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While you were sleeping: 30 August

By John Stupart 30 August 2017

North Korea promises more missiles, Curfew imposed on Houston, and disease-fighting mozzies unleashed.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

“Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me 10 million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.”
Steve Bannon on North Korea

 
 

There is a small but discernible change in gear in ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s campaign, thanks to a little more activity on her social media pages. But there appears to be a dissonance between what she’s telling her audience and what is posted for the outside world to see – a bit like the dissonance between what really happened at struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s house, and what some news machine wanted us to believe. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

 
 
 

North Korea promises more missile

North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un has promised more missiles following a UN condemnation of its recent “test” over Japanese airspace. Donald Trump trumped, Japan’s Shinzo Abe grumbled, but in the end, there’s realistically very little to be done without endangering South Korea. Kim Jong Un may well be the only one reading from an updated playbook after all.

 

Curfew imposed in Houston

Houston authorities announced an immediate night-time curfew in order to stave off growing reports of looting. Mayor Sylvester Turner Tweeted the curfew times, midnight to 5am, which would enable volunteers to remain outside for significantly longer than an early-evening curfew.

 

New CEO for Uber

Uber has announced that Dara Khosrowshahi will be taking the big seat. The former Expedia boss will be based at Uber’s headquarters in San Francisco. In a controversy saturated organisation, the change of leadership will no doubt be welcome.

 

Dengue-fighting mozzies set loose in Brazil

The first of millions of mosquitoes infected with a dengue-fighting bacteria have been let loose in Rio de Janeiro. The first batch of several thousand Aedes aegypti mozzies will hopefully breed with the current insect population, significantly reducing the population’s ability to spread communicable diseases such as dengue and Zika.

 
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IN NUMBERS

$160.8-million

The value of David Beckham’s lifetime endorsement with Adidas.

 

FACTS OF THE DAY

Today in 2014 saw the Lesotho military stage an alleged coup, forcing Prime Minister Thomas Thabane into self-imposed exile in South Africa.

There are no snakes in Ireland.

 

 

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