Suspect in botched breast op charged
SYDNEY • A Chinese national was charged with manslaughter yesterday over an alleged botched attempt at breast augmentation surgery at a Sydney beauty clinic that led to the death of the salon's manager.
Prosecutors say Jie Shao, 33, who has no medical qualifications in Australia and held a tourist visa, administered an incorrect dose of anaesthetic.
Toxic eggs found in 40 countries
FRANKFURT • Eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil have been discovered in 40 countries, including 24 of the European Union's 28 member states, according to German news agency DPA yesterday.
Millions of eggs have been pulled from European supermarket shelves, though some national regulators say many contaminated eggs have already entered the food chain.
Putin could expel more US personnel
XIAMEN (China) • Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened yesterday to expel up to 155 more US diplomatic personnel, as the feud between Moscow and Washington over alleged interference in the US elections continued.
Moscow had previously ordered Washington to reduce its diplomatic presence to 455 people by Sept 1, the same number that Russia has in the US.