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Tuesday September 18th, 2018 evening edition

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German doctors treating a member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot say his symptoms suggest it is “highly probable” that he was poisoned, but are confident he will make a full recovery.

Kai-Uwe Eckardt, who heads intensive care medicine at the hospital, said doctors were trying to pinpoint the cause.

After his illness started, other members of the protest group Pussy Riot were quick to say they believed he was poisoned.

Verzilov is a prominent member of the anti-Kremlin scene and has been involved in protest art in Russia for more than a decade.

His flight to Berlin was organised by the Cinema for Peace Foundation, which has close connections with Pussy Riot and is based in the German capital.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Verzilov’s ex-wife and a fellow Pussy Riot member, posted a video on Twitter filmed through the door of the plane.

Writing on Facebook at the weekend, Verzilov’s girlfriend and fellow Pussy Riot member Veronika Nikulshina expressed relief that he had been transferred out of Russia. »

SpaceX reveals mystery moon passenger, and he's a billionaire

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The deep-pocketed space explorer is Yusaku Maezawa, a 42-year-old Japanese billionaire and founder of online fashion mall Zozotown.

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Musk previously hinted the passenger for the next-generation BFR (politely known as the Big Falcon Rocket) might be Japanese. »

SpaceX will fly Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as the first ever private tourist to the moon

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa signed with SpaceX to fly around the moon on the company's next generation rocket, CEO Elon Musk announced on Monday.

Maezawa will attempt to be the first to return to the moon in nearly half a century, launching aboard a Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), which SpaceX is developing.

SpaceX announced in February 2017 that two passengers would be flying around the moon in the company's Crew Dragon capsule, launched by its Falcon Heavy rocket. »

ConCourt rules that personal use of dagga is not a criminal offence

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The ruling follows a Western Cape High Court judgment that the possession, cultivation and use of dagga for private use was allowed.

READ: Dagga can be used in the home, Western Cape High Court rules.

The State appealed that judgment in the Constitutional Court, arguing that the decision was not in line with the values of South Africans. »