Bernard Madoff, the Manhattan investment adviser who promised stellar returns to his A-list clients and instead defrauded them of more than $19bn in history’s largest Ponzi scheme, has died. He was 82. His death was confirmed by the New York…

A United Nations special rapporteur says it is likely Myanmar’s military government has committed crimes against humanity. He is calling for more sanctions against Myanmar’s senior leaders, as well as its oil and gas industries. The military has dismissed his…