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Bags of Cash: How Money Launderers Used Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Shoppers walk past the entrance to the Lemon Grove shopping mall in Sydney, Australia, August 11, 2017, site of a shopfront company at the heart of one of Australia's biggest money laundering scandals. (Reuters/Jason Reed)
Shoppers walk past the entrance to the Lemon Grove shopping mall in Sydney, Australia, August 11, 2017, site of a shopfront company at the heart of one of Australia's biggest money laundering scandals. (Reuters/Jason Reed)

SYDNEY—In a run-down mall in one of Sydney’s biggest Chinese neighborhoods in 2015, 29-year-old Jizhang Lu showed up at the top-floor offices of a meat...




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    Mother Says Toddler Suffered Electrical Shock at Daycare

    A Virginia mother is alleging that her daughter suffered an electrical shock while at daycare. In a Facebook post, mother Shannon Dominguez says her 3-year-old,... Read more

  • A general view shows the Dead Sea in the West Bank August 2, 2017. (REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

    Reign of Sewage in Biblical Valley May Be Coming to an End

    There is a foul smell coming from the biblical Kidron Valley. It’s so bad that King David and Jesus, who are said to have walked... Read more

  • A jetBlue airplane sits on the tarmac waiting for takeoff. (DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images)

    JetBlue Evacuates Flight Over Sickening, Unknown Odor

    An unknown odor emanating from the back of a plane on its way to Florida got diverted and landed in Oklahoma City. The odor caused... Read more

  • Queen Titania (Phylicia Rashad) dotes on the weaver Nick Bottom who's been transformed into an ass (Danny Burstein), while her fairy servants (L–R, Warren Wyss, Vinie Burrows, and Keith Hart) attend to all of his needs, in perhaps the most famous scene in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” (Joan Marcus)

    Theater Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

    NEW YORK—What better way to spend a midsummer night than to experience an enchanting performance of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” helmed by director... Read more

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    Chicago Shootings: 4 dead, 35 shot over weekend including 4-year-old

    A 4-year-old boy and an 89-year-old man were two of at least 35 shooting victims over the weekend in the city of Chicago. The boy... Read more

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    Trace Mayer on Block Size and ‘BIP 91’

      After a long and protracted debate, Bitcoin will almost certainly start enforcing a software update, known as Segregated Witness (SegWit), in August. This is... Read more

  • Employees of Japan's Toshiba attempt to navigate a remotely operated underwater vehicle nicknamed "Little Sunfish" on June 15, 2017. The robot is 30cm in length and 13cm in diameter, equipped with front and rear facing cameras, a 60m cable and is propelled by thrusters. 
The ROV recently inspected the interior of Reactor 3 at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, which was destroyed by a tsunami after a massive earthquake on March 11, 2011. (TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Robot Survives Fukushima’s Melted Core, Sends First Photos of Potential Nuclear Fuel

    Six years after a tsunami triggered a triple meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant in 2011, cleanup teams at nuclear plant have some good... Read more

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    Ohio State Fair Reopens After Fatal Ride Malfunction

    The Ohio State Fair reopened Thursday following a horrific ride malfunction on Wednesday evening, July 26, that killed an 18-year-old man and injured seven others. Video footage... Read more

  • A highway in Guangzhou, China, on Aug. 11, 2015. The Chinese economy has been doing well recently and independent data confirms this trend. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    What’s Really Going On in the Chinese Economy

    The Chinese economy is strange in many ways. Not only is it a hybrid between private capital and state control, but very few people directly... Read more

  • The Nico Lopez refinery in Havana, on June 5, 2017. (Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images)

    Record US Oil Exports Are Poised for Even More Growth

    NEW YORK/HOUSTON—U.S. refineries are producing more fuel than ever as they seek to meet rising demand – from overseas, rather than the drivers on nearby... Read more

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    Microsoft Is Removing Paint in Its Next Windows Update

    Microsoft has announced it is killing off the program Paint, which has been included with its Windows operating systems since 1985. The basic graphics program will... Read more

  • Parents of Charlie Gard, Chris Gard and Connie Yates, leave the Royal Courts of Justice on April 5, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

    Lawyer: Parents of Charlie Gard, Hospital to Discuss How to Let Him Die

    LONDON—The parents of Charlie Gard dropped their legal battle to give the terminally ill British baby further treatment on Monday and will now hold discussions with his... Read more

  • A helicopter makes a water drop on a hot spot during the Detwiler fire in Mariposa, California U.S. July 19, 2017. (Reuters/Stephen Lam)

    Firefighters Gain on California Wildfire, Some Evacuees Return

    LOS ANGELES—A wildfire in central California was contained enough on Saturday for authorities to consider allowing more people back to their houses, a day after... Read more

  • File photo: An explosion is seen after a Philippines army aircraft released a bomb during an airstrike as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi city June 27, 2017. (Reuters/Jorge Silva)

    Marawi Standoff Enters Third Month, Underlining Crisis in Philippines

    MANILA—Two months after Islamist terrorists launched an assault on one of the biggest southern cities in the Philippines, the fighting is dragging on, and President... Read more

  • The stolen truck belonging to Sgt. 1st Class, James Neily, who is currently deployed in Afghanistan. (Facebook)

    US Sergeant in Afghanistan Appeals to Social Media to Help Find His Stolen Truck in Colorado

    An army sergeant currently deployed in Afghanistan had his cherished pickup truck stolen back at his home in Colorado. Sgt. 1st Class, James Neily from the Army... Read more

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks on during the test-fire of inter-continental ballistic missile Hwasong-14. (KCNA/via REUTERS)

    North Korea and the Danger of Doing Nothing

    On July 4, Kim Jong-un, known as “Kim 3,” followed in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps by launching his twelfth rocket test and thus perpetuating... Read more

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