Cash is easily passed from individual to individual, and transactions using cash can take place without the tax man's supervision. Not so electronic transactions; with modern computers, banks can keep tabs on how much people deposit into their accounts and how much they withdraw, while credit card companies have an up to the second record of how much people spend.
Homosexuality is punishable by death in five countries - and illegal in 78
As many as 50 students may have been killed in the assault that began at about 1 a.m. Sunday in rural Gujba, Provost Molima Idi Mato of Yobe State College of Agriculture, told The Associated Press.
"They attacked our students while they were sleeping in their hostels, they opened fire at them," he said.
He said he could not give an exact death toll as security forces still are recovering bodies of students mostly aged between 18 and 22.
The Nigerian military has collected 42 bodies and transported 18 wounded students to Damaturu Specialist Hospital, 25 miles north, said a military intelligence official, who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press.
The extremists rode into the college in two double-cabin pickup all-terrain vehicles and on motorcycles, some dressed in Nigerian military camouflage uniforms, a surviving student, Ibrahim Mohammed, told the AP. He said they appeared to know the layout of the college, attacking the four male hostels but avoiding the one hostel reserved for women.
"We ran into the bush, nobody is left in the school now," Mohammed said.
Almost all those killed were Muslims, as is the college's student body, said Adamu Usman, a survivor from Gujba who was helping the wounded at the hospital.
Welsh villagers are “kicking up a stink” about a proposal to change the name of their village from Varteg to Farteg because they’re worried about the inevitable cracks about breaking wind, the Daily Mail reports.
Welsh language campaigners are petitioning to rename the village to properly reflect Wales’ ancient alphabet.
“Just imagine how embarrassing it will be to have the word ‘fart’ in your village’s name — never mind being followed by ‘egg,’” Sioned Jones, 42, told the newspaper.
Russia's Investigative Committee, modelled on the FBI, will question the activists. Six Britons are among them.
Their ship, the Arctic Sunrise, is being towed to the port of Murmansk.
Just hours later, Hazan's body was found in a 22-foot deep well, and Amar was arrested. It is believed Amar intended to use Hazan's body as a bargaining chip to win the release of his brother, who is jailed by Israel for his involvement in past terrorist attacks.
On Sunday, hundreds of Israeli gathered outside the restaurant where Hazan and Amar worked to demonstrate against the continued granting of work permits to Palestinian Arabs who could have violent intentions against Israeli Jews.
Economics Minister Naftali Bennett seemed to agree when he noted that "twenty years after the Oslo Accords, our partner has not changed. …One does not make peace with terrorists who throw the bodies of soldiers into a pit. Rather, one fights them without mercy."
There were sightings of the clown earlier this month, according to the Northampton Herald & Post. Now, the sinister-looking clown has reportedly been spotted all over Northampton, U.K., sometimes carrying a clown teddy or balloons — just because.