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Former Liberian president Charles Taylor has been sentenced to 50 years imprisonment at The Hague for inciting and aiding war crimes during the Sierra Leone civil war in the 1990s. He's been found guilty of abetting rapes, murders, use of child soldiers, mutilating civilians and mining blood diamonds. It's the first time since the Nuremberg Trials of World War II that a former head of state has been convicted for war crimes.
The famous young CEO of Facebook has fallen off the list of 40 richest people on the Bloomberg Index. Instead of $19. 4 billion, Zuckerberg's net worth is only $14. 4 billion. He suffered a setback of $5 billion due to the poor performance of Facebook stocks after the company's IPO was floated on May 18. Maybe this was a reason why Zuckerberg was photographed treating his bride to a McDonald's burger during their honeymoon in Rome, the culinary capital of the world.
In New York City, sodas will soon lose their fizz. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has banned sodas larger than a pint across the city. Bloomberg, who has in the past implemented similar calorie-crunching measures and antismoking campaigns, says the ban will help in combating obesity and diabetes. According to government health figures, more than half of adult New Yorkers are obese.
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