Lunch Box - 2/10

Lunch Box - 2/10

Thousands die in earthquake, SA Premier attacked and cocaine sandwiches end up on the menu

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 sharply following falls on Wall St. At 11am, the S&P/ASX200 was down 86.7 points
  • The Aussie dollar is down to $US0.8675. Gold is trading slightly lower at $1000.7 an ounce while oil is slightly up to $70.8 a barrel

General news

  • Death toll rises: Thousands are expected to have died and 112 Australians are unaccounted for as the cleanup begins in earthquake-ravaged Indonesia
  • SA premier attacked: The South Australian premier, Mike Rann, was attacked last night by a man with a rolled magazine and suffered bruising to his face
  • No milk for you: Nestle has agreed to stop buying milk from a farm owned by Robert Mugabe’s wife in Zimbabwe
  • Love me or leave me: Federal opposition leader, Malcolm Turnbull, has told his party to either back his recommendations on an emissions trading scheme or sack him as leader
  • Two arrested for ‘cocaine sandwiches’: Dutch police have arrested two people for attempting to smuggle 33 packets of cocaine disguised as sandwiches in their luggage



For the weekend:

  • Chances are, you’ll be watching the football this weekend. But, failing that – it’s a long weekend, so make the most of it! Have a look at sites such as What’s On Sydney, or a Melbourne equivalent and try and spend at least one of the three days doing something new.

Tomorrow's weather:

  • Sydney: Rain periods. Min: 16, Max: 18
  • Melbourne: Early shower or two. Min: 10, Max: 18
  • Brisbane: Fine. Min: 17, Max: 32
  • Perth: Early shower then fine. Min: 11, Max: 20
  • Adelaide: Fine. Cloudy morning. Min: 9, Max: 17
  • Hobart: Fine. Min: 4, Max: 14
  • Canberra: Shower or two. Min: 7, Max: 12
  • Darwin: Afternoon shower about. Min: 25, Max: 34

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