Australia's largest tax fraud syndicate had its origins in modest Menai

Australia's largest tax fraud syndicate had its origins in modest Menai

From a quiet street in Menai to the sands of Bondi Beach, the largest alleged tax fraud syndicate in the country’s history had somewhat humble beginnings. Adam Cranston, 30, son of Australian Taxation Office deputy commissioner Michael Cranston, was arrested on Wednesday with police alleging he set up and ran the $165 million tax fraud syndicate that involved six others. Play VideoDon’t Play ASX winners and losers – a snapshot Play VideoDon’t Play Previous slideNext slide ATO boss charged over tax fraud ATO boss charged over tax fraud Australian Taxation…

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Clinton aide tweets video of her practicing avoiding a Trump hug

Clinton aide tweets video of her practicing avoiding a Trump hug

Story highlights Reines stood in as Trump during Clinton debate prep The tweet mocks news about Comey and Trump Reines, who worked for Clinton when she was secretary of state under President Barack Obama, wrote in the tweet: “Not easy to avoid the unwanted Trump hug, sometimes it even takes practice … A favorite moment from debate prep (9/24/16).” He attached a low-quality video of Clinton and him practicing introductions for the debate, where he walked up to her and tried to hug her while she jokingly ran away. Laughter…

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They fled war. Their safe haven struggles to cope.

They fled war. Their safe haven struggles to cope.

Hundreds of her fellow refugees pack UN-issued water canisters and mattresses into the trucks before climbing in for what they hope is the final move in their desperate search for sanctuary. Blessing’s caseworker from the World Vision aid agency finally spots her, handing over the teen’s newborn baby before helping mother and child up the homemade wooden ladder and into the last truck.  The engines start, the cabs rattle and the convoy sets off for one of the few remaining clear plots of land in Northern Uganda’s Imvepi Refugee Camp. …

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Donald Trump's business history in the Middle East

Donald Trump's business history in the Middle East

Posted May 20, 2017 05:04:46 Photo: Mr Trump met Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas this month — now he’s on his way to the region. (Reuters: Carlos Barria) Donald Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner may be relatively new to the world of diplomacy in the Middle East, but they both have extensive histories of doing business in the region. In total, 30 companies in Mr Trump’s Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings bear the name of Middle Eastern countries or cities, though four of those have since been dissolved and four…

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'Kissing bug' disease deadlier than thought

'Kissing bug' disease deadlier than thought

Their name stems from the fact that they like biting humans around their lips and faces as they sleep, after which they defecate into the wound with feces that harbor an infectious parasite, Trypanasoma cruzi. The parasite then enters the bloodstream and causes Chagas disease, also known as trypanosomiasis. Though the disease is generally considered to be mild or even asymptomatic among most, a new study has found that deaths fueled by the infection are much more common than we know — and are going unrecognized. “In every age category,…

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