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Revealed: the biggest fears of the super-rich

Rich fear their wealth could be depriving their children of drive and ambition, study finds<p>Most people have experienced what it is to lie awake at night worrying about how to make ends meet.<p>But the world’s super-rich are not lacking sleep over fears of losing money – but of having too much.<p>One in …

Surge in appeals by foreign criminals seeking to avoid deportation from Britain

Last year saw a record number of foreign criminals lodging legal challenges to avoid being deported from Britain after being released from jail<p>A record number of foreign criminals began legal action in an attempt to avoid being deported from Britain last year.<p>More than 2,400 offenders lodged …

Man who created own credit card sues bank for not sticking to terms

When Dmitry Argarkov was sent a letter offering him a credit card, he found the rates not to his liking.<p>But he didn't throw the contract away or shred it. Instead, the 42-year-old from Voronezh, Russia, scanned it into his computer, altered the terms and sent it back to Tinkoff Credit Systems.<p>Mr …

Why anonymity for men accused of rape is imperative

The witch-hunt suffered by Oxford University’s Ben Sullivan shows exactly why men need pre-conviction anonymity in rape trials, writes Peter Lloyd<p>Oxford University students are considered some of the most privileged people in the country.<p>But the sexist, irrational witch-hunt suffered by Ben …

I was refused entry to swanky restaurant for not being sexy enough

When Louisa Peacock was refused entry to a restaurant for not wearing high heels or clubbing gear - as if she wasn't sexy enough - she complained to company HQ. They dealt with the 'sexist' incident so swiftly that she has new-found belief in calling out bad behaviour<p>I was really looking forward to …

FBI struggles to find pot free hackers

Widespread marijuana use among young people forces FBI to rethink hiring strategy<p>The FBI is struggling to recruit bright young computer programmers because of their fondness for cannabis, according to the bureau's director.<p>Under current rules the FBI cannot hire anyone who has smoked marijuana in …

Watch 300's 'Honest Trailer'

Screen Junkies have posted their latest ‘honest trailer’ – a four minute or so piece of film criticism using the ‘In a world…’ voiceover style. And a …

Spoiler alert: Downton Abbey is a waste of America's precious TV binge time

The other night, rather behind the rest of the known planet and probably some parts still unknown – the deepest Amazon, say, where naked tribesmen agonize weekly over poor old Mary and Matthew – I sat down to catch up on my Downton Abbey.<p>It's mine by birthright, I suppose, as an Englishman in …

What the hell is Barack Obama's presidency for? | Gary Younge

His ascent to power had meaning, but now his interventions are too rare and too piecemeal to constitute a narrative<p>A few days after John F Kennedy's assassination, Lyndon Johnson sat in his kitchen with his key advisers working his first speech to Congress. It was the evening of Kennedy's funeral – …

Ukraine's former PM rallies protesters after Yanukovych flees Kiev

Following a day of extraordinary drama, Ukraine faces a new and uncertain future after the country's parliament voted to impeach the president, and Yulia Tymoshenko, the former prime minister, was released from prison. She has pledged to stand in elections in May.<p>As the president, Viktor …

How to stop state terrorists: seize their assets

The guards who tortured Sergei Magnitsky at Moscow's Matrosskaya Tishina prison, and refused to allow doctors to treat the pancreatitis that eventually killed him did not understand that they had fashioned a weapon for democracies to wield against dictatorships.<p>Until that moment, on 16 November …

Dining out in Britain has become a febrile, noisy, expensive ordeal

In Antwerp last weekend, I felt a little surge of grief for the Britain I grew up in. It happened in a restaurant facing the river Scheldt, close to the quays where the ships of Belgium's Red Star Line used to leave packed with emigrants for America at a time when Antwerp was perhaps the busiest …

The American right focuses on poverty, not inequality, to avoid blame

Barack Obama calls inequality the "defining challenge of our era". Polls show that a majority of Americans now believe that inequality has grown over the past decade and favour tax increases on the wealthy to help the poor. The non-partisan Pew Research Centre recently found that six out of 10 …

9 Famous Movie Villains Who Were Right All Along

Being a movie villain is not easy. Nobody respects your work, everyone loves your sworn enemy, and cheers if he straight up murders your ass.<p>Of …

The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry is Feeding You

If there's one thing in the world the food industry is dead set against, it's allowing you to actually maintain some level of control over what you …

5 Major News Stories That Forgot to Tell You the Best Part

If there's one thing we've learned in the Internet age, it's that we lose interest in news stories long before they've run their course. And as we've …

Muslims 'warned in Fatwa not to live on Mars'

Fatwa reportedly issued warning Muslims not to make 'hazardous trip' to live on Mars<p>Muslims have been warned in a Fatwa not to go and live on Mars because it would pose "a real risk to life", according to a Dubai news organisation.<p>The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) in …

Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world

The world's wealthiest people aren't known for travelling by bus, but if they fancied a change of scene then the richest 85 people on the globe – who between them control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population put together – could squeeze onto a single double-decker.<p>The extent …

Jeremy Hunt: the next Tory leader?

<b>Name:</b> Jeremy Hunt.<p><b>Age:</b> 47.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Estate agent-turned-vicar, or perhaps the other way around.<p><b>Has he ever been either of those things?</b> No. He is the secretary of state for health.<p><b>I thought he was something stupid to do with the Olympics.</b> He was the culture, Olympics, media and sport secretary, …

More than 500 Indian workers have died in Qatar since 2012, figures show

More than 500 Indian migrant workers have died in Qatar since January 2012, revealing for the first time the shocking scale of death toll among those building the infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup.<p>Official figures confirmed by the Indian embassy in Doha reveal that 237 Indians working in Qatar …

Catholic school speakers tape pupils together to teach chastity

Speakers from a Catholic youth group Sellotaped pupils together in front of classmates to demonstrate why they should not have sex with several different people before marriage, it was claimed<p>School pupils were Sellotaped together by the wrists by representatives from a Catholic youth group to …

Jack Monroe: poverty can happen to anyone

I didn't manage to say very much on Channel 5's The Big Benefits Row, beyond an opening remark about people not being able to just rock up to a food bank with a carrier bag and help themselves. I started to talk about the Trussell Trust when Edwina Currie, also on my panel, cut over me to talk …

EU migrants face new barrier to accessing UK state benefits

European migrants will have to have been earning £150 a week for three months before they can access most UK state benefits, the work and pensions secretary has announced.<p>Iain Duncan Smith has decided that from March all EU migrants will have to reach this threshold in order to qualify for "worker" …