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Indonesia's richest man going for gold at Asian Games

Indonesia's richest man going for gold at Asian Games

Billionaire tobacco tycoon Michael Bambang Hartono may not be the oldest competitor at the Asian Games, but he is the richest.The 78-year-old head of cigarette giant Djarum Group is set to represent host Indonesia on its bridge team at the world's second-bigg

Bloomberg targets Big Tobacco's 'underhanded tactics'

Bloomberg targets Big Tobacco's 'underhanded tactics'

Billionaire former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday gave a trio of anti-tobacco crusaders $20 million to up their game against an industry aggressively marketing its deadly wares worldwide, especially in developing countries.The non-profit groups --

Facing gunfire, Nicaraguan protesters build own mortars

Facing gunfire, Nicaraguan protesters build own mortars

"No smoking" signs dot a forested enclave outside Nicaragua's flashpoint city Masaya, but tobacco is not the concern: the area harbors explosive material used to fashion homemade mortar rounds.Demand for the makeshift shells has jumped in recent weeks as an