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Lunch Box - October 1

Lunch Box - October 1

More than 1000 feared dead in Indonesia, Kraft drops iSnack 2.0, Chechyan president's horses to come in

It’s lunch time!

The morning’s over and you need that little boost to energise you through the rest of the day. That’s where the lunch box comes in – interesting news, ideas for the evening and the all-important weather, in one neat package.

Channel latest

State of the market

  • The markets have dropped, risen and dropped again in topsy-turvy trading this morning. At 11:31am, the S&P/ASX200 was down 5.4 points
  • The Aussie dollar remains strong and has risen to $US0.8829. Gold is also up at $US1009.3 an ounce. Oil has experienced strong growth and is up 5.85 per cent to $US70.6 a barrel

General news

  • Deadly fears after Indonesia earthquake: More than 1000 are feared dead after a major earthquake struck Indonesia off the coast of Sumatra
  • Samoan tsunami recovery continues: At least 77 people have been confirmed dead from the Samoan tsunami as foreign aid arrives
  • China’s big day: The People’s Republic of China is celebrating its 60th birthday with pomp, ceremony and a massive military parade
  • iFail 2.0: Kraft has been forced to reverse its decision to name the new version of Vegemite “iSnack 2.0” after widespread community disapproval
  • Northern Territory man hit by boat in street: A drunken Northern Territory man reversed into another at high speed and pinned him to a boat, claiming his thong had been caught on the accelerator

Sport

Entertainment

For the evening:

  • If you haven’t played it yet, Batman: Arkham Asylum is game of the year. There, I called it. Read IGN’s review, watch some videos, and go buy a copy – you can thank me later.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Showers. Min: 17, Max: 22
  • Melbourne: Shower or two. Min: 11, Max: 16
  • Brisbane: Possible overnight shower. Min: 15, Max: 31
  • Perth: Fine, partly cloudy. Min: 7, Max: 21
  • Adelaide: Possible shower. Min: 8, Max: 18
  • Hobart: Mainly fine. Min: 6, Max: 14
  • Canberra: Rain developing. Min: 8, Max: 18
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower about. Min: 25, Max: 33

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