Afternoon Tea 2.25.09

Two of Slumdog Millionaire’s child stars are being given free homes by the Mumbai government.  Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and Rubina Ali Qureshi played the lead characters as youngsters and currently live in the Garib Nagar slum in Bandra East, Mumbai. {G}

Iran began testing at its nuclear power plant in Bushehr today and everyone’s a little uneasy, considering that Iran has more enriched uranium than we had originally thought they had.  The plant is just testing lead fuel rods at the moment and stands by the claim that  Iran “seeks only to produce nuclear energy.” {NYT}

Violence broke out at Mardi Gras yesterday leaving seven wounded, including a 20-month-old child.  Come on people; please don’t do this!  {G&M}

For the first time in ten years, South Africa’s economy has shrunk along with the rest of the world’s.  Leading platinum producer Lonmin, announced that its set to cut up to 5,500 jobs at two of its SA mines. {BBC}

Listening to Radiohead always puts me in the strangest mood.  I can’t explain it.

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