Woman arrested over strawberry needle scare

Woman arrested over strawberry needle scare

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The strawberry scare spread across Australia, where supermarkets soon pulled the fruit off shelves A woman has been arrested in Queensland in connection with the „strawberry scare” where sewing needles were found hidden inside fruit. Police said the 50-year-old was arrested on Sunday „following a complex… and extensive investigation”. The…

10 things you need to know about the woman replacing Elon Musk as the chair of Tesla

10 things you need to know about the woman replacing Elon Musk as the chair of Tesla

Tesla announced it has a new chair on Thursday. The electric car company has appointed Robyn Denholm, the CFO of Australia’s largest telecoms firm Telstra, as the woman to oversee its board. She replaces CEO Elon Musk, who had to step down as chairman for at least three years as part of a deal with…

The Deep South woman vying to make history

The Deep South woman vying to make history

By Courtney Subramanian BBC News. Atlanta, Georgia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stacey Abrams is aiming to make history as the country’s first black female governor A battle for the governor’s mansion in the US state of Georgia features a woman vying to become the first black American female to run a state. Knots…

Australian woman ‚faked cancer for cash’

Australian woman ‚faked cancer for cash’

Image copyright Google Image caption Ms Wieland was granted bail after appearing at Townsville Magistrates Court in Queensland A woman in Australia has been charged for allegedly gaining A$55,000 ($39,000; £30,000) from a fundraising site after faking a cancer diagnosis. Lucy Wieland, 27, used social media to document a fraudulent journey through ovarian cancer treatment,…

Woman kills self after husband fakes death

Woman kills self after husband fakes death

Image copyright Weibo Image caption The man’s alleged plan to claim an insurance payout went tragically wrong A man in China whose wife killed herself and their two children after he allegedly faked his own death for an insurance payout has surrendered to police. The 34-year-old was presumed dead after his car was found in…

US woman jailed over cocaine in high heels

US woman jailed over cocaine in high heels

Image copyright AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE Image caption Cocaine was found inside Denise Marie Woodrum’s shoes and other items A US woman who said she was tricked by a fake internet suitor into smuggling drugs into Australia has been jailed. Denise Marie Woodrum, 51, was arrested at Sydney Airport last year after border officials found cocaine…

Saudi woman activist ‚faces death penalty’

Saudi woman activist ‚faces death penalty’

Image copyright Twitter/@IsraaAlGhomgham Image caption Israa al-Ghomgham’s supporters have released a photograph showing her as a young girl Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor has reportedly sought the death penalty for five activists, including the female rights defender Israa al-Ghomgham. Human Rights Watch said they recently went on trial at a terrorism tribunal on charges including „participating…