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.
GlaxoSmithKline is planning to turn its HIV treatments into a standalone company floated on the stock market, where it could be high up in the FTSE 100 index.
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.
Vodka and Celine Dion in the Weeping Willow in eastern Ukraine
Pictured: Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the Muslim convert born in Quebec who shot dead a Canadian solider after a decade of arrests for crimes including drug possession and robbery.