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UK lawyer accused of injecting blood into supermarket foods

A 37-year-old man accused of injecting food items in three London supermarkets with syringes of blood appeared in court Friday and was ordered into custody until his next hearing. Leoaai Elghareeb, a lawyer, was arrested after a man entered a Waitrose store in west London's Hammersmith area on Wednesday and started "throwing around" syringes filled with blood and injecting them into food items, prosecutors said. The prosecutors say he then engaged in similar behaviour at nearby Tesco and Sainsbury's grocery stores. Elghareeb, who lives near the stores, is charged with contaminating or interfering with goods. He did not enter a plea during a preliminary hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court. His next court appearance is scheduled for September 24. Police have advised customers who bought products at the three stores on Wednesday evening to throw them away.

Rapid antigen testing no longer an alternative to vaccination

Rapid antigen testing will no longer be an alternative to vaccination, NSW Health announced on Friday night. In order to work outside their area of concern, authorised workers must now have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday, September 6. Authorised workers under the age of 16 years will be exempt from the requirement to be vaccinated. READ MORE: Why you should start your Christmas shopping now "Vaccination is highly encouraged and workers from the LGAs of concern are offered priority bookings for vaccination," NSW Health said. A relevant care worker 16 years and over who lives or works in an area of concern must also have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday, September 6 in order to attend work. This has been pushed back a week from the original date announced by the government. This includes those who work in an early education and care facilities or who provide disability support services. READ MORE: Stock down as supermarkets hit by COV..

‘Like a bad dream’: Sydney grandmother gives insight into dementia

A Sydney grandmother has given a rare and personal insight into a disease that robs people of their thinking and their memories. Theresa Flavin has dementia, and her story is at the heart of a new campaign to break stereotypes and better educate people about what's needed most. "Living with dementia is like a bad dream," Ms Flavin said. "You're like who am I, where am I, you have to re-orientate all over again every day. "It's actually repulsive to live with your brain not functioning properly." The 55-year-old, who used to work for financial watchdog APRA, has been living with dementia for a decade. She is the face of the new awareness campaign to help people in health and aged care understand the internal struggles. "Your brain is a bit broken and there's a disconnect between what you feel and what you express it can come out as anger, frustration, short temper," Ms Flavin said. "I might throw something. But I'm not angry at people. I'm angry with me." T..

Tim Cook gets $750 million bonus on 10th anniversary as Apple CEO

Apple CEO Tim Cook just celebrated 10 years on the job. He also marked the occasion this week by collecting — and selling off — three-quarters of a billion US dollars' worth of stock. The transactions were revealed in a regulatory filing on Thursday (local time), which showed that Mr Cook had acquired and sold more than five million shares of the iPhone maker. READ MORE: How to prove you've had your COVID-19 vaccinations As head of the world's most valuable company, Mr Cook has received lofty stock awards in recent years. One of the incentives was tied to Apple's performance in the S&P 500 over the past three years. The stock award was triggered this week because the firm was one of the index's top performers, generating shareholder returns of nearly 192 per cent from August 2018 to 2021, it said in a filing. Apple (AAPL) is the world's most valuable company, with a market cap of $3.3 trillion. Its stock is up about 11 per cent so far this year. READ MORE:..

Man jailed for role in Curtis Cheng’s murder has conviction quashed

A man jailed for his part in the deadly shooting of police accountant Curtis Cheng in Parramatta in 2015 has had his conviction quashed. Mustafa Dirani will now face a retrial was ordered. He was serving a maximum 28-year sentence for acting as a lookout as the terror attack was planned. Cheng was shot and killed by 15-year-old Farhad Jabar outside Parramatta Police Headquarters in 2015. He was then killed by police in an exchange of gunfire. Raban Alou was jailed for a maximum of 44 years for masterminding the attack and Talal Alameddine was jailed for almost 18 years for sourcing the gun.

Truck drivers from NSW test positive to COVID-19 in WA

Two truck drivers from NSW tested positive for COVID-19 in Western Australia this morning. WA Premier Mark McGowan said he has been briefed on the emerging situation while he was in today's National Cabinet meeting. The 29-year-old and 23-year-old were tested in NSW on August 25 as a part of regular testing for interstate drivers. READ MORE: NSW border strengthens as Queensland restrictions ease Both had received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine and wore masks. They travelled by truck via Victoria and South Australia and arrived in WA yesterday. Mr McGowan said the pair slept in their own trucks, wore masks and had minimal contact with others. sites identifiedIf you have been to any of the following locations, you must quarantine immediately for 14 days and get tested within 48 hours and on day 12: The BP truck stop, Eyre Hwy, 1 Coolgardie-Esperance Hwy in Norseman on August 26 between 5...

Boy, 12, thrown from moving car in Perth’s north

A 12-year-old boy has suffered serious head injuries after falling from a car allegedly being driven by an unlicensed teen in Perth's north. Police say a 16-year-old boy was behind the wheel of a red Volkswagon Golf hatchback, driving down Cobbler Road, Mirrabooka with two passengers in the car just after 10pm. As the car approached Northwood Drive, police say one of the passengers, a 12-year-old boy, was thrown from the vehicle. The boy received serious head injuries and was taken to Perth Children's Hospital by ambulance officers who attended the scene. Police are now investigating the incident to determine how the boy came to exit the moving vehicle and get injured. Investigators are urging anyone with dashcam or CCTV footage which may have captured the incident to contact CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 444.

Why you should start your Christmas shopping now

Although it's four months away, it may be time to start thinking about doing your Christmas shopping. The retail supply chain has been significantly impacted by the pandemic, due to ports being closed, fewer freight flights, and delays caused by extended lockdowns. Last week one of China's busiest ports was forced to shut down, which will undoubtedly have flow-on effects. READ MORE: Thousands of truck drivers around Australia to strike for 24 hours "There is no doubt the global pandemic has had a massive disruption on supply," CEO of the Australian Retailers Association Paul Zahra told 9News. "The capping of incoming flights has meant that a lot of products coming into the country have had to be shipped in which is causing all sorts of delays." Woolworths boss Brad Banducci is also concerned about shortages come Christmas time. "All of us need to make sure we get our products for Christmas into Australia as soon as possible," he said. It is a worrying sign in the lead up to C..

Evacuation flights resume after deadly Kabul terror attack

Evacuation flights from Afghanistan have resumed with new urgency after two suicide bombings targeted the thousands of desperate people fleeing the Taliban takeover. The US says further attempted attacks are expected ahead of the Tuesday deadline for foreign troops to leave, ending America's longest war. Kabul residents said several flights took off Friday morning, while footage shared by a local Tolo TV correspondent showed the anxious crowd outside the airport as large as ever. READ MORE: Deadly attack exposes Afghanistan power grab Bombings overnight near Kabul's international airport killed at least 60 Afghans and 13 US troops, Afghan and US officials said, in the deadliest day for US forces in Afghanistan since August 2011. In an emotional speech, President Joe Biden blamed the Islamic State group's Afghanistan affiliate, far more radical than the Taliban militants who seized power less than two weeks ago. "We will rescue the Americans; we will get our Afghan allies..