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What are the Panama Papers? A guide to the biggest data leak in history | News | The Guardian

What are the Panama Papers? A guide to history's biggest data leak

What is Mossack Fonseca, how big is it, and who uses offshore firms? Key questions about one of the biggest ever data leaks

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife loses legal battle over his childhood home | World news | The Guardian

Nelson Mandela's ex-wife loses legal battle over his childhood home

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela claimed rural home in Qunu, Eastern Cape, belonged to her because it was bought while they were married

Sierra Leone's ex-civil war fighters battle poachers - Al Jazeera English

Sierra Leone’s ex-civil war fighters battle poachers

Former Kamajor militia fighters work to protect and breathe life back into the endangered Gola Forest.

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Sir Winston Churchill was a serial tax avoider who exploited loopholes and faked his own retirement in collusion with the chairman of Inland Revenue, his biographer has claimed.David Lough, a historian and author, said Churchill had learned to use Inland Revenue as a "beast who can be tamed and bent"

John Kerry becomes first US secretary of state to visit Hiroshima memorial

John Kerry becomes first US secretary of state to visit Hiroshima memorial

John Kerry has become the first US secretary of state to visit the Hiroshima memorial in Japan, which commemorates the first ever atomic bombing that killed thousands during the Second World War.

Japan to use fingerprinting instead of credit cards

Japan is introducing a system which could replace both cash and credit cards. There are hopes the move will attract more tourists to the country, while easing payment and dispensing with the need for …

Vince Neil and Nicolas Cage fight on the Las Vegas Strip after an incident with a fan

Vanilla Ice, real name Robert Van Winkle, was arrested in February 2014 in Florida on suspicion of felony burglary and grand theft. The rapper-turned-DIY Network personality, who allegedly took items from an abandoned home near one he was renovating for his TV show, cut a plea deal for community serv

Amazon Names Retail and Cloud Computing Heads as CEOs

Web retailer Amazon just announced two big promotions for the heads of two of its biggest units, its consumer and cloud computing businesses.In a blog post that hit just a few minutes ago, Amazon announced that Jeff Wilke, the head of Amazon’s consumer business, and Andy Jassy, the head of its Amazon

Offshore accounts are for more than laundering money

Offshore accounts conjure images of bad behavior by the rich and shady, and for good reason: they have been used to dodge taxes, fund organized crime and facilitate corruption. But many people use offshore accounts for more than just hiding bribes and laundering money.And offshore accounts can be fin

The 10 most important things in the world right now, April 7 - Business Insider

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Here's what you need to know on Thursday, April 7.

New U.S. tax rules throw $160 billion merger into doubt

Allergan shares dropped sharply Tuesday after the U.S. Treasury announced new policies that threaten Pfizer's takeover of the Ireland-based Botox maker.The pending $160 billion merger between Pfizer (PFE) and Allergan (AGN) is the second-biggest takeover of all time, according to Dealogic.The massive

Tickets to the 2016 Olympics aren't selling, and Brazil is scrambling to boost demand

There could be quite a few empty seats at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer.With just half of tickets sold and only four months before kickoff, Brazil's new minister of sports, Ricardo Leyser, is looking into ways to boost ticket sales.He told Brazilian newspaper Folha that the Brazilian governmen

Massive Data Leak Reveals Offshore Money Hidden by World Leaders and Super Wealthy

A massive leak of information about the secret financial holdings of wealthy people and world leaders reveals some potentially serious corruption.Information about the secret financial holdings of wealthy people -- including several world leaders -- has leaked, and the leak reveals some potentially s

After Palmyra, Syrian troops take another IS-controlled town

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A week after taking back the historic town of Palmyra, Syrian troops and their allies on Sunday captured another town controlled by the Islamic State group in central Syria, state media reported.The push into the town of Qaryatain took place under the cover of Russian airstrike

Hillary Clinton Says She Hasn't Been Contacted By the FBI  - NBC News

Hillary Clinton Says She Hasn't Been Contacted By the FBI

During NBC's "Meet the Press," Hillary Clinton pushed back on reports that the FBI was close to interviewing her about her private email server.

China is putting the finishing touches on a nuclear missile that can strike the US

China's DF-41 has been described as "the world’s longest-range missile," capable of striking the US from anywhere in China, and it could be ready as early as this year, the South China Morning Post reports.“Given the number of real reported tests, it is reasonable to speculate the DF-41 will be deplo