Fugitive drug smuggler who lived in Australia under fake name jailed in US | US news

A Californian drug smuggler and fugitive who lived under an assumed identity in Australia for almost 30 years has been sentenced to three years in jail by a San Francisco court. Peyton Eidson, 74, was the head of a major marijuana smuggling operation using an ocean-going freighter to ship 18,000kg …

Chinese police seize fake Penfolds, Swisse, Blackmores in multi-million-dollar counterfeiting crackdown

Chinese police seize fake Penfolds, Swisse, Blackmores in multi-million-dollar counterfeiting crackdown

Posted May 07, 2018 12:49:04 Police in southern China have seized more than 30 million yuan ($6.3 million) worth of counterfeit products, including large hauls of popular Australian-branded wines, vitamins, foods, and cosmetics. Key points: China is the world leader in producing and exporting counterfeit goods, a report says Some …

Food from a lab or a plant: Is the future of meat fake and slaughter-free? – ABC Rural

Food from a lab or a plant: Is the future of meat fake and slaughter-free? – ABC Rural

It sounds like a contradiction — but the meat you eat in the future might come from a plant, or a laboratory, eliminating the need to slaughter animals. “Clean meat”, including meat grown from stem cells in laboratories — is growing in popularity and possibility. The emerging industry is being …

Food from a lab or a plant: Is the future of meat fake and slaughter-free?

Food from a lab or a plant: Is the future of meat fake and slaughter-free?

Posted May 06, 2018 06:13:57 Photo: The vegan egg, bacon and pattie on this hot plate all come from plants, not animals. (Landline: Marty McCarthy) Related Story: Would you eat lab-grown meat? Related Story: Lab-grown meat and the future of beef production It sounds like a contradiction — but the …

Iranian women disguise themselves in fake beards and wigs to defy male-only stadium ban

Iranian women disguise themselves in fake beards and wigs to defy male-only stadium ban

Updated May 02, 2018 11:52:44 A group of female football fans donned fake beards and wigs to sneak into a major soccer match in Iran in defiance of a ban on female spectators. Photos and video of the fans sitting in Tehran’s Azadi Stadium disguised as men on Friday have …

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister rejects LNG report he hadn’t read as ‘fake news’

Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister rejects LNG report he hadn’t read as ‘fake news’

Posted May 01, 2018 16:47:02 Photo: Peter O’Neill admitted the LNG project had not delivered the massive benefits that had been predicted. (Supplied: Santos) Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Peter O’Neill has rejected as “utter nonsense” a report — he later admitted he hadn’t read — that claims his country …

French museum dedicated to painter Etienne Terrus realises half of its art is fake

French museum dedicated to painter Etienne Terrus realises half of its art is fake

Updated April 29, 2018 15:47:41 Photo: An art historian alerted the museum some of its works might be forgeries. (Etienne Terrus via Wikimedia Commons) A museum in France that paid $256,000 for 82 works it believed were painted by Etienne Terrus, has discovered they are fakes. The Terrus museum in …

Sophie Mirabella defamation case hears newspaper published ‘fake news’ | Australia news

Former Liberal frontbencher Sophie Mirabella felt “sick to her stomach” when she read an article wrongly accusing her of pushing an opponent during a photo opportunity while campaigning for the 2016 federal election. Mirabella is suing weekly newspaper the Benalla Ensign and its editor Libby Price in the Victorian county …

Claim Sophie Mirabella pushed political rival was ‘fake news’, court hears, in defamation case against newspaper

Claim Sophie Mirabella pushed political rival was ‘fake news’, court hears, in defamation case against newspaper

Updated April 26, 2018 21:06:56 Photo: Sophie Mirabella, former Liberal MP, and candidate for Indi (left) with Indi independent MP Cathy McGowan (right) (ABC News) An article which claimed former Liberal frontbencher Sophie Mirabella pushed her political opponent Cathy McGowan out of a photo opportunity was “fake news”, a court …

Indonesian police bust fake Rohingya people-smuggling network with AFP help

Indonesian police bust fake Rohingya people-smuggling network with AFP help

Posted April 24, 2018 10:09:17 Photo: People smugglers are taking advantage of the plight of legitimate Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution by boat. (Reuters) Indonesian police say they have worked with the Australian Federal Police to unravel a people-smuggling network that was aimed at bringing in fake Rohingya refugees to Australia. …