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World's largest $640 million jackpot won in US

Today, March 31, the world's largest jackpot of 640 million dollars was won in the United States.

Inside Gaddafi's millionaire mansion

The late Libya dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saadi Gaddafi's mansion, located in one of London's most exclusive neighbourhoods, will be handed over to Libya authorities. Reporters take a look inside.

Italy shocked by two cases of self-immolation

In recent days two Italians burned themselves due to financial problems. On Wednesday, March 28, it was done by a 58-year old construction worker from Bologna who was accused of not paying taxes.

Photos of the Week 2012.03.30

Each Friday BNN-NEWS.COM offers the most interesting, the most scandalous and simply the most beautiful pictures from all over the world.

A woman finds 476 diamonds in the elevator

A woman from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, found a package with 476 small diamonds in the elevator of her house. Police currently are trying to find the real owner of these diamonds as it is possible that they are of criminal origin.

Vilks: EU financing is vital for Latvia

«Latvia has completed an enormous amount of work to ensure long term macroeconomic stability, which is reflected in projections and indexes of Latvia’s GDP.

Residents: Riga needs its own Eiffel Tower

53% of Latvia residents say that Tallinn is the most tourist-friendly city in the Baltic states. Riga ranks the second (36%), but Vilnius the third (11%).

Miniskirt ban proposed in Indonesia

Indonesia's Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali ignited a firestorm when he proposed making miniskirts a porn crime.

Grave of Hitler's parents liquidated

The grave of Adolf Hitler's parents in Austria, Leonding, has been liquidated due to neo-nazi pilgrimages. The memorial tablet was taken off on Wednesday, March 28, however human remains of Alois and Klara Hitler were not exhumed, said pastor Kurt Pittertschatscher.

Russian drug causes record number of deaths in Estonia

Fentanyl, produced in Russia, commonly named «white Chinaman», is causing a record number deaths of drug addicts: overdose of this drug causes more deaths than car crashes.

448 000 lats confiscated in Latvenergo bribery case

As the investigation went on in the criminal procedure of possible illegal affairs by JSC Latvenergo officials started in June, 2010, a sufficient amount of evidence has been obtained to recognize part of arrested financial means to be proceeds from crime already during the pretrial investigation.

Police start criminal proceedings for squander in Jurmala municipality

On the basis of the State Audit Office report about squander in Jurmala municipality, the State Police Riga Regional Department has started criminal proceedings for grand misappropriation and misuse of authority with a rapacious purpose.

BRICS countries to have their own Development Bank

Creating mechanisms for financing development became one of the main topics of the BRICS summit in Deli. Leaders of Brail, Russia, India, China and SAR became one step closer to creating their own Development Bank.

Company offers to print Twitter feed on a toilet paper

Company Collector’s Edition is offering Twitter users to print their feed on a roll of toilet paper.

Retail trade up 10% year-on-year

Compared to January, total retail trade turnover (according to seasonally adjusted data at constant prices) dropped 2.2% in February 2012, according to the Central Statistical Bureau.

Where the world's richest people want to live

The emerging markets of Asia and Latin America might be where all the world’s growth is heading, but the people that are making the most money off that growth still want to live and invest in Western cities.

Iran suspends Reuters reporters’ accreditation

The Iranian government has suspended a media accreditation for Reuters staff, because the news agency published a video story with a headline that contained an error.