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Needles found in strawberries in two more Australian states: police

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Needles have been found inside strawberries in two more Australian states, police said on Monday, broadening a health scare that has caused...

Philippine leader again vows to shut mines after deadly landslides

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte repeated his call on Monday to shut all mines in the country following deadly landslides, hours after his...

Philippine president repeats desire to ‘close all mining’ after landslides

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday repeated his desire to shut all mines in the country following deadly landslides that some...

Philippine minister orders small-scale mining halt after landslides

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines’ environment minister on Monday ordered the stoppage of all small-scale mining activities in a mountainous region in the...

Philippine paddy rice losses from typhoon exceed forecasts

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines lost a total of 250,730 tonnes of paddy rice due to the strong typhoon that hit its northern provinces over the weekend,...

Philippines says typhoon destroys 250,000 tons of paddy rice

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines said on Monday a total of 250,730 tons of paddy rice has been lost due to the strong typhoon that hit the northern provinces...

Australian state offers $70,000 reward as strawberries sabotaged with needles

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian state of Queensland on Saturday offered a A$100,000 ($71,500) reward for information leading to the arrest of those...

China says battling swine fever is ‘complex and challenging’

BEIJING (Reuters) – Battling the spread of African swine fever in China is “very complex and challenging”, the country’s agriculture ministry said after...

France charges two men over suspected plot to kill Congo Republic opposition figure

LYON, France (Reuters) – French prosecutors have charged two French men over a suspected plot to assassinate an opposition politician from Congo Republic living in...

France charges two men over suspected plot to kill Congo Republic opposition leader

LYON, France (Reuters) – French prosecutors have charged two French men over a suspected plot to assassinate an opposition politician from Congo Republic living in...