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Sweet scheme: France uncovers massive Italian kiwi fraud

Sweet scheme: France uncovers massive Italian kiwi fraud

French authorities said Monday that they had dismantled a long-running scam to label and sell Italian kiwis as more pricey French fruit.

Woman arrested over Australia strawberry needle scare

Woman arrested over Australia strawberry needle scare

A woman has been arrested after a ‘complex’ investigation into an Australian strawberry scare where needles were found stuck into the fruit, police said Sunday, in a crisis that sparked nationwide panic.

Australia strawberry needle scare: tough penalties proposed

Australia strawberry needle scare: tough penalties proposed

Needles, first found in strawberries produced by one supplier in Queensland, are now turning up around the country.

New Zealand avocado shortage leads to desperate measures

New Zealand avocado shortage leads to desperate measures

The tree's production in New Zealand has increased from about 30,000 per year five years ago to over 200,000 trees this year.

Secrets of famously pungent durian fruit revealed

Secrets of famously pungent durian fruit revealed

Scientists in Singapore said they have mapped the genome of the durian, known throughout Southeast Asia as the "king of fruits” for its unique smell, flavour and formidable spiny appearance.

Bolt targets ‘triple-triple’ glory at Rio Games

Bolt targets ‘triple-triple’ glory at Rio Games

A noisy tin roof bangs in the wind of a sports hall where a man is holding court.

Weekly Market Report

Weekly Market Report

Three days of trading printed during the week and the Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) index ended the week adding 19.38 points