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A Uighur Woman Who Was At Risk Of Being Forcibly Sent Back To China And Detained Has Arrived Safely In The US

Tursunay Ziyawudun is among a small number of former detainees who have left China and spoken publicly about their experiences in internment camps in the Xinjiang region.

A Russian Billionaire With Close Ties To Putin Made Suspicious Payments To Nobu

The high-end sushi empire received $600,000 as part of a deal with Aras Agalarov, a friend of President Donald Trump's.

How To Find A Company That Barely Even Exists

A $27.1 million shipment of fluorescent lamps. A bogus website. Elusive owners. A FinCEN Files detective story.

A Powerful Lawmaker Is Asking The British Government Hard Questions About The FinCEN Files Revelations

The FinCEN Files investigation showed the US government describing Britain as a “ < href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-54204053" target="_blank">higher-risk jurisdiction” for money laundering.

Twitter Let Dozens Of Tweets Doxing Interfaith Couples In India Stay Up For Months

“If this happened in America with interracial couples being doxed, there would be rapid action, I am sure of it.”

Facebook Removed A Chinese Propaganda Network Targeting The Philippines, Southeast Asia, And The US

Content targeting Biden and Trump received almost no engagement.

The Banker Was A Spy

The Russian bank VEB has long operated in the United States — despite dozens of suspicious activity reports outlining concerns that it was a threat to national security. A FinCEN Files investigation.

HSBC's Secret Files: The Inside Tale Of What Happened After It Apologized For Being Dirty

From the FinCEN Files investigation: Secret documents show how one of the world’s biggest banks kept doing business with companies that its own employees raised red flags about.

Standard Chartered’s Problems With Suspicious Clients Didn’t Go Away. Just Like These Two Ex-Employees Had Been Saying.

Confidential records from the FinCEN Files show that the bank was reporting its own suspicions about customers with links to Iran until at least 2017.

Explore Thousands Of Suspicious Payments Sent Around The World

This interactive map, created by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists for the FinCEN Files investigation, shows $35 billion in transactions — reported as suspicious by banks and other financial institutions — making their way through the global financial system.

Documents Show Deutsche Bank’s Top Executives Were Warned It Had A Dirty Money Problem. Then A $10 Billion Scandal Broke.

When the $10 billion mirror trading scandal was exposed, little emerged about who its victims were or how much Deutsche’s executives knew. The FinCEN Files investigation shows how deep the rot went.

Here Is How Banks Have Responded To The FinCEN Files Investigation

Read each statement, bank by bank.

He Was At The Heart Of Two Of The Biggest Dirty Money Scandals In History. These Are His Secrets.

Alexander Perepilichnyy transformed himself from a money launderer to a whistleblower, and then he died. The company he founded began a new life in the criminal underworld. A FinCEN Files investigation.

Deadly Terror Networks And Drug Cartels Use Huge Banks To Finance Their Crimes. These Secret Documents Show How The Banks Profit.

Thousands of secret “suspicious activity reports” offer a never-before-seen picture of corruption and complicity — and how the government lets it flourish.

We Got Our Hands On Thousands Of Secret Documents. Let’s Break Them Down.

Twenty-two thousand pages of never-before-released government documents. Hundreds of thousands of transactions. More than $2 trillion. A close accounting of BuzzFeed News’ unprecedented trove.

23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

From the aftermath of Hurricane Sally to the ongoing West Coast wildfires, here are some of the most powerful photos of this week.

Honestly, You're Only Going To Pass This A–Z Indian Geography Quiz If You're "The Smart Friend"

Wait...which was the largest state in India?

A US Diplomat Is Pleading With Belarus To Release Her Spouse From Jail

Vitali Shkliarov’s “only offense,” his wife, Heather Shkliarov, said, was writing articles critical of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s administration.

Heartbreaking Photos Show Thousands Displaced After A Huge Fire Destroyed A Refugee Camp

The overcrowded Moria camp in Lesbos has been destroyed, leaving 12,000 people sleeping in the streets.

Activists Are Demanding Facebook Suspend An Indian Executive Who Shielded Anti-Muslim Hate Speech

“I don’t know what the damn problem is at Facebook with anti-Muslim hate, but I would just say at this point that they don’t seem to care.”

The Trump Administration Is Considering Excluding Some Immigrant Children From A Controversial Pandemic Border Policy

“On first glance, this revised order seems mostly like an attempt to avoid an embarrassing court defeat,” one expert said.

A US Marine Who Killed A Transgender Woman In The Philippines Has Been Pardoned

Joseph Scott Pemberton is set to be released after serving less than six years of a 10-year sentence for the killing of Jennifer Laude.

Here Are 15 Satellite Images Of Iconic Landmarks Around The World – I'll Be Impressed If You Can Name Just 8 Of Them

Do you know your Eiffel from your Willis Tower?

A German Test Revealed Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Was Poisoned

Novichok, a nerve agent, is blamed. It's the same poison that was used on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain in 2018, and the finding will further raise suspicion about a Kremlin role.

Trump Wants To Force Immigrants To Submit Eye Scans, Voice Prints, And DNA

“They’re using what is overly general language in the law to justify a massive, unprecedented expansion to collect really personal information," one former immigration official said.

Would You Travel To The Same Cities As Everybody Else?

Money and travel restrictions are no object – go!

These Scientists Are Still Studying The World’s Most Controversial Drug, But They Can’t Find Enough People To Take It

Scientists launched clinical trials to see if a malaria drug could prevent COVID-19. What happened next shows how politicized and disorganized coronavirus research has become.

What They Saw: Ex-Prisoners Detail The Horrors Of China's Detention Camps

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have been held inside Xinjiang’s camps, but very little is known about life inside. BuzzFeed News spoke to dozens of ex-detainees.

Blanked-Out Spots On China's Maps Helped Us Uncover Xinjiang's Camps

China's Baidu blanked out parts of its mapping platform. We used those locations to find a network of buildings bearing the hallmarks of prisons and internment camps in Xinjiang. Here's how we did it.

China Secretly Built A Vast New Infrastructure To Imprison Muslims

China rounded up so many Muslims in Xinjiang that there wasn’t enough space to hold them. Then the government started building.