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Billionaire Stanley Ho, the casino king of Macau, spent $330,000 on two white truffles, the pricey fungi popular with foodies around the world at a London auction last month. According to a truffle expert, the large, aged Italian specimens Ho bought - ’grand champions’ - were mostly or entirely unusable for culinary concerns”:
http://tinyurl.com/2w68f2m

As speculators and increasing demand drive up Beijing’s real estate prices, those who cannot afford the rent are going underground - literally. Hundreds of cellars and air raid shelters are being rented out as living spaces in the Chinese capital:
http://tinyurl.com/35gwuo9

A fifth of all homeless people have committed a crime to get off the streets. A survey also finds that 28 percent of roughsleeping women have taken an ‘unwanted sexual partner’ in order to find shelter:
http://tinyurl.com/2625aq4

An Iraq War veteran serving five life terms for raping and killing a 14year old Iraqi girl and killing her parents and sister says he didn’t think of Iraqi civilians as humans after being exposed to extreme warzone violence. “I was crazy,” Green said in the exclusive telephone interview, “I didn’t think I was going to live”:
http://tinyurl.com/2wly89u

MEPs will next year take home £91,000 in tax free expenses without having to provide any proof of  expenditure as part of an increased pay and perks package:
http://tinyurl.com/26ugq29