Weekend News in Tweets: Brad Binder, Temba Bavuma make SA history

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News moves at the speed of social media in today’s world, and that’s especially the case on the weekend. Take a look at the world news you might’ve missed this weekend through the 140-character lens of Twitter.

Welcome to the Weekend News in Tweets (23 September – 25 September).

American gun violence continues

Gun violence has rocked the city of Chicago this weekend, resulting in seven deaths, and at least 36 injuries.

A shooting also rocked Baltimore, Maryland this weekend. Seven people were injured, including a three-year-old boy.

Unrest in Charlotte, NC continued this weekend in the aftermath of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on 20 September 2016. At least 30 people have been injured in riots and protests since the incident.

Brad Binder is only the third South African to win a world Motorcycle Championship, and the first in 36 years

Sport: The world mourns and celebrates

The golfing world paid its respects to golfing legend Arnold Palmer, who died Sunday. The seven-time Major winner was 87-years-old, and was affectionately known as The King. His career spanned five decades, while he claimed a dizzying 95 career victories across four world tours.

His contemporaries took to Twitter to pay their respects.

South Africa’s Brad Binder Sunday won the Moto3 Championship at Aragon in Spain, breaking a 36-year drought for the country in the top light tier of motorcycle racing. The Potchefstroom-born Binder claimed the title with four races to spare, and becomes one of only three South Africans to claim a Motorcycle Championship since its inception in 1949.

Read the full story on Motorburn:

South Africa’s Brad Binder wins Moto3 Championship

South Africa’s Brad Binder on Sunday won the world Moto3 Championship in Aragon, Spain, after he finished second in the race. Read more…

The Proteas’ Temba Bavuma on Sunday scored a ton on debut to guide South Africa to a 206 run victory against Ireland in their one-off ODI in Benoni. The diminutive batsman top scored with 113, and becomes only the second South African to score a ton on debut.



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