Rat causes Chinese restaurant chain to lose £145 million in value
Hotpots are prepared with a simmering pot of soup stock at the dining table and contain a variety of east Asian foodstuffs. A pregnant woman in China's Shandong province was shocked when she fished out a dead rodent from her hotpot. 9/14/2018
Oil price nears $80, Nigeria’s output rises
Russian energy minister Alexander Novak on Wednesday warned of the impact of USA sanctions against Iran. Brent crude rose more than 1% to $80.13 - the first time it has breached $80 since late May. 9/14/2018
Mark Carney will stay on longer as Bank of England Governor
Following Britain's Brexit vote, he agreed to remain in place an additional year to the end of June. The Bank of England has twice hiked interest rates under Carney's watch, most recently in August. 9/14/2018
Turkey's central bank hikes key interest rate to 24 percent
Tens of billions of dollars worth of state assets, including the wholly state-owned Ziraat Bank, were transferred to it in 2017. The Turkish lira began to recover shortly after the rate hike, strengthening by 3% to 6.16 against the dollar. 9/14/2018
Amazon’s Jeff Bezos unveils $2 bn fund for homeless, others
Amazon has selected 20 cities as "finalists" for the headquarters and has indicated it would make a decision by year-end. Amazon has said the senator's statements about the company are "inaccurate and misleading". 9/13/2018
NASA Releases Footage Of Hurricane Florence And Her 'Mike Tyson Punch'
Ten years ago today, Hurricane Ike made landfall as "only" a Category 2 hurricane along Galveston Island near Houston. On top of that, a disastrous amount of rain - 500mm, possibly even as much as 1m - is expected to fall. 9/13/2018
EU's Barnier says Brexit deal possible by Nov.
Andrea Jenkyns, who has submitted a letter of no confidence in May, told AFP the prime minister was "too dogmatic" to change course. 9/13/2018
Check your flight | Atlanta airport preparing for flight changes ahead of Florence
President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency in North and SC , thus facilitating federal aid to those states. Even normal water is warm enough for a storm to form there, but this adds to the storm's fuel and its rainfall. 9/13/2018
U.S. Open chair umpire Carlos Ramos says he is 'fine'
In sports, stuff happens and how an athlete copes with that stuff can determine whether he or she ends up with a championship. It defended Ramos in a statement on Monday: " Carlos Ramos is one of the most experienced and respected umpires in tennis". 9/13/2018
Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacements will cost $69 after December
Want a cheaper iPhone? Sam's Club is offering a $100 gift card to members who purchase an iPhone Xs or iPhone Xs Max next week. It makes sense that Apple is now ditching the 6, as the firm typically limits its lineup to the three most recent generations. 9/13/2018
UK Citizens Contract Monkeypox After Visiting Nigeria
The second patient was being treated in the tropical and infectious diseases unit of Royal Liverpool University hospital. A painful rash with open sores can develop, often beginning on the face, then spreading to other parts of the body. 9/13/2018
Hurricane Florence Could Bring Up To 30 Inches Of Rain To Carolinas
Hurricane Florence has weakened slightly to a Category 2 storm, but don't be fooled, it's still incredibly unsafe . Winds have slowed down from around 140mph to 110mph. "Don't plan to leave once the winds and rains start". 9/13/2018
"Mysterious Radio Bursts" Detected By Alien-Hunting Artificial Intelligence Program
For a decade, astronomers relish puzzled over ephemeral however extremely noteworthy radio bursts from home. This brings the total number of detected bursts from FRB 121102 to around 300 since its discovery. 9/13/2018
Pope to meet USA church leaders over 'abuse cover-up'
The report cited 301 priests , clergy and lay teachers with credible allegations of child sexual abuse against them. Cardinal DiNardo originally announced that he was requesting a meeting with Pope Francis last August 16. 9/13/2018
The biggest announcements from Apple's iPhone Xs event
A dongle is a device used to connect a pair of headphones into a new Apple device, as any pair of non-Apple headphones don't fit. Interestingly enough, the website has removed the prices for models like iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone SE. 9/13/2018