Weekend News in Tweets: Colombia votes no, South Africa defeats Australia

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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 (30 September – 2 October).

Colombia is in disarray after the country Sunday voted against a referendum that would’ve ensured government peace against the FARC rebel forces. Likened to Colombia’s version of Brexit, the country voted 50.22% vs 49.78% in disfavour of the peace deal.

The referendum asked voters: “Do you support the final agreement to end the conflict and build a stable and lasting peace?”

Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo Sunday won the Malaysian GP in Kuala Lumpur. In a tumultuous race which saw race leader Lewis Hamilton retire, Nico Rosberg bumped to the back of the grid, and Sebastian Vettel crash out in the first corner, Red Bull Racing finished one-two.

It’s Ricciardo’s first win since 2014, and Red Bull’s first one-two since 2013.

Hurricane Matthew, the 14th named storm of the 2016 hurricane season, is hurtling towards Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba. This weekend, the storm developed into a Category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of 215km/h. The storm is expected to make landfall in Haiti on Tuesday.

South Africa beat Australia in all three matches across the two sporting codes played this weekend

South Africa on Sunday took another commanding victory against Australia in the second ODI in Johannesburg. Led by a Faf du Plessis hundred, the hosts won by 142 runs, and go into the remaining three matches with a 2-0 series lead.

On Saturday, the Springboks beat the Wallabies in a grueling test match in Pretoria. South Africa, struggling in this year’s Rugby Championship, came out on top in a 18-10 win.

The USA team Sunday beat Europe 17-11 to regain the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club, Minnesota. In a tournament that saw course criticisms, shock wins and the Europeans’ three-win run end, it was also the largest victory margin seen by a USA team since 1981.

Bill Murray happened to get involved in some cheer-leading too.

It was a traumatic weekend for Kim Kardashian-West this weekend, after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris. According to police, Kardashian was robbed of jewelry amounting to “several million euros”.

Soon after hearing the news, Kanye West, who was performing in New York at the time, abruptly ended his performance, saying “I’m sorry, family emergency. I have to stop the show”.



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