US & World

Australia strawberry scare: Woolworths halts sewing needle sales

[ad_1] Image copyright JOSHUA GANE Image caption Sewing needles have been inserted inside strawberries in Australia Australian supermarket giant Woolworths has temporarily removed sewing needles from its shelves as the country faces a strawberry safety scare. Last week, Australians were warned to cut fresh strawberries before biting into them after several people found sewing needles hidden inside the fruit. Several strawberry brands have been pulled from stores across the country.
US & World

Brett Kavanaugh: Sexual assault accuser ‘needs more time’

[ad_1] Image copyright Researchgate.net/ Getty Image caption Christine Blasey Ford says Brett Kavanaugh attacked her when he was a teenager The lawyer for a woman who accuses US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has said the Senate's "rush" to a hearing is "unnecessary". Lisa Banks says her client, Christine Blasey Ford, is willing to co-operate but wants a "full non-partisan investigation" ahead of her testimony.Prof Ford has
Science/Nature

Cane toad DNA breakthrough ‘may help stop’ toxic pest

[ad_1] Image copyright UNSW Image caption Cane toads are highly adaptive and release a destructive toxin Scientists say they have unlocked the DNA blueprint of the cane toad, raising fresh hopes of slowing the animal's destruction of habitats.The amphibian, native to South America, has become a prolific pest since it was introduced in other parts of the world last century.In Australia, it has spread rapidly and had a deadly impact
US & World

Pioneering US ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell dies at 84

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mitchell was the first black ballet dancer to achieve international stardom Arthur Mitchell, one of the first black ballet dancers, has died in New York City at the age of 84. The pioneering African-American dancer rose from a childhood in Harlem to perform leading roles under renowned choreographer George Balanchine.He was one of the most popular dancers with the New York City ballet
UK News

Three in four London students ‘from ethnic minorities by 2030’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Almost three quarters of university students from London will be from ethnic minorities by the end of the next decade, say researchers.The analysis, based on demographic changes and university entry rates, shows 27% of students from London will be white - down from 37% at present.White students will still be the biggest ethnic group - followed by 21% from African backgrounds, up from 17%.The report,
Health

‘Don’t go cold turkey’ to quit smoking

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Smokers looking to quit as part of the annual Stoptober campaign are being warned not to go "cold turkey". Government health officials have said smokers stand a much greater chance of succeeding giving up by using official NHS support or turning to e-cigarettes.Research has shown only 4% of those who go "cold turkey" remain smoke-free after a year. But turning to nicotine replacement therapies, such
Business

Politicizing the FBI – WSJ

[ad_1] Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Sept. 19. Photo: Andrew Harnik/Associated Press Democrats continue to demand an FBI investigation into Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, and on Wednesday we explained their political goal to delay a confirmation vote past Election Day. But it’s worth a moment to point out why this is also an inappropriate, even dangerous, attempt to politicize the bureau.
UK News

The Coral: ‘We lead each other astray’

[ad_1] Image copyright Ben Morgan OK, quick question for you: What connects Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Kings of Leon and The Courteeners?"The thing they've all got in common is that they're all massive," laughs The Coral frontman James Skelly,"They haven't got much in common with us anymore!"The correct answer, of course, is that they all began their ascent to the top by opening for his band.If the Wirral
UK News

‘We haven’t had sex in three years’

[ad_1] A survey of 2,000 Mumsnet and Gransnet users has found 29% have had sex fewer than 10 times in the past year.Jacob and Charlotte are in a loving relationship, but have not had sex in three years.Watch the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 BST on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel in the UK and on iPlayer afterwards. [ad_2] Source link