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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

World

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.

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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.

World

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.

China

10 employees of US firm tried over fast food scandal

SHANGHAI: Ten employees of a US company which supplied foreign fast food outlets in China have been tried over a substandard meat scandal, a court official said.

Japan

McDonald’s Japan hit by another food scandal

TOKYO (AFP) - McDonald’s in Japan said Friday it was investigating an incident involving a customer who was injured by plastic shards found inside a drink, the latest in a string of food contamination scandals.

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Decades-old frozen meat seized in China food scandal: report

BEIJING, June 24, 2015 (AFP) - Almost half a billion dollars worth of smuggled frozen meat -- some of it rotting and more than 40 years old -- has been seized in China, reports said Wednesday.

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Taiwanese noodle firm to pay $100 mn over food scandal

TAIPEI: The owner of Taiwanese instant noodle brand Master Kong said Thursday it would pay out Tw$3 billion ($100 million) over the latest in a string of food safety scandals that have triggered public outrage