All that litters? Tonnes of gold strewn across runway after falling out of Russian plane - 15 March 2018
"Bars of precious metals scattered after door of Antonov cargo plane opened during take-off from airport in Siberia"
Fort Knox: The Bullion Depository - an infographic
Report: Asia Now Has More Billionaires than US - Text + Audio + Pictures - 02 November 2017
"A new report finds that for the first time, Asia has more billionaires than the United States.
The number of Asian billionaires rose to 637 in 2016, compared to 563 in America."
Billionaire makes 'biggest philanthropic gift' by living Australian - 22 May 2017
"Australian mining magnate Andrew Forrest and his wife, Nicola, have announced they will give A$400m (£229m; $298m) to charity...
The money will fund causes including cancer research, university education and ending indigenous disadvantage."
Bank of England backs palm oil to replace animal fat in plastic £20 note - 30 March 2017
"The Bank of England has backed the use of palm oil in its new £20 note following a backlash from vegans and religious groups over the use of animal fat in the plastic £5 note."
Forbes’ Yearly Billionaires List Hits Record High - Text + Audio - 27 March 2017
"There are 2043 billionaires in the world today, says Forbes magazine. The three richest are Americans. And one of them is only 32 years old."
Marilyn Monroe's 'Happy birthday, Mr President' dress sells for record $4.8m - Article + Video - 18 November 2016
"Sheer dress worn by actor to serenade John F Kennedy in 1962 auctioned in LA for world-record sum to museum chain Ripley’s Believe It Or Not...
Hundreds of Monroe’s items are going up for auction over three days including the beaded cocktail dress worn by the actress in Some Like It Hot,
which sold for $375,000."
Mapped: Where the world's 1,810 billionaires call home - 29 September 2016
"There are currently 1,810 billionaires, according to the 2016 Forbes list."
The G20 (or G-20 or Group of Twenty) "is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 20 major economies.
It was founded in 1999 with the aim of studying, reviewing, and promoting high-level discussion of policy issues pertaining to the promotion of international financial stability. It seeks to address issues that go beyond the responsibilities of any one organization. The G20 heads of government
or heads of state have periodically conferred at summits since their initial meeting in 2008,
and the group also hosts separate meetings of finance ministers and central bank governors.
The members include 19 individual countries—Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States—along with the European Union (EU). The EU is represented by the European Commission and by the European Central Bank. Collectively, the G20 economies account for around 85% of the gross world product (GWP), 80% of world trade (or, if excluding EU intra-trade, 75%), and two-thirds of the world population."
Les statuettes des leaders du G20 sont exposées dans une vitrines à Hangzhou en Chine à quelques jours de l'ouverture du sommet.
- Man sells British countryside air to China (February 16, 2016) - a lesson plan with audio
"An English entrepreneur has started a booming business from selling bottled, British countryside air to Chinese consumers."