Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Theranos: Scandal hit blood-testing firm to shut

Scandal-hit US blood-testing start-up Theranos is to formally dissolve, the firm's chief executive David Taylor has told shareholders in an email. Mr Taylor said Theranos had run "out of time" to secure...

The most popular grocery items in NZ

Be it in-store or online, competition is as keen as ever among supermarkets looking to attract shoppers, with product pricing and promotion playing a large part in the sorts of items...

Monster iceberg’s pivot and turn

The monster Antarctic iceberg A-68 looks finally to be on the move. For 13 months after breaking away from the White Continent's long peninsula, the trillion-tonne block did little more than shuffle...

Oil rises to within four-year high as producers resist output increase to offset Iran...

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil benchmark Brent rose for a second day on Tuesday, remaining within range of a four-year high reached during the previous session. Looming U.S. sanctions against Iran and the...

China’s most famous tree is in danger of being ‘loved to death’

Beijing is increasingly focused on environmental issues — a marked shift from its traditional growth-at-all-costs philosophy. HUANGSHAN, China — On one of the world’s most beautiful mountains stands one of China’s most...

Coconut oil is ‘pure poison,’ says Harvard professor

According to the American Heart Association, 82 per cent of fat in coconut oil is saturated, which could increase cholesterol. It’s a dietary fad, a “superfood” and sometimes even used to remove...

Ryanair threatened by fresh strikes in Germany

Ryanair's German pilots have voted overwhelmingly in favour of striking in a row over pay and conditions. The Vereinigung Cockpit pilot union said 96% were in favour of striking. It has given Ryanair...

Exclusive: As oil forecasts call for $100, India considers cutting back crude imports

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - With oil traders forecasting crude oil to rise to $100 a barrel by the end of the year, Indian refiners are considering cutting back their imports and...

Myanmar military leaders must face genocide charges, says UN

A UN report has said top military figures in Myanmar must be investigated for genocide in Rakhine state and crimes against humanity in other areas. The report, based on hundreds of interviews,...

Brest frisky dolphin sparks French swimming ban

A mayor on the north-west coast of France has ordered a halt to swimming and diving on local beaches because of potential risks from a rutting bottlenose dolphin. For weeks the dolphin,...

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Deadly suicide blast casts shadow over Pakistan elections

Deadly suicide blast casts shadow over Pakistan elections A total of 31 people were killed in the carnage in the city of Quetta. Mourners take a...

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