Bill and Melinda Gates use letter to quash ‘three myths’ about world poverty
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World's 85 richest people have as much as poorest 3.5 billion: Oxfam warns Davos of ‘pernicious impact’ of the widening wealth gap
Monday 20 January 2014
The 85 richest people on the planet have accumulated as much wealth between them as half of the world’s population, political and financial leaders have been warned ahead of their annual gathering in the Swiss resort of Davos.
Monday 23 December 2013
1. Who was controversially given a free meal by Selfridges after an employee refused to serve him?
Wednesday 18 December 2013
Bob Diamond, the disgraced former chief executive of Barclays, may have been the name who drew London investors to his new company aiming to buy banks in Africa, but it is his 32-year-old Ugandan business partner, Ashish Thakkar, who will be providing the all-important contacts.
Sunday 08 December 2013
All Between the Covers wants for Christmas (apart from a canvas book bag for a stocking) is a whole bunch of stuff signed by the brilliant author David Nicholls. Fortunately he has donated some books and film scripts to The Independent’s charity auction, and they can be found on our website. Bidding ends at 11am on 12 December. Nicholls’s lot comprises three books – one of them a boxed hardback of One Day – and three film scripts, including Great Expectations. Covers is keeping the lot under lock and key, only occasionally taking them out to covet them. We can reveal, therefore, that the script for Great Expectations contains the direction: “Ext. Marshes, Kent – dusk”. And ... action!
Bitcoin: 'Assassination Market' website raising the online virtual currency to hire assassins that target key US figures revealed
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Those allegedly targeted on the site include Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke, President Obama and NSA director Keith Alexander
Sunday 22 September 2013
It is more accustomed to playing host to legions of worse-for-wear football fans. But the streets around London’s Wembley Stadium are being considered as the location for the UK’s first electric single-seater car race, according to organisers.
Money Honey: Lady Gaga's personal assistant takes her to court over 7,000 hours of unpaid overtime claim
Wednesday 11 September 2013
The singer's former PA claims she was not paid for overtime work and was not allowed any personal time off
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Wall Street investment bank JPMorgan has been told to pay more than $50 million (£32 million) in damages to Russian billionaire Leonard Blavatnik.
Tuesday 27 August 2013
Telefonica, the Spanish mobile giant that owns O2, yesterday raised its bid for Germany’s E-Plus and won the backing of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, who could have blocked the deal.
Tuesday 20 August 2013
The secretive owner of notorious online black market The Silk Road has boasted that his website is now so lucrative that he wouldn’t sell it for “less than 10 figures, maybe 11”.
Tuesday 13 August 2013
The Brit succeeded crime writer James Patterson to top the list
Friday 09 August 2013
Simon Cowell has come joint first place on Forbes' list of the highest-paid "personalities" on American television.
Très Jolie: Angelina named the highest-paid actress by Forbes despite not appearing in a movie for three years
Tuesday 30 July 2013
She might not have been seen in a film for three years, but Angelina Jolie is Hollywood's highest-paid actress with estimated earnings of $33 million in the last year, according to Forbes.
Monday 29 July 2013
Lady Gaga has released the artwork for her forthcoming single ‘Applause’ in which she appears with paint smeared down her face.
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Journalist admits ‘terrible’ mistake after claiming President Higgins was homosexual
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 'Necrophilia-obsessed' girl among double murder accused in three-way sex case
- 4 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims