extras [Mail & Guardian]

US police investigating Chris Brown for alleged battery. Police say the victim said she was struck by Brown and that he had taken her cellphone [Channel 24]

Mexican Mayor Shot to Death Less Than One Day After Taking Office [Gawker]

ISIS threatens Britain in new executions video [News24]

Vodacom promises full refunds to customers who were double debited. They will apparently be refunded by today [Timeslive]

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