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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 18/07/2016
    Posted by on Jul 18th, 2016

    qandeel baloch

    One of Pakistan’s most famous and controversial social media stars, has been strangled to death by her brother becuase of her provocative Facebook posts.
    ‘I’m not embarrassed. Of course I strangled her': Arrested brother of ‘Pakistan’s Kim Kardashian’ admits he killed her because she refused to stop posting provocative photographs on Facebook [Mail Online]

    Turkey’s coup attempt: What you need to know. Bridges over the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul were blocked by troops late evening local time on Friday. Fighter jets and helicopters were seen flying over the Turkish capital, Ankara, and gunshots heard [BBC]

    A future R14bn ‘green’ village near Cape Town to get ‘lifestyle centre’ [BD Live]

    Armscor leak by Anonymous Group has revealed VIP jet windfall. Mystery surrounds the payment of R230m in just two years for the maintenance of the state’s VIP jets to private aviation firm Execujet [News24]

    Zille adviser in R190m conflict of interest. Former public works head bought property across the road from a potential commercial development in Sea Point on land that had been slated for affordable housing [City Press]

    3 police officers killed in Baton Rouge. A decorated former US Marine sergeant opened fire on police in Baton Rouge on Sunday, killing three officers [iol]

    Bill Gates to invest $5-billion in Africa. Speaking at the 14th annual Nelson Mandela Foundation lecture in Mamelodi, Pretoria Gates said priority should be given on eradicating malnourishment, improve access to education and improve economic opportunity [eNCA]

    16 teenage girls were rescued from a human trafficking ring in Kempton Park [iAfrica]

    Over 100 nude women pose against Trump in Cleveland [Daily Maverick]

    Kim Kardashian exposes Taylor Swift’s lies on Snapchat [Channel24]

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