While you were sleeping: 9 June 2016

While you were sleeping: 9 June 2016

Israeli nightspot shooting mayhem erupts in Tel Aviv, Obama hopeful of a Sanders exit in coming weeks, and Nike sticks with its sponsorship of Maria Sharapova.

“The world isn’t fair, but as long as it’s tilting in my direction I find that there’s a natural cap to my righteous indignation”

Scott Adams

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Story of the Day

Fear and loathing: First look at Guptas’ attempt to bite a chunk of Iqbal Survé’s stake in Independent Media 

Once drawn to each other through a bond of fealty to the ANC, Independent Media’s Iqbal Survé and the Guptas’ Oakbay Investments are now are at each others’ throats (in court) in a nasty dispute in which Oakbay is claiming a 50% share of Survé’s Sekunjalo Independent Media’s investment in Independent Media, a chunk it says it was promised in 2012. Court documents reveal the making of clandestine boardroom recordings and allegations of dishonesty, general skullduggery and fear and loathing. It couldn’t have happened to nicer people. By MARIANNE THAMM.
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While you were sleeping

Four killed at Israeli nightspot

Two Palestinian gunmen have opened fire at a popular Israeli open-air market, killing four people. Both attackers were apprehended. While Hamas has already been quick to praise the murders, Israeli authorities will no doubt be planning one hell of a retaliation. Read more

North Korea convenes rare parliamentary session

North Korea has announced it will convene a rare parliamentary session on 29 June. Although no further details were provided, it is widely believed this event is to confer a new title on to the Supreme Leader. ‘Grand High Michelin Man’ will likely not be on the names list. Read more

Obama “hopeful” of Sanders exit

President and shining paragon of Democrat virtue, Barack Obama, has expressed his hope Bernie Sanders will suspend his campaign within a few weeks. This could be in line with the beginning of a rhetoric campaign to ultimately endorse Clinton. Regardless, Obama is set to meet Sanders for a long chat today.  Read more

Nike stick with Sharapova

Nike has resumed its sponsorship of Maria Sharapova. The major brand said it genuinely believes Sharapova did not knowingly commit a doping offence. This is in line with the ITF ruling that said as much, before banning Sharapova for two years.  Read more

In Numbers


The number of years that ZZ Top has had the same members. This has remained unchanged since 1969.

Facts of the Day

Today in 1958 Gatwick Airport, London’s second-largest airport, opened.

Fact of the day: Lord Byron kept a tame bear during his time at Trinity College. This was in protest against college rules forbidding pet dogs.


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Photo: A file picture dated 09 May 2009 shows Jacob Zuma being sworn
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By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: Andre Russell of West Indies catch by David Miller bowled by
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between South Africa and West Indies at Vidharbha Cricket Association,
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Photo: US presumptive Democratic Party Presidential nominee and former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gestures an embrace to her supporters at
the conclusion of a Primary Night campaign event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard
in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 07 June 2016. On Monday Mrs. Clinton exceeded
the delegate threshold to become the presumptive Democratic Party nominee
for the President of the United States. EPA/PETER FOLEY Her Storied History: Clinton wraps up Democratic Nomination 
By J Brooks Spector
Palestinians shop at a market for the Muslim holy fasting month of
Ramadan in the old city of Nablus, 07 June 2016. Muslims around the world
celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and
abstaining from eating and drinking during the period between sunrise and
sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is
believed that the Koran's first verse was revealed during its last 10
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By Pierre de Vos
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