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While you were sleeping: 14 June 2016

Microsoft explains its giant LinkedIn purchase, Orlando shooter likely self-radicalised, and Osteria Francescana best restaurant in the world.

Tuesday, 14th June
“There is a me that I could be
If I just let her breathe outside
A thundering song that I could sing
If I just let her breathe outside”

 Lebo Mashile

Story of the Day

Marius Fransman sexual abuse case reopened as new evidence emerges 

Police in Kimberley have reopened a case of sexual assault against ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman after a series of WhatsApp messages Fransman sent to to the 20-year-old woman, Louisa Wynand, days before she was due to travel with the ANC leader to attend the ruling party’s 104th anniversary in Rustenberg, were forwarded by Daily Maverick to the NPA, who in turn sent them to the Northern Cape Deputy Director of Public Prosecution. Earlier, police announced that the charges had been withdrawn “due to a lack of evidence”. The messages paint a picture of a manipulative and inappropriately flirtatious communication between a married middle-aged politician and his newly-appointed young employee. By MARIANNE THAMM.
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While you were sleeping

Microsoft and LinkedIn to merge your info 

Microsoft has elaborated on its mammoth $26.2 billion, $196 a share purchase of LinkedIn. Essentially, the tech giant has identified the potential to merge LinkedIn data with existing Microsoft users’ details, creating unique information sets. Think along the lines of having an instant due diligence report on each member in an upcoming meeting and you’ll be on the right track. Read more

Orlando gunman likely a lone wolf

Investigators believe Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, was self-radicalised. Authorities last night announced that no connection, directly at least, with ISIL could be made. This would imply that Mateen, an American-born citizen, became a radicalised, ISIL-supporting terrorist with zero direct influence. Read more

ISIL attempts to flee Fallujah

The ongoing Iraqi-led Fallujah offensive has resulted in attempts by ISIL forces to flee the city. Militants tried to blend in with civilians fleeing the city but 546 suspects have been arrested thus far. The two-week offensive may appear slow but progress, it seems, is gradually being made. Read more

Osteria Francescana is world’s best restaurant 

Italy’s Osteria Francescana has been named the world’s best restaurant for 2016. The award was announced at an event in New York. Run by chef Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana focuses on a course that ‘revolutionises’ the use Parmigiano-Reggiano. With mains starting from €180, one should bloody well hope so. Read more

In Numbers

10

The number of cents you could receive per rat as a bounty in Michigan. The bounty was revoked in 2000.

Facts of the Day

Today is World Blood Donor Day. Donate!

Fact of the day: Coins collected from fountains barely cover the cost of collecting said coins in the first place.

 

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FEATURED

Photo: Two of Marius Fransman's WhatsApp messages to Louisa Wynand. Marius Fransman sexual abuse case reopened as new evidence emerges 
By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma’s residence in Nkandla in
KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday, 4 November 2012. Picture: Giordano Stolley/SAPA Nkandla’s teflon extraordinaire: NPA declined to prosecute three directors-general as far back as July 2015 
By Marianne Merten
Photo: Residents of San Francisco and the Bay Area gather to mourn,
honor, and remember the victims of a mass shooting at a LGBT nightclub in
Orlando, Florida, at Harvey Milk Plaza in the Castro District neighborhood
in San Francisco, California, USA, 12 June 2016. At least 50 people were
killed and 53 were injured in a shooting attack at an LGBT club in Orlando,
Florida, in the early hours of 12 June. The shooter, Omar Mateen, 29, a US
citizen of Afghan descent, was killed in an exchange of fire with the
police after taking hostages at the club. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO. Op-Ed: The Islamic State’s template for a lone wolf attack 
By Jasmine Opperman
Photo: Police and rescue officers monitor the scene of a shooting at
Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, USA, 12 June 2016. At least 50 people
were killed and many others injured in a shooting attack at an LGBT club in
the early hours of 12 June, according to media reports. The shooter was
killed in the police operation that followed. EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA Orlando’s Most Terrifying Ride 
By J Brooks Spector
Photo: A file photo dated 21 September 2011 of Isaias Afwerki,
President of Eritrea, during a meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon (unseen) at the United Nations headquarters in New York, New York,
USA. EPA/TIM CLARY/POOL Analysis: Ethiopia and Eritrea deploy weapons of mass distraction 
By Simon Allison
Photo: A file picture dated 17 April 2010 shows smoke rising as an
eruption of the volcano near Eyjafjallajoekull glacier occured, some 120km
away from Reykjavik, Iceland. According to the Icelandic Meteorological
Office, Iceland finds itself on high alert over its Bardarbunga volcano.
EPA/S. OLAFS Nature’s CarbFix? Scientists claim to have found a way to store carbon emissions underground 
By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Yesenia Rosa and Leslie Soto hold hands during a vigil to honor
the victims of a mass shooting at a nightclub, at Eola Lake Park in
Orlando, Florida, USA, 12 June 2016. At least 50 people were killed and 53
were injured in a shooting attack at an LGBT club in Orlando, Florida, in
the early hours of 12 June. The shooter, Omar Mateen, 29, a US citizen of
Afghan descent, was killed in an exchange of fire with the police after
taking hostages at the club. EPA/RYAN STONE Stock-taking times: Religion’s role in Orlando massacre 
By Russell Pollitt
Main photo: Muhammad Ali in 1967 (World Journal Tribune photo by Ira
Rosenberg via Wikimedia Commons) The Greatest: A Tribute to a Prometheus of the Boxing Ring 
By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Supporters clash in the stands during the UEFA EURO 2016 group
B preliminary round match between England and Russia at Stade Velodrome in
Marseille, France, 11 June 2016. Euro 2016: A day of madness in Marseille leaves black mark on European soccer 
By Antoinette Muller
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By Pieter-Dirk Uys
EFF leader Julius Malema arrives at Daily Maverick's The Gathering
2016 event. (Greg Nicolson) While you were sleeping: 13 June 2016 
By John Stupart

OPINIONS

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By Ivo Vegter
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By Saul Musker
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By Ian von Memerty
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