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Guatemalan arrested with $31,000 in stomach

A Guatemalan woman was arrested at Panama's international airport as she tried to enter the country with more than $31,000 in cash stashed inside her stomach.

Guatemalan arrested with $31,000 in stomach
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Lucky man from Almaty received $500 thousand instead of 500 thousand tenge

$500 thousand was transferred to an Almaty citizen's account instead of 500 thousand tenge in one of Kazakhstan banks.

Lucky man from Almaty received $500 thousand instead of 500 thousand tenge
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Oops! Norwegian maple leaf adorns new Canada $20 bill

The maple leaf shown on Canada's new $20 bills is from a Norway maple, which is not native to Canada, several botanists cited by Canadian media decried Friday.

Oops! Norwegian maple leaf adorns new Canada $20 bill
Storm consequences in Karatau. Photo by Anton Akulov©
Administration of Zhambyl oblast allocated over $1.1 million for restoration of disaster-hit regions

The money allocated from the oblast budget will be spend of restoration works in Talas and Saryssu regions.

Administration of Zhambyl oblast allocated over $1.1 million for restoration of disaster-hit regions
Japan plans extra $2.1 bn on military spend: official
Japan plans extra $2.1 bn on military spend: official

Japan plans to spend an extra $2.1 billion on missiles, fighter jets and helicopters, an official said Wednesday, as Tokyo looks to boost defence capabilities with concerns growing over a rising China.

Japan plans extra $2.1 bn on military spend: official
Obama signs sweeping US defense spending bill
Obama signs sweeping US defense spending bill

President Barack Obama has signed into law a $633 billion US defense spending bill that funds the war in Afghanistan and boosts security at US missions worldwide.

Obama signs sweeping US defense spending bill
Second US lottery winner 'only played twice in year'
Second US lottery winner 'only played twice in year'

A lucky player in Arizona, a married man in his 30s, has claimed the second winning ticket in the US Powerball lottery's near-record jackpot of $587.5 million.

Second US lottery winner 'only played twice in year'
Sandy costs top $42 bn in New York state: governor
Sandy costs top $42 bn in New York state: governor

Superstorm Sandy ran up a super bill of $42 billion across New York state, causing more damage than infamous Hurricane Katrina, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday, appealing for federal emergency funds.

Sandy costs top $42 bn in New York state: governor
US breaks $1bn for first time in online Black Friday shopping
US breaks $1bn for first time in online Black Friday shopping

US shoppers spent heavily online on the crucial Black Friday shopping day, for the first time topping a billion dollars in online sales in a single day.

US breaks $1bn for first time in online Black Friday shopping
Sarkozy denies receiving money from L'Oreal heiress: report
Sarkozy denies receiving money from L'Oreal heiress: report

Ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy has told judges he received no money from France's richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, amid allegations that his 2007 election campaign was illegally financed.

Sarkozy denies receiving money from L'Oreal heiress: report
Sarkozy escapes indictment in illegal campaign finance case
Sarkozy escapes indictment in illegal campaign finance case

Former president Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday avoided indictment in an investigation into allegations that his 2007 election campaign was financed with funds secured illegally from France's richest woman.

Sarkozy escapes indictment in illegal campaign finance case
Singapore cabbie returns $900,000 to Thai couple
Singapore cabbie returns $900,000 to Thai couple

A Singaporean taxi driver has been heralded as a hero after he returned Sg$1.1 million ($900,000) in cash to a vacationing Thai couple who left the money in his cab.

Singapore cabbie returns $900,000 to Thai couple
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Religious institutions have to report for foreign money: Lama Sharif

Financial activities of religious unions are government by the Law щn non-commercial organizations acting in Kazakhstan since January 16, 2001.

Religious institutions have to report for foreign money: Lama Sharif
US general demoted over 5-star hotel spending
US general demoted over 5-star hotel spending

A four-star general who headed US Africa Command has been demoted amid charges he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on pricey travel, Pentagon officials.

US general demoted over 5-star hotel spending
New York governor seeks $30 bn in aid after Sandy
New York governor seeks $30 bn in aid after Sandy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo asked the US federal government for $30 billion in aid Monday to help his state recover from the devastation left by superstorm Sandy.

New York governor seeks $30 bn in aid after Sandy
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Japan 'misspent' tsunami rebuilding money: audit

Cash earmarked for tsunami reconstruction work was diverted to unrelated projects, a Japanese government audit showed as residents of the devastated northeast voiced frustration over the slow pace of rebuilding.

Japan 'misspent' tsunami rebuilding money: audit
Tresses to treasure for Vietnamese hair trader
Tresses to treasure for Vietnamese hair trader

Hailed as a hero in his native Vietnamese village, Do Van Thu has become rich and transformed the lives of hundreds of families through the sale of a precious and unorthodox crop -- hair.

Tresses to treasure for Vietnamese hair trader
Zimbabwe vote body seeks $104 mn for referendum
Zimbabwe vote body seeks $104 mn for referendum

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe's electoral commission needs $104 million to organise a referendum on a new constitution that would pave way for a vote on a successor to the country's shaky coalition government.

Zimbabwe vote body seeks $104 mn for referendum
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Facebook tailoring ad services for businesses

Facebook's chief operating officer was in New York on Monday working to bolster investor confidence with assurances that the social network was intent on making money.

Facebook tailoring ad services for businesses
Hong Kong tycoon swamped with offers for gay daughter's hand
Hong Kong tycoon swamped with offers for gay daughter's hand

A Hong Kong tycoon who offered a $65 million "marriage bounty" to any man who can win the heart of his lesbian daughter has been inundated with applications from around the globe, a report said Friday.

Hong Kong tycoon swamped with offers for gay daughter's hand

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