Iraq is now the eighth most-corrupt country in the world - ten years after the invasion which was supposed to restore the country. Millions of dollars are handed out in fake contracts, while locals contend with poverty, toxic water and daily power blackouts.
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US authorities have frozen the account of the world's largest Bitcoin exchange, which helps move the customers' cash online. The booming digital currency has hit bureaucratic blocks ever since its rapid growth came to the attention of government.
A rising number of homeless people who are mentally ill are not able to receive treatment in the United States. Most homeless shelters only take in people who are deemed mentally stable, and don't offer psychological services. It's estimated more than 50 percent of the people living on the streets are mentally ill. Many even break into homes, hoping to be sent to jail to get meals and medication. Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Knoxville, Tennessee.
Washington has scrapped a key phase of its European missile defense shield, citing a lack of funds and development problems. The United States will deploy additional ground-based missile interceptors on its Pacific Coast instead, in what is said to be a response to Pyongyang's recent nuclear threats.
The world's most successful companies know that social media is a powerful marketing tool, and Cameron Hughes knows how to make social marketing even more effective: by never injecting an ounce of effort into it.