While you were sleeping: 10 October 2016

Presidential debate gets weird and nasty, bombing kills 18 in Turkey, and Brady back with a bang.

“Part of the human condition is that we all think that we are uniquely complex while everyone else is somewhat simpler to read. That is not true, of course. We all have our own dreams and hopes and wants and lust and heartaches. We all have our own brand of crazy” 
 Harlan Coben

Story of the Day

#RememberKhwezi: Zuma’s rape accuser dies, never having known freedom 

She was only 10 when her father, Judson Kuzwayo, ANC stalwart and a man who had spent 10 years as a Robben Island prisoner alongside his friend and comrade, now President Jacob Zuma, died in 1985 in a car crash. In 2005 Fezeka Ntsukela Kuzwayo became known as Khwezi, forced to conceal her identity to avoid a witch hunt by supporters of Jacob Zuma whom she had alleged had raped her. After Zuma’s acquittal Fezeka again fled into exile when she and her mother were attacked and vilified. On Saturday Fezeka died in Durban, just as she was getting her life together. By MARIANNE THAMM.
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While you were sleeping

Ashes on the ground at presidential debate

The second presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump exploded into something far more personal between the candidates. Trump, fresh off his latest video scandal over the weekend, came out punching, calling Clinton “full of hate” and complaining of moderator bias. Clinton, however, appeared in full command. The Democratic candidate said, “With prior Republican nominees for president, I disagreed with them [on] politics, policies, principles. I never questioned their fitness to serve, Donald Trump is different…” One refreshing aspect of a very disturbing debate were the moderators. CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC’s Martha Raddatz allowed Trump no leeway to make constant interruptions against Clinton, nor to repeat fact-checked falsehoods. Read More

Bombing in Turkey kills 18

A car bomb packed with explosives was detonated in southeast Turkey. The van exploded in Hakkari province at a security post, where it refused to stop, resulting in soldiers opening fire on the vehicle, killing 18 people. Turkish authorities have pinned the blame on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Read More

Samsung suspends Note 7 production

The electronics company has ceased all production of the Galaxy Note 7. The production halt comes in the wake of a recall of the faulty devices. Having a battery that will explode, after all, is probably bad for business. Read More

Tom Brady re-emerges with a bang

New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, has returned to the National Football League (NFL) with a bang. After serving a four-game suspension, Brady clobbered the Cleveland Browns 33-13. Spending a suspension on holiday in Italy probably helped. Read More

In Numbers


The number of greatest hits compilations released by Kiss. They only have 20 studio albums.

Facts of the Day

Today in 1825 Paul Kruger was born. Presumably with the beard already grown. 

Twenty-two (22) million gallons of water is trapped annually in water bottles at US landfills alone.


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