Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: Stay away from Umhlanga River exclusion zone

Five Things You Need To Know As You Wake Up: Stay away from Umhlanga River exclusion zone

This is after the UPL chemical spill. 

UPL Chemical Plant in Cornubia burning factory Durban SA Unrest
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Good Mauling from just Darren Maule and Keri Miller this morning, but don't worry, they still have five of the top stories in the country and across the world with you. 

1.

The search engine giant, Google, released its annual list of most searched for terms for 2021, with the South African Social Security Agency and its R350 grant topping the list. On the movie list, ‘Squid Game’ was searched the most and the most searched term under music is ‘DONDA’. 

A picture taken on September 3, 2019 shows the US multinational technology and Internet-related services company Google logo, displayed on a tablet screen, in Lille, northern France.
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2.

Saudi authorities have conducted their biggest-ever crackdown on camel beauty contestants that received Botox injections and other artificial touch-ups, with over 40 camels disqualified from the annual pageant. 

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3.

News from the Winter Olympics: A Dutch sex toy company’s attempt to reach fans of the wholesome sport of curling led some broadcasters to cancel their livestream of a tournament that will determine the final spots in the Beijing Olympics.

4.

ABBA has reportedly filed an infringement lawsuit against tribute band ABBA MANIA, referring to the group's behaviour as "parasitic and bad-faith". 

The suit states: "Defendants include the term 'official' and 'original' in many of their marketing materials, website pages, and social media handles which gives consumers the impression that there is some kind of association, affiliation, or sponsorship between ABBA and ABBA MANIA."

ABBA hit the big time after winning Eurovision in 1974 with "Waterloo"
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5.

As hundreds of people continue to soak up the Durban sunshine at a number of local beaches, eThekwini Municipality is urging bathers to keep away from the uMhlanga River exclusion zone.

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