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China’s Ai Weiwei will fight tax charges ‘to the death’

BEIJING (Reuters) – Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei vowed on Wednesday to fight tax evasion charges “to the death”, a day after the government ordered a company linked to him to pay 15 million yuan ($2.4 million) in back taxes and fines. The 54-year-old artist, who has been a thorn…

Winklevoss twins end appeal of Facebook settlement

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Olympic rowing twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court a ruling upholding their $65 million settlement with Facebook Inc and its founder Mark Zuckerberg, signaling the possible end of the long-running dispute. The 2008 accord was intended to resolve a feud over whether Zuckerberg stole…

Kenyan Olympic marathon champion Wanjiru dies in balcony fall

NAIROBI (AFP) – Olympic marathon champion Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya died overnight at the age of 24 after falling from the second floor of his home in the town of Nyahururu, police said on Monday. “He fell from the balcony of his home after a row with his wife. We…

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