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The Australian store that ships to China

AT AN Australia Post store in northern Sydney, there are almost no signs in English, the staff all speak Mandarin and anything bought there must be shipped to China.

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Three Chinese teachers detained for ‘stabbing kindergartners with toothpicks’

Parents say their children were warned that if they reported the abuse they would be punished even more School’s legal representative dismisses claims of wrongdoing by teachers

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Chinese school kitchen used filthy oil to cook children’s meals, parents say

Authorities launch an investigation after bowl filled with thick black oil found in cupboard during open day Canteen worker surprised at parents’ concern, asks if they ‘just throw their oil away’ after frying

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Chinese kindergarten head sacked for watering down children’s milk in latest food scandal to hit country

Head admits to scrimping on food budget to make money after she is confronted by angry parents Case is latest case involving schools and nurseries that try to boost their profits by giving children poor-quality meals


Kofi Annan, the diplomatic rock star with the quiet charisma

Tributes pour in for former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan, who passed away peacefully on Aug 18 at the age of 80.


Kofi Annan struggled to escape the curse of history

GENEVA (Reuters) - Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died on Saturday, will be remembered as a dedicated humanitarian whose career was tarnished by ugly conflicts that spun out of control.


Malaysian palm oil/Vegoils: Market factors to watch Tuesday Sept 5

KUALA LUMPUR: The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets on Tuesday Sept 5..


Europol says 66 arrested in horsemeat scandal investigation

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europol said on Sunday 66 people had been arrested for trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption and it had seized bank accounts, properties and luxury cars following an investigation into a food scandal that shocked European consumers.


Exclusive - U.N. audit identifies serious lapses linked to alleged bribery

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations' internal investigations office has uncovered serious lapses and due-diligence failures in the world body's interaction with organizations tied to an alleged bribery scheme involving a former U.N. General Assembly president.

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Food recalls: From horsemeat to chocolate bars

The international recall of Mars chocolate bars is the latest high-profile case of a major food brand being pulled due to a health scare.