HSBC Exposed In $80m Hong Kong Ponzi Scandal – Leaked documents belonging to the so-called FinCEN Files – a collation of 2,657 banking documents, of which 2,100 have been classified as ‘suspicious activity reports’ – have revealed that HSBC (LON:HSBA) allowed the fraudulent transfer of $80 million into accounts based in Hong Kong between 2013 and 2014, despite being aware that the transaction was a scam. [ukinvest]
Queen Elizabeth II Strips Harvey Weinstein of Prestigious CBE Title – Weinstein, 68, is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York after being convicted of rape earlier this year. [index] Almost worse than the prison sentence, some might argue.
Google And Facebook Under Pressure To Ban Children’s Ads – Tech firms have been urged to stop advertising to under-18s in an open letter signed by MPs, academics and children’s-rights advocates. [bbc]
How It All Went Wrong (Again) In Europe As Second Wave Grips Continent – After successfully tamping down the first surge of infection and death, Europe is now in the middle of a second coronavirus wave as it moves into winter — raising questions over what went so wrong. [euro]
Britain Is At COVID-19 Tipping Point, Health Minister Says – Britain is at a tipping point on COVID-19, health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday, warning that a second national lockdown could be imposed if people don’t follow government rules designed to stop the spread of the virus. [reuters]
Judge Blocks Trump Bid To Remove WeChat From Stores Over China Fears – A US judge has blocked the Trump administration from requiring Apple and Google to remove Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat for downloads by late on Sunday. [guardian]
Biden Implores Key Republicans: ‘Follow Your Conscience’ On Ginsburg Replacement – The Democratic nominee accused McConnell and Trump of performing “an exercise in raw political power” that the nation will not stand for. [pol]
Tatler Cuts ‘Snobbish’ Claims About Duchess Of Cambridge’s Family After Row – The high society magazine was allegedly accused of publishing ‘lies’ in an article about the Middleton family. [tele] Good Lord, I didn’t expect that.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX Satellites Clutter The Skies, Frustrating Astronomers – “There’s almost no place in the sky that you won’t see a satellite going by,” the American Astronomical Society’s Rick Feinberg told The Post. [p6]
New York Court Grants IDC Access To Gupta Financial Records From 17 International Banks – Evidence showing how Gupta family businesses round-tripped and laundered state funds from the Estina dairy project, as well as Transnet locomotive deal kickbacks, may lie in the electronic vaults of more than a dozen New York banks. Now, the IDC has been given the keys. [mav]
R1m Reward Offered For Info On Charl Kinnear Killers – A R1 million reward has been offered for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for arranging the murder of detective, Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear. [n24]
UK: Woman Falls Out Car Window While Filming Snapchat Video On M25 – A woman fell out of a moving car on the M25 motorway while leaning out of the window to film a video for Snapchat, police have said. [guardian] 👌🏽
SARS Hits Guptas With Major Tax Bill And Unearths R105m In Mystery Payments – A tax audit has pried open new details of the money laundering structure used by the crime family to fund the infamous wedding in Sun City with cash from the Estina dairy project. It turns out the wedding was only part of the story. [mav]
EXODUS: Uncovering A Cult In KwaZulu-Natal – A 50-year old Christian mission in KwaZulu-Natal stands accused of gross violations of human rights, turning a blind eye to sexual abuse, and alleged money laundering spanning four decades. [n24]
Everyone Will Be Using This Poolside Music App By The Time Summer Starts – I was going to write about my Monday, which saw roughly 12 humans coming at me between 8AM and 8:10AM, resulting in me pushing reset on the week. How does one push reset, you ask? [here]
The 10 Most Popular Estates In South Africa To Retire To – New data from analytics group Lightstone shows which estates in South Africa are drawing the most retirees. [btech]
How To Tell If You Married A ‘Hapless Hugo’ – Sasha Swire coined the term when writing about her husband but there are plenty of women who may feel the same way. [tele] I thoroughly enjoyed that.
Kim Kardashian Could Divorce Kanye West Over His Stance On Abortion – Kim Kardashian is thinking about divorcing Kanye West in light of his latest episode, Page Six is exclusively told. [p6]
‘Mythical’ Aston Martin Bulldog Supercar Being Restored [Video] – When Aston Martin unveiled the Bulldog 40 years ago it quickly became the stuff of legend for car fans. [bbc]
Kanye West Tweets Then Deletes Disturbing Message To Daughter North – About ‘going to war for her’ and not to let the ‘white media tell you I wasn’t a good person’. [dm]
DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T TELL YOU…
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