Bono: controversial tax laws have brought Ireland the only prosperity it has ever known | World news | The Observer

Bono: controversial tax laws have brought Ireland the only prosperity it has ever known | World news | The Observer
The Edge, Larry Mullen, Adam Clayton and Bono of U2. Photograph: Joe Pugliese

From stadium-packing rock star to champion of the impoverished, Bono has fronted a band and causes that have endeared him to millions. But the U2 frontman is likely to alienate more people than he wins over with his latest rallying cry: backing Ireland’s corporate tax regime.

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Fear and fury in Mexico as mass graves hint at fate of missing students | World news | The Observer

Fear and fury in Mexico as mass graves hint at fate of missing students | World news | The Observer
People in Guadalajara hold photographs and demand the safe return of students who went missing after clashes with police on 25 September. Photograph: Reuters

Ernesto knows he is lucky to be here to tell his story. First, he saw a friend left barely alive after he was shot in the face by police firing at their group of student teachers in the southern Mexican city of Iguala.

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Wasps plan to match Leicester’s revenues by moving to Coventry | Sport | The Observer

Wasps plan to match Leicester’s revenues by moving to Coventry | Sport | The Observer
Nick Eastwood, the Wasps chief executive, revealing the background to the move to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph: Tom Shaw/Getty Images

Wasps expect their move to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena will increase their turnover sevenfold and allow them to compete financially with Midlands rivals Leicester less than two years after they were one minute from being wound up.

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Millionaire Shrien Dewani and the township convict: two worlds in one courtroom | World news | The Observer

Millionaire Shrien Dewani and the township convict: two worlds in one courtroom | World news | The Observer
British businessman Shrien Dewani in the high court in Cape Town. Photograph: Nardus Engelbrecht/AP

Two worlds collided. Shrien Dewani, millionaire businessman with a penchant for private jets and custom-made “his” and “hers” wardrobes, watched intently as township criminal and prison inmate Mziwamadoda Qwabe entered the courtroom, head bowed, holding tight to a flak-jacketed security guard.

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AdviceIQ: Preparing with an emergency fund

AdviceIQ: Preparing with an emergency fundRescuing the dollar(Photo: philhol, Getty Images/iStockphoto)Financial planners commonly recommend you keep an easily accessible emergency fund for unexpected expenses. Too bad few people do it. Take steps now to avoid being caught short of money.More than a third (34%) of 2,000 adults recently had an unexpected event such as a medical problem or a home-relat…

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