Léon-Robert de L’Astran, an 18th-century shipowner, was praised for his noble refusal to participate in the slave trade. Sadly, however, it seems that he existed only as an internet hoax — duping Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, for three years, along with Ségolène Royal and others.
Sixty-eight dollars – or £41.50 to you and me. That’s how much it cost for a single slice of Alibaba in its IPO, equivalent to around one 2 billionth of the Chinese e-commerce giant.
Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
Referendum will change how UK is ruled as David Cameron promisees to honour pledge to deliver powers on tax and welfare to Scottish parliament
London was hit by flash floods yesterday, forcing the residents of Hackney to wade, cycle and drive through knee-deep water on their way home from work (pictured).