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    Unsung War Heroes of History

    History is littered with the names of people who changed the world through their brave actions, but what about those who achieved just as much without any of the widespread praise afforded to the others? At Billionaires, we admire...

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    The Highest Waterfalls in the World

    There are some truly spectacular sights in the world, many of which will leave their visitors in awe of the wonder of nature, but for those willing to put in the time and the effort there is no greater...

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    The Illusion of Time

    Time is something we are all guilty of taking for granted, but what if we’ve completely misunderstood time and how it works? Billionaires has set out to investigate the different theories floating around out there and one of the...

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    The 10 Most Terrifying Creatures in our Oceans

    There are millions of different creatures living below the surface of the waters around the world. Some, like whales and dolphins, are well known and loved by many. But there are others that reside away from the public eye,...

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  • Etihad begins Butler Training for its Luxury Sky Residences

    Etihad begins Butler Training for its Luxury Sky Residences

    Ahead of the launch of Etihad Airways’ exclusive private sky suites, the airline has sent its first lot of inflight butlers to London’s Savoy Butler Academy for training. The luxury three-room suites, which are known as ‘The Residences,’ will...

  • Private Maldives Island on the Market

    Private Maldives Island on the Market

    Ever fancied your own paradise island? Well now you can have it – if you have a spare AU$15 million that is. The island of Orivaru in the northern Maldives has been put up for sale with building permits...

  • Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

    Leonardo DiCaprio named UN Messenger of Peace

    Hollywood hotshot Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a UN Messenger of Peace, with the aim of working to preserve the global environment. His long-standing but little known commitment to protecting the environment and battling climate change has earned him...

  • Easy Rider Chopper slated to reach $1.1m at Auction

    Easy Rider Chopper slated to reach $1.1m at Auction

    The chopper ridden by Peter Fonda in the hit 1969 film Easy Rider is to go up for auction and, thanks to its silver screen fame, it is expected to fetch around AU$1.1 million. The customised Harley-Davidson motorcycle is...

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  • Britain's Narrowest House on the Market

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    Britain's Narrowest House on the Market

    The narrowest house in Britain has gone onto the market after the owner of more than 20 years decided to move on. The terraced home measures just 4ft 10 inches in width and is located in Portsmouth, Hants. Owner...

  • Aussie Goldfish undergoes Brain Tumour Surgery

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    Aussie Goldfish undergoes Brain Tumour Surgery

    An Australian goldfish has undergone life-saving surgery to remove a potentially fatal brain tumour, and is now expected to make a full recovery. The 10-year-old fish – named George – developed the tumour on the front of his head...

  • Sky Deutschland Resists BSkyB Bid

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    Sky Deutschland Resists BSkyB Bid

    Board members at Sky Deutschland have advised the company’s shareholders not to sell their shares to the sister firm BSkyB. The pay-TV operator BSkyB is aiming for European consolidation in the coming year and has already agreed to acquire...

  • Natural Disasters Displace more People than War, Study finds

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    Natural Disasters Displace more People than War, Study finds

    Natural disasters displaced far more people around the world than war did last year, according to a new study. Research by the Norwegian Refugee Council found that around 22 million people were forced out of their homes in 2013...

  • Sony Expecting Record Losses

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    Sony Expecting Record Losses

    Sony is bracing itself for increased losses as it has revised its forecast for full year figures. The Japanese electronics giant has been struggling with its mobile business and says that it now expects its full years losses in...

  • Sleepless in Seattle Houseboat Sold

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    Sleepless in Seattle Houseboat Sold

    The famous houseboat featured in the hit 1993 film ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ has just sold for more than AU$2.2 million – a worthy sum for a property described as the ‘most iconic’ in Seattle. The houseboat, which was home...

  • Chinese President Embarks on Landmark India Visit

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    Chinese President Embarks on Landmark India Visit

    China’s President Xi Jinping has embarked on his first official visit to India hoping to resolve long-running border disputes. The populous Asian countries neighbour one another and for decades there has been tension and conflict surrounding Himalayan border areas....

  • London's Tate Modern holds Most Successful Exhibition Ever

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    London’s Tate Modern holds Most Successful Exhibition Ever

    London’s Tate Modern art gallery has chalked up its most successful exhibition ever, Matisse: The Cut-Outs, which celebrated the life and work of artist Henri Matisse. More than 560,000 visitors flocked to the show – which focused on the...

  • International Tax Rules Poised for G20 Reforms

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    International Tax Rules Poised for G20 Reforms

    G20 countries have agreed to bold updates of international tax rules that are designed to ensure large firms contribute to government budgets. An initial draft of these tax updates was released on Tuesday (16 September) by the Organisation for...

  • Foreign Investment in China Slumps to Lows of the Recession

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    Foreign Investment in China Slumps to Lows of the Recession

    Foreign investment in China has fallen at the fastest rate since the peak of the global economic recession, new figures have shown. According to data from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, only $7.2 billion was invested in China from...