The WHO has today raised the swineflu alert level from the level 5 set on the 29th of April to a level 6 pandemic as infection numbers and deaths continue to rise. The BBC is regularly updating their outbreak statistics Swine Flu: Country by Country.
The BBC has reported that 21,000 fraudulent websites were shut down last year and Met Police urge buyers to view cars in person. Reputable sites such as Ebay and Autotrader have been used for advertising these "virtual vehicles".
'Culture shock' is the term used to describe the process of adjustment that happens to everyone when they move to a new country. Everyone who lives in a foreign country will have experienced culture shock to some degree.
UK billions aren't always the same as US billions. When billions are used in the UK, they often mean what the Americans would call trillions. It's important to get clarification on which billion they're actually using in figures because they still use both!