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Australia’s Brisbane Times uncovered the shady dealings of British businessman Geoffrey Taylor, whose shell companies have been linked to money laundering, arms deals, Mexican drug lords, and Russia’s largest tax fraud.

Al Jazeera investigated the Institute of Religious Works, better known as Vatican Bank, and showed how lack of transparency and regulation has shielded the bank from outside scrutiny. Recently, Italian state prosecutors have been investigating allegations of money laundering at the bank.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found that Burmese refugees have been placed in substandard apartments that violate building code regulations and endanger the health and safety of tenants.

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