• Australian boy arrested for putting needles in strawberries
Australian boy arrested for putting needles in strawberries

A strawberry bought from Adelaide Fresh Fruiterers and cut open by the mother of a toddler. The youngster found the metal just as he was about to bite into it and alerted teachers. The government will increase the maximum penalty to 15 years for all four of those offences and introduce four new additional offences, with the mental element lower...

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  • Jet Airways passengers suffer nasal, ear bleeding due to cabin pressure issues
Jet Airways passengers suffer nasal, ear bleeding due to cabin pressure issues

The cockpit crew of the flight was derostered and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) was ordered by the government to probe the incident. The aircraft, with 166 guests and 5 crew landed normally in Mumbai . "One of them, Satish Nair, stated that the airline staff did not provide passengers with any explanation about what was happe...

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  • Coke in talks to make cannabis-infused drinks
Coke in talks to make cannabis-infused drinks

Coke says it's following the debate over the ingredient cannabidiol or CBD oil. As of September 2018, Coca-Cola was in talks with Aurora Cannabis over the production of cannabis-infused beverages. These reports prompted several inquiries from readers about the veracity of claims that Coca-Cola was already in negotiations over a beverage that wo...

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  • Here are some top Phoenix spots for National Cheeseburger Day
Here are some top Phoenix spots for National Cheeseburger Day

On September 18 and 19, So Connected members can get a free burger with the purchase of an entrée. Check with your favorite burger place to see what they're offering. - It's a day to bring out the grill, and slices of cheese, considering its National Cheeseburger Day. Over at IHOP , the restaurant is offering a free side of two Buttermilk ...

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  • Trump accuses China of using trade to target United States election, threatens retaliation
Trump accuses China of using trade to target United States election, threatens retaliation

The administration since July has already slapped 25 percent tariffs on $ 50 billion of Chinese goods, sparking immediate in-kind retaliation. The increase is aimed at curbing "trade friction" and the "unilateralism and protectionism of the United States ", the ministry said on its website.

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  • Bank of Baroda, Vijaya stocks end in red, Dena Bank up 20%
Bank of Baroda, Vijaya stocks end in red, Dena Bank up 20%

Many banks were in a fragile condition due to excessive lending and ballooning NPAs. While Bank of Baroda saw its steepest fall in over three years, shares of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank rose sharply as the smaller peers are expected to benefit from the merger.

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  • United Kingdom economy will shrink without Brexit deal
United Kingdom economy will shrink without Brexit deal

Khan said: "The need for another public vote on Brexit was never inevitable, or something I ever thought I'd have to call for". "The message from the British people was very simple". "Therefore, we are trying to clarify the European Union position". "The ancestors of many people we represent fought alongside the British in two world wars, but a...

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  • 'Significant leads' after metal object discovered in Queensland banana
'Significant leads' after metal object discovered in Queensland banana

New Zealand distributors Foodstuffs and Countdown have also started taking Aussie strawberries off their shelves. The sewing needle contamination is believed to have affected six separate brands of strawberries: Berry Obsession , Berry Licious , Love Berry , Donnybrook Berries , Delightful Strawberries and Oasis .

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  • President Trump to spare Apple from tariffs on Chinese goods
President Trump to spare Apple from tariffs on Chinese goods

In a statement , Trump said the tariffs will take effect on September 24, at 10 percent until the end of the year, when they will rise to 25 percent. "This is not an effort to constrain China, but this is an effort to work with China and say, ´It´s time you address these unfair trade practices that we´ve identified that others have identified and ...

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  • Coca-Cola says it is looking at cannabis-infused drinks
Coca-Cola says it is looking at cannabis-infused drinks

The drinks will be expected to ease inflammation, pain and cramping. Coke added that despite their interest in the infused-drink market, " The space is evolving quickly". And Lagunitas, a craft beer label of brewing giant Heineken, already has a drink infused with THC, marijuana's active ingredient, which does produce a high.

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  • United States imposes new $200bn tariffs on China
United States imposes new $200bn tariffs on China

White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters declined comment on the timing of a possible announcement, but said: "The President has been clear that he and his administration will continue to take action to address China's unfair trade practices".

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  • Saudi, UAE turning OPEC into 'tool for US,' Iran says
Saudi, UAE turning OPEC into 'tool for US,' Iran says

In theory Saudi Arabia could immediately raise output to 11.5 million barrels a day-that's what Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Bloomberg in April 2016. "We've made it clear that unless we act as a global community, Iran's behaviour is not going to change", Singh said. "Buyers can pay in kind, trade in other currencies, or extend cred...

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  • Disgruntled ex-employee blamed for sewing needles found in strawberries
Disgruntled ex-employee blamed for sewing needles found in strawberries

Health authorities are urging people to cut up strawberries to make sure they are safe to eat and police want anyone who finds a needle to contact them. It's unclear if Ms Faugeras' discovery is related to the earlier incidents or a potential copycat. The first tainted berries were discovered on Sunday when a 21-year-old Queensland man Hoani He...

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  • Canada cannabis entrepreneurs 'could face United States lifetime ban'
Canada cannabis entrepreneurs 'could face United States lifetime ban'

In its report, Politico spoke with Todd Owen, executive assistant commissioner for the Office of Field Operations, who said that border officials are not planning to go out of their way to interrogate every Canadian traveller about marijuana use, but there will be factors may cause them to raise the topic.

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  • Trump administration to send US cellphones a test alert on Thursday
Trump administration to send US cellphones a test alert on Thursday

The message will have a heading that reads "Presidential Alert", and will read, "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System". You don't need to take any action for the test. In the event of widespread severe weather or another significant event on Sept 20, the test will be pushed back to Oct 3, Fema said . FEMA is now handl...

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  • Strawberries recalled in Australian state after needles found inside fruit
Strawberries recalled in Australian state after needles found inside fruit

Police say they do not yet have a suspect but are attempting to identify the source. "The contamination relates to what appears to be sewing needles and pins inserted in strawberries". In a follow-up statement released on Facebook Thursday, the group said the strawberries were seemingly "interfered with between the time they were packed and the...

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  • Oil hits $80 as Iran fears mount
Oil hits $80 as Iran fears mount

Still, Opec warned that escalating trade tensions and a crisis in emerging markets could hurt oil demand, keeping investors guessing on what path the group may take. That would mean a loss of some $2-2.5 billion a month, at current prices . Bassam Fattouh and Andreas Economou at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies wrote in a presentat...

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  • Erdogan blasts 'heinous economic attack' by US
Erdogan blasts 'heinous economic attack' by US

Financial markets have always been concerned about Erdogan's control over monetary policy, which they say has undermined the central bank's ability to fight inflation, now at 18 percent. Turkey's currency and inflationary troubles are also compounded by the threat of steel and aluminium tariffs from the USA as well as sanctions over the detention ...

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  • Trump 'orders further China tariffs'
Trump 'orders further China tariffs'

He responded that he wasn't, two of the people said . Retailers such as WalMart and Target risk being swept up in an escalating trade war if further tariffs hit a broad range of consumer goods, from TVs to sneakers. -China trade relations, address long-standing inequities and level the playing field. More than half of USA firms are already feeling...

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  • Jeff Bezos calls Donald Trump's attacks on media 'dangerous'
Jeff Bezos calls Donald Trump's attacks on media 'dangerous'

Helping the homeless has also been a focus for Amazon . "This is good. I am glad I am getting scrutinized, '" Bezos told attendees. The head tax or employee tax would have applied to companies making more than $20 million annually in gross receipts.

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