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Australian officials warn of needle danger for 6 strawberry brands

The needles were discovered in three strawberries in a single punnet, which a customer had bought from Coles in Engadine in Sydney's south. Last week, Queensland Health confirmed Donnybrook strawb...

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Australians warned to cut up strawberries after people report finding needles inside

The statement added: "As the products have yet to be forensically examined, it is unknown if the contamination is related to the original Queensland incident or a copycat". "Please be careful and cr...

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VW to stop making the iconic Beetle in 2019

VW to stop making the iconic Beetle in 2019

Volkswagen brought the Beetle back with new generations in 1998 and 2012. It was Adolf Hitler , at the Berlin auto show in 1938, who introduced a prototype for a small, oddly shaped, cheap family ...

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Congress Leader Defends

Congress Leader Defends "Illiterate" Remark On PM Modi Amid Controversy

Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam has defended his controversial comment calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi "anpadh-gawaar" (uneducated and uncouth), saying the words he used were "not undigni...

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Fraudsters writing fake Tripadvisor reviews could face jail

Fraudsters writing fake Tripadvisor reviews could face jail

Hospitality businesses in the US are more likely to sue people who post slanderous comments on sites like TripAdvisor, while others have been forced to pay massive fines for invalidating negative rev...

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World's richest person Jeff Bezos commits $2bn to help homeless, pre-schools

World's richest person Jeff Bezos commits $2bn to help homeless, pre-schools

The fund will also launch a network of "full scholarship" preschools based in underserved communities. Bezos, the world's richest man and gros fromage of the sprawling Amazon online services empir...

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Australia adds whopping 44,000 jobs in August, a big beat on expectations

Australia adds whopping 44,000 jobs in August, a big beat on expectations

The participation rate ticked up to 65.7 percent, beating forecasts for 65.6 percent and up from 65.5 percent in the previous month. The rustbelt state of South Australia shed the most positions, ...

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Donald Trump pulls the trigger on tariffs on $200bn in Chinese goods

Donald Trump pulls the trigger on tariffs on $200bn in Chinese goods

US President Donald Trump has instructed staff to move forward with the next round of tariffs on Chinese goods, US media have reported. Exporters in the United States say their business in China ...

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Turkey's central bank hikes key interest rate to 24 percent

Turkey's central bank hikes key interest rate to 24 percent

The increase, which was higher than expected, boosted the lira by five percent against the dollar and may ease investor concern about Erdogan's influence on monetary policy. "If you say "inflation i...

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Oil up over 2% on concerns over Iran, slower USA output growth

Oil up over 2% on concerns over Iran, slower USA output growth

Brent crude , the global benchmark for oil, has been trading between $70 and $80 since April, only briefly rising above $80 in May and this week. "As we move into 2019, a possible risk to our foreca...

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China welcomes US invite for trade talks, Asian markets relieved

China welcomes US invite for trade talks, Asian markets relieved

More than 60 percent of USA companies polled said the us tariffs were already affecting their business operations, while a similar percentage said Chinese duties on us goods were having an impact...

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Oil prices climb as Iran sanctions loom

Oil prices climb as Iran sanctions loom

Oil prices could soon rise above $80 a barrel as American sanctions on Iran move closer, Venezuelan production falls and Libyan supplies face disruption, the International Energy Agency has warned. T...

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Turkey's central bank raises interest rate to 24%

Turkey's central bank raises interest rate to 24%

The surprise move by the bank comes as Turkey has been battling through one of the most troubled periods for its economy under the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, which saw runaway infla...

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Household incomes rise to new high, but rate of health coverage flattens

Household incomes rise to new high, but rate of health coverage flattens

USA household incomes rose again in 2017, according to Census Bureau figures released Wednesday that suggest more Americans are benefiting from the strong economy. The economy added 2.2 million jobs i...

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Turkish lira hits new high amid rate hike talk

Turkish lira hits new high amid rate hike talk

The bank raised the one-week repo rate to 24 percent, meaning it has now increased interest rates by 11.25 percentage points since late April, in an attempt to put a floor under the tumbling lira. H...

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Debenhams comment by Sports Direct forces watchdog to intervene

Debenhams comment by Sports Direct forces watchdog to intervene

Bentley headed for the exit after the retailer's annual shareholder meeting alongside chairman Keith Hellawell, who has served for almost nine years and been on the receiving end of shareholder concer...

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China welcomes US invite for fresh trade talks

AmCham chairman William Zarit said American business leaders in China want Trump to rethink the levies he has proposed on an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports, including many consumer goods...

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Ford corrects Trump over US-made Focus Active claim

Ford corrects Trump over US-made Focus Active claim

The company also reaffirmed that it has no plans to start making the vehicle on U.S. soil. He wrote: "Start building new plants now". There was a "logical gap" in Trump's statement that the vehicle ...

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Putin wants Russian Federation and Japan to seal historic peace deal

Putin wants Russian Federation and Japan to seal historic peace deal

The two countries have not signed a peace treaty due to a territorial dispute over a group of islands off Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido. During the talks in Vladivostok on Wednesday, Pu...

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Arun Jaitley dismisses Vijay Mallya claim on meeting, says it’s ‘factually false’

Arun Jaitley dismisses Vijay Mallya claim on meeting, says it’s ‘factually false’

The 62-year-old former Kingfisher Airline boss, who is now facing charges of fraud and money laundering to the tune of around Rs 9,000 crore in India, was asked by reporters if he was "tipped off"...

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Oil prices rise on declining USA crude stockpiles, looming Iran sanctions

Oil prices rise on declining USA crude stockpiles, looming Iran sanctions

Traders said this pulled wide open the discount of U.S. WTI crude versus Brent to around $10 per barrel, the biggest since June. Official weekly government data will be published by the U.S. "Going ...

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JPMorgan Chase CEO Says He Could Beat Trump, Quickly Walks It Back

JPMorgan Chase CEO Says He Could Beat Trump, Quickly Walks It Back

Trump in a presidential contest. "I should not have said it". He added, pointing to himself, "And by the way this wealthy New Yorker actually earned his money". He served on Trump's Strategic and Po...

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Despite Trump Tweet, Ford Says It Won’t Make Hatchback In U.S.

Despite Trump Tweet, Ford Says It Won’t Make Hatchback In U.S.

He wrote: "Start building new plants now". Apple shares fell 1.6 percent Monday after the reports. "The overall sense is that the United States will continue to escalate the pressure until China...

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Apple To Launch New iPhones Today: Price, Specifications, And More

Apple To Launch New iPhones Today: Price, Specifications, And More

The iPhone Xs features a 5.8-inch Super Retina OLED display at 2,436 x 1,125 resolution with 2.7 million pixels and 458 pixels per inch. Unconfirmed rumours suggest the larger iPhone will have space...

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Trump Wants To Meet Xi To End Trade War

Trump Wants To Meet Xi To End Trade War

Tweeting on Sunday, the president quoted a CNBC report that Ford would no longer be selling its Chinese-build Focus Active in the United States, adding: "This is just the beginning". Kudlow sai...

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Apple to unveil new iPhones, bigger watches

Apple to unveil new iPhones, bigger watches

If you like Apple hardware and are already planning on spending some money to buy new products this year, then tomorrow is going to be a good day. If you don't have the options listed above, you wil...

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Trump declares state of emergency in the Carolinas, Virginia

Trump declares state of emergency in the Carolinas, Virginia

Watch more from Cooper above, and follow Florence's track below. "This storm is not going to be a glancing blow", said Jeff Byard, associate administrator for response and recovery at the Fed...

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Fuel price hike: Bring petrol under GST to arrest surge, say experts

Fuel price hike: Bring petrol under GST to arrest surge, say experts

Petrol price has risen by Rs 3.65 a litre and diesel by Rs 4.06 per litre - the biggest increase in rates witnessed in any month since the launch of daily price revision in mid-June a year ago. The pe...

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Trump's tweet doesn't convince Ford to build small crossover SUV in US

Trump's tweet doesn't convince Ford to build small crossover SUV in US

Kristin Dziczek of the Center for Automotive Research said Ford can make Focuses "in many other plants around the world, so if they made a decision to continue to sell a Focus variant in the USA m...

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Cal Thomas: Obama's arguments fall flat against Trump successes

Cal Thomas: Obama's arguments fall flat against Trump successes

This comes just two months before the 2018 midterm elections. In the moment, the brouhaha directly undermined attempts by Sanders to project the kind of smoothly oiled efficiency that Trump claims...

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U.S. SEC Suspends Trading in Two Crypto Exchange-Traded Products

U.S. SEC Suspends Trading in Two Crypto Exchange-Traded Products

The US SEC suspended two of the XBT Provider's trading products, one for Bitcoin ( BTC ) and the other for Ethereum (ETH ). Those brokers who allow the trading for the Bitcoin and Etherum Tr...

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Tesla eliminates two color options to speed production

Tesla eliminates two color options to speed production

Tesla is dropping two of the seven standard colors it had offered to customers as it tries to streamline production. Shah added, "We believe that Tesla is in need of better leadership (an about face...

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Pilot buys pizza for 159 passengers after flight is diverted

Pilot buys pizza for 159 passengers after flight is diverted

That's when when the plane's captain made a decision to order 40 boxes of Papa Johns and deliver it to passengers himself. A Twitter video of the thoughtful moment shows the plane's captain, Jeff ...

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WTC subway station reopens for first time since 9/11 attacks

WTC subway station reopens for first time since 9/11 attacks

It took years for the station to re-open because the Port Authority chose to keep the station closed while reconstructing the area around the World Trade Center complex, the New York Post reporte...

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Security flaws in Tesla and McLaren keyless entry found

Security flaws in Tesla and McLaren keyless entry found

It turns out that despite all of Tesla's code checking and security updating, it's super easy to clone a Model S key and drive away with the vehicle, according to researchers from KU Leuven university...

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