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Britain signs agreement with off-shore havens to share tax information

Bermuda, the Turks and Caicos and other British overseas territories with extensive financial centres have signed agreements to share tax information in what the British government hailed Thursday as a major victory in the battle against tax evasion. Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos…

Obama to announce nominees for commerce secretary and trade rep.

President Barack Obama will announce nominees for commerce secretary and US trade representative on Thursday, a White House official said. Penny Pritzker, an experienced and successful businesswoman, will be nominated as commerce secretary. She has worked in real estate, hospitality, senior living, financial services and other industries, the official said.…

Tunisian dean acquitted of slapping veiled female student

The Tunisian university dean accused of slapping a veiled female student said he was acquitted on Thursday, in a case that has come to symbolise bristling tensions between Islamists and secularists. Habib Kazdaghli said “Tunisian justice acquitted me,” adding that two students on trial for having sacked his office at…

Greek neo-Nazi lawmaker arrested for attempting to assault Athens mayor

Greek police fired tear gas to break up an event staged by neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn in Athens Thursday and one lawmaker tried to assault the city’s mayor for banning the gathering, police said. Golden Dawn MP Giorgos Germenis verbally abused and attempted to hit Athens mayor Giorgos Kaminis inside…

Watch: Yugoslav communist leader Josip Broz Tito’s bunker turned into a modern art museum

Sarajevo – Obsolete and lifeless for years, a secret anti-nuclear shelter built inside a remote Bosnian mountain during the Cold War for Yugoslav communist leader Josip Broz Tito has opened its doors as a modern art space. “The idea of installing a contemporary art collection in Tito’s bunker is absolutely…

Rapper Chris Kelly of Kris Kross dies aged 34

Rapper Chris Kelly, who shot to fame as part of the 1990s duo Kris Kross, has been found dead at his home in Atlanta, reports said Thursday. He was 34. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on its website that Kelly’s death was being treated as a possible drug overdose. The rapper…

April deadliest month for Iraq since June 2008

April was the deadliest month for Iraq in nearly five years, with more than 700 people killed in violence, the United Nations said on Thursday. “The month of April was the deadliest since June 2008. A total of 712 people were killed and another 1,633 were wounded in acts of…

Watch a 50 ft. rubber duck sail into Hong Kong Harbor

An inflatable rubber duck six storeys high sailed into the Hong Kong harbour on Thursday to the cheers of hundreds of people who gathered to watch the classic bathtime-inspired artistic creation. The bright yellow 16.5-metre-tall (54-feet) Rubber Duck, conceived by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, dwarfed other craft as it was…

China reports 25th death from H7N9 bird flu

The death toll from the H7N9 bird flu virus has risen to 25, state media said Thursday after a man died in central China’s Hunan Province. The 55-year-old surnamed Jiao died on Wednesday morning after receiving medical treatment, state news agency Xinhua said, citing local authorities. More than 120 people…

Facebook to delete beheading videos shared by members

Facebook said it will delete beheading videos being shared at the leading social network as it re-evaluates its policy regarding whether such content is acceptable. Wednesday’s move came as a reversal for Facebook, which had been responding to complaints by refusing to intervene since the clips didn’t violate the social…

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